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FACULTY MSD - Speech Language Pathologist

Contractual Position

Recruitment #24-009009-0013


Anticipated opening for the 2024-2025 School Year.

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.


MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

To provide speech, language, AAC, and aural rehabilitation services to MSD students, including those who may have multiple disabilities. Speech-Language services help support a bilingual approach by facilitating and enhancing student communication skills.


Administer language, speech, AAC, and auditory skill diagnostic evaluations;

Conduct speech, language, speech reading, AAC, and auditory skills development;

Evaluate treatment and revise as necessary;

Prepare and maintain necessary records and report on student services and progress;

Participate in team and community meetings;

Serve as an IEP team member, determine present levels of performance and establish goals specifically addressed to student needs;

Use developmentally appropriate activities, a variety of therapy materials, various assistive technology, and oral-motor strategies as needed;

Adapt therapy strategies to facilitate student progress, including service delivery methods (services both inside and outside of the classroom);

Consult with other professional and nonprofessional personnel, including conferences with parents and classroom staff, concerning student performance;

Assist with training of classroom staff regarding amplification equipment, feeding/swallowing precautions and/or augmentative communication use;

Conduct and participate in seminars, in-service and professional training programs;

Maintain confidentiality pertaining to students care;

Assume other responsibilities as designated by the Department Head.

Candidate must have:
Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of speech-language pathology;

Evaluations and treatment should be conducted with the unique deaf and hard of hearing population in mind. Considerations of hearing levels, language abilities and cultural diversity are essential to meeting the needs of this population.

Proficiency with or the ability to use a variety of computer programs and applications (i.e. Google, MS Word, Boardmaker, Maryland Online IEP program, etc.)

Basic level sign language skills is a must with willingness to improve ASL skills to achieve fluency.

Additional desirable knowledge: Phonological Awareness, ABA experience, AAC experience, Feeding/Swallowing experience.


Education: Set by the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists under the licensing requirements.


Must be willing to learn American Sign Language.

Must possess and maintain certification through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Must take initiative to remain current in clinical practice through lectures, literature and other educational opportunities.


Candidates for this position must possess or be qualified to receive, a current license from the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

Employees in this class must renew their license in accordance with Title 19, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Occupations Article, and Annotated Code of Maryland.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time. Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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