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Speech Therapist - Online Learning Program

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Requisition ID : 10172

Business Unit : Central Office

Job Code : 0778

FTE: 1.00 

Credential : Speech-Language Pathology Services

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Our goal is that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014, SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As aCORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

In accordance with the California Standards of the Teaching Profession, teachers work under the supervision of site or central office administrators and in collaboration with their school staff, families and community and are responsible for the fulfillment of duties in the areas of Prevention and Consultation, Assessment, Intervention and Accountability in a virtual environment. The school-based speech-language pathologist is responsible for the prevention, identification, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children/students birth through 21 years of age exhibiting communication disorders.

Prevention and Consultation

● Consult with parents, teachers, and community agencies concerning normative speech and language development and behavioral manifestations of a student “at risk” for a communication disorder or delay

● Observe and informally interact with referred students in the classroom setting as needed

● Informally assess learning environments in relation to communication and assist staff with developing optimal learning environments for the facilitation of communication skills within the classroom setting


● The speech-language pathologist facilitates the identification of students with communication handicaps by consulting with parents and teachers regarding behaviors that indicate suspected speech, language or hearing disorders; and by screening, observation and standardized (norm referenced) and non standardized (descriptive) assessments

● Conduct functional, comprehensive speech/language assessments and evaluations (interpretation of data) to identify students with significant educationally relevant communication disorders in accordance with Federal Mandates, State Regulations and Guidelines and District local policies and procedures

● Use reliable and current assessment tools with a variety of techniques that are functional and based on the reason for referral, e.g., standardized (quantitative), non-standardized (qualitative), curriculum-based portfolio


● Provide direct and indirect service delivery options involving one to one, small group or full class instructions within the classroom or community environment or speech/language treatment room

● Provide direct intervention in a variety of settings, including the general education or special education classroom and speech/language therapy room


● Follow procedures established by Special Education Services in performing the role of a speech pathologist including adhering to specific guidelines regarding the initial identification (pre-referral, referral, assessment, report writing, diagnosis, eligibility determination and record keeping) and re-evaluation and dismissal process

Minimum Qualifications

CA Speech/Language Pathology Services credential

Desired Qualifications

1. Experience in a K-12 urban public educational setting.

2. Knowledge of or experience implementing Response to Intervention and Instruction (RTI2), Restorative Justice/Practices model and protocols, and Balanced Literacy.

3. Strong content knowledge of key digital learning pedagogies and ability to apply it to speech language pathology work in virtual environments

What We Offer

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:
  • Teacher Next Door Program: https://sfmohcd.org/teacher-next-door
  • MyHome Assistance Program: https://www.calhfa.ca.gov/homebuyer/programs/myhome.htm
  • Additional salary stipend of $5000 for National Board Certified teachers
  • Additional salary stipend of $2000 for credentialed teachers teaching in high potential schools and a $1000 stipend for teachers teaching hard to fill subject areas

How to Apply

  • Go to: https://careers.sfusd.edu/
  • Create an account and complete an application.
  • Go to the “Current Openings” 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. For more information about careers at SFUSD, please visit https://careers.sfusd.edu/. For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit www.sfusd.edu. For other questions, contact us at teach@sfusd.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying 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. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities. For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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