Speech Language Pathologist - El Paso (22-23)
Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: El Paso
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Position at IDEA Public Schools
About IDEA Public Schools
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are
committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college.
IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the
fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter
schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to
college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years -
that's 8 times the national rate for students in our
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in
the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to
meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more
students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve
over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout
for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our
current regions and new launches in Tampa Bay, FL (2021), and
Jacksonville, FL (2022)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and
Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach
ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with
IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
To learn more about IDEA, check out this video.
Role Mission: IDEA Public Schools works to ensure the success of
all students and to address any barriers which may impact students
from achieving incredible academic and social outcomes. The Speech
Language Pathologists, key members of the Special Programs team
partner with regional instructional leaders, a portfolio of campus
leaders, and teachers to maximize student outcomes.
The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) sets ambitious goals for IDEA
student achievement and invests in students and families in
accomplishing them. S/he will create a powerful learning
environment and plan and deliver purposeful therapy in order to
close gaps in communication and academic skills. S/he will assess
for the presence of communication disorders, track student progress
towards goals, and analyze data to intervene and adjust therapy.
S/he will seek excellence as an educator and an IDEA team
The Speech Language Pathologist will plan and provide 100% of
appropriate individual and group therapy to students as per State
and Federal Guidelines and consistent with speech therapy services
contained in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) that are aligned
to established curriculum.
- Review IEPs and ensure 100% implementation of extensive
knowledge and provide top quality speech therapy services.
- Create IEPs aligned to instruction with the collaboration of
parents, general educators, special educators, and
- Monitor students' therapy and academic progress throughout the
year in order to update goals and request additional testing when
The Speech Language Pathologist will ensure 100% compliance of
Annual Review Meetings and Evaluation Review Meetings as per State
and Federal Guidelines for students who receive speech therapy
- Ensure 100% compliance with ARDs by reviewing Special Education
Student Rosters for Annual ARDs and Re-Evaluations due dates on a
- Schedule Annual ARDs and Re-Evaluation ARDs prior to due date
to ensure 100% compliance.
- Facilitate ARDs and prepare ARD documents in accordance with
students' progress, archive ARD documents, and submit signature
pages within specified timely to Manager.
- For dual ARDs, schedule Annual ARDs and Re-Evaluation ARDs
prior to due date with Diagnostician, Licensed Specialist School
Psychology, and/or Occupational Therapist to ensure 100%
- For dual ARDs, participate in ARDs and update IEPs, Present
Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance, and
schedule of service in accordance with students' progress.
The Speech Language Pathologist will ensure 100% compliance of
evaluations (initials and re-evaluations) as per State and Federal
Guidelines for students with communication disorders.
- Ensure 100% compliance by completing Speech and Language
Initials and Re-Evaluations prior to due date as per Texas
Education Agency (TEA) timeframe.
- Demonstrate extensive knowledge in the appropriate selection of
assessment tools, conducting assessments, interpreting, and
identifying students with communication disorders and determine
eligibility for services according to IDEA Public Schools Policies
and Procedures, TEA Guidelines, and Licensing Boards.
- For qualifying students, develop appropriate speech IEPs
aligned to instruction and schedule of service in accordance to the
students' academic needs.
The Speech Language Pathologist will follow correct procedures for
obtaining and maintaining records on a regular basis.
- Maintain Therapy Notes, Tracking Logs, ARD Logs, and Evaluation
Logs on a daily basis and review with the Manager on a weekly
- Submit Therapy Logs on a Quarterly Basis to their Manager.
- Maintain SHARS (Medicaid) records and submit SHARS billing on a
- Ensure and monitor students' progress in order to complete
progress reports on a quarterly basis.
- Participate in Annual Performance with their Manager and submit
The Speech Language Pathologist will support the Response to
Intervention (RTI) Team to ensure the success of all students
through high quality instruction and intervention.
- Communicate a shared vision and shared responsibility to
establish and promote efficient implementation of RTI at the
school-level throughout the various TIERs.
- Support the RTI Team in providing recommendations for the
implementation of speech interventions with high levels of
- Conduct formal assessments, planning, and scheduling of ARDs
alongside the Diagnostician, Licensed Specialist in School
Psychology, and/or Occupational Therapist in order to report
evaluation results within TEA timeframe to the ARD Committee.
Live values of IDEA
- Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are
capable of getting to and through college
- Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held
accountable for them
- Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing
in order to learn and improve quickly
- Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is
comfortable with ambiguity and change
- Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and
freely across all levels of the organization
- Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental
relationships in order to achieve outcomes
- Embodies IDEA's core values
- Provide academic support to general educators and special
- Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess
- Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of
- Ability to manage student behaviors and provide recommendations
to general educators, special educators, interventionists, and
- Excellent presentation, organizational, communication, and
- Valid Driver's License
- Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from an accredited
college or university.
- Valid Texas License as a Speech Language Pathologist granted by
the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
- National Certification of Clinical Competence granted by the
American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Minimum of one year of pediatric and/or school-based experience
in evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of communication
disorders and conditions.
- Oral and written fluency in second language, preferably
Knowledge And Skills
- Knowledge and ability to assess students for communication
disorders and determine eligibility for services using various
- Ability to plan and provide appropriate individual and group
therapy to students consistent with occupational therapy goals
contained in Individual Education Plan (IEP) and collaborate with
general educators, special educators, and interventionists in order
to plan and implement classroom-based activities to improve
- Facilitate and participate in the Admission, Review, and
Dismissal (ARD) Committee regarding interpretation of assessment
data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students with
communication disorders, in accordance with IDEA Public Schools
Policies and Procedures, Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines,
and Licensing Boards.
- Develop and provide district wide trainings to school personnel
and parents in the identification and understanding of students
with communication disorders.
- Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other
documents required by IDEA Public Schools.
IDEA employees enjoy generous paid time off and family leave
benefits that enable personal and professional balance and
flexibility. Salaries for people entering this role are
commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role
is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and
organizational performance and goal attainment. For more
information about our total rewards, visit our benefits page.
IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or
access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and
activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the
organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title
VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA
Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.
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