William L. Callahan School
Burrillville School Department
Harrisville, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 2765972 Application Deadline: April 3, 2017
Posted: March 20, 2017 Starting Date: August 29, 2017

Job Description
The Burrillville School Department is seeking qualified, certified candidates for the position of Speech/Language Pathologist beginning the 2017-2018 school year. Please read the following job description for general responsibilities and position requirements.

Burrillville School Department

Position Description

Title: Speech and Language Pathologist

Supervisor: Building Principal/PPS Director

Department: School Department


Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school-based speech and language pathologists provide prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment for students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, cognitive-communication, swallowing, social language, auditory/language processing, aural rehabilitation, voice, and fluency. These services are designed to help students succeed academically, socially and emotionally while considering Rhode Island Regulations and the vision of the Burrillville School Department.


As guided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), speech and language pathologists (SLP) possess the knowledge and skills to provide a broad range of services to students, families, and schools, including:

1. Provide appropriate speech and language services to all levels (PK-high school) using evidence-based intervention strategies and adapting instruction to meet the needs of all students.
2. Ability to work with students exhibiting the full range of communication disorders, including articulation, receptive/expressive language, social language and communication, fluency, voice/resonance and swallowing.
3. Monitor student progress through appropriate data collection and maintain accurate records. Adjust treatment goals/service delivery based on results of ongoing progress monitoring.
4. Work collaboratively with colleagues, students, families and other professionals to promote effective implementation of services.
5. Ability to determine the educational impact of a student’s disorder, taking into account personal, social/emotional, academic and vocational needs.
6. Administer a variety of assessments, share findings with key stakeholders and interpret assessment data in order to identify communication difficulties that impact student educational performance.
7. Actively participate in team meetings in order to provide recommendations for addressing communication difficulties.
8. Conduct individualized evaluations and develop and implement individual educational goals to meet the unique needs of each student with a disability impacting their education.
9. Design therapy activities that accommodate the differences of individuals.
10. Serve as case manager for students under the age of 9 who qualify for special education services under the category of speech or language impaired.
11. Adhere to special education policies/procedures and complete relevant paperwork
12. Serve as a resource to building-level staff and administrators regarding the communication needs of students; provide staff and parent training about communication disorders for carryover as appropriate.
13. Practice in accordance with ethical, legal, and professional standards.
14. Demonstrate the ability to assume all other responsibilities as might be assigned by the Building Principal/PPS Director.


1. Speech and Language Pathologist Certificate from Rhode Island Department of Education.
2. Conceptual, interpersonal, and social skills necessary for position performance.
3. Demonstrated commitment to the implementation of high standards for all students.
4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff.
5. Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with parents in the support of students.
6. Demonstrated commitment to continuous professional development to ensure that knowledge and skills remain current.

Approved by School Committee: June 14, 2016

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Burrillville School Department!

The Burrillville School Department is a public school district that serves the Town of Burrillville, located about 20 miles from Providence in northwestern Rhode Island, bordering both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Burrillville, incorporated in 1806, is a rural community comprised of nine villages spanning 57.3 square miles: Bridgeton, Glendale, Harrisville, Mapleville, Mohegan, Nasonville, Oakland, Pascoag, and Wallum Lake.

The School Department is a community of approximately 2,550 students, 235 faculty members, 87 staff, and 15 administrators, including the Superintendent of Schools. The School Department is overseen by the Burrillville School Committee, seven representative individuals elected on a rotating basis every four years by the citizens of the town.

There are five schools in the Burrillville School Department, serving Pre-K through Grade 12: Austin T. Levy School, Steere Farm Elementary School, William L. Callahan School, Burrillville Middle School, and Burrillville High School. You are invited to explore the Burrillville School Department on this web site and, if you want to know more about us or have a suggestion, please feel free to contact us.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Burrillville School Department is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Anne Schmiedel, Administrative Assistant
    2300 Bronco Highway
    Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
    Phone: 401-568-1301
    Email: schmiedela@bsd-ri.net