Job Summary:  The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) will assist the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in providing a variety of services to assist the SLP in managing caseloads.  The SLPA works in conjunction with the assigned SLP(s) to execute components of a speech-language program as specified in treatment plans developed by the SLP.

 

Essential Functions:

 

Physical Demands: 

 

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may be required to stand for long periods, and to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: 

 

This is a 193-day position.  Hours are 7.5 hours per day with specific daily hours dependent on the assignment in high school, middle school and/or elementary school building.

 

 

Travel: 

 

Travel is dependent on the assignment within Bucks County and is reimbursed in accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines and rates.

 

 

Education and Experience


          -Bachelor's degree in a Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders program with a minimum of a 3.0                  GPA
          -Supervised field experience with observation of therapy

 

            -Ability to follow SLP instructions

            -Relate to students in a positive manner

            -Maintain confidentiality

            -Effective communication in oral and written form

            -Follow health and safety precautions