Education for Change is looking for several dynamic and visionary Speech Language Pathologists who will engage students, families, and other members of our learning community to ensure high student achievement, as well as support mental health and behavior in an effort to ensure children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. The Speech Language Pathologist will work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children. They will know how to successfully work in an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population, including traumatized students.
About Education for Change Public Schools:
Founded in 2005, Education for Change (EFC) is a charter management organization that was created as a partnership between Oakland Unified School District and the education reform community in order to leverage the flexibilities in charter law to facilitate greater innovation and to address the underperformance of our most vulnerable student populations. EFC is Oakland’s largest charter operator, serving over 3,000 students in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of East Oakland. Five of seven of our schools were formerly OUSD schools that converted to EFC to leverage the flexibility and agility provided by charter law for greater outcomes for our students.
EFC is committed to serving ALL students, regardless of need. Our approach addresses the diverse needs of our students by offering a myriad of program designs to meet individual need. We offer inclusion, resource instruction, combined programs that include both inclusive and small group instruction, and specialized programs for students with autism, those in need of emotional supports, and students with more moderate needs. Utilizing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports, our multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to analyze and problem solve around student and staff needs. We employ a whole child approach that not only meets the basic needs of our students, but also takes into consideration their socio-emotional, academic and behavioral needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Screen, assess and provide direct, individual, or small group instruction to identified students as required in the Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Case manages students with speech and language needs
Participate in the multidisciplinary team process regarding eligibility issues, IEP development, consultation services, and service delivery models
Develop instructional materials and strategies for students in the Gen Ed classroom
Serves as a resource person to other instructional staff who are providing instruction to students not eligible for language or speech services
Plans and coordinates the work of instructional assistants or other paraprofessionals including Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA), as needed
Prepare progress reports and maintain records which clearly and succinctly document services provided, student progress, and discharge from therapy
Conduct thorough initial and triennial assessments of speech/language deficits
Provides clear behavior expectations for students and monitors student behavior throughout the class and school campus
Provides a positive learning environment that stimulates student learning and maintenance skills
Maintain strict student and parent confidentiality
Attend mandatory new hire professional development
Attends regular and special staff meetings and actively participates as a member of the educational team
Maintains professional competency by actively engaging in employer directed in-service activities and other similar opportunities provided to staff
Attends Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings, Section 504 meetings, and parent conferences
Perform other related duties as required and assigned
Transport students, as necessary
Valid California Speech-Language Pathology School Services credential or California Clinical or Rehabilitative Services credential with an authorization in Language, Speech and Hearing
Ability to administer appropriate assessments, interpret history and assessment data, and design and implement appropriate intervention strategies
Exhibit knowledge of clinical theory and its application as it relates to student educational needs
Ability to maintain confidentiality and use sound judgement in all aspects of the job
Must possess a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practice
Experience working with students in urban communities
Experience working with English Language Learners
Experience working with students with autism and behavioral/social/emotional challenges
Outstanding communication and organization skills
EFC Core Values:
We collaborate. We are a team. We plan together, observe and analyze each other’s work, collaborate with our coaches and site leaders, partner with our families, and together make decisions about our programming.
We are a learning organization. We approach or practice with an inquiry stance and a growth mindset; we analyze, innovate, and iterate every single day so that we continually improve. We believe in coaching and developing people at every level of experience, at every level of the organization.
We are solutions-oriented. We approach every challenge with a problem-solving orientation. We listen to and encourage each other. We are resilient in the face of adversity.
We are accountable. Our mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children. We assume personal accountability for student growth; we analyze multiple forms of data, and that analysis drives our instruction.
We are student-focused. We form close relationships, utilize personalized learning, differentiate instruction, make learning culturally relevant, engage families, and provide individualized interventions to meet the needs of every child.
We listen. We are a small, responsive organization that values students, family, and employee voice and input.
We are rooted in community. Ours is a place-based strategy that works deeply with neighborhood leaders and partners to serve our children. We understand that the cultures, values, traditions, and assets that our families bring must be leveraged and honored to reach and teach our children.
To apply please click here, http://app.hirenimble.com/jobview/294.