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Speech & Language Therapist at Orange Unified School District

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About the Employer

About Us The Orange Unified School District serves approximately 28,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12th, and encompasses all or part of the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, and Villa Park. In 1953, the citizens of the area voted to form a “unified” school district, combining the original five elementary districts with the high school district into one unified district, now known as the Orange Unified School District. The District has a long history of excellence that continues to grow and be enriched by the accomplishments of its students, teachers, staff and community. VISION - Our Commitment Inspiring our learners of today to be purposeful leaders of tomorrow. MISSION - Our Intention In partnership with our community, we will provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader. CORE VALUES - Our Foundation * Integrity - We embrace a culture of ethical and transparent decision making and actions. * Equity - We promote inclusive and culturally relevant environments by supporting the social-emotional and intellectual needs of all. * Respect - We advocate for strong, compassionate relationships that appreciate the unique qualities of our diverse community. * Excellence - We strive for the highest standards in all endeavors by deliberately pursuing continuous growth and innovation.

Job Information

Date Posted: 6/9/2022 Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 2022 - 2023 School Year
Salary: Appropriate placement on the Certificated Salary Schedule. A maximum of 10 years experience credit will be given upon verification. Number Openings: (At time of posting) Not Specified
Contact: John Erratt Email: jerratt@orangeusd.org
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   


Orange, CA




Under professional direction, plan, organize and provide diagnostic services and therapy

for children with speech and language disabilities; demonstrate, teach and instruct pupils

in language and speech development processes; perform diagnostic assessment in

determining speech and language performance levels; aid in the development of

academic, social, and other educational skill areas; and to do other related functions as

required. This position is directly responsible to the Director of Pupil Services/SELPA.


This position classification requires subject matter expertise in speech and language

assessment and development. Responsible and directly related assessment and language

development experience is required to perform problem analysis and arriving at

alternative solutions to speech and language problems, issues and concerns. The

position classification performs decision analysis continually and makes judgments and

decisions of considerable consequence. The functional role of this position classification

requires the application of a variety assessment protocols and interpretation of data, facts,

procedures, and policies pertaining student educational and speech and language

development programming. The incumbents meet frequently with school administrators,

teachers, other educational staff and parents to communicate information, data and

alternative problem solutions. This is a sedentary position classification and performs

light work that involves sitting a portion of the time, may require lifting, up to fifty (50)

pounds, and walking and standing for extended periods. This position requires accurate

perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, handling and working with

educational and speech and language development materials and providing highly

technical oral and written information.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform

the essential functions of the job.


• Performs diagnostic assessments of pupil speech and language development using

standardized tests and developmental speech and language inventories.

• Consults with teachers regarding pupils' speech and language status and


• Confers with parents regarding speech and language status and management and

coordinates parent activities in relation to classroom and therapy instructional




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• Confers with instructional staff in the assessment and remediation of speech and

language disabilities.

• Provides stimulation of speech and language abilities, utilizing behavior modification,

oral facilitation, phonemic vocalization, vocabulary development and expressive


• Plans, organizes and performs intensive individualized speech and language programs

for students experiencing multiple handicapping conditions.

• Maintains clinical file recordings of speech and language evaluation information,

observations and recommendations for the remediation of speech and language


• May develop an individualized speech workbook to supplement home training and to

facilitate speech and language exercises and activities.

• Utilizes a variety of instructional aids and equipment in remedying speech disabilities

and may demonstrate uses of the instructional materials and equipment to

instructional personnel.

• Develops specialized in-service programs for school and community personnel.

• Develops parent education programs and individual or group counseling to assist

parents in the prevention and/or remediation of communicative disorders, when


• Evaluates students experiencing speech and language difficulties and reports therapy

progress to the instructional staff and to parents.

• Maintains appropriate standards of pupil behavior, utilizing a variety of behavior

management strategies and techniques, emphasizing positive reinforcement and

behavior shaping procedures.

