COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community.We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values. Inspiring Hope. Building Futures.PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy School specializes in providing special education to school-aged children with moderate to severe disabilities. We serve students diagnosed with autism, intellectual disabilities, significant learning disabilities, emotional disorders, and other related disabilities through a multi-layered approach.JOB SUMMARY: The Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) is responsible for organizing and implementing direct and consult speech therapy services based upon each student's needs and individualized education program. The SLP will develop and write present levels of performances and IEP goals/objectives for each student who receives speech services. The SLP is also required to track services and progress for each student's IEP in an online database.ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:* Creates and implements a speech program that is consistent with the school's educational philosophy and is compliant with speech services on each student's IEP.* Coordinates with teachers, administrators, and other related service providers in planning and developing the speech services program.* Prepares Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and participates in IEP meetings at least annually for each student who receives speech services and complete eligibility documentation as needed for students at least every three years.* Creates a speech therapy plan to ensure all students receive their required number of speech and language pathology services.* Develops and conduct in service programs for teachers and classroom paraprofessionals to address strategies that can be utilized to help students obtain their annual speech goals.* Maintains student portfolios with documentation that is relevant to each student's specific goals and maintains system for tracking student's progression toward speech goals.RequirementsEDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:* Master's degree (MA/MS) in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders.* Certification as a Speech Language Pathologist by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).* At least 5 year of experience with 2 year working as a Speech Pathologist or Speech Pathologist Intern in a school setting.