Speech/Language Pathologist (SPED) 2019-2020 School Year

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Special Education K-12

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and current license issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.  Some experience as a Speech Language Pathologist in a school system preferred but not required.  CFY Sponsorship available on site.       


Physical/Emotional Requirements:  The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day:

Speaking- hearing- visual- reading- writing- word processing- mobility- consistency of temperament- ability to work with a variety of problems at the same time- stamina for working long hours and in stress-producing environment.


Performance Responsibilities:

  • Identify students with communication impairments.
  • Collaborate with other educational staff to determine the impact of communication impairment on student progress.
  • Develop and assist in the implementation of instructional and curricular modifications.
  • Provide materials that promote communication development to other educators and families.  Participate in student IEP development and implementation.
  • Develop and maintain a caseload intervention schedule providing time for direct and indirect services- classroom collaboration and co-teaching- screenings and evaluations- materials preparation- and voice output device programming.
  • Maintain student records and performance data.
  • Supervise speech/language-trained para-educator and graduate students as assigned.
  • Mentor new speech/language pathologists.
  • Participate as required on Building Student Improvement Teams- speech/language department committees and projects- special education committees- projects- or audits.
  • Provide in-service to colleagues.
  • Must complete all Special Education paperwork- including IEPs and Medicaid billing.

A Topeka Public Schools Certified application is required and may be obtained online at www.topekapublicschools.net.            


Terms of Employment/Duty Date:  2019-2020 School Year



Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of Support Service Personnel.

Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 05/24/2020

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Topeka USD 501 www.topekapublicschools.net

To apply for a position at Topeka Public Schools, please visit www.topekapublicschools.net, select Employment, and then Job Opportunities. Topeka Public Schools` students perform at the highest levels.  Students, staff members, and district leaders are recognized regularly for outstanding accomplishments. We offer a variety of comprehensive programs designed to fit to the needs and interests of all students. Excellence and equity are the standard. We educate all children. TPS schools have received national recognition for excellence in education, with several attaining the Kansas Standards of Excellence in reading and mathematics and many achieving remarkable double-digit gains. As the sixth largest school district in Kansas with an enrollment of about 12,000 students in elementary through high school, Topeka Public Schools is also the largest school district in Shawnee County.  Elementary schools range in size from 200 to 600 students. We have two elementary magnet schools.  One is a science and fine arts magnet school and the other is a computer magnet school. Middle school enrollments range between 400 to 600 students and our three high schools have enrollments of 800 to 1,800 students. Hope Street Academy, a charter high school, draws alternative students from across the district. A proud feature of our district is Hummer Sports Park, a six-sport complex featuring state-of-the-art facilities for football, track, soccer, baseball, softball, and swimming. We are committed to hiring and retaining superior employees to educate and meet the needs of each student. As the third largest employer in Topeka with over 2,400 certified and classified staff members, we provide a competitive salary schedule, district-paid insurance benefits, a generous leave package, and many other great benefits. If you are interested in joining our progressive school district, please check the job listings below and visit our website at www.topekapublicschools.net to learn more about Topeka Public Schools and complete your application. 

Employer Address: 624 SW 24th Street Topeka, Kansas

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