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Speech & Language Pathologist Assistant (22-23SY)

Central Office | Oakland, CA | Part 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.

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The Opportunity

Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant (22-23SY)

Competencies and Qualifications

Lighthouse Community Charter School is looking for a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant 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.


  • Address student’s speech production, vocal production, and language needs through speech therapy according to students’ Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • Plan and provide appropriate individual and group speech and language therapy to students consistent with speech/language goals under the direction of a credentialed, state-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

  • Implement documented treatment plans or protocols developed by a supervising SLP

  • Assist with screenings as directed by supervising SLP

  • Collect data and document student progress toward meeting Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals

  • Prepare classroom therapy materials in collaboration with teaching staff and SLP, such as augmentative communication devices.

  • Implement behavior management techniques to encourage a positive learning environment

  • Alongside supervising SLP, participate in parent/student-led conferences and planning processes

  • Manage clinical support duties such as maintaining records, preparing reports related to assigned students, and providing appropriate documentation to the interdisciplinary team

  • Maintain continuing education units through professional seminars, reading current literature and participating in professional organizations

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Required 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders or related field, Preferred

  • Valid California License in Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant granted by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.

  • 1+ year as a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant, preferably in a school setting

  • Spanish fluency, Preferred


This position reports to the supervising Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).


This position is a full-time salaried exempt, 10-month position that follows the 190-day school year. 


Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package and generous time off and vacation policies.


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-site.   

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