ESD 113-Speech Language Pathologist (Lewis County Special Education Cooperative- Adna, WA)


Depends on Qualifications


Lewis County Special Education 179 Dieckman Road Chehalis, WA

Job Type

Regular Full-time


Lewis County Special Education - Administration Building

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Required Attachments:
Cover Letter
3 Certificated Reference Forms and/or Letters
Valid Washington State Certificate

Position is located with the Lewis  County Special Education Cooperative (LCSEC) in Adna, WA.

LCSEC provides the highest quality special education services to rural districts in beautiful Western Washington.  Benefits of working with the LCSEC include:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Maintain work/life balance with our optional full-time, 4 day work weeks

  • Travel time and mileage reimbursement

  • Exceptional support staff

  • High retention rate

  • Family-like and supportive work environment

1.0 FTE Contract- 8.75 hours per day for 148 days per school year, but willing to be flexible with decreased hours per day and/or days per school year resulting in a less than 1.0 contract.

Eligible benefits for 8.75 hours per day, 148 days per school year include:  medical/dental insurance, retirement and sick leave.  Eligible benefits for a reduced schedule will be determined by the hours per day, days per year.

The job of Speech Language Pathologist is done for the purpose/s of identifying students with communication disabilities; planning and implementing appropriate treatment to minimize adverse impact on student success; recommending treatment plans; and providing direction to Communication Therapy Aides.

Examples of Duties

  • Administers standardized and/or supplemental assessments (e.g. hearing screenings, etc.) for the purpose of identifying students with communication disorders.

  • Assesses students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.

  • Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, administration, maintenance personnel, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in conformance with established guidelines.

  • Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel and/or outside professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services, making recommendations and/or coordinating speech/language therapy services with those of other disciplines.

  • Coordinates meetings and processes for eligible students (e.g. testing/screening, IEPs, parent conferences, pre-referral staffing, GQP meetings, etc.) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans, and/or providing training to parents/students/staff.

  • Designs therapeutic strategies for the purpose of modifying communicative behavior and/or identifying appropriate assistive devices.

  • Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in conformance with state and federal regulations.

  • Directs the work of assigned Communication Therapy Aides for the purpose of providing guidance and ensuring that program objectives are achieved.

  • Instructs Communication Therapy Aides and other staff for the purpose of providing information on communicative disorders, use of assistive devices and feeding techniques and/or implementing prescribed treatment plans.

  • Instructs eligible students in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g. hearing aids, FM systems, augmentative communication devices, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing the adverse educational impact of communication disorders as per state and federal regulations.

  • Interprets medical reports within the scope of Speech/Language Pathologist's experience and goals for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.

  • Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, treatment plans, required documentation, quarterly reports, screening results, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.

  • Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. training, IEPs, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.

  • Performs site visits at multiple work sites including home visits for the purpose of providing therapy and assistance as required.

  • Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, Medicaid billings, reports, required documentation, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.

  • Provides speech and language therapy to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success.

  • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' needs.

  • Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, teachers, staff, students, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.

  • Transports supplies and equipment to a variety of sites for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items as needed.

  • Pursues professional development opportunities for the purpose of continued professional growth.

  • Integrates specialized field within the K-12 learning environment for the purpose of assisting students in achieving their learning goals set forth in the Individual Education Plans (IEP).

  • Designs and conducts specialized programs (e.g. prevention, instruction, remediation and evaluation, etc.) for the purpose of providing an effective program(s) that addresses individual student requirements.

  • Manages and organizes special materials, equipment and learning environment essential for specialized program(s) for the purpose of providing materials and/or equipment conducive for student achievement and ensuring a safe and healthy learning environment.

  • Offers specialized assistance to students, parents/guardians and other educational personnel for the purpose of identifying students needing a specialized program(s).

Typical Qualifications

  • Masters degree in job-related area.

  • Eligibility for state certification of ESA Communication Disorders Specialist

Supplemental Information

  • Valid driver's license & insurance coverage as required by law

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

  • WA State Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Release

Agency Public Schools Personnel Co-op

Address 6005 Tyee Drive SW

Tumwater, Washington, 98512

Phone 360-464-6855 




Statement of Benefits

Eligibility for benefits is based upon the number of hours worked or the percentage of the full-time contract. Benefits offered may include retirement, medical, dental, life, vision, and long-term disability, as applicable.

Upon hire, new employees are provided with a comprehensive orientation at which time the benefits are reviewed.

Agency Public Schools Personnel Co-op

Address 6005 Tyee Drive SW

Tumwater, Washington, 98512

Phone 360-464-6855