Job Description

    Certified: Speech-Language Pathology JobID: 3739
  • Position Type:
    District Based Professional Support/Speech and Language Pathologist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Agua Fria Union High School District

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:

    TITLE: Speech & Language Pathologist FTE: 1.0


    COMPENSATION: District-Based Professional Support (Starting $73,638)


    1. Diagnoses and identifies students with articulation, voice, fluency (stuttering) and/or receptive/expressive language delays and disorders using standardized, norm referenced test instruments to include determining type and severity of disorder

    2. Develops speech and language treatment plans to include determining goals, objectives, methods, materials, frequency, duration, and accommodations/modifications to regular classroom, and transitions

    3. Designs, implements, and develops activities and original instructional aids which are relevant, enhance the effectiveness of teaching, address treatment plans and activities, and make group and individual behavior plans

    4. Consults with and provides ideas to teachers and parents regarding speech and language development and disorders to include developing an appropriate individual education plan for the student that meets his/her needs

    5. Provides direct therapy and instruction to students or groups to assist them to succeed on academic and social skills; to review and revise student progress goals; to communicate with teachers and parents

    6. Provides speech language pathology assistant(s) with appropriate direction, information, supervision, and evaluation

    7. Prepares and maintains data, materials, and relevant information following state and federal guidelines; prepares or assists in the preparation of all required reports

    8. Instructs and provides guidance and timelines for speech language pathology assistant(s) to complete paperwork in a correct and timely manner

    9. Reviews and verifies speech language pathology assistant(s) daily and progress reports

    10. Develops a variety of teaching and instructional strategies by maintaining current knowledge of standards and current practices in the field by consulting with books, colleagues, and conferences; contributes to the professional growth of staff

    11. Provides students, teachers, parents and SLPS’s with the support or knowledge of available assistive technology and communication devices for student use; trains students, parents and staff in their use

    12. Submits Medicaid billing as directed

    13. Provide support to other department staff as requested

    14. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    15. Ability to work independently and be a self starter

    16. Perform responsibilities in an ethical and professional manner

    17. Maintain punctual and regular attendance

    18. Performs other related duties as assigned


    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required

    Education / Certificate
    1. Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology

    2. Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):

    • Arizona State Speech Pathologist Certification

    • Certificate of Clinical Competence

    • AHCCCS number to submit Medicaid billing (within four weeks of hire).

    3. CPR, AED and Basic First Aid Certification Card

    4. Current and valid IVP Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card


    1. Exhibits integrity in applying the ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school services, including honoring confidentiality

    2. Ability to explain the educational needs of students in terms that can be easily understood by parents and other appropriate personnel

    3. Ability to work effectively with students

    4. Ability to maintain clear communications with administration, staff, parents, and students as a member of various school teams

    Communication Skills

    1.Strong writing, literacy, and communication skills; uses effective communication strategies to interact with a variety of audiences

    2. Bilingual communication is beneficial

    Computer Skills

    1. Knowledge of Google Suite

    2. Technical experience with Excel and PowerPoint


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Must be able to lift and carry materials and packages weighing up to 15 pounds

    2. Ability to travel throughout school sites as required


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Must be able to tolerate a semi-private working environment

    2. Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting and computer work

    3. Must be able to multitask

    4. Must be able to obtain District certificate for driving a District vehicle

    5. Must be able to be flexible with work hours


    The District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The District expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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