Speech Language Pathologist

Company: Ministry of Education & Culture | Last Updated: August 4, 2018

Close date: 14 August 2018

Role Summary 

The successful applicant will identify and diagnose students with communication disabilities and plan and implement appropriate treatment to minimise adverse impact on student success.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assess students’ communication skills (articulation, fluency, voice, feeding/swallowing, expressive and receptive language, and hearing screenings) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining programme eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.
  2. Collaborate with a variety of groups and/or individuals (parents, teachers, administrators, team members and other professionals) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
  3. Coordinate meetings for eligible students (testing/screening, IEPs, parent conferences) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans and/or providing training to parents/students.
  4. Develop treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for clients for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  5. Interpret medical reports within the scope of Speech/Language Pathologist’s discipline for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.
  6. Maintain files and/or records (progress reports, activity logs, treatment plans, required documentation, screening results, and diagnostic reports) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.
  7. Participate in meetings, workshops, and seminars (training, IEPs, team meetings) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.
  8. Perform site visits to pre-schools, primary and secondary schools for the purpose of providing screenings, diagnostics, therapy and assistance as required.
  9. Prepare a variety of written materials (activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, reports and required documentation) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written references, and/or conveying information.
  10. Provide speech and language therapy to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success.
  11. Research resources and methods (intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students’ needs.
  12. Respond to inquiries (parents, teachers, staff, students) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.
  13. Perform any other duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officers in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders-Speech and Language Pathology, Audiology and Speech Language and Hearing Science with teaching skills
  • Certification in speech and language pathology
  • Three (3) to five (5) years related experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Excellent knowledge of strategies for articulation and language development
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics and mathematics
  • Excellent knowledge of diagnostic tests and batteries
  • Excellent knowledge of speech/language disorders and treatments and cognitive development
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications

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