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2023-2024 SY: Speech and Language Pathologist at Exceptional Student Services

Santa Fe Public Schools
La Cienga, NM
Closing date
Apr 13, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Speech and Language Pathologist

Work Unit:

Work Site Reports To:

Principal/ESS Director Contract Length:

182 days

Pay Schedule:

Ancillary Pay Table Overtime Status:

Exempt Hours:

7 hours per day

Union Status:

NEA Licensure:

Speech and Language Pathologist

Note: All positions with Santa Fe Public Schools require a post-offer/pre-employment background check. Some positions have additional requirements as established by federal or state rules and regulations.

General Function:

To work in collaboration with other school staff in the prevention or rehabilitation of communication disorders that interfere with student's ability to derive full benefit from the District's educational program.


(Basic minimum requirements are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the District.)

Required: Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders. Completed necessary clinical practicum as part of the Master's degree. Possesses (or is qualified to possess) a valid New Mexico Speech Pathology license from the Speech-Language/Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Board. License must be renewed annually. New graduates must pass a national exam in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders within one year and be supervised for no less the nine months full-time and complete a clinical fellowship within a period of 36 consecutive months. Must comply with the SLP/Audiology Hearing Aid Dispensing Board's rules and regulations regarding requirements as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish/English.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:

Ability to exercise effective communication and interpersonal skills with diverse populations both in-person, on the telephone and on the computer (email, etc.). Must be flexible and have excellent organizational skills. Effective decision-making and problem solving skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general educational periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to effectively use technology to compile and present data, reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from community groups, staff and the public.

Essential Job Functions

Performs all functions in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety and environmental regulations, facility and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the organization. Current essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Cooperates in the development and implementation of the District program of instruction, as applicable to communication disorders.
  • Assists and guides teachers and other staff members in preventing and/or observing, describing and referring suspected and identified speech, language and hearing impairments.
  • Provides in-service education and serves as a consultant to teachers and school staff members on topics related to communication disorders.
  • Provides education on speech-language development, disorders, and delays to school staff.
  • Develops case management programs that reflect individual needs, interests and abilities that meet the requirements of student Individual Educational Program goals.
  • Creates recommendations for educational staff that will assist students in overcoming communication difficulties.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of appropriate student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere.
  • Provides speech-language assessments, evaluates student progress on a regular basis, and provides reports.
  • Participates in Individual Educational Program meetings.
  • Assists in making appropriate referrals to agencies and specialists.
  • Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with parents concerning their student's program.
  • Creates an environment conducive to learning appropriate to the age, maturity, and abilities of the students.
  • Provides therapy and instruction to individuals and groups at the times and locations designated.
  • Provides additional duties as assigned.

Salary Range:

Based on education, experience, and level of NM License.

Tier 2 License: $60,000+

Tier 3 License: $70,000+

Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not limited to):

Typical office equipment, including: computer, keyboard, software platforms such as Microsoft Office and the Google Suite.

Physical/Cognitive Requirements:

Works with a wide diversity of students with various issues, some may be behavioral in nature. Minimal lifting. A student at immediate risk of harm to self or others may require physical restraint by an employee with Crisis Intervention/Prevention training. Regularly required to stand; move throughout a room and/or facility. Communicate verbally and electronically. Use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. Occasionally required to sit, climb, and balance, and drive. May have occasion to perform heavy lifting up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and private automobile. Some evening or weekend work and travel may be required.

Environmental Conditions:

The noise level is usually moderate. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. Occasionally required to travel to other facilities within the District.

Personal Accountability:
  • Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records and punctuality.
  • Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or tardiness.
  • Begins and completes work within the allotted time.
  • Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the work environment.
  • Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/ special application.
  • Protects the district's resources through appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment.
  • Utilizes appropriate body mechanics to aid in the prevention of muscle strain/injury.

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