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FACULTY MSD - Speech & Language Pathologist

Recruitment #23-009009-0002


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.


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

Main Purpose of Job

To provide speech, language 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 and auditory skill diagnostic evaluations;

Conduct speech, language, speech reading 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 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 should 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.)

Skill in basic level of sign language 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.

Skill in basic level of sign language a must with willingness to improve ASL skills to achieve fluency.


Candidates for this position must possess a current license or be able to obtain a current license from the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists.

Willing to learn American Sign Language.


Candidates for this position must possess a current license or be able to obtain 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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online 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.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  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.

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