Skagit Preschool and Resource Center (SPARC) is looking for a full time (30 to 36 hours a week) pediatric speech-language pathologist to join our multi-disciplinary team. We are a non-profit organization that provides educational and therapeutic programs for children ages birth to five. SPARC is also a Neurodevelopmental Center serving children up to the age of twelve. We are located in Mount Vernon Washington, in agriculture rich Skagit Valley, home of the Tulip Festival. Therapy services are provided in a variety of locations, depending on the child’s age. Job sites include home, daycare, clinic, SPARC preschool classrooms, Head Start and ECEAP programs. Therapists deliver services through Individualized Family Service Plans and Individualized Education Programs. Therapist's schedules follow the school calendar year with some hours worked in the summer to serve birth to three students. Most therapists are off on Fridays. We encourage our therapists to pursue their professional interests through continuing education. Based on many of these interests, we have implemented and developed new programs such as a thriving book give-away program to promote literacy with families. SPARC also strives to keep caseloads manageable to ensure sufficient preparation and paperwork time as well as time to collaborate with other team members in order to provide appropriate services to our children and families.
Graduation from accredited SLP Program
Upon hire, school district Educational Staff Associate Certification through OSPI
Upon hire, Department of Health License
Experience in pediatrics preferred
CFY's are welcome to apply
Fluency in Spanish would be wonderful
Additional Salary Information: SPARC offers a competitive salary compared to other early intervention centers within the area. Salary depends on applicant's years of experience. Bilingual therapists will receive extra compensation. Our benefits include: health insurance, continuing education money, travel reimbursement, reasonable caseloads and matching contributions to IRA retirement.
SPARC (Skagit Preschool and Resource Center) provides educational, therapeutic and behavioral programs for children with special needs from birth to five. SPARC offers opportunities for family education, participation and support so that families may become more knowledgeable about their child’s needs and goals and are better able to participate in enhancing their child’s development. Whenever pos...sible, children with special needs participate in programs with other children in the community. SPARC strives to help children and families meet their unique challenges and participate fully in their community.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.