SCRED - Related Services | Speech and Language Pathologist | St. Croix River Education District | Available: 07/01/2024 | Closing: Open until filled


Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP)
**$5,000 signing bonus provided**

Position Description:
The SLP will be a critical team member of the St. Croix River Education District’s growing birth to three early childhood special education (ECSE) team, serving districts across the St. Croix River Education District, including Chisago Lakes, Rush City, Hinckley-Finlayson, and East Central. 

Position Purpose:
The Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) provides early intervention services to children ages birth through age 2 years 11 months with developmental delays and/or disabilities and their families. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, this SLP will partner with and be a resource to families to help produce the best possible developmental outcomes for their infants and toddlers in the most natural learning environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Identification, Screening and Evaluation
    • Assist in the completion of early childhood developmental screenings
    • Complete multi-disciplinary team evaluations and assessments of infants and toddlers (as deemed appropriate by screening results, medical records, or evaluation team decision) to determine developmental strengths and needs for each child and priorities of the family
    • Synthesize assessment data and evaluation results to make eligibility determinations set forth by the state of Minnesota
    • Serve as a member of the Interagency Help Me Grow committee, as appropriate
  • Service Delivery
    • Provide direct and indirect speech/language services to infants and toddlers, ages birth through 2 years 11 months, and their families as specified within each learner’s Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) throughout the calendar year.
    • Prepare and maintain an efficient schedule for delivery of all early intervention responsibilities
    • Assure compliance with special education procedural requirements and due process timelines
    • Prepare individual program plans, periodic reviews and progress reports according to due process guidelines
    • Prepare activities/plans to use for coaching the caregivers which are consistent with the family’s priorities, individual program plan, and routines within the home setting
    • Coach and model to parents or caregivers the appropriate skills/activities to use in working with their child
    • Determine developmentally appropriate materials, assessment tools, and/or adapted equipment for use with infants and toddlers, and their families 
    • Assist in ordering materials and diagnostic tools
    • Facilitate accommodations and modifications to materials, assistive technology, and the home environment
  • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Provide input on curriculum and instruction development, selection, and implementation as requested
    • Assist in the development and procurement of accessible materials, as needed
  • Consultation and Collaboration
    • Act as IFSP service coordinator and work cooperatively with special education personnel, families and other service providers 
    • Work collaboratively with member districts to ensure smooth transitions into district programming
    • Identify community resources and assist families to access these resources
  • Professional Learning
    • Actively participate in local early childhood committees, as well as other regional or state professional learning opportunities
    • Provide training and consultation regarding augmentative/alternative communication, articulation, language, voice, and fluency, as needed.
  • Other Duties
    • Performs other duties as assigned

Education & Training:

  • Minimum 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders or Speech Language-Hearing-Services; OR, 
    • Speech-Language Assistant certificate and a bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Preferred 
    • Master’s degree in Communication Disorders

Work Experience:

  • Preferred
    • Three or more years working in a related position
    • Knowledge of augmentative communication


  • Minimum: Minnesota teaching licensure in Speech-Language or ability to obtain
  • Preferred: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)

Personal Skills:

  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects
  • A passion and willingness to learn
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Adaptability based on changing needs
  • Solutions-focused problem-solving skills
  • Desire to work with students from birth through age 2 years 11 months with a varying level of needs
  • Adept in learning and using new technology

Supervision: Reports to the Director of Special Education

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to carry materials between home visits
  • Travel between homes and/or daycare centers in East Central, Hinckley, Rush City, and Chisago Lakes


    Application Procedure:
    Apply online