Jun 09, 2024

Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Washington, DC, 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.

Position Summary

The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) works under the direction and supervision of the Director of Student Services and will work with elementary school students grades TK-5th grade in screening, evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of speech and language communication. These disorders of speech and language communication may include difficulties with articulation, fluency, voice, verbal and written language, auditory comprehension, and cognition communication. This position is full-time in Washington, DC and will develop and execute specific components of a speech and language program as specified in an individualized educational plan (IEP) as well as support the larger Rocketship community.

Essential Functions:
    • Provide direct treatment to student's speech production, vocal production, and language needs through speech therapy.
    • Deliver pre-referral speech/language interventions in Tier 1 and Tier 2 - a speech RTI program.
    • Document and collect data on all consultation sessions and provide regular assessments.
    • Conduct student screenings and/or assessments of language, voice, fluency, articulation, or hearing.
    • Develop and implement high quality, legally compliant IEPs.
    • Write high quality evaluation reports.
    • Maintain student files and treatment logs in an organized manner to include as well as provide appropriate documentation to the interdisciplinary team.
    • Communicate with the Associate Director with regards to any changes in status, problems, or intent to change any aspect of the education program.
    • Attend and participate in meetings as required by the (speech team, staff, and IEP meetings).
    • Develop instructional materials and evaluate commercially available material for treatment.
    • Keep current on the latest development in the field of speech therapy by attending professional seminars, reading current literature and participating in professional organizations as assigned.
    • Provide professional development support to school staff and families.
    • Manage time efficiently, follow schedule and inform appropriate personnel of departures from schedule.
    • Supervise SLPAs, CFs or Interns.
    • Other duties as assigned

    • Valid Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential; Master's Degree required.
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish (strongly preferred, but not required).
    • 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.
    • Ability to demonstrate the skills necessary for fulfilling the job responsibilities of a Speech-Language Pathologist.
    • Supervision experience of a CF or SLPA preferred but not required.

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, plus excellent health and wellness benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

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. For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Human Resources.

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