Speech-Language Pathologist: Special Education

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Speech-Language Pathologist
Life Enrichment Education Program (LEEP)
190-Day Calendar, 8 hours/day, 5 days/week
2022-23 School Year

Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.

The Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) designs and implements communication and speech and language programs for students with intellectual disability existing concurrently with high intensity support needs. The therapist completes evaluations, plans therapy programs, and provides direct therapy to students. The SLP consults with the special education and other related service staff, to determine the needs of students and develop Individualized Education Plans.

The Life Enrichment Education Program (LEEP) provides specially designed instruction and related services for eligible Clackamas County students ages 5-21 years. Students attend self-contained classrooms in schools located throughout the county. The curriculum focuses on personal management, communication, practical living skills, vocational skills, leisure and recreation activities, and social skills. Based on the individual needs of each student, the ESD offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive PE, and nursing support. LEEP also provides an extended school year program in the summer for students who would regress because of a lengthy educational recess.

Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville.


  • Assesses and evaluates students' primary modes of communication, assistive technology needs, and speech and language development, to determine the impact of the students' needs on their ability to benefit from special education
  • Elicits input from special education staff (Teacher, OT, PT, Nursing) and other outside consultants, and works closely with parents in the communication program design
  • Identifies students’ individual needs and therapy goals through participation in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Develops appropriate therapy plans to make progress toward achieving the students’ goals and objectives identified in the IEP   
  • Provides individualized or small group direct speech, language, and augmentative/ alternative communication instruction to students whose IEPs contain SLP services
  • Provides training, regular observation, and feedback regarding the delivery of the communication instruction
  • For a complete list of the essential functions, please see the full job description.


  • Current Oregon Board of Examiners Speech-Language Pathology License or Oregon Teaching License with Speech Impaired Endorsement
  • Recent successful experience and training in delivery of speech and language services in schools for low incidence disabilities such as intellectual disability and autism
  • Demonstrated ability to compose and produce concise professional documents
  • Skill at working with other related services staff and teachers as resources for planning and delivery of therapy 
  • Ability to teach alternative communication modes (sign language, visual symbols) and use assistive technology communication strategies/devices frequently utilized with students who have significant mental and physical disabilities
  • For a complete list of minimum qualifications, please see the full job description

TO APPLY: Submit your application directly at https://www.applitrack.com/clackesd/onlineapp/ 

Open until filled

COMMENCES: August 2022
Salary based on experience. Minimum $52,376 provided educational requirements of the position are met. See the 2021-22 Licensed Salary Schedule. The 2022-23 salary schedule has not yet been released.
BENEFITS: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health insurance including HRA options, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance. Retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation. Read more about our benefits here.

Clackamas ESD complies with the Oregon Health Authority mandate that requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved religious or medical exception. New hires will be required to provide proof of their vaccinated status, or receive approval on a submitted OHA exception request form for a qualifying medical or religious reason, prior to their first day of employment. 

Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve.

Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.

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Clackamas Education Service District

13455 SE 97th Ave. , Clackamas, OR 97015

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Life Enrichment Education Program

13455 SE 97th Ave. , Clackamas, OR 97015