Speech Language Pathologist
WHO WE ARE DC Prep is a network of public charter schools serving over 2,000 school through 8th grade students across six campuses in Wards 5, 7, and 8. We're proud of being the highest-performing public charter network in Washington, DC - our students deserve our best! - while recognizing that how we support our students to be successful is as important as the results we achieve. That pushes us to reflect on questions such as how we can facilitate our students' academic, social and emotional development, how we can support our team members' professional growth and personal ability to do this work long-term, and how we can engage our students' families as our own. While this work is hard, it's worth it - we believe in the transformative power of education, the can-do-itness of our students and staff, and the joy that comes from engaging in meaningful work with people we care about and trust! THE OPPORTUNITY DC Prep is seeking an energetic, collaborative, and experienced speech-language pathologist (SLP) to join our growing special education team. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to providing therapy, conducting evaluations and screenings, IEP documentation, parent collaboration, Multi-disciplinary meetings and teacher consultation. This is a full-time position working with students in general education inclusion classrooms. THE DAY-TO-DAY Key responsibilities will vary based on DC Prep's needs, but may include: Providing high-quality direct speech-language therapy services to students according to IEPs/504 plans Servicing students with a variety of educational and communication needs such as, but not limited to speech sound disorders, fluency disorders, language disorders and vocal disorders Working with students with a variety of disorders and eligibilities such as, but not limited to Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and Attention Deficit Disorders Conducting assessments, analyzing results, and writing reports to determine strengths and concerns in areas of speech, voice, fluency, pragmatics, language, and oral motor skills Developing treatment plans (IEPs/504 plans) that are strength-based as well as child and family-centered for overall educational improvement Ensuring evaluations, treatment plans, and service delivery are aligned with school, state, and federal guidelines Assisting and guiding teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders Consulting with teaching teams to develop and implement curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies Ensuring students' skills are generalized across settings by collaborating with teaching teams and related service providers Completing treatment notes and progress reports in a timely manner and according to school policy Managing a detailed log of service provided and services missed due to student or therapist absences Documenting all aspects of work with students in EasyIEP according to school and state guidelines considering language and cultural differences of students for intervention; Keeping abreast of best practices in speech-language therapy and language development Contributing productively to the school as a whole WHO YOU ARE Few things in life give you more pleasure than helping a child realize his or her potential for growth and then actually making that growth a reality. You're passionate about the need for students from underserved communities to learn without limits, the importance of addressing the intersection of race and public education in the US, and the transformational power of talented, mission-aligned people working together to advance a goal. You're open to feedback, eager to grow, and bring your best to everything you do. You look for joy in your day-to-day and want to work with others who do, too! Additionally, you are a reflective, results-driven educator with: Passion for connecting with students and families in support of student success Extraordinary oral skills to effectively communicate with varied audiences Comfort with and ability to write efficiently and effectively as part of a culture where email communication and documentation are critical Superior analytical skills and sound judgment to make critical decisions autonomously Capable of thriving in circumstances involving ambiguity and nuance Meticulous organizational ability in order to set priorities, organize workload, handle multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines Emotional constancy and extraordinary interpersonal skills to ensure purposeful and professional colleague relationships Flexibility, optimism, and eagerness to grow and improve High level of professional and ethical standards Deep belief in DC Prep's mission, values and commitment to diversity QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of current best practices in the area of speech-language pathology Two years of related experience, preferably with preschool/elementary school aged children with a range of communication disorders Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited school of speech-language pathology ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence Current DC DOH license or be qualified for DC licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist JOIN US We're an equal opportunity employer, and hire without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. 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