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Bilingual Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

190 day work calendar
1.0 FTE position
Location: Linn/Benton Counties
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Salary Range: $27.13 - 36.17 per hour plus $2400 bilingual proficiency stipend per year

Application Process:
Applications are available at
Online Application
Cover letter
Three current letters of reference
Copy of University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process) if required
Copy of License

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact the Executive Human Resource Officer, Kate Marrone: to discuss your application.


Classification: Licensed 190 day calendar
Reports to: Special Education & Evaluation Services Program Coordinator
FSLA Status: Exempt


As a part of our team of extraordinary educators, you will have the joy of witnessing the development of a student’s ability to connect with their world. This position works closely with and under the direct supervision of a licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), as well as with a team of specialists, supporting children birth through age five in learning the critical communication skills to successfully express themselves and communicate with their peers. This interesting and ever changing position offers opportunities to learn and grow as you work with students as they learn language, accurate articulation, and the ability to engage with others and their environment.

Must hold an active, valid, or be able to obtain Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) certificate from the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology. This certification must be maintained while employed.
Fluent oral and written communication skills, in English and Spanish.
Meet requirements of finger-print-based criminal history record verification.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people within a team concept.
Such alternatives to certain above qualifications may apply as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent and/or Board of Directors.

This position has the following expectations and prerequisite abilities.
Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racists principles.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, FERPA and adherence to the competent and ethical educator practices.
Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency including ORS, OAR, IDEA, FOIA, and CIPA.
Exceptional prioritization of tasks, timely completion of work assignments, ability to take the initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrates respectful, flexible and effective teambuilding skills of cooperation, communication and active participation.
Present self and LBL in a professional manner including: in oral and written communication, professional disposition when working with others and maintaining professional dress standards.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directives, find requested data and present in user-friendly formats for internal and public distribution.
Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedules.
Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.
Participate in in-service training programs and other professional growth opportunities, as assigned. [Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training, First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)].
Strength and agility to assist children with special needs and ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
Ability to work in a variety of settings, including classroom, school buildings, office environments and homes.
Ability to kneel, crouch and sit in child-sized chairs or on the floor for extended periods of time while working with children.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or work setting.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, and duties associated with this position. The supervisor of this position may modify this list at any time it’s deemed necessary.
Conduct speech, language, and hearing screenings in both Spanish and English utilizing screening protocols specified by the supervising SLP.
Act as a second-language interpreter during assessments in Spanish.
Provide direct treatment assistance to identified students following written treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising SLP.
Document student progress toward meeting established objectives stated in the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Maintain records, log notes, and written communication in a manner prescribed by the supervising SLP.
Comply with all Oregon Administrative rules governing Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.
Assist the SLP with information documentation during therapy sessions, prepare materials and assist with other clerical duties and maintain student records in a secure and confidential manner at all times.
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with parents, children/students, program/district staff, and community service providers.
Schedule activities and prepare charts, records, graphs, or other displays of data.
Perform equipment setup, operation, and maintenance as prescribed by supervising SLP.
Participate with the SLP in research projects, in-service training, and public relations programs.

Licensed employees are represented by Linn Benton Lincoln Education Association.
Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD licensed salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability
Health Insurance
Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
Carriers offered are: Moda; Kaiser; Willamette Dental Group

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
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LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Paid Leaves
Personal Leave-Up to 24 hours
Sick Leave-Up to 80 hours
Sick Leave Bank Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank-Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury

Professional Development
LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops, conferences and mentorship programs

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.