State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST/AUDIOLOGIST SPECIALIST 3
In an institution, residential facility, or as a member of an interdisciplinary team, directs training in specialized programs in speech, language, and hearing services. Supervises and instructs speech pathologists, audiologists, students, and/or support staff.
Directs the planning, organization, and delivery of total speech, language and hearing services and supervises speech pathologists and other support staff in an institution;
In a developmental disabilities residential facility, responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring performance standards, policies, and procedures to ensure cross-unit standardization and quality control.
Establishes procedures to provide consultative services to other departments/agencies;
Supervises and/or instructs speech pathology/audiology staff, students and/or support staff; assigns and schedules work, conducts annual performance evaluations, recommends disciplinary actions, acts upon leave requests;
Conducts demonstration evaluations and treatment sessions to assist in the professional and clinical training of students;
Conducts regularly scheduled departmental meetings; represents department at administrative and inter departmental meetings;
Prepares budget estimates for departmental program;
Directs research in speech language and hearing;
Performs the duties of the lower levels in the series;
Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: use specialized equipment in the area of cognitive, communication, and swallowing disorders; establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals and groups; speak and write effectively; teach, train, and supervise staff.
Licensed by the State of Washington as a Speech Language Pathologist.
A Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology or Communicative Disorders.
Documentation of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association approved equivalent to the Master’s degree consisting of approved curriculum and student practicum hours.
A Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Five years of experience as a speech language pathologist, audiologist, or equivalent including one year of supervisory or administrative responsibilities is preferred.
Class Specification History
Base range increase (from 68 to 72); adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023
Revised distinguishing characteristics, typical work, knowledge and abilities, legal requirements, and qualifications; adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023