Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, ASU Preparatory Academy

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant



Job ID:

East Maricopa

March 22, 2024

Contact Information:
ASU Preparatory Academy
1130 E University Dr. #230
Tempe, Arizona 85044
District Website

Johanna Sanderson
Phone: 480-727-2435
District Email

Job Description:

Salary Range:

$50,000.00 - $60,500.00 USD annually

As part of Arizona State University’s charter to provide access and excellence, ASU Preparatory Academy (ASU Prep) shares this commitment by demonstrating all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of their background. To scale our current impact, ASU Prep is advancing a major expansion program taking fundamental responsibility for the communities we serve.

The Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) works under the supervision of a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to provide therapy services to eligible students. The SLPA will collaborate with other school professionals to ensure that the student’s needs are being met to able the student’s peak performance in the classroom. Also, the SLPA will act as a point of contact for the student’s guardians and be present and participate in Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.


  • Associate’s Degree with a Speech Language Pathology Assistant certificate required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in speech pathology, speech-hearing science, speech and language disorders, or equivalent degree preferred.
  • Two (2) years or more experience working with children in a therapy setting preferred.
  • Arizona SLPA certification
  • Valid Arizona DPS-Issued IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Spanish bilingual abilities, highly preferred but not required.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.


  • Conduct speech and language screening without interpretation, using screening protocols specified by the supervising SLP.
  • Provide direct treatment assistance, identified by the supervising speech-language pathologist by following written treatment plans, individualized education programs, individual support plans or protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist.
  • Document student progress toward meeting established objectives as stated in the individualized education program without interpreting the findings and report this information to the supervising speech-language pathologist.
  •  Assist the speech-language pathologist in collecting and tallying data for assessment purposes, without interpreting the data.
  •  Act as a second-language interpreter during assessments.
  •  Assist with informal documentation during an intervention session by collecting and tallying data as directed by the speech-language pathologist, preparing materials and assisting with other clerical duties as specified by the supervising speech-language pathologist.
  • Schedule activities and prepare charts, records, graphs or other displays of data.
  • Perform checks and maintenance of equipment.
  • Attend meetings, ASU Prep activities and trainings.
  • Sign and initial treatment notes for review and co-signature by the supervising speech-language pathologist
  • Represent ASU Prep in a professional manner.
  • Maintain open communication with students, parent, community and staff.
  • Protect and maintain the confidentiality of students.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.


  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, codes, rules, regulations and statutes.
  • Knowledge of ASU Prep’s policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of speech therapy theories, models of practice, principals, and evidence-based practice, as well as their application.
  • Knowledge of oral-motor skills and childhood development.
  • Ability to work collaboratively under supervision.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional delivery techniques.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in documentation/observation skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, parents, community and staff.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 15 lbs such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Immersion: Casa Grande, Mesa


Occasional travel may be required for site visits, meetings, trainings and/or conferences. Locations may vary and may require overnight stays.

This job description is subject to change at any time.


What about learning drives us to do more than deliver the lesson? Maybe we’re overachievers. Or maybe we just know what real impact looks like. Each one of us has seen passion win over fear, vision become relentless focus and belief in human potential make it all the way to the finish line.

Our mission is to design new models for educational success and raise academic achievement for all learners Are you ready to find a career with a company whose mission, vision, and values align with yours? . Can you see yourself fitting into this mission with us? Apply at: https://asuprep.asu.edu/careers/