24-25 Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
Who We Are
Achievement Prep is an award-winning public charter school network dedicated to empowering underserved communities in Southeast Washington, DC. Our mission is to prepare scholars to excel as high-achieving scholars and leaders, not only in school but also in life.
- All Scholars are Deserving: Every scholar receives an equitable, top-tier education
- Love is at the Core: We embrace authenticity while setting high expectations
- Exceptional Academic Results: Achieved through daily, data-driven, individualized learning
- Platinum Teachers are a Main Ingredient: YOU are the key to excellent outcomes for our scholars
- Families as Partners: Together, we do “three-generational work”
What You Will Do
As an Achievement Prep speech language pathologist will ensure that scholars are progressing on their individual goals by delivering effective, high-quality, intervention. This related service provider is a key member of the scholar support team and will collaborate with Mental Health Clinicians, Special Education Teachers, Occupational Therapist, and General Education teachers to ensure that ALL scholars have access to a quality education.
Reporting to the Director of Scholar Support, you will:
- Provides direct and indirect clinical services to scholars who have been diagnosed with an academically-based communication disorder in areas of articulation, languages, voice and/or fluency.
- Provide speech and language therapy to special education scholars in groups and as individuals per their Individual Education Plans
- Provide intervention to scholars through response to intervention including small groups and classroom intervention
- Provides direct/indirect service to scholars diagnosed with a swallowing disorder as it relates to the educational environment.
- Provides an implemented therapeutic program to meet the individual needs of scholars with diagnosed communication impairment
- Provides speech, language and hearing screenings
- Provides and completes comprehensive diagnostic assessments of speech, voice, and language impairments; and determines the presence/absence of a specific communication disorder which adversely impacts academic progress.
- Case manage ‘Speech Only IEP’ scholars
- Coordinates assistive technology support services.
- Maintains 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 scholar file.
- Serve as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech, language and literacy development
- Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments
- Assist in the proper referrals of scholars to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate
- Keep thorough records for each scholar receiving therapy or other school provided speech-language services
- Participate in case conferences to discuss scholar goals and plans
School and Community Support:
- Demonstrate strong pedagogy
- Implement the school-wide scholar management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
- Exhibit positive rapport with scholars while creating and foster a positive learning environment
- Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents
- Be available for Open Houses, Parent-Teacher Conferences and other events involving parents
- Assist in the development of curriculum standards and mapping
- Participate in any meetings for scholars on caseload including, but not limited to, Scholar Support Team (SST) Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings, and Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) meetings
- Collaboratively work with both the General Education Team and Scholar Support (SPED) department
- Attend and participate in whole-school staff and scholar events such as family nights, new scholar orientation, etc.
- Research, plan and coordinate in-service training programs for administrators, parents, teachers, etc. in understanding and meeting the needs of special education scholars with Speech-Language impairments
- Foster and develop an awareness of community issues that affect the school environment and intervene when appropriate
- Fulfill continuing education requirements consistent with respective discipline and keep licenses current
Documentation, Record Keeping, and School Culture:
- Complete special education paperwork including, but not limited to, IEP progress reports, service trackers, and all forms required via scholar information system, Special Programs and/or any other record keeping required
- Maintain confidential session records for all scholars receiving treatment services and submit monthly reports
- Adhere to and enforce school-wide protocols and policies
- Actively pursue professional development opportunities, inside and outside of the school
- Assume extracurricular responsibilities, if desired
- Fully integrate into the school community and assume additional school-wide responsibilities to ensure a strong culture
- Collaborate with staff to advance the school’s mission and communicate that mission to its constituents
Education and Experience Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
- Experience in underserved communities
- Master’s in an accredited speech language program (Required)
- ASHA certified or Clinical Fellow (Required)
- Experience/strength in phonemic awareness and reading remediation (Preferred)
- Pass a criminal background check, as required by law (Required)
- Experience working in a public/charter school
- Experience working in an urban school
- At least two years of experience
Is this YOU?
You are a mission-driven educator who believes in the power of education. You are committed to making a difference in underserved communities. You value a quality public education for all and are dedicated to serving every child. You are results-driven and an expert in your content area, constantly seeking ways to improve. You respect timelines and embrace feedback, knowing the mission isn't easy but energizes you. You thrive in ambiguity and find joy in the day-to-day.
Why Work With Us?
Our teachers are worth more than gold, they’re platinum!
- Development: Teachers receive ongoing (weekly or bi-weekly) development from school leaders:
- Formal and informal observations and feedback
- 1:1 meetings to discuss teaching practice, scholar data, curriculum, and goals
- Content team meetings
- Wednesday afternoon professional development tailored to teacher needs
- $150 Classroom Reimbursement fund
- Compensation & Benefits: Achievement Prep offers highly competitive compensation and benefits
- Generous medical, vision, and dental benefits
- Flexible spending accounts for transit, dependent care, and medical expenses
- 401K plan with immediate employer matching up to 4%
- 44-60 days of Paid Time Off, including holidays, break periods, sick, and personal time
- Wellness benefits including reimbursements for gym, massages, counseling, etc.
- It Pays to Stay: Upon completion of 2 full school years of service, employees become eligible for annual loyalty incentives
- Personalized gifts and Achievement Prep swag
- Compensation Bonuses
Ready to Get Started?
If you’re excited to be part of a dedicated and passionate team, please submit your resume and cover letter to this job posting. Let’s make a difference together!
Achievement Prep encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. Achievement Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.