Speech/Language Pathologist

Golden, CO, US
Apr 15, 2019

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!


Jeffco Public Schools' mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all students for a successful future. Maintaining a strong academic focus with quality instruction and frequent progress monitoring produces more successful outcomes for all students. All students, including students with disabilities, deserve the support of highly skilled education professionals dedicated to honoring and addressing each student's unique learning differences.


Jeffco is a learning organization in which all staff must grow in their capacity to support and educate all students including those with special needs. Special Education professionals are committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities who have the right, and deserve the opportunity, to meet the challenging expectations that have been established for their non-disabled peers. Highly efficacious educators understand that their knowledge and skills can assist students in overcoming educational barriers. Maintaining a strong academic focus with quality instruction including frequent progress monitoring produces more successful outcomes for all students. A robust continuum of services driven by student needs is essential.


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Desired Start Date: 04/22/2019Speech/Lang Pathologist
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00, Hours/Day: 8.00, Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $40,989 - $57,654


SUMMARY: Apply principles, methods and procedures for an analysis of speech and language comprehension and production to determine communicative competencies. Provide intervention strategies and services related to speech and language development and literacy development as well as disorders of language, voice, articulation and fluency and functional communication that adversely affect an individual's educational performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Collaborate with professionals and parents to observe, plan, implement, monitor, and facilitate generalization of oral and written communication skills. Use research-based and technically sound practices to drive decision-making and interventions; and collaborate with school personnel and parents in order to develop and modify student intervention strategies.

Provide assessments that are relevant to the presenting concern, meaningful communication skills.

Use a variety of service delivery options, evidence-based practices and facilitate generalization of communication skills.

Manage time, organize material, and communicate with school teams, building and central administrators to effectively manage individual student programs; engage in problem solving process with school-based teams.

Monitor individual progress towards measurable goals and objectives.

Share knowledge with individuals and groups concerning communication, language and literacy development.

Advocate for the individual's communication needs across a variety of settings.

Develop and/or participate in professional enrichment activities to maintain a high standard of service delivery.

Participate in or utilize specialized services to provide better programming for individuals with complex needs.

May assist in the supervision of Speech/Language Pathology Assistants.

Complies with Exceptional Student Services and district policies and procedures (e.g., Medicaid billing, accident reporting).

Input information into ezEDMed system for reimbursement purposes.

Provide direct and indirect interventions/therapy to students according to their special education Individualized Education Program (IEPs).

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Hold current CDE Special Services Provider license with endorsement in one of the following: Speech Therapist, Speech Correction or Speech/Language Pathologist. Masters degree in speech pathology or communications disorders from a recognized training institution or qualified by Statement of Professional Recognition. Must be certified by ASHA (American Speech Language Hearing Association) upon eligibility after clinical fellowship year.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Certificate of Clinical Competence preferred. Knowledge of augmentative communication systems. Training emphasis in LD/PC preferred.

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to travel between schools/sites served. Normal routine levels of activity related to bending, carrying, climbing, hearing, reaching, sitting, standing, vision and walking, and may also involve above-average levels of activity at times that can not always be anticipated. Ability to lift and carry equipment, such as large test kits, up to 35 pounds. Ability to meet physical needs of students.


Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
There are several position open that need to be filled.


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The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

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