Speech Language Pathologist- CICS Bucktown

Posted on: July 20, 2023 | |

Title: Speech Language Pathologist
Location: CICS Bucktown – 2235 N Hamilton Ave, Chicago IL 60647
Reports To: Director of Student Services
Salary: Starting at $64,000, commensurate with experience
Employee Type: Regular Full Time
Start Date: Aug 2023

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Position Overview

The Speech Pathologist provides support and conducts student assessments in all areas of communication development. Working in cooperation with network supervisors, teachers, families, and students, the Speech Pathologist is responsible for providing diagnostic and intervention services for students with speech, language, and hearing disorders to improve communication development and ensure access to the general education curriculum.



Participate in activities that support students’ educational programs
Keep abreast of best practices in speech and language therapy and language development

Participate in all required Domain, Problem Solving, FIE and annual review meetings as needed
Provide consultation to teachers, parents and staff as outlined in IEP and treatment plans and as needed in order to effectively support and problem solve individual student need
Provide staff training and education to school staff and parents in the area of communication development
Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders
Provide professional development to school staff to support students with communication needs

Provide consultation to teachers, families and staff
Consult with teaching teams to develop and implement of curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies such as visual supports, oral motor exercises, language strips, topics of conversation, and data collection
Ensure students’ skills are generalized across settings by collaborating with teaching teams and related service providers

Ensure evaluations, treatment plans and service delivery are aligned with school, state, and federal guidelines
Provide appropriate diagnostic assessment services to students using established eligibility criteria
Conduct assessments, analyzing results, and writing reports to determine strengths and concerns in areas of speech, voice, fluency, pragmatics, language, and oral motor skills
Provide therapeutic services to eligible students using a continuum of service delivery models
Develop and implement treatment plans (IEPs/504 and intervention plans) that are strength-based as well as child and family centered for overall educational improvement
Complete required supervisory activities with speech-language paraprofessional

Maintain accurate records (Maintain an inventory of materials, assessments, and supplies)
Monthly Statistics
Daily progress notes
Weekly documentation of all services delivered
Quarterly report of student achievement (IEP report cards)
Follow established attendance reporting procedures
Attend district, school, and departmental meetings
Facilitate departmental meetings
Requirements (minimum)

Education: Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology and Communication Disorders


Valid Professional Educator License or equivalent in state of employment (IL or MI) with a Speech-Language Pathology Endorsement
Valid Speech Language License
Physical Demands: Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 50% walking, and 40% standing


25+ Paid holidays & 10 days PTO annually (in addition to summer break for educators/campus positions)
12 weeks family paid leave
Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
403b match
Fully match up to 3%
50% match up to 5%
Professional development including tuition reimbursement
Gym and wellness discounts
And more

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