Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist

Classification: Professional-Exempt, Full-Time, Part-Time
Salary Range: $33.67 – $53.79
Department: Therapy
Reports to: Lead Therapist
Date: May 10th, 2024

Summary /Objective:

Apply your knowledge and experience in SPARC's unique environment through a blend of classroom instruction and individualized therapy. At SPARC you will have the opportunity to work with children in their natural environments as well as the classroom setting with ages ranging from birth to 5 years old.  


Join us in helping build the foundation for lifelong success! Skagit Preschool and Resource Center (SPARC) is a mission driven non-profit organization located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. We provide individualized services for families and their children with unique developmental needs in Skagit County, WA.  SPARC is seeking a highly motivated speech and language pathologist to join our growing team.


As a SPARC employee, we will rely on you to reflect our vision for children and families to feel supported and our community to be aware of the unique gifts of all children. Through every aspect of patient care and employee collaboration, we expect compassion, respect, and a high level of professionalism. 


Previous experience with young children and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended to ensure competency and knowledge in: program planning, development and coordination for children with a wide range of unique developmental needs.


  • Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology / Communication Disorders (Required)
  • Washington State License in Speech-Language Pathology (Required)
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (Required – May be in progress)
  • Washington State Educational Staff Associate License (Required – May be acquired after hire) 


(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Diagnose and evaluate speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors.
  • Plan, direct, and/or conduct treatment programs to develop or restore communicative efficacy of children with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology.
  • Review individual files to obtain background information prior to evaluations to determine appropriate tests and to ensure that adequate information is available.
  • Administer, score, and interpret specialized hearing and speech evaluations.
  • Participate on multidisciplinary teams that develop and implement individualized plans for assigned children to meet individual needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Review treatment plans, and assess individual performance to modify, change, or write new programs.
  • Maintain records and data entry as required by law, SPARC’s policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Attend meetings and conferences and participate in other activities to promote professional growth.
  • Act as a consultant to educational, medical, and other professionals.
  • Provide direct therapy for children at school, in clinic, and/or in their homes, teaching parents new strategies to work with their children.
  • Supervise and train volunteers and practicum students assigned to you.
  • Actively engage in a team approach with therapists, teachers, and classroom aides to serve children.
  • Educate and involve parents with their child’s program in and out of the classroom/therapy session.


SPARC strives to provide an inclusive and inviting work environment.  We value a multidisciplinary, team-oriented approach in all services to our community. Therapy is provided in the home, classroom, or clinic settings depending on each child’s individual program and needs. Teams communicate and collaborate regularly in order to support each other and the families we serve.   


Classification: Full-Time 36 hours per week

Pay: $33.67 – $53.79 per hour (Annual contracted hours are calculated and paid on a 12 month salary basis)

Reports to: Lead Therapist

Schedule: Monday – Thursdays work week with flexibility. 

Contract Type: 10 month school district year of September – June (additional hours and pay available during the summer months).


(Benefits may vary based on full-time vs. part-time)

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement opportunities
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with company match
  • Reimbursement for work related mileage
  • Reimbursement for applicable licenses 
  • Payment of employee’s portion of L&I taxes
  • Paid time off
  • 2 weeks scheduled off during December for school district winter break
  • 3 days scheduled off for Thanksgiving break
  • 1 week scheduled off during April for school district spring break
  • Summers off on a rotational basis with other therapists 
  • 4 day work week


Local travel between SPARC locations and home visits is required. For this reason, employees must have a valid driver’s license, car insurance, and reliable transportation.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to spend periods of time:

  • Sitting on the floor
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting children up to fifty pounds
  • Bending over/down to children’s level
  • Physically restraining a child (when incorporated in his/her behavior plan)

SPARC is an equal opportunity employer.

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