Speech Language Pathologist @ Farley Elementary

  • 6701 SW 33rd St, Topeka, KS 66614, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.

Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.

Job Description

Job Title: Pathologist, Speech 

Reports To: Principal and Director of Student Services


The speech pathologist provides special services to students with communicative deviations/impairments or hearing impairments which interfere with their ability to derive full benefit from the district’s educational program. The speech-language pathologist is a communication specialist who works with language handicaps, articulation deficits, dysfluencies, and voice disorders.

The speech pathologist is responsible for planning and implementing the goals of the Individual Education Plan (IEP.)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • · Provides screening to identify language, voice, fluency, and articulation deviations/impairments and hearing impairments
  • · Conducts speech and hearing examinations for referred students
  • · Provides an assessment and diagnosis of speech, language, and hearing
  • · Serves as a member of the pre-assessment team to assist in the placement of students in special education programs
  • · Provides appropriate Individual Education Programs of therapy for meeting individual student’s needs
  • · Assists in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community
  • · Consults with teachers as to the individual child’s progress
  • · Maintains lists of referred, screened and eligible speech students and a directory of outside agencies, consultants, specialists, and related services
  • · Compiles and maintains pertinent speech, hearing, and language records
  • · Assumes primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaining needed equipment and supplies
  • · Submits an end-of-year report and other information requested by the Director of Student Services
  • · Serves as a resource in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement
  • · Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring of students with suspected and identified speech and language impairments
  • · Provides screening at the request of teachers, parents, or as a part of the Student Improvement Team process
  • · Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members
  • · Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families
  • · Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day
  • · Oversees assigned budgets
  • · Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner
  • · Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the superintendent or designee may assign


Staff members designated by the Board of Education, superintendent, or immediate supervisor

Start Date: August 4, 2020


Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Certificate or license from Kansas Department of Education or Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Education and/or Experience

  • Graduate from approved program in Speech-Language Pathology required

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general educational reports, professional journals, technical procedures, and regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals. Ability to write clearly; keep detailed records; effectively produce reports, letters, and memoranda; and to carry out complex tasks. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Professional Conduct

Employee is required to maintain a high standard of professional conduct. Breach of said professional conduct includes, but is not limited to: neglect of duty, dishonesty, engagement in acts that are contrary to district policy, unlawful activities, or any other conduct which is seriously prejudicial to the school system.

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 frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to interact with staff and to meet demands from several people. The employee is responsible for the work output of others. On occasion, the employee may be required to work extended hours.

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Frequent travel required


Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education policies

Terms of Employment Salary and work year to be established by the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education

Additional Information

Must be special education endorsed.Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.