Speech Language Pathologist – 4 Openings
Opening #1: Speech language pathologist needed to work with elementary and preschool students with disabilities in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Opening #2: Speech language pathologist needed to work with elementary and preschool students with disabilities in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Opening #3: Speech language pathologist needed to work with elementary, middle school, and several high school students with disabilities in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Opening #4: Speech language pathologist needed to work with elementary and preschool students with disabilities in Winfield, Kansas.
Placement on teacher`s salary schedule
$5,000 additional annual stipend paid over 12 months each year
Possible overload pay of $4,500 per year contingent on the number of SLPs employed
Board of Education pays $4200 per year toward the annual cost of the employee`s individual health insurance premiums
Cowley County Special Services Cooperative employs 16 SLPs to work with students with disabilities throughout the cooperative. Average caseloads run from 45 – 60 students. There are multiple opportunities to team with and collaborate with other SLPs throughout the school year. In addition, the Coop pays registration fees for workshops to assist SLPs in obtaining CEUs to maintain licensure and has veteran SLPs who are willing to supervise the CFY for beginning SLPs.
Ronald L. Sarnacki, Ph.D.
Director of Special Education
Cowley County Special Services Cooperative/USD 465Cowley County Special Services Cooperative/USD 465
CCSSC staff provide special education services for over 1500 students (ages 3-21) in its six member districts. Of this amount, approximately 170 have been identified as gifted, and over 1300 are students with disabilities. CCSSC employs 110 licensed staff and 240 para educators. Along with integration and inclusion in regular education classrooms, many students with mild disabilities receive services in interrelated resource classrooms. Students with more severe disabilities may attend a portion of their school day in the regular education setting but receive a majority or all of their special education services in a self-contained classroom. Unless the student’s IEP states otherwise, students are educated in their neighborhood school.
In addition to providing services for students with mild and severe disabilities, CCSSC has special programs for students with autism and for students who are too seriously emotionally disturbed to be educated within the confines of a self-contained classroom in the public school setting. This latter program has a mental health focus where students receive both individual and group therapy from a school social worker in addition to academics and is called the Community Day School.
Winfield USD #465 is the sponsoring district for the Cooperative. Therefore, the Winfield Board of Education determines annual salaries for cooperative staff, benefits, and number of contracted teaching days. Coop employees follow the guidelines established in the Negotiated Agreement between the Winfield board and its teachers. Inquires regarding employment and programs should be directed to 620-221-7021.
The Cooperative office is housed in Winfield. Winfield is 36 miles southeast of Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. Other districts whose special education students are serviced by CCSSC include Arkansas City, Winfield, Cedar Vale, Central Burden, Dexter, & Udall. If you’re looking for a challenging position in special education with a chance to make a difference in a student’s life and like mild winters and warm summers, then Cowley County is the place for you!