Citizens of the World Los Angeles

Speech and Language Pathologist (Mar Vista)

US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID
2017-1055

Overview

Organization Overview

The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

  • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
  • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
  • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity

The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,900 students in three high-performing schools:

  • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);
  • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade; and
  • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, currently TK-5th grade and growing to 6-8th grades over the next three years).

 CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in New York City and Kansas City.

 

Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

  • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
  • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
  • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
  • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
  • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Position Description

The Speech and Language Service Pathologist (SLP) will assess and provide speech and language therapy for students in grades TK-6 at the CWCLA Mar Vista school site. S/he/they will focus on developing students’ oral communication skills to support their ability to access their educational program. S/he/they will report to the school site Special Education Director.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

The SLP’s job responsibilities include:

  • Providing direct treatment to students with speech-language impairments;
  • Developing and implementing educationally-based IEP communication goals using a variety of service delivery models to support the classroom curriculum;
  • Conducting speech and language screenings;
  • Following and implementing treatment plans;
  • Documenting student progress towards meeting established goals and objectives;
  • Conducting formal assessments;
  • Writing formal reports discussing and analyzing formal assessment results;
  • Participating in IEP meetings of students on assigned caseload;
  • Collaborating with teacher to ensure that students meet the goals outlined in their IEPs;
  • Providing individualized classroom strategies to facilitate specific communication skills;
  • Communicating with families of students on assigned caseload regarding progress toward IEP goals;
  • As aligned to our educational model, helping to collect, manage, and analyze academic data to track school performance and student achievement.
  • Participating as a member of the regional Special Education team;
  • Managing special projects as they relate to Special Education;
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with the regional Director of Special Education;
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree from an ASHA accredited university;
  • A Valid California Speech-Language Pathologist license/credential;
  • A Certificate of Clinical Competency;
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with students in a school setting;
  • Demonstrated results working with students;
  • Knowledge of IEP present levels and goal-writing;
  • Knowledge of formal assessments;
  • Knowledge of LAUSD procedures (preferred)
  • Ability to travel to the split campuses of the Mar Vista school site- school sites within approximately 1 mile of one another; 

Skills/Traits

The SLP will have:

  • Alignment with the philosophy, mission and core values of the organization
  • An exhibited ability to work with children and adults in order to create a joyful, caring environment
  • Experience working with diverse student and family populations
  • Belief and willingness to ensure that all students can learn and achieve at high levels
  • Ability to handle confidential information discretely and professionally
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to manage complex tasks with competing priorities
  • Humility and self-reflection as a life-long learner
  • Strong computer and technology skills, including proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of and experience with Welligent and other special education related computer programs
  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment;
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituents

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