Speech Language Pathologist

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Dec 31, 2023

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School and Teaching
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Job Details

Job Description:

The Speech-Language Pathologist provides services to students with communication disorders in the areas of written and oral language, articulation, fluency, and/or voice within the educational setting.


Education: Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Licenses/Certificates:Valid License from the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology or eligibility to obtain one in Speech-Language Pathology. ASHA Certification or Candidate for ASHA Certification. CFY Supervision is available.

Essential functions:

1. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall participate in the process of identifying students with communication disabilities. These responsibilities include:
  • Providing pre-referral consultations and participating in Multi-Tiered System of Supports initiatives
  • Conducting comprehensive speech-language assessments to determine the existence of a disability;
  • Integrating data from a variety of assessment techniques and sources;
  • Determining the effects of the student's impairment in regard to accessing the general curriculum;
  • Preparing evaluation reports and presenting assessment results at team meetings.

2. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall participate in the development of Individualized Education Programs. This includes:
  • Developing present levels of performance, IEP goals and objectives, and accommodations related to the students' speech-language impairment;
  • Collaborating with team members regarding standards-based goals which impact access to the general curriculum.

3. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall provide intervention appropriate to the age and learning needs of individual students. This includes:
  • Planning evidence-based interventions appropriate for individual students and groups of students;
  • Designing, selecting, and/or adapting curricula/therapy content;
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the Virginia Standards of Learning;
  • Collecting and interpreting data to monitor progress;
  • Completing progress reports;
  • Employing a continuum of service delivery models in the least restrictive environment;
  • Instructing eligible students/teachers in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g. FM systems, hearing aids, augmentative communication tools/devices, etc.)

4. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall maintain records of the speech-language program and prepare periodic reports as required. This includes:
  • Keeping data for program planning and decision-making for students (e.g. student rosters, schedules, etc.)
  • Submitting reports which meet federal, state, and local requirements;
  • Maintaining current files and/or records (e.g. progress reports; attendance; activity logs, etc.) on each student on the caseload
  • Safeguarding the confidentiality of student records
  • Completing records for third-party reimbursement accurately and in a timely manner.

5. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall adhere to established rules, regulations, laws, and appropriate ethical standards. This includes:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and laws;
  • Completing procedural documentation appropriately;
  • Abiding by ASHA's professional code of ethics.

6. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall engage in an ongoing process of consultation/collaboration with families and school personnel. This includes:
  • Collaborating with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, team members) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues, and providing services in compliance with established guidelines;
  • Consulting with teachers, parents, other personnel, and/or outside professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services, making recommendations, and/or coordinating speech/language therapy services with those of other disciplines.

7. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall engage in continuing education and professional growth activities related to speech-language hearing and education. This includes:
  • Participating in professional meetings, conferences, and workshops;
  • Reviewing speech/language literature and applying new information during therapy and instructional procedures;
  • Applying and sharing knowledge gained from continuing education activities;
  • Staying abreast of educational issues;
  • Supporting the use of evidence-based practices.

8. The Speech and Language Pathologist shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Special Education or other designated supervisor.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/)
Shift Type:


Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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