Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Summit Public Schools seeks a dynamic and talented Speech-Language Pathology Assistant to join our teams in El Cerrito and Richmond for the 2018-2019 school year. Under the supervision of the Speech Language Pathologist, the Speech language Pathology Assistant will implement therapeutic plans designed to develop speech and language skills; strive to ensure high student achievement and support mental health and behavior; and assist with administrative work, meetings, and collaboration with teachers and families as necessary.
This position is for 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday) with an average-sized caseload of students with mild-to-moderate developmental delays, predominantly in receptive/expressive and pragmatic language. At present, all students are verbal and none require a paraprofessional to function independently at each school, though caseloads may fluctuate.
Who We Are:
What if all students graduated high school with not only content knowledge, but the habits and skills to successfully navigate college and career, with a sense of purpose to anchor them? This is the question at the core of Summit Public Schools. Summit is a leading charter management organization serving heterogeneous communities in the Bay Area and Washington state. We operate 11 schools serving over 3,600 students.
Are you looking for the opportunity to lead change? Do you want to help reimagine what schools should be? We put students in the driver’s seat, empowering students with the skills and habits they need to be successful in college and life. We need diverse, driven, and dynamic people to join our growing team to help realize our educational vision.
What you’ll do:
- Prepare and administer therapy activities, instructional materials, and intervention strategies following the supervising SLP’s directives.
- Consult with teachers to co-plan instructional adaptations/modifications and implement strategies based on student need and teacher capacity.
- Track performance using progress monitoring tools and report progress on IEP goals.
- Regularly communicate progress to SLP, Special Education team, general education teachers, and parents through progress notes, as well as meetings and phone conversations as needed.
- Conduct speech and language screenings developed by the SLP without interruption.
- Collaborate with members of the IEP teams.
- Attend all mandatory professional development and supervision activities.
- Transport students to and from class, as necessary.
- Perform all other SLPA duties as required and assigned such as assisting with in-service trainings.
What you need:
- Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
- Associate’s Degree and/or graduation from a SLPA program is required.
- California state licensure to work in public schools is required.
- An ability to maintain CA SLPA licensure requirement of completing twelve (12) hours of continuing professional development every two years is required.
- Clear health and background check.
Who you are:
- You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
- You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of teaching in a heterogenous community and working to close the achievement gap.
- You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with your colleagues. You find positivity in share successes.
- You share our vision to reimagine what schools should be and are excited to make an impact on the public education landscape.
- You are empathetic and culturally competent. You’re open to having hard conversations.
- You thrive in innovative environments, and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace.
- You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset.
What you get:
Summit offers competitive salaries and benefit options, including covering 75% of the health, dental and vision plan costs. We fully cover life and disability insurance. We have a “take what you need” PTO policy, 11 paid holidays and 4 weeks of vacation during the year.
We strive to recruit a diverse team. Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.