Speech Language Pathologist

Marion County Special Education Coop #617 has an opening for a Speech Language Pathologist.  Current case loads are between 40-45 students.  This is a full time position, but would consider part time SLP services or Clinical Fellowship Year applicants as well. 


·        Master’s Degree Required

·        Kansas Certification/Licensure in Speech/Language Pathology (would consider Clinical Fellowship Year applicants)

Essential Functions Of The Job:

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

Duties (Direct or Consultative):

·        Provide a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, hearing, and language impairments.  Upon request, may provide screenings for preschool and kindergarten. 

·        Provide direct therapy in individual and group sessions, focusing on articulation, language, fluency, and voice disorders.

·        Conduct impedance audiometry tests, as warranted.

·        Help plan programs to be carried out by teacher/paraeducator at school or by the parents at home as stipulated on the IEP.

·        Consult with regular education/special education teachers regarding students with speech/language problems who do not qualify for speech.

·        Consult with teachers and parents to provide recommendations for achieving carry-over of trained skills to classroom and home settings.

·        Participate as a member of the evaluation team, providing insight to parents and staff from areas of expertise.

·        Serve as a liaison for relevant medical services and community resources.


·        Serve as case manager for speech/language referrals, complete and compile all required forms and reports.

·        Conduct three-year reevaluations of students receiving speech/language therapy as their primary services.

·        Continuously measure student progress toward learning goals and objectives in order to guide therapeutic decisions.

·        Update student progress toward objectives on a nine-week basis.

·        Prepare reports and recommendations for every child on current caseload.

·        Maintain professional growth through participation in continuing education.

·        Serve on committees to promote or further the goals and policies of the Cooperative.

·        Maintain and complete documentary logs regularly.

·        Perform other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Director of Special Education.


Marion County Special Education Cooperative USD 617

Blue/Cross Blue/Shield Health Insurance, full single policy paid. Section 125 options and 403b Retirement available Calculated on years of experience
Job Start Date: February-1-2019
Applications Due By: December-31-2019

Job Contact Information

David Sheppard - dsheppard@mcsec.org - 620-382-2858

Employer Information

Marion County Special Education Cooperative USD 617 www.mcsec.org

Marion County Special Education Cooperative #617 serves students in five school districts within Marion County, including: USD 410 Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh, USD 408 Marion-Florence, USD 398 Peabody-Burns, USD 397 Centre-Lost Springs, and USD 411 Goessel. MCSEC is an inter-local that offers services for students birth to age 21.   Marion and Hillsboro are both 3A schools and the other three districts are 1A or 2A. 

WHAT`S NEW:  MCSEC and Tabor College have partnered to form the Tabor College Project SEARCH, an educational transition program for older students with disabilities.  Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year Tabor College Project SEARCH will host 6 Student Interns. The interns will rotate through various departments of the college working in 3 different internship sites over the school year.  Marion County has truly been blessed with this wonderful opportunity to further serve older students with disabilities.  

MARION COUNTY:  Marion County is just on the west edge of the Flint Hills.  With both a county lake and a federal reservoir on either side of Marion, there is abundant, hunting, fishing, camping, and other lake activities within minutes of town.  When you find yourself in Marion County, you will find communities enriched with deep historical heritage that are dedicated to preserving the past and embracing the future.


Marion County has twelve communities and each community has their own special events, shopping, museums, history and beautiful parks. Marion County is home to two colleges and outstanding public schools!  


Come Live, Work, Play and Grow With Us in Marion County.


LOCATION:  Marion is located along Hwy. 77 and Hwy. 56.  We are about an hour drive to Salina or Wichita and about 45 minutes to ElDorado or Emporia.   McPherson and Newton are within 25 minutes.  


BENEFITS:  Marion County Special Ed Coop offers competitive salaries, Section 125 benefits and 403b plans and a Board paid single health insurance benefit for full time employees.   Universal Leave is granted annually. 


Dr. David Sheppard



1500 E. Lawrence

Marion, KS  66861​

Employer Address: 1500 E. Lawrence Marion, Kansas

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