Speech Language Pathologist

If interested please apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/newtonk12/onlineapp/



  1. Current KDHE Speech-Language Pathologist license or would consider a Clinical Fellowship Year applicant
  2. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board of education may find appropriate and acceptable


JOB GOAL:   To help reduce or eliminate speech impediments that interfere with the individual student’s ability to derive full benefit from the district’s educational program


  1. Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement.
  2. Provides a therapeutic program to meet individual needs of speech/language and hearing handicapped children.
  3. Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments.
  4. Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, hearing, and language impairments.
  5. Provides screening to identify speech handicapped children at regular intervals and at specified levels.
  6. Assists in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate.
  7. Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students’ needs and correct existing speech or language handicaps.
  8. Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy by suggestions for the student’s daily activities.
  9. Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate.
  10. Provides inservice education and serves as a consultant to teachers and school staff members on topics concerning speech improvement.
  11. Keeps thorough ongoing records for the individual student receiving therapy or other school provided speech services.
  12. Maintains lists of referred, screened, and eligible students, as well as a directory of outside agencies, consultants, specialists, and related services.
  13. Assumes primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaining needed equipment supplies.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Salary and length of contract to be established by the board of education.

EVALUATION:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.


  • Ability to provide individualized programs of therapy to correct existing speech or language handicaps
  • Ability to observe and refer suspected and identified speech and language impairments
  • Ability to assess and diagnose speech, voice, hearing, and language impairments

Newton USD 373

Job Start Date: August-1-2019
Applications Due By: August-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Jane Nichols - jane.nichols@usd373.org - 316-284-6205

Employer Information

Newton USD 373 www.usd373.org


The Newton Public Schools offer a wide array of programs in a hometown environment that is often not found in large metropolitan areas. USD 373 serves approximately 3,769 students including Newton, North Newton, Walton and surrounding rural areas. The teacher/pupil ratio is 1/10. Salary for first year teachers is $37,000. The mission of USD 373 is to prepare its students to be capable, contributing participants in a changing world. In addition to regular classes, Newton students have access to vocational and technical programs that are ranked among the top in the state. Schools in the district include:

1 - Early Childhood

5 - Elementary

1- 5th/6th Center

1 - Middle School

1 - High School

Professional development for teachers and staff is a high priority for the district with 100% of teachers designated "highly qualified" as defined by the Kansas Department of Education.

Employer Address: 308 E 1st Street Newton, Kansas

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