May 14, 2021

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • San Jose, CA, USA
Part-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 part-time Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant position works under the direction and supervision of a credentialed Speech and Language Pathologist and will work with elementary school students in screening, 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 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.

Key Responsibilities:
    • Address student's speech production, vocal production, and language needs through speech therapy according to students' Individualized Education Program (IEP).
    • Follows goals and treatment plan developed by the Speech-Language Pathologist.
    • Deliver direct services via pre-referral interventions and monitor student progress in pre-referral interventions Tier 1 and Tier 2.
    • Document and collect data on all therapy sessions.
    • 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, attending meetings, workshops, and in-service trainings.
    • Provide professional development support to school staff and families.
    • Manage time efficiently, follow schedule and inform appropriate personnel of departures from schedule.
    • Assists with conducting speech-language screenings, using appropriate prescribed techniques and devices; confers with Speech-Language Pathologist regarding student progress.
    • Documents student progress toward IEP goals and objectives by preparing records, charts, and other means of documentation.
    • Performs a variety of clerical support duties such as maintaining records, files and preparing reports related to assigned students as well as provide appropriate documentation to the interdisciplinary team.
    • Prepares for use in the classroom therapy materials and such as picture cards and games, and equipment, such as augmentative communication devices.
    • Adapts or modifies instructional materials as determined by student needs for teacher use.
    • May participate in parent conferences and pupil instruction and planning processes.
    • Work independently under direct and indirect supervision.
    • Demonstrate an understanding, patient and receptive attitude toward students.
    • Motivate and encourage positive learning patterns and behavior to students with special needs.
    • Demonstrate adaptability to changing circumstances and priorities within the learning environment.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Demonstrate confidence, tact, and the use of good judgment.
    • Plan and organize work; Meet schedules and timelines.

Required Qualifications:

Licensed as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with the State of California. Bilingual in English and Spanish or Vietnamese (strongly preferred, but not required). Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the 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 Assistant.

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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