Laveen Elementary School District #59

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2019-20 Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

at Laveen Elementary School District #59

Posted: 2/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2274
Keywords: office

Job Description


Associates degree in an SLPA program, Speech and Language Patholigy Associate License from the Arizona Department of Health Services.  Certification in the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training.   


Principal/Director of Student Services


Diagnoses and treats students eligible and in need of school-based speech, language therapy due to a speech/language impairment that impedes the student’s ability to access the general curriculum.


  1. Collaborates with staff to enhance speech and language development in the classroom setting.
  2. Completes all job duties within required timelines per federal and state law, district policy and procedures.
  3. Acts as assistant in support of a Speech Language Pathologist.
  4. Participates in Child Find activities as appropriate.
  5. Provides professional development for teachers and support staff.
  6. Provides accommodations in the classroom including visual aids or supports, or augmentative communication systems.
  7. Provide speech and language therapy for eligible students.
  8. Participates as an assistant in support of a Speech Language Pathologist in team meetings for the development of students, individulized education programs.
  9. Completes relevant paperwork within required timelines per federal and state law, district policy and procedures.
  10. Maintains records and bills Medicaid In Public Schools.
  11. Performs other job related duties as assigned.


  1. Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.
  2. Read a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.
  3. Understand multi-step written and oral instructions.
  4. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: recordkeeping principles; and office equipment/software.
  5. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  6. Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to student, staff, and public needs.
  7. Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment.
  8. Oral Communication - Responds well to questions.
  9. Written Communication - Edits work for spelling and grammar.
  10. Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  11. Ethics - Treats people with respect.
  12. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  13. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.
  14. Safety and Security - Uses equipment and materials properly. 


  1. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  2. Ability to write correspondence.
  3. Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain confidentiality of information.


  1. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet and District software, preferred accounting used software and Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other appropriate technology software).
  2. Knowledge of appropriate business machines and telephones.
  3. Monitor special system(s), not limited to, including security and fire alarm systems.             


  1. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  3. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. In addition, some carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.
  4. The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: requires sitting, walking, and standing.
  5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.


  1. Ten-month, full time, employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.
  2. FLSA: Exempt


  1. Performance to be evaluated in accordance with the Board policy.

Primary Location: School To Be Determined

Shift Type: Full-Time (FTE 1.0)

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, February 4, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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