District-Wide Early Contract Hiring Pool (SY23-24): Speech-Language Pathologist

Job title: District-Wide Early Contract Hiring Pool (SY23-24): Speech-Language Pathologist

$45333 – 85443 per year

Company: Providence Public Schools

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Job description: JOB DESCRIPTION

This job posting is for all individuals interested in Speech-Language Pathologist positions in the Providence Public Schools in the 2023-2024 school year. By submitting your application to this posting, you will be pre-screened by our Human Resources team and have the opportunity to interview with school-based leaders and district hiring managers. Those who are selected as priority candidates will receive an early hiring contract, contingent on completion of licensure and background check requirements, and will be guaranteed a position in SY23-24. Candidates who receive an Early Hiring Contract must also apply to school-based positions for which they are interested and eligible once they are posted in early March.

By applying to this position, you are demonstrating a commitment to PPSD and to our students, and your application materials will be available to all school leaders who have openings for the upcoming school year. This will enable school leaders to reach out to interested candidates prior to the official district posting of jobs in March 2023.

Who We Are

  • The Providence Public School District (PPSD) serves approximately 22,000 students attending our 37 schools. PPSD employs more than 3,200 professionals who work in and provide support to our schools, which include 21 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 9 high schools and 2 public district charter schools. Of our employees, approximately 2,000 are educators, and more than 600 others directly support students and families in our schools.
  • Our schools are diverse learning communities. Approximately 68% of our students are Latinx, 15% Black, 6.5% White, 4% Asian, 5.5% Multi-racial and 1% Native American. Approximately 31% of students are multilingual learners, and about 16% of students receive special education services. Approximately 55% of students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, our students and families speak 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin.

Job Description

Under direction of the Special Education Administrator and consistent with the Providence Public Schools’ vision and mission, the speech language pathologist works in partnership with parents, students, and educators to promote student achievement.

Additionally, School Psychologists will:

  • participate in admission, review and dismissal committees regarding students, parents, and staff in assigned schools


RIDE Requirements:
PK-12 Speech Language Pathologist

ESL Preferred


  • The primary responsibility of a speech language pathologist is to screen, evaluate and provide appropriate services to students with communications disorders(articulation, voice, language, and fluency) and help each student reach his/her maximum potential to understand and use speech in a meaningful way.
  • Administer speech and language screening procedures; evaluating, as requested, the speech and language of each referred student with suspected communication disorders; reporting and interpreting findings to the team of qualified professionals;
  • Utilize a variety of measures, both formal and informal, that are appropriate for evaluating the various communication disorders; writing evaluations which are clear and objective;
  • Develop clear, behaviorally stated goals and objectives for each student recommended for speech and language remediation based on evaluative data;
  • Implement the Individual Educational plan for each student served, and periodically evaluating the effectiveness of that plan; developing and maintaining a regularly scheduled speech and language program;
  • Participate as a member of the Team of Qualified Professionals and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team contributing evaluation findings, collaborating on the development of the IEP, diagnosing students’ eligibility consistent with District, federal and state policies, procedures and regulations;
  • Participate in timely computer logging services for Medicaid billing, use the web-based IEP system, and participate in the time studies for administrative Medicaid claiming as scheduled;
  • Adhere to requirement and state and federal laws regarding students with disabilities;
  • Maintain web based portfolio for students assigned to case-load as appropriate;
  • Proficient in language of instruction
  • Implement reasonable appropriate time allocation for observation, testing, case management and paperwork associated with providing necessary services and support to students;
  • Assist in assessing identifying and maintaining assistive technology equipment and supplies to meet the goals and objectives of students’ IEP;
  • Collaborate with and provide consultation to classroom teachers, parents, caregivers and other school staff members to implement and integrate therapy strategies across all settings; including appropriate classroom modification and progress of students;
  • Participate in school-based problem solving teams in identifying at-risk students experiencing expressive or receptive language delays, assists in designing and implementing research-based interventions, and monitor students progress;
  • Develop individual or group activities and programs in schools to deal with speech, language, or swallowing disorders;
  • Document observational notes to portfolios of students;
  • Attend professional meetings scheduled for speech-language pathologists; participate in planned in-service/professional growth activities;
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.


  • Masters or equivalency in speech language pathology:
  • Ability to screen, evaluates, diagnose, and remediate communication disorders of students, three to twenty-one years of age. Ability to develop and implement appropriate goals and objectives for each individual student and to select and utilize therapeutic materials effectively with individuals and small groups of students.
  • Good communication and human relations skills needed in order to implement consultative program with classroom teachers and parents.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively as a member of the Team of Qualified Professionals and other school based teams to implement administrative policies and procedures.
  • Formulate concise clinical reports and maintain complete longitudinal records on each student served.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PC-based computer applications, Microsoft Office applications, email, web applications, and industry specific technology.
  • You must complete the new hire compliance training prior to your first day of employment

We offer a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, holidays, and Personal Time Off (PTO).


Providence Schools


Human Resources


797 Westminster Street

Providence, Rhode Island, 2903



Location: Providence, RI

Job date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 08:39:58 GMT

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