Approved: August 28, 2017
Position: Speech – Language Pathologist
Reports to and will be supervised by: Director of Student Services
The Board of Trustees of Prairie Rose School Division provides Speech – Language Pathologists to schools to provide a range of services to support students with speech, language, and communication needs within the educational setting and to work collaboratively/consultatively with school administration and staff to help all students achieve.
Statement of Speech & Language Pathology Principles and Values:
PRSD Speech – Language Pathologists must register with, accept and abide by the College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM). CASLPM will be the guide for professional practice and Speech – Language Pathologists will conduct themselves in accordance with the duties, obligations and responsibilities described therein.
To assess and diagnose the communication skills of children. To collaborate and consult with parents, educators, and community professionals in planning, coordinating, and implementing adaptations and modifications in the learning/living environments of children. To design communication programs and provide supervision for therapy services.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Complete complex communication skills assessments of children and interpret diagnostic treatment and education programming information to parents, School Division personnel, and other community professionals.
- Consult with educators, parents, and other professionals in modifying children’s learning/living environments to improve identified problem areas.
- To collaborate with School Division personnel in developing appropriate educational programs to meet the learning needs of children with speech and language difficulties.
- To train and provide resources to Teachers, Educational Assistants, and volunteers in the implementation of programs/recommendations.
- To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatments prescribed, and to provide ongoing support and consultation to personnel delivering the service.
- To participate actively in developing and delivering professional development opportunities for school personnel, parents, and other community professionals.
- To provide treatment services for children with speech/language disorders, and to facilitate ongoing collaborative treatment through referral services and the involvement of community resources.
- To maintain clinical documentation and to promote communication among disciplines and with other agencies.
- To be familiar with and adhere to divisional expectations, procedures and policies.
- To perform other duties as assigned.
- Ability to relate to and communicate with children, parents and professionals;
- Ability to work as a part of a divisional/school clinical team and/or multi-disciplinary team;
- Ability to work with minimum supervision;
- Must show initiative;
- Must have good organizational skills;
- Must show empathy and tolerance in working with children and parents;
- Must continually seek further professional development;
- Must show a sense of discretion that respects the privacy and integrity of those with whom associated.
Education and Experience:
- Hold a School Clinician certificate as defined in M.R. 515/88, or equivalent, or have provisional certification of same.
- A Master’s Degree in speech and language pathology.
- Be a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM).