Speech/Language Pathologist


The Pike County Board of Education is accepting applications for a Speech/Language Pathologist for Pike County Schools.  Requirements are as follows:



Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution and hold a current valid Alabama teacher certificate with a certification endorsement of Speech or Language Impairment for grade level: K-12. Most also be licensed by the State of Alabama in Speech Language Pathology.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to develop and implement treatment plans. Comprehensive knowledge of assessment and remediation of speech/language impairments. Knowledge of federal and state laws, system rules, and guidelines relating to program implementation. Ability to function as a team member and to interact effectively with students, teachers and parents. Ability to maintain accurate records and manage time efficiently. Ability to maintain confidentiality.


1. Develop and write an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for every student enrolled in the speech and         

     language program.

2. Select or prepare materials and supplies for program implementation, including therapy, classroom

      and home activities.

3. Sequence activities appropriately.

4. Plan educationally relevant therapy.

5. Establish schedules for delivery of services.

6. Prepare reports and interpret state standards for program eligibility.

7. Prepare and maintain audit files on students in the speech/language program.

8. Establish and maintain a positive, organized and safe learning environment.

9. Establish and use behavior management techniques which are appropriate and effective.

10. Manage materials and equipment effectively.

11. Assist in the enforcement of school rules, administrative regulations and School Board policies.

12. Use technology resources effectively.

13. Identify students who have a speech and/or language impairment through screening and /or

      diagnostic assessments. 

14. Determine eligibility for the speech/language program.

15. Reevaluate students enrolled in the speech and language program every three (3) years.

16. Assess student progress and communicate that information knowledgeably and responsibly to

     students, parents, and professional staff.

17. Conduct educationally relevant therapy for eligible students.

18. Implement the Individual Education Plan (IEP).

19. Provide teachers with strategies for classroom modifications.

20. Monitor and share results of progress toward goals with parents and teachers.

21. Provide appropriate instruction and modifications to students with special needs.

22. Foster student responsibility, appropriate social behavior, valuing of cultural diversity, and respect

     for self and others.

23. Use appropriate materials, technology and resources to help meet learning needs of all students.

24. Recognize overt indicators of student distress or abuse and take appropriate intervention, referral or

      reporting action.

 25. Participate in the Building Based Students Support Team (BBSDT), when applicable, to assist in

        suggesting interventions and selecting students for evaluation.

26. Consult with and serve as a resource to teachers about speech and language disorders.

27. Attend staffing and other meetings as required.

28. Provide consultation and follow-up services as needed.

29. Participate in appropriate activities for the continuing improvement of professional knowledge and


30. Keep abreast of relevant laws, rules and policies.

31. Provide training and/or information for parents, teachers and administrators.

32. Model professional and ethical conduct at all times.

 33. Perform all professional responsibilities.

34. Prepare required reports and maintain all appropriate records.

35. Maintain confidentiality of student and other professional information.

36. Comply with policies, procedures and programs.

37. Support school and System goals and priorities.

38. Ensure that student growth/achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group and student

       program classification.

39. Establish and maintain a positive, collaborative relationship with student's families to increase

       student achievement.

40. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects. 


Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2022.


Applications:               Applications will only be accepted by applying online at: https://ats1.atenterprise.powerschool.com/ats/app_login?COMPANY_ID=00008500