4158Job Opening: SFUSD Seeks Speech Therapists/Speech and Language Pathologists- high need for bilingual candidates!
- Dec 11, 2013
San Francisco Unified School District
Speech Therapists/Speech and Language Pathologists
SFUSD seeks a number of Speech and Language Pathologists!
As a San Francisco public school educator you’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students alongside supportive and talented colleagues. You will be an integral part of the district’s effort to close the achievement gap and achieve social justice for all of San Francisco’s students.
We especially need candidates who are:
- Fluent in Spanish
- Fluent in Cantonese
- Trained in/have experience in AAC
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide specialized services and assistance with the assessment and screening of children and young adults with speech and language deficiencies; utilize age-appropriate standardized and non-standardized testing and assessment tools; provide phonological and language training in individual or small groups of students.
- Conduct a full-scale speech and language assessment of students; complete concise and valid assessment reports, including diagnostic information and treatment recommendations for initial evaluation and periodic IEPs.
- Develop and implement IEPs for students who qualify for DIS services as established by State standards; develop annual goals and objectives for DIS as required.
- Conduct and participate in IEP meetings and consultations to provide assessment information to teachers and parents; provide assessment of current communication skills and recommendations for future instructional needs.
- Participate in student study teams, in-service training meetings, departmental meetings, parent conferences, and consultations with professional speech and language therapists.
- Operate a computer terminal and other specialized diagnostic and office equipment, such as speech and language software, video camera, tape recorder, and various electronic communication devices.
- Prepare, type, and maintain a variety of related records and reports, such as IEP forms and assessment paperwork, daily speech and attendance register, notes and files, and annual IEPs.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE OF AND ABILITIES:
- Advanced-level diagnostic and clinical procedures, tests and equipment used in treatment of speech and language disorders.
- Computer operation, applicable hardware and software associated with adaptive and speech and language technology.
- Augmentative communication devices for students with severe handicaps.
- Assessment theories, practices, and techniques utilized for integration of students with special education needs.
- Create and implement activities to achieve improvements in student language and speech deficiencies.
- Technical aspects of the communications deficiency field.
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
- Safe practices in classroom activities.
- Child guidance principles and practices related to children with special education needs.
- Curriculum, goals and objectives of the department.
- Operation of office machines including computer equipment and specified software.
- Record-keeping techniques.
- Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
- Evaluate, plan and implement goals and objectives to meet the communication needs of individual students.
- Conduct full-scale language and speech testing and assessment.
- Learn and utilize adaptive technology and program electronic communication aids.
- Evaluate, implement and develop procedures and programs to diagnose and assist in the diagnosis of deficient communication.
- Understand and relate to children with special needs.
- Monitor and evaluate student progress.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Operate a computer terminal to enter data, maintain records and generate reports.
- Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Meet schedules and time lines.
- Learn new skills or update skills necessitated by the changing work place.
The San Francisco Unified School District’s strategic plan, Beyond the Talk: Taking Action to Educate Every Child Now, emphasizes making social justice a reality by diminishing the predictive power of demographics. SFUSD hires teachers and other credentialed professionals who are committed to closing the existing achievement gap and promoting the success of all students through focused attention on three core areas: Access and Equity, Achievement, and Accountability. We look for teachers committed to delivering rigorous instruction to all students, creating a culturally responsive classroom environment, and building connections with families and the community.
The Superintendent’s Zone is a key part of the district’s strategic plan, keeping our promise to ensure educational equity and the achievement of underserved students. Superintendent’s Zone Teachers are committed to raising the academic excellence of African-American, English Learner, Latino, Pacific Islander, Samoan, and Special Education students through focused attention on the same three core areas: Access and Equity, Achievement, and Accountability. For more information about the Superintendent’s Zone schools in SFUSD, please visit www.sfusd.edu and search, “Where We Need You Most”.
SFUSD is committed to attracting and retaining the best educators in the nation. Benefits of teaching in San Francisco include:
· Competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials
· Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance for teachers and their eligible dependents
· City and state programs for housing assistance:
o Teacher Next Door Program: http://sf-moh.org/index.aspx?page=287
o Extra Credit Home Purchase Program: http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/cdlac/applications/applications.asp?app=ecthpp
· Additional salary stipend of $5000 for National Board Certified teachers and
· Additional salary stipend of $2000 for credentialed teachers teaching in high need schools and $500 stipend for teachers teaching high need subject areas.
- Speech Language Pathologist credential
- Go to www.sfusd.edu/jobs
- Create an account and complete a certificated application. Applications generally take 1-2 hours to complete. SFUSD looks very carefully at the entire application, including the 3 short answer questions.
- Go to the “Jobs” tab to view and apply for specific openings.
- Please check back often to connect your application to specific openings as they are posted.
- Applicants will be contacted based on the needs of the district and current selection criteria.
For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit www.beyondthetalk.org
San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or diepr@.... A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.
Human Capital Specialist
SFUSD Human Resources
555 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
T: (415)-241-6101 x3282, F: (415) 241-6147