Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Speech Pathologist

Recruitment #210608-7781FP-001


Do you have experience treating others for various speech disorders? Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference, do what you are passionate about, and receive personal fulfillment? 

If this sounds like you, The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), invites you to check out this exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team!

The DDS - West Region, has one (1) current full-time job opportunity for a Speech Pathologist located in Torrington, CT. This position is 40-hours per week, with a work schedule as follows:
  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Regular Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
  • However, flexibility is needed in order to meet the demands of the position
In this role, we would entrust you to independently evaluate and determine treatment strategies to deliver direct services that identify, restore, and rehabilitate disorders of communication, cognition and swallowing to improve our clientele's safety and independence. Additionally, we would empower you to:
  • Build and implement individualized treatment plans
  • Work as a member of a passionate, hardworking, and dedicated team
  • Work on other duties as assigned
As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more!

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!


Selection Plan

Applicants applying to this recruitment must have the following:
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Will be required to travel 
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. Failure to reply by the deadline indicated on the notification may result in you being disqualified from consideration. 

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at (860) 418-6022 or

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at


In a state health care facility or community health care program, or Southern Connecticut State University, this class is accountable for performing in a professional capacity appropriate diagnostic, therapeutic or consultative services for the purpose of preventing, treating, ameliorating or modifying disorders of speech, voice, language and dysphagia with either resident individuals or on a public health outreach basis.


Applies principles, methods and procedures for measurement, testing, diagnosis, prediction, counseling or instruction relating to development and disorders of speech, voice, language, hearing and feeding and swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions for purpose of diagnosing, preventing, treating, ameliorating or modifying such disorders and conditions in individuals or groups of individuals; screens individuals for hearing loss or middle ear pathology using otoacoustic emissions screening, screening tympanometry or conventional pure-tone air conduction methods, including otoscopic inspection; provides some educational seminars, in-service training and/or consultation to families, teachers, allied professionals or paraprofessionals on nature and management of speech, voice and language disorders; observing and charting of speech, voice and language behavior and related areas; reviews medical and psychological histories; assists in program implementation at home, regional centers and other areas; participates in interdisciplinary team as speech language consultant; prepares some publications and instructional materials; maintains records and prepares reports; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of anatomic, physiologic, linguistic and psycholinguistic variables and their relation to development and use of speech, voice, language and dysphagia; considerable knowledge of understanding of speech and language disorders and management procedures used in habilitation and/or rehabilitation; knowledge of speech and language problems associated with hearing impairment; knowledge of diagnostic methods and their applicability to the difficult to test population; basic knowledge of pathology of auditory system and assessment of those disorders; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in individual and group instruction; evaluation skills of speech and language status and basis of disorders; ability to interpret medical and psychological data bearing on speech pathology; ability to prepare reports, records and instructional material; ability to lead and instruct other employees; ability to utilize computer software.


Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Speech and Language Pathologist issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.


Preference will be given to candidates who have the following:
  • Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD)
  • Experience working with individuals with ID/DD who are in psychiatric settings or in behavioral crisis
  • Experience working with individuals who are in behavioral or psychiatric crisis and have minimal verbal skills
  • Experience working effectively with community agencies and hospitals
  • Experience using a wide variety of assistive technology
  • Experience communicating in writing and verbally to diverse populations and skill levels
  • Experience using computer software systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Teams


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals and may have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases, risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive individuals and exposed to disagreeable conditions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.