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Speech Language Pathologist

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Health and Medical Services
Winston Salem, NC

Faculty Rank: No

Provide Rank: N/A

Position Number: 095041

Department: ASU/RCOE Lab School - 260850

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Current License from the NC Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Current G License from the NC Department of Public Instruction
License/Certification Required
  • Current License from the NC Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Current G License from the NC Department of Public Instruction
Preferred Qualifications
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association ( ASHA)
  • 3+ years of speech language pathology experience in a school setting
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct screening and testing, obtain diagnostic information, analyze information and make recommendations regarding programs and services.
  • Develop individual education plans (IEPs) for each speech-language eligible child in collaboration with the classroom teacher, parent, LEA representative, and other pertinent professionals.
  • Plan therapy and use appropriate diagnostic tools and therapy techniques to support the curriculum.
  • Schedule interventions using a variety of service delivery models, including classroom intervention, consultation/collaboration and pull-out as appropriate to meet student needs in the least restrictive environment.
  • Manage time, facilities, and resources to facilitate delivery of services.
  • Organize a program that addresses local school speech-language goals.
  • Assist school staff and parents with transitions between educational levels (e.g., preschool to elementary) and programmatic levels as students move along the continuum of services.
  • Consult and troubleshoot with school staff regarding difficult decisions involving the delivery of services and communication with parents and school-wide teams.
  • Attend meetings, such as staff meetings, IEP meetings, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Adhere to professional, ethical, and legal mandates and standards of practice.
Knowledge, Skills, & Mindsets
  • Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and methods of speech pathology and their proper application in the educational environment
  • Considerable knowledge of appropriate evaluating tools
  • Considerable knowledge of the equipment and assistive technology available to use in therapy
  • Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the field of speech pathology
  • General knowledge of the principles of organization and administration
  • Skill in directly providing a wide range of treatment activities
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and conduct on-the-job training and continuing education for a variety of individuals
  • Ability to screen, evaluate and provide required speech pathology services
  • Ability to develop and implement individualized programs
  • Ability to accurately document sessions
  • Ability to maintain adequate inventory of supplies
  • Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and to develop simple reports from those records
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments
  • Work confidentially with discretion
  • Consistently exhibit high standards of professional conduct
  • Be adept at communicating with a diverse population, such as school officials, parents, students, and vendors
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Be a detail-oriented multitasker who possesses strong time-management and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain good public relations with students, parents, staff, and the public
  • Work with courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in dealing with others, and the ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Mon-Fri, 7:15-3:15 pm. At times this position may require more than the workday to perform the essential duties of this position.

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 10

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: Commensurate with NC Teacher Salary Schedule

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position within a school setting.

Posting Date: 07/15/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
Provide a minimum of 3 professional references on the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information

Search Chair Name
Hannah Reeder

Search Chair Email

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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