BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Class Specification
CLASS TITLE: Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
TITLE CODE: T08700
REPORTS TO: Principal, Supervisor Related Services, and SLP Team Leader
PURPOSE: To provide outstanding therapeutic intervention and assessment, and to serve as a valuable member of the school team.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Communicate effectively with students, parents, administrators, and supervisory staff in oral and written form.
Provide consultation to the school staff and families regarding speech-language development and its connection to the curriculum.
Participate in school-based teams for students with speech-language needs.
Demonstrate competency in the use of formal and informal assessment tools.
Identify students appropriate for speech and language services based on individual needs and prescribed guidelines.
Complete oral and written reports in a clear and concise manner using recommended formats and timelines (i.e. assessment reports, quarterly progress reports, etc.).
Develop and implement appropriate goals for IEPs, IFSPs, and Service Plans that are directly related to students' documented needs.
Implement research-based intervention techniques, differentiated instructional strategies, and assistive technology to meet students' needs and learning styles.
Maintain accurate speech-language student records and therapy logs with relevant data to document student progress.
Complete Third Party billing accurately within the mandated timelines.
Participate in ongoing professional development related to the field.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience:
Possession of a master's degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.
License and Certificate Requirements:
Possession of a Speech-Language Pathology License from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of speech-language pathology.
Knowledge of principles and practices of special education.
Knowledge of assistive technology.
Strong human relations skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Strong organization skills.
Skill in the use of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and email software packages.
Ability to appropriately maintain confidential information.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The work of this class is generally performed in school, community setting, and office environments. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, assistive technology and occasional limited physical activities. Requires independent travel to school, community settings, and offices throughout the county.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.
Persons in this position classification will be required to apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number with the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and enroll as a Maryland Medicaid Provider through the Maryland Department of Health's Provider Revalidation and Enrollment Portal (ePREP).
Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.
Revised: 12/2010, 10/2016, 11/2017
This class specification defines the types of duties and level of difficulty of work required of positions in this title. It shall not be held to exclude duties not mentioned nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
- Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
- Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
- Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
- Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
- All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $100.00.An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
- Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
- If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
- Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
- Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
- All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefitssession.
- Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204