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East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education is a Special Educational Interlocal. ECKCE provides services to three school districts: Baldwin (#348), Eudora (#491), and Wellsville (#289).   ECKCE’s main office is located at 600 High Street, Baldwin City, KS.


Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

ECKCE is seeking a speech language pathologist assistant position.  Speech language pathologist assistants will work along side the SLP to carry out activities to address goals on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student. Under the direction of the SLP, they organize and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities and provide supervised therapies related to their areas of need determined by the IEP. Qualifications Good communication skills Language skills Mathematical Skills Reasoning Ability Knowledge Skills and Abilities 1. Communication skills. The SLPA, under the guidance of the SLP may discuss student’s needs and performances with general education teachers and the SLP. They also explain difficult concepts in terms that students with learning disabilities can understand. 2. Critical-thinking skills. The SLPA will learn to assess students’ progress and use the information to adapt lessons to help them learn. 3. Interpersonal skills.The SLPAs regularly work with general education teachers, school counselors, and administrators to implement Individualized Education Programs. As a result, they need to be able to build positive working relationships. 4. Patience. Working with students with special needs and different abilities can be difficult. Special education assistants should be patient with each student, as some may need the instruction given aloud, at a slower pace, or in writing. 5. Resourcefulness. SLPAs must develop different ways to present information in a manner that meets the needs of their students. They also help general education teachers adapt their lessons to the needs of students with disabilities. General Responsibilities 1. Providing service under the direction of the SLP to students according to students’ IEP. 2. Consulting with teaching teams to develop and implement curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies. 3. Documenting all work with students for Medicaid logs. 4. Contributing to treatment notes and progress reports. Physical Requirements: 1. Requires the ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods. 2. Requires the ability to manually move, lift, pull or push heavy objects or materials. 3. Requires the ability to stoop, bend and reach. 4. Must be able to work in semi-noisy and crowded environments. 5. Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously. 6. Requires regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job. Please complete the application on Kansas Teaching Jobs Website.

Contact information: Daniel Wray,, (785) 594-2737 ext. 200 


Elementary Resource Room Teacher

ECKCE is seeking an elementary resource room teacher  for the 2019-2020 school year.  Special education teachers will assess students’ skills to determine their needs and develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student.  Then plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities. Reports to Building Principal, Special Education Director

Qualifications:  Master`s Degree in Special Education preferred, or POS on file

Good communication skills

Ability to collaborate with colleagues and administration

Organizational Ability

Basic knowledge of State and Federal statutes relating to students with disabilities

Kansas Certificate/License with endorsement in special education, waiver eligibility minimum

Please complete the application on Kansas Teaching Jobs Website.  


Part Time Physical Therapist

ECKCE is seeking a Part Time Physical Therapist for the 2019-2020 school year.  QUALIFICATIONS: A license in physical therapy with a current Kansas license. REPORTS TO: Director of ECKCE.   JOB GOAL: The position of Physical Therapist’s purpose/s is to assess students` physical development level; provide appropriate treatment to meet individualized student objectives; identify architectural barriers; provide recommendations for accessibility; and provide recommendations for program development. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Administer evaluations for students to determine therapeutic needs related to their educational setting with regard to: manual muscle strength, range of motion, transfers, gait analysis, muscle tone, motor movement and balance. 2. Conduct developmental screenings as needed. 3. Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team 4. Provide direct and/or indirect services to students who qualify for an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individual Education Plan (IEP) 5. Initiate or adjust treatment, procedures/plans and activities to include goals to be achieved in specific time limits and to include teacher and family education. 6. Documents all students’ records in a timely manner, including Medicaid billing and maintenance of files. 7. May supervise physical therapy assistance and unlicensed support personnel for controlling the duties and activities assigned. 8. Participates in district wide work and professional days. 9. Maintains appropriate professional standards of confidentiality and care. 10. Follows policy and procedures as outlined in the therapy policy and procedures and Kansas state board of healing arts. 11. Maintain and follow students’ equipment needs including: DME, orthotics, mobility devices and standers. 12. Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as deemed necessary TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and length of contract to be established by the board of education. EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: Ability to work with individual students to correct personal, social, or emotional maladjustment related to their educational and social progress. Ability to work with other school personnel to establish and plan for respective roles in the modification of student behavior.  Please complete this application on the Kansas Teaching Jobs Website.


Elementary Level Autism Program Teacher

ECKCE is seeking an elementary level autism program teacher for spring semester 2019.  

This position is for a lead teacher for our Autism program in Eudora Kansas beginning with the Spring semester of 2019. The program serves students within the autism spectrum grades K-5 from the East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education serving Eudora, Baldwin City and Wellsville.

Job responsibilities

Teacher must have a working knowledge of the autism spectrum and related programming methodologies, including ABA principles, Structured Teaching, Verbal Behavior Training, etc. Must also be able to manage a paraprofessional team and provide guidance to that team on appropriately delivering prescribed methodologies per the students IEPs. Must be well versed in appropriate data collection and behavior programming for students with anomolous behaviors.

BCBA not necessary, but preferred, candidate must hold or be willing to obtain appropriate licensure in low incidence or autism, but waiver opportunities are available. This is a great opportunity for a career focus that is growing and will continue to grow. Please complete the application on the Kansas Teaching Jobs Website.



Special Education Paraprofessional Positions Available

ECKCE is seeking special education Paraprofessionals for the 2018-2019 school year to work with students requiring academic- social- physical or emotional assistance. There may also be positions available for Substitute Paraprofessionals.

Contact information: Daniel Wray,, (785) 594-2737 ext. 200  or Shelly McCart,,(785) 594-2737 ext. 203

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