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Speech Language Pathology Assistant General Pool - Permian Basin

School Year: 2023-2024
Location: Permian Basin Regional Office
Region: Permian Basin, TX
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time


Speech Language Pathologist Assistant  


Special Programs  


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 Pathologist- Assistant under the supervision of a Certified Speech Language Pathologist, 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 – Assistant (SLPA) 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 deliver purposeful therapy in order to close gaps in communication and academic skills.  S/he will provide therapeutic intervention as designated by his/her supervising Speech Language Pathologist in the area of communication disorders, track student progress towards goals, and join the multidisciplinary team to ensure students’ academic success.  S/he will seek excellence as an educator and an IDEA team member.  


The SLPA reports directly to the regional Lead SLP. This role involves some minor travel between assigned campuses.  




This is a full-time on-site position located in the Permian Basin (Midland/Odessa). Preference will be given to candidates who live in the region, or who are willing to relocate.  




What You’ll Do – Accountabilities  


Essential Duties:   

  • Review IEPs designed by Supervising Speech Language Pathologist and ARD Committee and ensure 100% implementation of extensive knowledge and provide top quality speech therapy services.
  • Implement the treatment program or the Individual Education Program (IEP) by utilizing therapeutic interventions that are aligned to instruction with the collaboration of parents, general educators, special educators, and interventionists.
  • Provide appropriate feedback to students as to accuracy of their responses
  • Use appropriate stimuli, cues/prompts with the student to elicit behaviors as defined in the treatment protocol
  • Maintain on task or redirect off task behavior of students in individual or group treatment, consistent with developmental age, communication style, and disorder
  • Provide culturally appropriate treatment materials and behavioral reinforcement consistent with the student’s developmental age, culture and disorder
  • Monitor students’ therapy and academic progress throughout the year in order to provide the supervising SLP an update on students’ goals.
  • Appropriately pace treatment session to ensure maximum student response
  • Implement designated treatment objectives/goals in specific appropriate sequence
  •  Maintain Therapy Notes, Tracking Logs, and Billing logs on a daily basis and review with the Manager and Supervising SLP on a weekly basis.
  • Submit Therapy Logs on a Quarterly Basis to their Manager.
  • Maintain SHARS (Medicaid) records and submit SHARS billing on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure and monitor students’ progress in order to complete progress reports on a quarterly basis under the supervision of the Supervising SLP.
  • Complete documentation by district timelines
  • Obtain co-signature of supervising SLP on documentation
  • Use professional terminology correctly in communication with supervising SLP
  • Uphold ethical behavior as per State Guidelines
  • Maintain client records in accordance with confidentiality regulations/laws as prescribed by supervising SLP
  • Discuss confidential student information only at the direction of supervising SLP
  • Identify self as an SLP-Assistant in all written and oral communication with the student, family, caregivers, and staff
  • Demonstrate ability to explain to supervising SLP the scope of information that should be discussed with the student, family, caregivers and professionals.
  • Actively participate in interaction with supervising SLP demonstrating use of supervisor’s feedback
  • Follow treatment protocol as developed and prescribed by supervising SLP
  • Restate information/concerns to supervising SLP as expressed by student, family and caregivers as appropriate
  • Direct student/family and caregivers to supervisor for IEP information



What You Bring – Competencies  



Required experience:  

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid Texas License as a Speech Language Pathologist- Assistant granted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
  • Minimum of one year of pediatric and/or school-based experience
  • Oral and written fluency in second language, preferably Spanish.


Physical Requirements:   

  •        Must be able to sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area. 
  •        Must be able to climb ladders or scaffolding, or climb and work in overhead areas 
  •        Must be able to work in a confined space or to crawl or move about on hands and knees. 
  •        Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move ___ pounds (regularly/occasionally) 
  •        Physical ability to work around small children including sitting, standing, running and climbing stairs. 
  •        Must be able to lift and carry small children up to 40 pounds in case of emergency. 
  •        Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor environments, including in times of excessive heat or cold 




What We Offer:  

Compensation & Benefits:  

Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $61,800 and $71,000 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for performance pay based on organizational performance and goal attainment.  



Additionally, we offer medical, dental, and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. You can find more information about our benefits at  


* IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.  



Application process:   

Submit your application online through Jobvite. Please note that applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  



Learn more about IDEA   

At IDEA the Staff Culture and Belonging Team uses our Core Values to promote human connection and a culture of integrity, respect, and belonging for all Team and Family members.  Learn more about our Commitment to Core Values here:   




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