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Date:  Nov 24, 2022


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Requisition No: 749785 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST - 48008572 1 1

Position Number: 48008572 

Salary:  $50,825.00 - $54,516.50 

Posting Closing Date: 12/16/2022 

Job Advertisement

Speech Language Pathologist (7% Specialist) - Position Number 48008572 1 1

Department – Speech & Audiology

Board of Trustees



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.


Master’s Degree: additional $2,400

Master’s +30, or 2nd Master’s Degree, or Education Specialist, or Doctorate Degree: additional $2,400


Employees may earn any combination of degrees and receive that amount. Only one degree in each category will apply.




Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm


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 Qualifications

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: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


About Our Organization and Mission

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families.  The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


How You Will Grow 

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Where You Will Work

The FSDB campus is situated in the Uptown area of historic St. Augustine, by the Intracoastal Waterway. St. Augustine, also known as the nation’s oldest city, has a rich heritage that makes the city and its surroundings a charming and distinctive place to live and to visit.


St. Augustine has its own unique character, with friendly local people at farmers markets, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, shopping areas, community events, restaurants, and more. The links below give insight into the city we love:

Florida’s Historic Coast

Visit Florida–St. Augustine

First Coast Relocation Guide

Historic Coast Culture

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for warm climates, friendly residents, and exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities.  It offers a great quality of life with a reasonable cost of living without a state income tax.  Florida continues to be a magnet for new residents each year.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

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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The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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