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Speech & Language Pathologist (22-23SY)

Central Office | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in the Expeditionary Learning Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,500 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. 

Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org.

The Opportunity

Speech & Language Pathologist (22-23SY)

Lighthouse Community Charter School is looking for a Speech and Language Pathologist who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice. Lighthouse staff believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community.  The Speech & Language Pathologist will be an integral part of the multi-tiered systems of support team (MTSS) which ensures all students receive necessary academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional support to thrive in alignment with the Lighthouse Mission, Theory of Change, Graduate Profile, and Instructional Stances.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Responsibilities

  • Conduct speech and language evaluations for initial or triennial evaluations (including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observing, and writing a report) and interpret results to parents, teachers, and administrators

  • Provide recommendations to the individualized education plan (IEP) team regarding eligibility pursuant to California Education Code, goals, accommodations, modifications, and services

  • Provide direct, individual and/or small group speech and language therapy to students inside or outside of the general education setting

  • Collaborate with the general education and special education teachers, as well as other service providers, to support language across all settings and encourage the generalization of skills

  • Partner with families to share strategies and recommendations for how to support goals in the home

  • Collect data on students’ progress in order to adjust support and instruction

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in the multi-tiered systems of supports through providing observation and recommendations, screening students, and/or providing therapy through a response to intervention model

  • Participate in special education team meetings to support alignment across the program

  • Attend student-led conferences and other student/family events, as appropriate

  • Create and maintain, records, files, and reports as required by federal, state, and SELPA regulations

  • Maintain knowledge of current regulations pertaining to special education and participate in professional development to keep abreast of best practices and other relevant content

  • Supervise a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant, when appropriate

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, LCPS mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology from an accredited educational institution

  • Valid California Speech-Language Pathology School Services Credential or California Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential with an authorization in Language, Speech and Hearing 

  • Certification of Clinical Competence issued by ASHA, preferred

  • 2+ years as a Speech and Language Pathologist, preferably in a school setting

  • Knowledge of El Dorado Charter SELPA and SEIS, preferred

  • Spanish fluency, preferred


SUPERVISION

This position reports to: Director of Special Education. 

 

TIME COMMITMENT 

This position is 1.0 FTE (full-time exempt) and follows a 10-month work year (190 days) with significant student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and interaction with families. All new staff will report in late July/early August 2022 (exact calendar TBD).

Common Building Hours:  All teachers are expected to maintain hours of  8:00 - 4:00 pm M, Tu, Th, Fri and 8:00-5:00 on Wednesdays for Professional Development. 


OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees.  We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a competitive salary and generous health and retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical and dependent FSA).

 

TO APPLY

People of color and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and why you are an optimal fit

  • 4-5 references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Title/nature of working relationship

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on Zoom, or on-site.   

Lighthouse Community Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

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