Speech-Language Pathologist - Speech Language Pathologist
Company: Chicago Public Schools
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Speech-Language PathologistABOUT CPS: We are an urban district
on the rise. The support and resources we provide to our staff
enable them to make the greatest difference where it's needed most.
Be a part of the change. Our mission is to provide a high-quality
public education for every child, in every neighborhood, that
prepares each for success in college, career, and civic life.
Position Title: Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Under the supervision of personnel from the Office of Diverse
Learner Supports and Services and in collaboration with the school
principal, Speech-Language Pathologists are responsible for the
provision of speech and language diagnostic and therapeutic
services to students, collaboration with and support of parents and
school support staff, and participation as a multidisciplinary team
Speech-Language Pathologists are assigned to schools based on the
citywide needs of the district. Job requirements related to general
and special education services, evaluation, staffing, and mandated
therapeutic services are expected.
* A valid license issued by the Illinois State Board of Education
and Illinois Department of Professional Regulations endorsed as a
* Perform diagnostic assessments for students needing initial
evaluations, re-evaluations, or special evaluations and participate
in all meetings/conferences to determine eligibility for and
adequacy of services on an annual or as-needed basis
* Support students with a wide range of speech-language-related
issues to meet academic performance standards. SLPs work includes
prevention, assessment, intervention, and program design efforts
that are integrated within a school curriculum in conjunction with
teachers, parents, and other relevant stakeholders.
* Complete required supervisory activities of CFY candidates and
practicum students as assigned.
* Maintain accurate records and follow established departmental
policies and procedures.
* All clinicians participating in the Health Services Management
Program (HSMP) must comply with all policies and procedures of the
program as detailed in the ChildServe User Manual and the HSMP
Reference Manual to ensure the full delivery, accurate recording,
and timely reporting of the services provided to students.
Within the context of the CPS Framework for Speech-Language
Pathologists, all SLPs should utilize a continuous improvement
process that refines their practice. Each Speech-Language
* Provide therapeutic services to eligible students using a
continuum of service delivery models;
* Provide diagnostic assessment services to students using the
established eligibility and exit criteria;
* Develop and implement IEPs utilizing an educationally-based model
with goals aligned to educational standards;
* Participate in required Domain, Problem Solving, FIE, and Annual
Review meetings as needed;
* Provide consultation to teachers, parents, and staff;
* Provide staff education training to school staff and parents;
* Program and utilize augmentative/alternative communication
* Participate in activities that support students' educational
* Attend regional and departmental meetings;
* Complete compliance activities such as daily progress notes,
weekly documentation of all services delivered, quarterly report of
student achievement (IEP report cards), and monthly caseload
* Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills, strong
interpersonal skills, and exercise sound professional judgment,
especially in interactions with administration, colleagues,
families, and students;
* Prioritize student safety through the consistent implementation
of the Student Code of Conduct and school-wide systems of
management and discipline;
* Personalize student supports through mastery and innovative use
of curriculum supplements and technology resources, as
* Advocate for the district's vision and commit to our district's
common themes of equity, cultural competence, high expectations,
developmental appropriateness, attention to individual students
(including those with special needs), appropriate use of
technology, and student assumption of responsibility.
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
* A graduate degree in communication disorders or speech pathology
from an accredited University or College program.
* Completion of the CPS online application
* A valid license or credential issued by the state licensing
board, with the appropriate endorsement(s) for the role.
* Willing to travel to multiple school locations as a citywide
speech-language pathologist as needed.
* Light Work: Exerting up to twenty (20) pounds of force
occasionally, up to ten (10) pounds of force frequently, or a
negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
* As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools
(CPS), an employee must be a resident of the City of Chicago or be
willing to become a resident within six months of the date of
his/her employment with Chicago Public Schools. For certain
high-needs positions, exemptions to this policy may be
* All new hires must satisfactorily complete all CPS onboarding
requirements which include, but are not limited to, passing a
tuberculosis test, drug test, and state and federal criminal
background checks. CPS is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
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