Feb 25, 2023

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Full-time Special Education Support

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Position

The Speech and Language Pathology Assistant will work under the direction and supervision of a credentialed Speech and Language Pathologist and assist in working with elementary school students in screening, evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of communication. These disorders of speech and language may include issues with articulation, fluency, voice, verbal and written language, auditory comprehension, and cognition communication. This position will execute specific components of a speech and language program as specified in an individualized educational plan (IEP) composed by the Speech and Language Pathologist.

The starting salary for this role is $64,480.

Essential Functions:
    • Assist Speech and Language Pathologists in conducting student screenings and/or assessments of language, voice, fluency, articulation, or hearing. (without clinical interpretation of results)
    • Implement treatment plans or protocols as directed by Speech and Language Pathologists
    • Assist Speech and Language Pathologists in the remediation or development of speech and language skills.
    • Collect and compile data to document students' performance and/or assess program quality
    • Document students' progress toward meeting established goals and objectives
    • Assist with informal documentation as directed by the Speech and Language Pathologist
    • Assist with clerical duties such as preparing materials and scheduling activities as directed by the Speech and Language Pathologist
    • Perform checks and maintenance of speech aids, devices, equipment, as needed
    • Support the Supervising Speech and Language Pathologist in research projects, in-service training, and public relations programs
    • Manage time efficiently, follow schedule and inform appropriate personnel of departures from schedule
    • Exhibit compliance with regulations, reimbursement requirements, and Speech and Language Pathology Assistant's job responsibilities

Required Qualifications:
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members (educators, school administrators, senior management)
    • Commitment and passion for Rocketship's mission, vision, and goals
    • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish (required)
    • Completion of the following:
    • Completed course work and training specific to speech-language pathology assistant job responsibilities and workplace behaviors (must be through a program accredited by ASHA)
    • Completed field work under the supervision of an ASHA-certified Speech and Language Pathologist
    • Ability to demonstrate the skills necessary for fulfilling the job responsibilities of a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant
    • Applicant will have to successfully complete a verification of technical proficiency as evaluated by an ASHA certified Speech and Language Pathologist within the scope of their interview/evaluation process
    • Associate's degree required; Bachelor's preferred


Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement. Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or medical exemptions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Kenzie Kilb. Email: [email protected]. Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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