Speech-Language Therapist / Pathologist - Cottonwood Valley Charter School
Position: Speech-Language Therapist / Pathologist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: .5 SLP
Job Location: Cottonwood Valley Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Cottonwood Valley Charter School
Socorro, NM 87801
Telephone: 575-418-9121
Job Description:
Cottonwood Valley Charter School in Socorro, NM seeks a part-time SLP for the 2023-24 school year.  

CVCS is a 170-student K-8 program started by a group of local parents in 2001, who wanted a different educational opportunity for their children.  The mission of CVCS is as follows: 

"Cottonwood Valley Charter School offers a rigorous academic program designed to meet the individual needs of each student both indoors and out, together and independently, with an emphasis on STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) using the most current teaching practices in math and science while integrating social studies and arts content from the Core Knowledge Curriculum. We believe the arts are essential contributors to the student’s education for balance and deep understandings. They also provide opportunities for creativity in the sciences, allowing the pursuit of science to be imaginative and open to all skill levels. Through community engagement, CVCS students will understand their effects on the world around them and the importance of contributing to it resulting in positive change. This is reinforced by parent and community voluntarism as examples of creating impactful change. The School offers the community a parent-driven public school choice in which teachers, students, and parents are partners."

This is an incredible opportunity for the right person, as we are a small school with a supportive group of families and external community partners.  Our students and families are thrilled to be at our school and we have a waiting list of over 200 students. You can read more about our school at our website: cottonwoodvalley.org or find us on Facebook.

A $2,000 signing bonus, payable at the successful completion of the 2023-24 contract, will be awarded to the candidate we select for this position as well. This bonus will be prorated based on the start of employment if the successful candidate is not able to join us by August 3.

Interested applicants should submit their materials through REAP.

Public school Speech-Language Pathologist are communication specialists who work with both the general education and special education population with language handicaps, articulation deficits, dysfluencies, and voice disorders.
  • Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement.
  • Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments.
  • Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, and language impairments.
  • Provides screening to identify speech handicapped children at regular intervals and at specified levels.
  • Assists in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community.
  • Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students' needs and correct existing speech or language handicaps.
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy by suggestions for the student's daily activities.
  • Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Master's degree in speech and language pathology.      
  • A minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit in normal aspects of human communication, development thereof, and clinical techniques for evaluation and management of speech and language disorders.
  • A minimum of 300-clock hours of supervised practicum experience with persons who present a variety of communication disorders, to be acquired in conjunction with academic training, 150 hours of which shall be obtained on the graduate level.
  • School Speech Language Pathologist License from the New Mexico Public Education Department.
Please reach out to administrator Mark Forman with any questions at mforman@cottonwoodvalley.org or 575-838-2026.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.