Washington State Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in United States


Position: Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Agency: Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL)

Washington School for the Deaf campus

Location: Vancouver, WA

POSTED: 2016-2017 school year

Position Responsibilities:

The Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) are part of the ASL English Bilingual Services Department. SLPs provide a variety of professional services to deaf and hard of hearing students at the Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus.


  • Evaluate speech-language development of students through interviews, observations, and other methods and recommend approaches and exercises appropriate to meet the needs of the individual student.

  • Perform a wide range of screening and diagnostic tests specific to the areas of receptive and expressive language, articulation, fluency and voice. Attend IEP meetings.

  • Design and implement therapeutic strategies to support communication needs.

  • Collaborate with other SLP and ASL Specialist, and consult with teachers, school staff, and parents to ensure positive and appropriate student learning experiences.

  • Provide ongoing professional communication with parents and school staff. May provide training to staff.

  • Maintain records and progress notes detailing speech-language communication strategies used.

  • Identify and monitor the effectiveness of therapy, and redefine goals and modify strategies as needed.

  • Other duties assigned by the Bilingual Services Director.


  • WA State ESA certification as an SLP and master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, school staff, parents, and school district personnel using ASL and English. Ability to use technology effectively.

  • Knowledge of principles, techniques, and methods of speech-language therapy and strategies.

  • Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students including knowledge of ASL, Deaf culture and community.

  • Ability to evaluate students with learning challenges and recommend specific support strategies.

  • Ability to maintain written records and progress notes regarding goals and support strategies on students served.

  • Ability to prepare professional reports and correspondence related to the work. Willingness to provide staff training.

  • Willingness to work as part of the Bilingual Services team.

  • Ability to use professional judgment and carry out all assigned responsibilities with minimal supervision while maintaining confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of bilingualism, biculturalism and understanding of linguistic and cultural competency preferred.

Supplemental Information


Salary is based upon education and experience. Certificated staff receive 12-month pro-rated salary and are designated as overtime-exempt employees. This position is represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

Salary range: $45,000 - $71,000 per year based on 196 days.

How to Apply:

Apply online at www.careers.wa.gov. Recruitment open until filled. Must have valid WA State ESA certification prior to beginning work. Criminal background check required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-0721

Department: Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: Clark County – Vancouver, WA