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Speech & Language Pathologist (Birth - Age 5)

Southern Oregon Education Service District

Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD) Early Childhood Services (ECS), a widely recognized early childhood special education program committed to inclusion, family partnership, and developmentally appropriate practices, invites applications for a  Speech & Language Pathologist at the Gilbert Creek Child Development Center in Grants Pass.
ECS has been designated a 5 star program through Spark, Oregon's quality rating and improvement system.  Our transdisciplinary team of 25 dedicated teachers, assistants, family consultants, therapists, evaluators, and office professionals are focused on authentic and supportive relationships, professional growth through coaching and mentoring, and maintaining a “family feel” to our work place. We are intentional in our implementation of a tiered approach for developing children's early language, literacy, and social emotional skills, and have designed a variety of environments and experiences to address the unique and varied learning needs of the children we serve.
Bilingual/bicultural applicants encouraged to apply. We welcome diversity in our work environment.

Southern Oregon ESD is located in the Rogue Valley, the cultural and economic heart of southern Oregon, home to legendary snow-skiing, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, fishing, as well as numerous cultural venues and events such as art galleries, the Britt Music Festivals, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. For more information on living in Medford, Grants Pass area please go to: or
Speech & Language Pathologist (Birth - Age 5)

Position Goal:   To help students communicate appropriately through planning, implementing, and evaluation of individualized education programs.

Note: OAR 333-019-1030 Proof of COVID full vaccination status or approved OHA exception is required for this position.

Essential Functions:
Assessing individual educational speech-language needs of students and making recommendations
Preparing individual educational programs and materials. 
Delivering effective speech-language therapy to identified students.
Consulting with parents to integrate home and school goals.
Assisting schools in multidisciplinary, IEP, placement, intervention and other educational decisions.
Providing consultations to teachers regarding speech-language interventions.
Establishing and maintaining positive , flexible, and cooperative relationships with ESD and local district staff.
Making independent decisions within established policies and procedures.
Preparing accountability records regarding services provided.
Communicating clearly and appropriately.
Participating in professional growth activities.
Complying with local district and ESD rules and policies.
Performing physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.
Performing non related tasks as designated by supervisor.

Minimum Pre-Requisites:
Successful completion of an approved speech pathology program
Oregon teachers' license with speech impaired endorsement and acquire Oregon Health Board of Examiners' speech pathology license, or
Oregon Health Board of Examiners' speech pathology license.

Length of Position:   190 days
Salary:   $46,144 - 64,887 per 2021-2022 Licensed Collective Bargaining Agreement. The 2022-2023 salary schedule will be published after bargaining with the SOESDEA has concluded.
Immediate Supervisor:    Program Administrator
SOESD Benefits (For .50 FTE and Over):  
Southern Oregon ESD contributes up to 2003.00 per month (family coverage) for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees.   
Employer-paid PERS (Public Employee Retirement System), including additional 6% individual investment account with PERS.
9 paid holidays 
A generous sick, vacation and discretionary (personal) leave packet is also provided to qualified employees.  

Health Insurance:  
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance  
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax  

Health Savings Accounts  
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses 
Optional Coverage for Additional Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability Insurance through Aflac or American Fidelity 
403(b) through Carruth Compliance Consulting  
Mercy Flights Membership  

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