Learning Resouce Center: Speech Language Pathologist
La Jolla Country Day School
Location: La Jolla, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is committed to supporting students as they access their learning potential when given equitable opportunities in inclusive and responsive environments. The program offers one-on-one and small group remediation as well as academic support that is fully integrated with each student’s academic program with a focus on advocacy. As a member of the LRC, speech-language pathologists are assigned a caseload of students (age 3 through grade 12) and work with individuals or small groups on specific speech, language, social communication, and cognitive communication skills. As members of the larger school community, SLPs work with students and their families, classroom teachers, and administrators to identify disorders and implement treatment plans and strategies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide direct individual or small group speech-language services to identified students on a regularly scheduled basis;
Provide Response to Intervention (RTI) services;
Meet with teachers and learning resource center team members to implement strategies, monitor progress, and create consistency for promoting student growth;
Collaborate with other school and off-campus professionals working with identified speech-language students;
Participate in developing and implementing plans for students who qualify for speech-language services;
Write, implement, and monitor goals of students who qualify for speech-language services;
Consult and maintain consistent communication with school personnel, students’ parents/guardians, and Director of the Learning Resource Center;
Engage in professional growth by staying abreast of best practices in speech and language therapy development;
Complete treatment notes and progress reports in a timely manner and according to school policy;
Document all aspects of work with students according to school guidelines;
Contribute productively to the school as a whole;
Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours;
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, La Jolla Country Day’s mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior;
Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
Masters or Doctoral Degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited speech-language pathology program
Valid California Clinical License
Possess an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
5+ experience as a licensed speech language pathologist, preferably in the educational setting
Preferred to have training in Social Thinking, Lindamood-Bell, Orton-Gillingham, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
A passion for education
Ability to adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards
Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices in the area of speech-language pathology
Demonstrated effective communication skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
Demonstrated track record of being a team player and community minded
Commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse student population
Commitment to continued professional growth
Excellent time management skills, flexibility, and ability to work independently and problem solve
Proficiency with Google Docs and on-line data keeping systems
The ideal candidate is committed to anti-racist education and culturally responsive instructional practices. They will possess or demonstrate the following: a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, self-motivation, positive energy, strong interpersonal skills, a service-oriented and team approach to work, approachability, adaptability, vulnerability, openness to new and divergent ideas, excellent oral and written communication skills, and comfort in an educational setting where children and adults are present.
All school personnel must successfully complete a fingerprint background check through Live Scan and provide current tuberculosis clearance.
To be considered for this role, submit your current resume/CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and your interest in joining the Country Day community.
La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is an independent coeducational day school for students in early childhood (age 3) through Grade 12. LJCDS prides itself on identifying students, faculty, and staff of exceptional character and possess a strong work ethic and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Infusing every aspect of our school is a dignity model created by Donna Hicks, PhD. Based at Harvard University, Dr. Hicks has more than twenty years of experience in international conflict resolution. LJCDS is featured in chapter five of her book, Leading with Dignity: How to create a culture that brings out the best in people. This honor and LJCDS’ commitment to Leading with Dignity in every way—and every day—ensures rigorous academics, arts and athletics, transformative community service and a culture of philanthropy wherein the whole student is developed to Inspire Greatness for a Better World by Leading with Dignity.