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Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative


Current CMLRCC Employment Opportunities

1.0 FTE Itinerant School Psychologist

.1.0 Itinerant Speech Language Pathologist

1.0 FTE Itinerant Special Education Coordinator

Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative

Located in the heart of Central Montana

Director: Chelsey Rogers
215 7th Ave S
Lewistown, MT  59457

Special education cooperatives were organized in the 1970s to ensure that children with disabilities throughout Montana were able to receive services necessary to ensure a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

The services which pose the greatest challenge for rural school districts to provide include school psychology, speech, occupational, and physical therapy. Therefore, these comprise the preponderance of services provided through a special education cooperative.

  • CMLRCC originated in 1973
  • CMLRCC is one of 21 Cooperatives in the state.
  • We provide services to the following six counties with a total of 29 schools:
    • Fergus
    • Golden Valley
    • Judith Basin
    • Musselshell
    • Petroleum
    • Wheatland

At CMLRCC, we collaborate among departments to provide optimal service for our member schools. Our supportive team is qualified and willing to provide mentorship for your success.

  • Salary is dependent on experience with interns earning $50,000 (specialist only) the first year, increasing to $55,000 upon completion of licensing requirements and successful first year of employment.
  • PAID INTERNSHIP (Tele-supervision opportunities may be available)
  • Health and dental insurance are paid at 100% for the employee and 50% for dependents.
  • A recruitment/retainment stipend is offered during the first three years of employment totaling $7,000 (3,000, 2,000, 2,000).
  • Average Case Load
    • Speech- up to 50
    • Occupational Therapy- up to 50
    • School Psychologist- up to 60 (depending on FTE)

The applicant must have a Master’s Degree from an accredited university and any other valid endorsements. The successful candidate must consent to and pass a fingerprint and criminal background check.

Top 5 Strengths of Working at Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative

  1. Choose between a regular and alternative work schedule
    • Regular schedule 8-hour days
    • Alternative schedule 9-hour days with a 4-hour day on Fridays
  2. A team approach with Cooperative staff and the schools you serve
  3. $7,000 Recruitment/Retainment bonus the first three years of employment
  4. CMLRCC provides a car and pays for maintenance and gas
  5. Opportunity to bring service to rural communities
    • Affordable housing
    • An abundance of outdoor activities
    • Two hours away from big cities with airports

Welcome to Lewistown!

A community of 6,000 in Central Montana, Lewistown is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
With plenty of Old West charm and stunning scenery, Lewistown has that “just right” balance of laid back and let’s go! We have a 20-mile walking trail system in town and mountain trails within just a few minutes drive. In addition to being a “destination” for great fishing and hunting, we have a fun local music scene and a multi-faceted arts community.
Downtown you can enjoy a cold micro-brew, or a hot espresso, or grab a meal at one of our family-owned eateries and enjoy a variety of specialty shops and services. We have many and varied local events as well as youth and adult sports and recreational opportunities (think hockey, soccer, archery, skateboarding, pastry-eating…)
Check out, @StoneCity.MT on Facebook, and and “find your center” in Lewistown!
(Although we think Lewistown rocks, you may choose to live in other communities in the cooperative service area,e.g. Roundup, Harlowton, or nearby cities Billings or Great Falls.)
Please consider Lewistown or our surrounding areas as your next “home!”
We would love for you to be a part of our Cooperative.
For more information, call Chelsey Rogers, Special Education Director (406) 535-9012 ext. 112