TK-8 Speech-Language Pathologist

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TK-8 Speech-Language Pathologist

Posted date
May 11, 2020
Organization
Location

Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type
Full time / part time

POSITION: TK-8 Speech-Language Pathologist
START DATE: 8/1/20
REPORTS TO: SPED Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
LOCATION: Los Angeles, two sites

CITY CHARTER SCHOOLS operates two progressive, high-achieving, project-based schools that serve a diverse student body reflective of the full range of socioeconomic, cultural, and racial diversity in Los Angeles. City Language Immersion Charter (CLIC) offers TK-5th grade students an innovative, dual language immersion program (Spanish/English) in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. The City School is one of the top performing middle schools in LA offering a student-centered, problem and project-based curriculum in a safe and supportive community. Both schools have become a national model for social-emotional learning and development (see our approach at www.selforteachers.org).

Our staff love kids, love working at our schools, and believe strongly in our core principles of practice: Community, Diversity, and Excellence. Teachers at City experience curricular freedom, lots of professional development and collaboration, and true voice and input into the school's operations. Class sizes are small to allow for a rich and demanding inquiry-based program that incorporates social justice themes and student-led projects. For more information, see www.citycharterschools.org.

City Charter Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will have:
- A love of students and demonstrated strength building meaningful relationships with TK-8 students
- Enthusiasm for the school values, mission and core guiding principles
- A desire to work with a collaborative team of educators
- 2+ years of experience working with students as a Speech-Language Pathologist

Minimum required qualifications:
- A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Speech-Language Pathology or Communicative Disorders
- A valid California Speech-Language Pathologist state license
- A valid California Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential
- Demonstrated knowledge and adherence to HIPAA legislation and other patient privacy laws

Responsibilities will include:
- Create a safe and supportive culture that prioritizes relationships with and among students
- Diagnose and assess student needs
- Evaluate and diagnose speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders
- Assist in the development and implementation of IEP goals in relation to Speech and Language
- Create treatment and therapy plans to suit the individualized needs of a diverse population of students
- Treat speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders consistent with the needs of students and according to established IEP goals
- Secure written parental consent when student is to be tested beyond screening procedures
- Provide aural rehabilitation for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for students with severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder or progressive neurological disorders
- Keep detailed records relating to student conditions, care plans, therapies, and progress
- Consult with parents regarding methods parents can use at home to help their child with carryover strategies
- Prepare speech pathology equipment and exam room ensuring proper sterilization and safety procedures are followed
- Work with other teachers, support personnel and administrators to address and resolve student issues
- Maintain the school’s student management policies and procedures and report to the school administrators when necessary
- Maintain effective supervision and discipline
- Participate in faculty and professional meetings, team meetings, and task forces
- Participate in professional development activities, and apply new strategies in alignment with school’s educational philosophy
- Frequently communicate and engage with students’ families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders
- Participate as an active member of the community to provide stewardship of the school and adhere to its mission and guiding principles
- Comply with mandatory reporter requirements
- Comply with all school safety procedures and drills
- Ensure that students are supervised at all times
- Ensure that the classroom is safe and clean
- Use technology, the Internet, and software applications effectively and efficiently to carry out duties
- Maintain regular and punctual attendance

Once offered a position, candidates will need to:
- Complete TB clearance or risk assessment
- Complete DOJ/FBI Background check (Livescan)
- Have timely completion of all required mandated trainings

Working conditions

Environment
- This position will work in office, classrooms, and indoor and outdoor environments. Daily walking around campus is required. Driving may be required for school business.

Potential Hazards
- Extended viewing of computer monitor
- Contact with ill students
- Possible contact with bloodborne pathogens

Physical Demands
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to operate computers. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit, and will work primarily in the standing position. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The employee may be asked to perform other duties as required by school needs. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. This job description is subject to change at any time.