Job Description

Job Number:2017-2218

Speech Language Pathologist
ERAC-Special Services

FTE: 1.000
Hours Per Day: 7.00
Position Type: Leave Replacement

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $45,518.00 - $88,792.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: Two 1.0 FTE leave replacement positions available for the 2017/2018 school



: 180

: Exempt

SUMMARY: The position provides both direct and consultation services to students with disabilities in the areas of

speech and/or language; possesses and maintains competency in assessment and evaluation techniques; follows

compliance procedures and timelines with regard to student Individual Education Plans and evaluation reports;

works as a cooperative member of a multi-disciplinary team; and performs other duties and responsibilities as

assigned by the Director of Special Education.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline

students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not

exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also

be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

- Determine the diagnostic needs of students related to language, speech and hearing concerns of school

personnel, parental concern, classroom observations and reviewing of the child's history.

- Determine accurately and efficiently those individuals who exhibit disorders of language, speech and/or hearing.

- Gather diagnostic information concerning the student's standardized and informal tests and classroom


- Determine through competent examination, diagnostic procedures and appropriate referral, the nature,

etiology and severity of the specific disability(s) of those individuals with language, speech and/or hearing


- Plan, conduct and modify an appropriate treatment program for those individuals diagnosed as having language,

speech and/or hearing disorders and arrange for the implementation programs.

- The SLP serves in a consultative role in planning and implementing language-speech improvement programs.


- Interpret the results and conclusions of diagnostic data to professional team members in order to determine to

what extent the language, speech or hearing disorder may be contributing to the child's performance in the


- Works cooperatively with team members in planning effective educational interventions for students.

- Explore and implement with teachers, parents, team members and outside agencies (when appropriate) or

other involved personnel appropriate strategies for meeting the communication needs of each child.

- Serve as a resource person in the area of language, speech and hearing skills.

- Select a variety of activities which insure continuous professional growth.

Other Functions

- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning
of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.

MA in Speech Language Pathology

Washington State ESA Certification as a Speech Language Pathologist


Public school experience as a SLP

Experience in the communication model/training

In-class remediation skill/experience


Criminal background clearance

Valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of insurance


Assistive technology for communication systems (low tech/high tech)

Best practices in providing speech/language therapies

School board policies and procedures


Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Operate a computer and related software

Maintain effective working relationships with other people

Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, parents, and community members

Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence

Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations

Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Building Principal or designee


EVALUATION: The Speech Language Pathologist will be evaluated by the Principal based upon performance of

duties and responsibilities as currently established in District procedures and the Evaluative Criteria for Speech

Language Pathologists.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee

frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The

employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an

employee encounters while performing 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 regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works

near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must deal with

angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must adjust to frequent

interruptions in their work schedule.

Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.01.24
Updated by Human Resources 11/2010
Revised by Personnel, 9/20/95.

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not

intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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