• Speech Language Pathologist (7% Specialist)

    Posted: 11/16/2022

    The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) has a full-time job opening for a Speech Language Pathologist.
     FSDB is a state of Florida agency and a major employer in St. Johns County. Working for the state of Florida is more than a paycheck.

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    Salary Range

    10-month position (190 Days): $50,825.00 - $54,516.50. This range is inclusive of verified experience. Employees shall receive compensation for higher education beyond a Bachelor’s Degree as noted below.



    Monday - Friday 8 a.m to 4 p.m.

    Your Specific Responsibilities

    This position is a Speech Language Pathologist which carries responsibility for direct student services. Provide direct individual/group therapy services to Deaf Department students. Provide comprehensive reports for triennial and special evaluations that determine appropriate program placement. Provide parents with ideas for materials, activities, and techniques to improve the student’s communication skills. Model techniques for teaching auditory speech skills to students based on their evaluation results.  Participate in interdisciplinary department team meetings to make recommendations or report interventions with students.  Develop speech files with evaluations, student’s logs, progress reports, IEP’s audiograms, teacher/parent communications or other reports as needed.  Provide support to the Department Audiologist in the care, maintenance and use of amplification with every student in the assigned department.  Provide services and assistance to other staff members including dormitory staff, support service staff, supervisors and other staff as required.  This includes participation in service IEP meetings, parent conferences, teacher/clinician meetings, director/clinician meetings, and department meetings as required.  Attend training and implement skills acquired during professional development activities as required by Federal, State and FSDB mandates. Other related duties, as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge of developmental speech, language and auditory training as components of a total communication program for visually impaired and hearing impaired students; Skill in evaluating the auditory and speech performance levels of visually impaired and hearing impaired students; Basic knowledge of other speech defects, causes of language delay, and the ability to assess capabilities and needs of individual students; Skill in assessing evaluation results in order to plan appropriate auditory/speech management objectives for visually impaired and hearing impaired students of all ages and ability levels; Ability to teach auditory/speech/spoken language skills individual and small group therapy sessions; Ability to write evaluation reports, progress reports, and other necessary forms of communication with teachers, parents and staff; Skill in using and maintaining hearing aids and group amplification equipment or willingness to learn; Knowledge of behavior modification principles and techniques and the ability to establish appropriate rapport with students in order to teach effectively; Ability to plan, organize and use time effectively in order to provide the maximum amount of direct services to students; Ability to plan, organize and implement reinforcement activities with classroom teachers, parents, and other staff; Ability to communicate with hearing impaired students and hearing or hearing impaired staff members or willingness to learn. Ability to work cooperatively with other staff members in order to provide quality services and establish continuity within the Comprehensive Auditory/Speech program. Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR and CPI.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Master’s Degree or higher in related field.

    Current Certification of Clinical Competency from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

    Current Licensure by the State of Florida Department of Health in Speech Language Pathology (or ability to obtain upon appointment)

    12 semester hours in Hearing Impaired or Visually Impaired

    Additional requirements mandated by state/federal law and position responsibilities



    Sign Language Skills


    Condition of Employment

    Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.

    Sign Language Requirements

    Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Advanced proficiency in sign language within one year of hire.
    Please note: FSDB provides education to acquire sign language skills.


    To Apply: 

    Click here to apply on the State of Florida hiring website.

    Closing Date: 12/09/2022

    An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.

    All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.