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Speech Language Pathologist .3 FTE

at Chimacum School District

Posted: 9/3/2019
Job Reference #: 128

Job Description

                                                                        Chimacum School District

                                                            JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

                                                                                  May 22, 2018

                                                                  SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

                                                                  .3 FTE may be increased to .5 FTE

2018-2019 School Year

Assigned School(s): District Wide

Reports to: Director of Special Services

Bargaining Unit: CEA

Position Specifics:

Responsible for the evaluation and provision of speech language therapy to students of all grade levels who qualify for speech services per state requirements.

Position Summary:

The employee is primarily responsible for evaluation and provision of speech language and communication therapy.  Employee may provide services in a variety of pre-school, elementary and/or secondary educational, individual or team settings.

Supervision and Controls over the Work:

The employee works with a high level of independence and professional discretion under the general supervision of a designated school administrator. The employee’s work is governed, controlled, and evaluated by acceptable professional practice, school and district policies and regulations, provisions of Washington Administrative Code and Revised Code of Washington, direction of the supervisor, and performance standards and expectations as set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluate students with communication disorders including receptive- expressive language, articulation, voice, and fluency to determine eligibility and need for speech/language services at a variety of age levels.
  1. Document communication skill deficits and their impact on the student’s educational performance.
  1. Develop and implement an efficient service delivery schedule including individual, small group, and large group instruction.
  1. Maintain data base of relevant information and frequent progress monitoring of student skill levels.
  1. Complete all required paperwork (evaluation reports, IEP’s, progress reports, etc.) on time and consistent with district, state and federal requirements for compliance.
  1. Schedule and conduct IEP meetings, and participate as an IEP team member in a timely professional manner.
  1. Work cooperatively with building teams, district teams and outside agency teams to develop, plan and implement instruction.
  1. Submit billing to Medicaid when needed.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Therapist must have successful experience in working with families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
  1. Successful completion of a Speech Pathology certification program at an accredited college or university, and valid Washington state certification(s) and/or endorsement(s).
  1. Experience as a Speech Language Pathologist in a public school setting preferred.
  1. Demonstration of organization and management skills.
  1. Ability to work with a variety of people in a wide range of settings.
  1. Ability to effectively communicate with parents, students, and staff verbally and in writing.
  1. Ability to work, relate and communicate positively and effectively with staff, students and parents as part of a collaborative team at both the building as well as the district level.
  1. Ability to use IEP computerized systems to write assessment reports and IEPs.
  1. Knowledge of and experience with using augmentative communication systems and devices. Including administering and interpreting a wide variety of diagnostic tools.
  1. Knowledge of and experience with feeding and oral motor therapy skills.
  1. Experience with emerging language and the preschool population.
  1. Physical stamina and ability to assist physically disabled students if needed to support program instruction.
  1. Skill and ability to utilize technology to aid instruction, assessment and learning.
  1. Evidence of continuous professional learning and a commitment to participate in professional growth opportunities and self-reflection on professional practice.
  1. Ability to be flexible in terms of service delivery and schedule.
  1. Ability to maintain confidentiality.


  1. Master’s degree Speech Language Pathology
  2. Current Washington State ESA
  3. Current Washington State Speech Pathologist License
  4. Current Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA

Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position:

The physical demands and work environment 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 sit, talk, move about, hear and speak, and be visually observant of classroom behavior and learning activities.

The employee may occasionally lift, restrain, or move up to 100 pounds – most typically when required to intervene in student safety issues.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, or consistent with the subject being taught, but can be abnormally loud on occasion.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work in outside weather conditions and be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, temperature fluctuations, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals commonly used in instruction and/or cleaning. It may be expected that the individual could be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials during the course of their duties. The employee may be exposed to infectious disease as carried by students.

The employee may be required to travel on school owned or leased vehicles while supervising and assisting students.


Complete Online applications include: letter of interest, completed district certificated application, resume, and three (3) letters of recommendation.


Chimacum School District

Traci Meacham, Administrative Assistant

PO Box 278 (91 West Valley Rd)

Chimacum WA 98325

Telephone (360) 302-5894, Fax (360) 732-4336

Open Until Filled


The district reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the district desires. This job description is illustrative and in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The job requirements are subject to change within the district’s sole discretion to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.

Chimacum School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Holly Patton                                                     360.302.5886

Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW

Stephanie McCleary                           360.302.5894

Chimacum School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact Jason Lynch at (360)302.5858 - PO Box 278 – Chimacum WA 98325

NOTE:  All new employees are required to undergo a criminal history check via fingerprint cards with the Washington State Patrol and FBI.  Employment is conditional pending a satisfactory background check.

Chimacum School District is a smoke and drug free workplace which includes nicotine delivering devices.

Primary Location: Special Services

Shift Type: .3 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)