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 Speech-Language Pathologist - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: DC Public Schools (DCPS) 
Hiring entity type: Educational Svcs. 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Speech Language Pathology
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: a0x4U00000HGVh9QAH / Latpro-3779017 
Date posted: Mar-16-2021
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20027

Description


Job Title: Speech-Language Pathologist

School Year: 2021-2022

Position Overview

The Division of Specialized Instruction (DSI) works to provide a high quality continuum of services in an inclusive environment so every student with disabilities is prepared for success in college, career, and life. The division works with schools to design, implement, and monitor programs and supports for students with disabilities.

The Speech and Language Pathologist supports the student's ability to derive full benefits from the district's educational program. The scope of work has impact through the Office of Teaching and Learning in the Public Schools of the District of Columbia. The Speech and Language Pathologist will eliminate, reduce, and/or provide compensatory strategies in the area of speech and language development.

This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

The Speech and Language Pathologist will report to the Manager, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides online and/or in-person 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 fluency.
  • Provides and completes on-line or in-person comprehensive diagnostic assessments of speech, voice, and language impairments; and determines the presence/absence of a specific communication disorder which adversely impacts academic progress.
  • Serves as a resource to school staff members by developing a balanced program for oral communication and speech, language, and literacy development.
  • Provides direct/indirect service to students diagnosed with a swallowing disorder as it relates to the educational environment.
  • Provides an implemented therapeutic program to meet the individual needs of students with diagnosed communication impairment.
  • Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments.
  • Assists in proper referrals of students to agencies and specialists in the community, as appropriate.
  • Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students' needs and correct existing speech or language impairments.
  • Compiles case history data on those cases where additional family history, health history, and early developmental history are deemed appropriate.
  • Maintains all documents required to file Medicaid claims, including the documentation of students' progress according to DCPS Policy and Procedure.

Qualifications

Experienced Speech-Language Pathologists must meet the following Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master's degree (MA/MS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology. 
  • Holds an active instructional credential from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
  • Eligible for District of Columbia's Department of Health (DOH) license in the area of Speech-Language Pathology.  If the SLP currently holds a license in another state, then they can obtain their DC DOH via "Endorsement". Must hold DC DOH license within three months of hire date.
  • Proof of passing the National Examination with a score of 600 or greater in Speech-Language Pathology. 
  • Proof of completion of Clinical Fellowship or proof of ASHA certification. 
  • Completes and passes Criminal Background Check. 
  • Eligible for ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
Clinical Fellow Candidates must meet the following Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Master's degree (MA/MS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Holds an active instructional credential from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
  • Effective May 1, 2018, must hold DC DOH Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow license. Must hold DC DOH license within three months following the completion of Clinical Fellowship term. 
  • Eligible for ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Completion of Clinical Fellowship Experience must be completed within two years of DCPS hire date.
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.

DCPS Values

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.



Requirements

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