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Heartland Area Education Agency Speech Language Pathologist in Johnston, Iowa


Heartland AEA has a full-time position for the 2024-25 school year and will have a 192-day contract. The assignment will be based in the Ames office serving the Boone, United, and Madrid school districts in early access and early childhood. The successful applicant will have experience applying principles, methods and procedures for an analysis of speech and language comprehension and production to determine communicative competencies of children. The position requires experience with direct service and problem solving, assessment and intervention, along with collaborative and consultative services related to speech and language development as well as disorders of communication that adversely affect a child's performance. In addition, the SLP must be able to build strong collaborative relationships with the LEA, parents, and community partners. Preference will be given to SLPs with experience working with ELL learners.


Qualified applicants must be appropriately licensed/certified by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (or have the ability to obtain a license), hold a master's degree in speech pathology or communication disorders and possess a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with parents, team members, administrators and LEA staff.

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Our mission at Heartland AEA is to improve the learning outcomes and well-being of all children and youth by providing services and leadership in partnership with families, schools and communities. Heartland AEA does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetics, pregnancy, disability, military or veteran status, parental, family or marital status. We provide services to an ever-growing variety of students and families across central Iowa, and it is our duty to work to provide that same diversity among the individuals we employ.

We strive to cultivate an environment that fosters a healthy work-life balance by providing a wide variety of employee benefits, including but not limited to,

  • No-cost individual healthcare coverage

  • IPERS retirement benefit

  • Opportunities for a flexible work schedule depending on position

  • Time off including Winter Break

  • On-going coaching and mentoring for professional growth

  • An Employee Assistance Program and a Wellness Program