Speech and Language Pathologist

Job Type

Full Time




2730 Bryant Street
San Francisco
United States


Agency Overview

Founded in 1889, Felton Institute (formerly Family Service Agency of San Francisco) is the oldest nonsectarian, nonprofit charitable social-services provider in the City and County of San Francisco. Our mission is to strengthen families by providing caring, effective, and innovative social services, with special emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, and the elderly and disabled people, thus improving the quality of life for all San Franciscans.


Program Description

The Family Developmental Center (FDC) is a licensed child development program which has been operated by the Family Service Agency of San Francisco since 1971. Located in the Mission District at 2730 Bryant Street, the program offers a developmental childcare and school-readiness program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (2 weeks to 5 years old). This multicultural, developmental and educational childcare program provides a nurturing, developmentally challenging, and inclusive environment for very young children of low income, at-risk families. We place an emphasis on the provision of culturally sensitive services to children and families. This is reflected in a multi-lingual, culturally competent approach to the services as well as a variety of activities that reflect the diverse community of children and parents that are served. We are committed to inclusive, positive environments that build on children’s positive self-esteem and self-image.

FDC offers a mainstreaming model for medically fragile and developmentally delayed infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Blending clinical and educational components for the children and their families, the program provides assessment, Individual Educational Plans, and a play-based curriculum which focuses on child initiated and teacher facilitated activities. Additionally, we offer family support, parent education, speech and language therapy, coordinate for occupational and physical therapy, Mental Health services for children and families, and an on-site Nurse monitors children’s health. All of FDC’s teaching staff hold early Childhood Education credentials.


Brief Job Description

The Speech—Language Pathologist is a member of FDC’s interdisciplinary Early Intervention Team. Under direct supervision of the Early Intervention Supervisor, the Speech—Language Pathologist is responsible for supporting the speech, language, and communication needs of both children enrolled in the Early Intervention Program at FDC, and non-enrolled children referred by Golden Gate Regional Center for home-based services. Diagnoses and treats various communication disorders in children ages birth to 3 years. Collaborates with families, staff and other providers on a regular basis to support the individual needs of each child served.


Program Specific Responsibilities

·        Screen, evaluate and treat children with communication disorders ages birth to three

·        Write evaluation, treatment, and progress reports

·        Develop and implement treatment plans for children with communication disorders and disseminate information to other team members including parents/guardians, teachers, other therapists and staff

·        Provide direct therapy to children with communication disorders

·        Interface with other members of the child’s team, especially parents, caregivers, and teaching staff

·        Participate in the implementation of IFSP’s, and related services

·        In collaboration with the Early Intervention Supervisor, conduct parent, caregiver, and teaching staff training and education

·        Implement therapeutic intervention techniques with children individually and in groups

·        Support in the implementation of the Felton Early Autism Program (FEAP)

·        Measure and document outcomes of treatment plan

·        Maintain appropriate records and documentation of clinical activity

·        Attend meetings related to individual children with family, providers, staff and SFUSD personnel

·        Perform other job-related duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications


·        Master’s degree in speech—language pathology or communicative disorders

·        Minimum one year of experience working with the early childhood population

·        Licensed to practice speech—language pathology in the State of California (CFY applicants will be considered and if hired will be provided with the required supervision for acquisition of this license)

·        Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech—Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) (with the exception of CFY applicants who will be working toward acquisition of this certificate during the clinical fellowship experience at FDC)

·        Clear understanding of typical and atypical childhood development

·        Experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) preferred

·        Clinical competence and judgment

·        Experience working with children with Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities

·        Must pass a Department of Justice fingerprint clearance and a Child Abuse Index, Health Screening and TB Test as required by licensing

·        Must adhere to the principles of Early Childhood Education and the NAEYC Code of Ethics

·        Working knowledge of a variety of computer software applications (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat)

·        Strong coordination, organizational and time management skills

·        Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·        Strong leaderships skills

·        Strong work ethic

·        Integrity and Professionalism

·        Ability to prioritize projects and follow through

·        Ability be a team player with a welcoming attitude

·        Interest and experience working with persons from diverse populations and language backgrounds in the development of speech and language skills, and assessing potential language delays

·        Bi-lingual in Spanish/English required.


*CFY applicants will be provided with onsite supervision by an experienced and licensed Speech and Language Pathologist as required by California State Licensing and the American Speech—Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)



·       12 Paid Holidays

·        4 Weeks paid Vacation accrued at 13.13 hours per month based on a 37.5 work schedule. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

·       3 Paid Personal Business Days

·       Maximum of 450 hours of sick time accrued at 9.38 hours per month or 112.56 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


If interested please click on the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9c300a41-fe2e-4662-a78c-2024acc13fa0&jobId=156496&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001