May 11, 2020

Speech Language Pathologist

  • TrulyHired
  • Hermiston, OR, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

The Hermiston School District is seeking a full-time Speech Language Pathologist. The successful candidate will provide or assist with identification, diagnostic, therapeutic, and follow-up services for speech, language and/or hearing impaired children. This includes direct instruction, parent and teacher counseling and training, IEP's, utilization of support aides, and related professional disciplines and the reporting of all services performed. Ability to supervise SLPA's desired, CCC preferred. Position begins with the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Qualifications :
  • Master's Degree in Communication Disorders/Sciences. Consideration may be given for Clinical Fellowship (CFY).
  • Possess and maintain valid Speech-Language Pathology licensure through Oregon Board of Examiners and/or Teacher Standards and Practices.
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certification, desired.
  • Previous experience with Speech-Language therapy in an educational setting desired.
  • Excellent command of oral and written English language and the ability to communicate and work effectively with others.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation for on-the-job travel.
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
  • Maintain knowledge of current special education procedures, rules, and laws in additional to Oregon statutes regarding Speech-Language Therapy practice.
  • Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff, or district patrons.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the District may find appropriate and acceptable

About the District:

The Hermiston School District is the largest district in eastern Oregon, exceeding 5,700 students, and continues to experience steady enrollment growth. It serves students in grades kindergarten through 12 with a broad range of programs from foundational learning skills to comprehensive vocational programs to an exhaustive array of post-secondary college credit bearing opportunities. The school district includes a 9-12 senior high school, two 6-8 middle schools, five K-5 elementary schools, and a robust online learning program option for students and families.

Support for the school district has been strong from the community. In 2019 voters approved an $82.7 million building project which includes replacement of Rocky Heights Elementary, construction of an additional elementary school and a multi-classroom annex of the high school along with various district-wide renovations. The voters also approved a $69.9 million bond in 2008 which served to replace Armand Larive Middle School, West Park Elementary, and Sunset Elementary schools.

The District employs over 570 full time staff that includes approximately 330 teachers and over 240 classified, support, and supervisory personnel, making it one of the largest employers in the city of Hermiston. A nationally-recognized community that embraces its diversity, the district serves some 28,000 residents, where one-third of the population is Hispanic.

The school district prides itself on the academic achievement of its students, successful athletic programs, nationally-recognized club and activity organizations, and its exhaustive list of academic and elective opportunities available to students. The District's partnership with community organizations has been central to its continued success, highlighted by support groups who have provided nearly a half a million dollars to assist students and programs through such venues as the Hermiston Sports Booster Club, Hermiston Education Foundation, Band Boosters, FFA Alumni, and the community sponsorship of the student homebuilding program, to name a few.

Hermiston School District has a comprehensive Vision 2025 plan, which outlines the direction for the District. HSD provides quality professional development for staff in a variety of areas, including constructing meaning, common formative assessments, research-based literacy strategies and Professional Learning Communities (PLC's). These components, along with an emphasis on small class sizes, cutting edge technology, and comprehensive curriculum support, make Hermiston school District a great place to work.

About the Community:

The city of Hermiston is a vibrant and growing community of approximately 18,000 residents located at the crossroads of the Pacific Northwest, situated near the intersection of I-84 and I-82, just minutes from a Columbia River port and 30 minutes from the Tri-Cities in Washington. Hermiston and the entire Umatilla County area have excellent potential for growth in commercial, industrial, agricultural, as well as residential development. Hermiston boasts over 100 acres for community use, volleyball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, children's play areas, barbeque and picnic areas and more. Located within 10 minutes of downtown Hermiston, both Umatilla and Echo have challenging golf courses. The Columbia River offers tournament level fishing, as well as many water sports including swimming, wind surfing, and boating. Other fishing waters include the Umatilla River, Cold Springs Reservoir and many ponds. Nearby is Hat Rock State Park, and the Blue Mountains are within an hour drive, affording a wide variety of fishing, hunting and camping activities. In the winter, the mountains are home to excellent snow skiing, tubing, snowmobiling and sledding.

Salary and Benefits: The Hermiston School District offers an extremely competitive salary and benefits package which includes PERS retirement employer-paid pick-up, tuition reimbursement, and a comprehensive health and benefits package. Salary listed is based upon a full year contract, 201 days, which includes 3 paid holidays.

Application Requirements:

The applicant must supply the following items online through Applicant Tracking (formerly called Recruit & Hire) :
  • Online Application form
  • Cover Letter
  • Professional Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation (encouraged, but optional)
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure his/her application is complete. Only complete applications will be considered.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist
Contact Information
  • Donna Thomas
  • 502 W Standard Avenue
  • Hermiston, Oregon 97838

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