Speech Language Pathologist

Free Horizon Montessori | Golden, CO, United States

Posted Date 6/17/2020


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Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!


Free Horizon Montessori, a public school serving children in preschool through 8th grade, is a richly diverse community nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado. We are a growing school with more than 475 students and a strong, supportive parent body and passionate, committed faculty. At Free Horizon Montessori PK-8, we value educators who ignite passion, spark curiosity, and inspire children as they learn and grow into responsible global citizens. We are dedicated to supporting students in developing into independent, respectful, and responsible leaders and learners. We view education as a partnership between the student, family, school, and community and seek professionals willing to invest in our pursuit of excellence. Our faculty enjoys a shared leadership model wherein all staff members are encouraged to contribute ideas and incite positive change. Does this strike a chord in you? If you embrace life-long learning, demonstrate maturity, and engage in a collaborative approach to education, we invite you to submit a letter of interest and resume and pursue joining our dynamic team. Free Horizon is Montessori for the 21st Century: a place to learn, a place to belong.


We seek a dynamic SLP to provide services for students in preschool through 8th grade at our beautiful Golden campus.  The SLP serves as a vital member of our school’s Learning Resource Team and supports students on Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), completes assessments to determine eligibility for speech/language/communications specialized support services, completes required reports and provides related services to students who qualify while fulfilling all school, district, state, and federal requirements.  Duties include observation, evaluation, and testing students, collaboration with school professionals, attending IEP meetings, and assuring compliance with IDEA and ADA. Periodic consultation with parents is also required.  The SLP provides therapeutic supports to students, runs skill development groups, oversees our part-time SLP-A, and collaborates with teachers, administrators, and parents to support speech, language, communication, and pragmatic skill development. Candidate must hold a valid Special Service Provider License through the Colorado Department of Education in the area of Speech Language Pathology.


Desired Start Date: 08/06/2020

Part Time: 20 hours per week; 4 hours daily Monday through Friday

Note that interviews will begin on June 24, 2020


Please see full Job Description here.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Free Horizon Montessori School Learning Resource Team Specialist understands and promotes the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The Special Service Provider is responsible for planning and providing strong instructional/interventional programs consistent with the Montessori philosophy that stimulate learning in the cognitive, affective, social, creative and physical areas of development for students with special educational needs and supports the individual needs of each child in accordance with a student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP), the school’s mission, vision, and District and State policies. Special Service Providers are responsible for administrative documentation related to students’ IEPs and related programs. Special Service Providers must possess a strong understanding of the relationship between curriculum, instruction intervention and assessment in supporting student achievement, and demonstrate comfort and competence in utilizing technology to enhance student learning. 

• Bachelors degree in field

• Current valid Special Service Provider License through the Colorado Department of Education in Position Area: Speech Therapist, Speech Correction or Speech/Language Pathologist

• Masters degree in speech pathology or communications disorders from a recognized training institution or qualified by Statement of Professional Recognition

• Current valid certification from American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) prior to hire

• Minimum 2 years of experience preferred 


As an Option School of Innovation, Free Horizon Montessori has its own salary scales. The Speech Language Pathologist is on the Teacher 191 scale, found here.



The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

Free Horizon Montessori PK-8 Affirmation:

Free Horizon Montessori affirms that no person shall, on the basis of race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, including, but not limited to, employment or enrollment.  Sexual orientation is a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or perception of the individual's sexual orientation.

Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
Master's Degree
Job Type
Specialty/Auxilliary Classroom Instructor
Position Type
Part-Time (academic year)
Phone(303) 982-0275

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