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26 Apr 2023

School Network Staff Speech Pathologist C.C.C./CF

Detroit Public Schools Community District
 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States

Job Description

Position Title: Speech and Language Pathologist C.C.C./CF (10 month)

Location: Various Locations

Salary Details: $51,071 – $82,120

Reports to: Supervisor of Communication Disorders

Bargaining Unit: DFT

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Telecommuting Eligibility: Not eligible for telecommuting.

In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the following vacancy is announced:

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited institution;
  • A current Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech/Language/Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • A valid State of Michigan Speech-Language Pathologist license issued by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services.
  • Expertise and experience working in an urban public school district is a plus. Previous work experience desired but not required.

Essential Functions

  1. Evaluate students to determine eligibility for special education. Select and implement appropriate evaluation procedures (including classroom observation, case history information, standardized tests, and informal tests) as determined by student’s abilities.
  2. Interpret evaluation findings accurately to parents and school staff.
  3. Implement Individual Educational Plans (IEPs). Develop and modify SMART therapy goals and objectives including connections to Common Core State Standards, materials and activities to meet the needs, interests and abilities of students. Evaluate student progress; modify goals and objectives as needed.
  4. Create and maintain an environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the abilities of the students.
  5. Counsel parents, teachers and students concerning the nature/effect/alleviation/elimination of communication disorders.
  6. Collaborate with parents, school staff and other professionals and agencies to develop/implement behavior management and other intervention strategies. Participate on Resource Coordinating Teams (RCTs) and contribute to Response to Intervention (RtI) efforts.
  7. Establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, students, and parents. Participate in school and district in-service training programs. Plan and present workshops and in-service training programs.
  8. Demonstrate adequate knowledge of special education rules and regulations and maintain compliance.
  9. Initiate, participate in and follow through on MET/IEP procedures as appropriate.
  10. Attend school staff meetings and discipline-specific staff meetings.
  11. Maintain accurate, compete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation; submit same at designated times. Records include, but are not limited to, MET/IEP packets, MISTAR Service Tracker Daily and Monthly Notes, student progress reports, statistical reports, compliance monitoring reports, Medicaid reports.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by the building administrator and/or Supervisor(s) of Communication Disorders.

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.

How to Apply

Method of Application: Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered. All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required. Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at or phone at (313) 873-6897. DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

Bureaus: Detroit. Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.