Speech Language Pathology Assistant

About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates 40 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools serving 16,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1998, Aspire is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems serving predominantly low-income students, and delivering a rigorous College for Certain education to students in grades K-12.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child receives a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career and life. Every day, our community of students, parents, teachers and staff come together to learn and grow so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Opportunity:
Behind every successful student is a passionate and dedicated team.Together, we will change the odds for underserved students, ensuring that every student is prepared to earn a college degree.
The Speech and Language Pathology Assistant will perform services and consultation with teachers at a school site, provide activities designed to develop language skills and articulation skills, including speech production, vocalization and social pragmatics in students with speech/language disorders. Other duties may include administrative work, meetings, and collaborations with staff and parent.
What You Will Do:
Conduct speech-language screenings using a variety of screening tools and techniquesFollow documented therapy plansDocument student progress in Welligent system
Prepare therapy materials for use in pullout small group setting or in classroom setting
Adapt or modify instructional materials as determined by student need and abilities for teacher-use in the classroom.
Consult with general ed teachers to co-plan instructional materials or implement strategies
Track performance data using progress monitoring tools and report progress on IEP goals
Communicate progress to parents, teachers and Speech Language Pathologist in regular meetings, phone conversations and progress notes
Participate in IEP process; attend meetings when appropriate and attend parent conferences
Creates and maintains safe, positive environment for students
Collaborates with members of IEP Team, Special Education team and School site teams
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools 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
What You Will Bring:
Speech, language, hearing development, disorders and rehabilitation
Articulation disorders and rehabilitation
Effective record keeping and procedures
Knowledge of child cognitive development and different learning styles
Ability and willingness to implement students' IEPs
Ability and willingness to reflect and improve
Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions; ability and good judgment to take initiative to modify activities
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to collaborate with general education and special education colleagues, parents and community
Special Education Experience
Ability to work independently as a self-starter in a new organization
Ability to excel as a member of a team
Ability to work with an ethnically and economically diverse student body
Spanish bilingual preferred, but not required
Associate's Degree and completion of a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program
Registration as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with the State of California
1+ year working with students with special needs in an educational setting
Valid California Driver's License
Aspire offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA or TN state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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