Endeavor College Prep, Speech-Language Pathologist (2018-2019) (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles, CA


Date published: 19-Mar-2018

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Endeavor College Prep is a transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade charter school serving the historically underserved neighborhoods of Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, and surrounding Eastside communities. Among our early accomplishments are a 2012 California Distinguished School Award and a #8 ranking in USC’s 2013 list of top charter schools in the state. Our student population is 100% extraordinary, 97% Latino, 95% free/reduced lunch, 38% English Language Learners, and 14% of our students receive special education services.

Our team is made up of a highly collaborative group of teachers and staff who share a passion for closing the achievement gap. We use a co-teaching structure modeled after the successful Uncommon Schools and Achievement First schools on the east coast. We have high expectations for academics and discipline, and simultaneously value joy in the classroom, making learning fun for our scholars and teachers. In September of 2017, we moved to a brand new, beautifully renovated campus in Boyle Heights just across the LA River from the Arts District.

Position Summary

This position will assess, diagnose, and work with students with speech and language disorders. In addition, they will participate in IEP and SST meetings and will provide consultation and monitoring as needed. This position provides direct instructional support.

A speech-language pathologist’s primary duties include:

  • Participation in school IEP and SST teams to assist in problem solving and program planning, as needed
  • Development and implementation of intervention strategies and support consistent with the student’s most recent evaluation, data and IEP goals 
  • Collaboration in the development and implementation of IEPs to monitor the progress of specific communication and language goals
  • Maintenance of professional records of assessment and intervention
  • Facilitation of social skills groups and other innovative supports for students with communication challenges, including those not identified with a specific disability
  • Creation of additional supports for students struggling to develop English language proficiency

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to provide the level of speech and language services needed by a special needs population within a K-8 school
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with students, parents and teachers 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively write speech and language reports and evaluations
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and represent our students at annual review meetings conducted by the Committee on Special Education and at IEP meetings
  • The ability to administer and interpret standardized assessment tools in both English and Spanish and recommend programming that recognizes diverse populations
  • The ability to assess communication and language learning outcomes achieved by students using a variety of assessment procedures (e.g. formal and informal testing, observation and ongoing monitoring of performance)
  • The ability to implement strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance in communication and language development

General Qualifications for All Endeavor College Prep Faculty & Staff

All faculty and staff must possess a firm belief in our mission and core instructional beliefs, exemplary personal character, and critical professional qualifications.  Ideal candidates for employment at Endeavor College Prep, regardless of their position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill Endeavor College Prep’s mission
  • Embodiment of Endeavor College Prep’s PRIDE values -- preparation, respect, integrity, determination, and enthusiasm
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations with students, parents, and faculty
  • Desire to work as a member of a collaborative team
  • Willingness to have frequent and honest dialogue about job performance
  • Model lifelong learning by engaging in individual professional development
  • Demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and high standards -- for themselves, their students, and their colleagues
  • Experience working with urban student populations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications
  • Regular, punctual attendance, and professional appearance

Specialized Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Therapy
  • Valid California Credential authorizing service as a speech-language pathologist or speech specialist; California Speech-Language Pathology license or Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential or equivalent
  • Philosophical alignment with the college preparatory mission of the school
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a speech-language teacher or equivalent job activities with language impaired children/adolescents
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • High behavioral and academic expectations and strong classroom management skills
  • The desire to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge and experience using Welligent a plus, but not required
  • Facility with the Spanish language
  • Ability to travel across three campuses

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