Speech-Language Pathologist (Meridian Public Charter School)
ABOUT MERIDIAN PCSMeridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DCs vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement.Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Latinx populations in DC charter schools. Meridian is committed to serving our local community, and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.Meridians strengths include two beautiful campuses with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.For additional information about Meridian visitmpcs-dc.org.ABOUT THE POSITIONA Speech Language Pathologist at Meridian is responsible for the following:Provides direct and indirect clinical services to students who have been diagnosed with an academically-based communication disorder in areas of articulation, languages, voice and/or fluencyProvides and completes comprehensive diagnostic assessments and evaluations of speech, voice, and language impairments; and determines the presence/absence of a specific communication disorder which adversely impacts academic progressServes as a resource to school staff members by developing a balanced program for oral communication and speech, language, and literacy developmentAssists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairmentsAssists in proper referrals of students to agencies and specialists in the community, as appropriateProvides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students needs and correct existing speech or language impairmentsProvides speech and language therapy special education students in groups and as individuals per their Individual Education Plans (IEPs).Provides intervention to students through response to intervention (RTI) including small groups and classroom interventionParticipates in multidisciplinary team meetings and related responsibilities, such as attending meetings, writing progress summaries on present levels of performance, and drafting/monitoring IEP goals.Provides direct/indirect service to students diagnosed with a swallowing disorder as it relates to the educational environmentProvides an implemented therapeutic program to meet the individual needs of students with diagnosed communication impairmentCompiles case history data on those cases where additional family history, health history, and early developmental history are deemed appropriateConducts speech and language screeningsCoordinates assistive technology support servicesLends support and guidance to child study committeesMaintains all documents required to file Medicaid claims and required by Medicaid, including signed copies of all Health Encounter Tracking Forms, Assessment reports, and progress notes in the student fileEstablishes and maintains strong and positive communication lines with all parentsMakes self available for Meridian parent engagement events, such as Parent-Teacher Conferences, Back to School Night, and other events involving familiesQUALIFICATIONSIdeal candidates will have the following education and experience:Bachelors degree from an accredited university requiredMasters degree (MA/MS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology preferredCertification as a Speech Language Pathologist by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)Two or more years of experience working in schools preferredHOW TO APPLYDo you embody a love of learning? Do you believe in the importance of educating the whole child? Do you want to help Meridian continue to grow from good to great?Apply today to the Speech Language Pathologist position!NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veterans status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the DC Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.