Speech Language Pathologist:

Early Supports for Infants & Toddlers  

$65,200-$84,800 annually (Based on years of applicable experience)

Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Non-Exempt

Apply by September 10th, 2021

Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!


For over 110 years Childhaven has been a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. In the past few years, we have been adding services and locations, becoming more community-based, and forming partnerships to increase our impact. In June 2020, Childhaven consolidated with Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS) and Art with Heart, which further expanded our capacity to better serve more children, families, and communities. By combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of our new partners, Childhaven is building a continuum of care model that is unlike any other in the Puget Sound Region.

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values are the compass we use to get us there. They guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. Values are the touchstones to chart and guide our behavior, and reflect our commitment to:

  • TEAMWORK: Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY: There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE: Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION: Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT: Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION: Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.

Going forward, we are embarking on a new and very ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation. In the next five years our goals are to double the number of locations and quadruple the number of children and families we are serving - all while developing and strengthening partnerships with other community-based organizations, referral sources, government agencies, and universities. In so doing, we are opening doors to a host of new roles and opportunities within the organization. And that’s where you come in. 


You are a passionate and dedicated Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) who shares our vision: To help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community.  You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo and heed the call to put service over self. You are equal parts learner, leader and mentor and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if…” with a reply of “Why not…” You are well-versed and firmly committed to the principles of infant and early childhood mental health, relational health, healing centered care, and anti-racist practices. If this sounds like you, then we want to meet, get to know you and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.


The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) position on our Early Supports for Infants & Toddlers (ESIT) Team will have the opportunity to help us develop and scale a best-in-class birth to three Early Intervention program. This position provides critical therapeutic support for children that have identified delays through the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program. SLPs provide evaluative, therapeutic, and consultative services for children with neuromuscular disorders and/or developmental delays who are delayed in speech, language, pre-speech (feeding), pre-linguistic (cognitive), and/or hearing abilities. They ally closely with caregivers to understand their strengths, hopes, and needs that help develop a child-focused treatment plan.


  • Evaluate, assess, and provide speech therapy to children from birth through three years.
  • Collaborate with the Early Intervention team, Family Resources Coordinators (FRCs), and Childhaven program staff on interdisciplinary IFSPs, goal setting, and case review.
  • Maintain documentation of case records and ensure compliance with Part C and other policies.
  • Provide direct, indirect, or consultative services to children with communication disorders.
  • Communicate with insurance providers, school districts, and other outside resources as needed.
  • Engage and empower parents in all individual and group sessions, providing training and support that allow them to meet the needs of their children.
  • Participating in the development of individualized goals for child and family.
  • Providing coaching and consultation for staff, parents and care providers.
  • Demonstrating a caring, nonjudgmental, equity-minded approach to working with every family.
  • Preparing reports and progress notes as required by Childhaven
  • Attend team meetings relating to each child’s programs and progress.
  • Schedule minimum of therapy hours as established by therapy department policy.
  • Attend regular staff and department meetings.
  • Continue to develop professional skills and knowledge (e.g., conferences, course work, review literature, participation in professional associations, interdepartmental observations, etc.)
  • Attend in-service programs. Share information from recently attended professional meetings with team.
  • Develop alternate/augmentative communication systems as needed.
  • Make and/or order equipment, assessment, or therapy materials.

Other Duties

  • Actively participate in reflective supervision meetings, team meetings and monthly all staff meetings.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities regarding anti-racism, oppression, and cultural competency and regularly assess own performance and program for related improvements.
  • Participate in ongoing job-related professional development, in-service trainings and continuing education.
  • Comply with all Childhaven policies and procedures.
  • Comply with the agency's policy and procedure regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience and comfort with interacting with diverse populations
  • Additional language proficiency
  • Strong teamwork skills and ability to demonstrate dependability and punctuality
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional people and communication skills, both verbal and in writing


  • Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, licensed by Washington State
  • Experience working with children aged 0-3 years
  • Maintain current certifications including Pediatric/Adult CPR, first aid and AED, HIV and blood borne pathogens
  • Have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Warm and compassionate approach, with the ability to establish rapport and provide emotional support to families
  • Strong computer skills including intermediate to expert level proficiency in Microsoft Office products and word processing; experience using EMR systems preferred
  • Detailed oriented; organized and efficient
  • Proven success in a busy, multi-task environment
  • Pass Portable Background check through Department of Early Learning
  • Bilingual preferred

Childhaven serves families from diverse communities, and we are committed to recruiting candidates who reflect this diversity. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

No matter your role, you'll get opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and education topics, advocacy, management skills and more.

  • We also work hard to make sure that you have a mentor—a person who's helping you grow professionally.
  • We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them and their values. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and will participate on the ESIT Racial Equity/Social Justice Team to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.

We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, and Reflection. Here’s a little bit about what we offer our staff:

  • We believe in fully transparent hiring process.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account, healthcare reimbursement account, a 403(b) savings program with employer A full listing of benefits is available.
  • Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and education topics, advocacy and more.
  • We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them and their As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and our anti-racism council, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.



    Open until filled; qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by September 10th, 2021.  In addition to completing the application online, attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.

    Those who do not attach a resume and cover letter may not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.