• Maintains an effective therapy environment through the proper control of heating,

lighting and ventilation, and the utilization of exhibits, displays and independent

therapy sessions.

• Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional supplies, materials, equipment and

learning aids.

• Participates in professional growth activities at the local, state and national levels.

• Participates as a member of District committees for maintenance of standards and

evaluations of the speech and language services.

• Cooperates and performs a variety of non-instructional duties, including therapy and

instructional development activities, student supervision and advisory and

consultation functions.

• Participates in faculty and/or District meetings, committees and the sponsorship of

student activities.





Knowledge of:

• Principles, theories, methods, techniques and strategies pertaining to the diagnosis

and remediation of speech and language disabilities;

• Developmental, social and behavior characteristics of pre-school and elementary age


• Speech and language remediation goals and objectives, and the trends and research

findings of speech and language remediation processes;

• Behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods;

• Socio-economic, cultural and language differences of the general school population.

• Computer programs.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, develop and conduct an intensified diagnostic and therapy program

for children experiencing speech and language disorders;

• Provide appropriate and effective language and speech therapy experiences for

students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and with

varying mental, social and emotional abilities;

• Effectively assess speech and language disorders and implement sound and

appropriate remediation programs;

• Provide a stimulating speech and language therapy environment;

• Perform research and development functions and activities pertaining to speech and

language therapy programs, and to motivate pupils experiencing speech and language

difficulties in the resolution of specific speech disorders.

• Communicate effectively in oral and written form, utilizing a simplistic

communication mode in ensuring understandable and thorough communication.

• Understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal accountability


• Work positively and effectively with other staff;

• Operate computers and computer programs.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required

knowledge and skill is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and

skill would be:

Experience: Successful completion of a speech and language clinical experience at a

recognized college or university, or two years of speech and hearing service in private

practice or in the field of public education.





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Education: Possession of an earned baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited

college or university, with emphasis in speech and language disorders, psychology,

linguistics and language development.


Certification: Possession of a valid California credential authorizing service as a service

as a speech and language specialist. State license in Speech Therapy and ASHA

Certificate of Clinical Competence preferred.

License: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License

Condition of Employment: Insurability by the District's liability insurance carrier.

Salary: Appropriate placement on teacher salary schedule and work year.



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Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Copy of Transcript (copies of all college transcripts-unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Credential Copy (valid Clinical or Rehab Services Credential Authorization: Language, Speech and Hearing)
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 letters within the last two years)
  • Resume
  • Test Results/Materials (CBEST )

  • Copy of Transcript (copies of all college transcripts-unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Credential Copy (valid Clinical or Rehab Services Credential Authorization: Language, Speech and Hearing)
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 letters within the last two years)
  • Resume
  • Test Results/Materials (CBEST )

    Comments and Other Information

    The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, express or implied; and any of the provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice. The Orange Unified School District reserves the right to re-advertise this position or delay the filling of this position if it is deemed that applicants do not constitute an adequate applicant pool. Should a qualified individual with disabilities need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, The Orange Unified School District must be notified no later than five working days of the scheduled interview date. The Orange Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color sex, age, ancestry, national origin, marital status or disability. Equal employment opportunity will apply to all personnel actions, including, but not limited to, recruitment selection, training, transfers, promotions, evaluation, discipline, layoffs, terminations and rehires. Orange Unified School District is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, with Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free workplace policies. In accordance with Board Policy, discrimination in any form, including sexual harassment, of or by any employee, applicant, contractor, and/or student will not be tolerated. If offered employment, you will be required to provide proof of work eligibility in accordance with Public Law 99-983.


    Application Deadline

    Until Filled

    Date Posted



    Number of Openings

    Not Specified


    Appropriate placement on the Certificated Salary Schedule. A maximum of 10 years experience credit will be given upon verification.

    Length of Work Year

    2022 - 2023 School Year

    Employment Type

    Full Time