Dec 18, 2022

CWC-2023-24 School Speech & Language Pathologist (SLP)

  • Citizens of the World Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Position: Speech and Language Pathologist Position

Location: Los Angeles, California

Reports to: School Director of Special Education, Regional Director of Special Education, and Principal

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt

Work Class: Certificated

Capacity: Full-Time

Organization Overview

The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:
  • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
  • Develop students' social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
  • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children's natural intellectual curiosity

CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.

Our core values are embraced by the entire community:
  • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
  • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
  • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
  • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
  • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Position Description

The Speech and Language Service Pathologist (SLP) will assess and provide speech and language therapy for students across all grade levels. S/he/they will focus on developing students' oral communication skills to support their ability to access their educational program. S/he/they will report directly to the school site Special Education Director.


The SLP's job responsibilities include:
  • Providing direct treatment to students with speech-language impairments;
  • Developing and implementing educationally-based IEP communication goals using a variety of service delivery models to support the classroom curriculum;
  • Conducting speech and language screenings;
  • Following and implementing treatment plans;
  • Documenting student progress towards meeting established goals and objectives;
  • Conducting formal assessments;
  • Writing formal reports discussing and analyzing formal assessment results;
  • Participating in IEP meetings of students on assigned caseload;
  • Collaborating with teacher to ensure that students meet the goals outlined in their IEPs;
  • Providing individualized classroom strategies to facilitate specific communication skills;
  • Communicating with families of students on assigned caseload regarding progress toward IEP goals;
  • As aligned to our educational model, helping to collect, manage, and analyze academic data to track school performance and student achievement.
  • Participating as a member of the regional Special Education team;
  • Managing special projects as they relate to Special Education;
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with the regional Director of Special Education;
  • Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have:
  • A Master's degree from an ASHA accredited university;
  • A Valid California Speech-Language Pathologist license/credential;
  • A Certificate of Clinical Competency;
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with students in a school setting;
  • Demonstrated results working with students;
  • Knowledge of IEP present levels and goal-writing;
  • Knowledge of formal assessments;
  • Knowledge of LAUSD procedures (preferred);
  • Ability to travel to multiple campuses in close proximity to each other.


The SLP will have:
  • Alignment with the philosophy, mission and core values of the organization
  • An exhibited ability to work with children and adults in order to create a joyful, caring environment
  • Experience working with diverse student and family populations
  • Belief and willingness to ensure that all students can learn and achieve at high levels
  • Ability to handle confidential information discretely and professionally
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to manage complex tasks with competing priorities
  • Humility and self-reflection as a life-long learner
  • Strong computer and technology skills, including proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of and experience with Welligent and other special education related computer programs
  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment;
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituents

Compensation and Benefits
  • Salary Range: $80,000-$95,000
  • Generous time off
  • 403b retirement plan and CalSTRS for CalSTRS-eligible positions
  • Generous employer contributions toward healthcare premiums for employees and dependents
  • A variety of medical HMO and PPO plan options (Anthem, HealthNet, Kaiser, United Healthcare)
  • $50,000 employer-paid life insurance policy
  • Voluntary life, accident, and critical illness insurances
  • Voluntary health and dependent care flex spending accounts (FSA)

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace and communities. Citizens of the World Los Angeles has adopted this policy on mandatory vaccination to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Citizens of the World Los Angeles. CWC employees/ prospective employees may apply for medical or religious exemptions from this requirement. Exemptions are granted in very rare circumstances as CWC LA schools are co-located with traditional LAUSD schools, and on LAUSD sites, no employee can access campus without being vaccinated. We are required to follow LAUSD policy for those sites.

Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. An employee will be considered partially vaccinated if they have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine. Potential candidates for employment will be notified by CWC HR Dept. during onboarding on how to submit proper verification of COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start of employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as an organization serving a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity in our staff as well.


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