Company: District of Columbia Public Schools
Job Type: Full Time
Job Description:

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Our public school students need your expertise, passion and leadership.
We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees.
DCPS serves 48,750 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,000 educators in 115 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students.
Position Overview
The Office of Social Emotional Academic Development works with the Chancellor to ensure coherence in the educational experience for our students, families, and schools. Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation. We are currently in the process of creating our next strategic plan. After engaging with over 3,000 internal and external stakeholders to help shape the future of DCPS, our draft strategic priorities include:
• Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity to close achievement gaps and interrupt institutional bias.
• Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
• Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful and inclusive academic and social emotional experiences for all students.
• Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of high quality schools across the district by defining blended autonomies for schools and creating opportunities for innovation.
• Engage Families: Deepen partnerships with families and community.
The mission of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) is to deliver high-quality instructional resources, enhance classroom practice and scale effective programs to increase DCPS student achievement and prepare all students for success in college, career, and life.OTL spans four core competency areas:
1. Curriculum;
2. Professional learning;
3. Enrichments and interventions; and
4. Formative assessment.
Team members support school-based staff in implementing DCPS's existing academic programs while simultaneously working to rethink and redesign school programming, academic and curricular resources and educator professional development.
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 (10 month) 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 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 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.

Preferred Skills:

Speech-Language Pathologists
• Master’s degree (MA/MS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech and Language Pathology.
• Eligible for District of Columbia’s Department of Health (DOH) license in the area of Speech and Language Pathology; must hold DC DOH license within 3 months of date of hire; OR if currently holds a license in another state s/he can obtain a DC DOH license via “Endorsement".
• Proof of passing the national examination with a score of 600 or greater in Speech and Language Pathology.
• Proof of completion of Clinical Fellowship or proof of ASHA certification.
• Eligible for AHSA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
Clinical Fellow Candidates
• Proof of passing the national examination with a score of 600 or greater in Speech and Language Pathology.
• Master’s degree (MA/MS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech and Language Pathology .
• Upon completion of Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY), must be eligible to obtain the District of Columbia’s Department of Health (DOH) license in the area of Speech-Language Pathology.
• Must hold DC DOH license within 3 months following the completion of CFY .
• Eligible for AHSA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
• The ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech – Language Pathology must be completed within two years of DCPS hire date.