Bilingual (Spanish) Speech and Language Pathologist

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1105 North Hunt Club Road
Gurnee, Illinois 60031


Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer.  We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and educational environment by hiring individuals who support and contribute to the diversity and excellence of our student and academic programs through their teaching and service to our students, parents and the community we serve.
If you welcome inclusion, equity and diversity, have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students, embrace and celebrate the individuality of our student population with respect to race, ethnicity, and economic status, and seek to celebrate the cultures that contribute to making our district so rich, please join our team!  Minority candidates encouraged to apply.


Position Title:  Bilingual  (Spanish) Speech Language Pathologist 

Applicants are instructed to address in their application/resume their experiences directly related to each section noted in this posting.

Position Type:  Certified Non-Teaching

Date Posted:  July 15, 2020

Location:  Woodland Primary School

Date Available:  August 24, 2020  (plus new teacher orientation)

Description:  Conduct evaluations, eligibility and IEP meetings and provide direct therapy services to children, to include RtI support. Skills for evaluation/direct service to children with only speech delays as well as other students in special education. Must have good communication and writing skills.  Spanish speaking preferred.

1.   License:
      A.   Required – Illinois Professional Educator License with Speech Language Pathology endorsement - registered in Lake County

2.   Education:
      A.  Required -  Master's Degree in Speech / Language Pathology

3. Qualifications:
     A. Required - Fluency in Spanish

1.         Screen all students referred by teacher and/or parents/guardians, including preschool children
2.         Utilize appropriate diagnostic procedures to complete a speech/language evaluation on those students identified during the screening process
3.         Establish type and severity of speech/language disorder in the areas of receptive and expressive language, articulation, auditory skills, oral motor functioning, voice, fluency, work retrieval and pragmatics
4.         Interpret the results of each evaluation and enroll students whose speech and language interfere with their ability to learn within the school setting
5.         Develop  an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and update the child’s progress on the IEP as indicated by IDEA and State regulations
6.         Schedule students for remediation on an individual or group basis according to their needs
7.         Monitors progress of students on a regular basis
8.         Utilize appropriate exit criteria to make recommendations as part of the educational team regarding student dismissal from formal speech and language service
9.         Serve as a communication consultant and resource person to classroom teachers, school personnel and parents/guardians.  These services may take the form of conferences, classroom demonstrations or other consultation models/activities
10.        May conduct classroom language groups with classroom teacher as an active participant
11.        Maintain open communications with parents/guardians of speech-language students
12.        Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings and the annual review process
13.        Participate in Problem Solving/Intervention Team meetings as needed
14.        Provide supplemental services for Tier 2 & 3 interventions as appropriate with his/her workload
15.        Maintain all records and implement all procedures in accordance with Illinois and I.D.E.A. Rules and Regulations
16.        Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal, Special Education Supervisor, and/or in consultation with the Assistant Superintendent of Special Education

1.  Planning and Preparation – Responsible for demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy, students, and resources.  Design coherent instruction and select appropriate instructional activities, and has the ability to assess students learning.

2.  Classroom Environment – Responsible for creating an environment of respect and establishes a culture for learning, manages classroom procedures, manages student’s behavior, and has the ability to organize physical space.

3.  Instruction – Communicates clearly and accurately, uses questioning and discussion techniques, engages students in learning, provides feedback to students, and demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness.

4.  Professional Responsibility – Reflects on teaching, must maintain accurate records, communicates professionally, contributes to the school and district, grows and develops professionally, and shows professionalism.
Technical:  Must be able to utilized a white board/smartboard, iPads with various apps, online assessment tools, Microsoft Office and Google programs, and district email/voicemail systems.

Interpersonal:  Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents, businesses and community.  Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to work harmoniously with the community, students, parents, staff, and administration, etc.  Must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and staff.  Must exhibit sound judgment in dealing with people.  Must have strong organizational skills. Must have the ability to lead and support paraprofessional staff in the classroom and collaborate with all related service providers.

1.   Maintain the utmost level of confidentiality.
2.   Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt/adapt to change.
3.   Engage in all job-related interactions and activities, with contacts from within and outside the District, in a courteous and professional manner.
4.   Communicate with styles that are approachable and respectful.
5.   Maintain a capacity and a commitment to using and fostering the use of technology.
6.   Participate in professional development and training to become more effective and efficient.
7.   Take initiative to manage multiple tasks.
8.   Effectively organize work to be as productive as possible. 

Manual Dexterity:  Work requires definite skilled and accurate physical operations requiring some closely coordinated performance.
Physical Effort:      Work requires handling average weight materials or equipment, but not for sustained periods.  Travel to schools and seminars as needed.
Working Conditions:  Some exposure to definitely disagreeable elements.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   Full-time, 180 days as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement

SALARY RANGE:  Based on experience and education.

HOW TO APPLY:  Internal applicants should apply online and attach a resume to the online application. External applicants should apply online and attach three letters of recommendations and resume to the online application at

All applicants must be willing to interview in person and demonstrate skills through a situational analysis.  Applicants will be contacted within three weeks if invited for an interview.  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Further information regarding this position may be obtained by contacting:

Dr. Lanee Walls
Associate Superintendent of Special Education


Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Employer with established policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, or other legally protected categories. The Associate Superintendent (847-596-5630) addresses questions regarding student discrimination, and the Director of Human Resources (847-596-5640) answers questions concerning employment discrimination.


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Woodland School District #50

17366 West Gages Lake Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246