Speech and Language Pathologist

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Capital City is looking for innovative, experienced, and passionate staff members for the school year 2022-2023. 

At Capital City, we challenge the status quo every day. Our staff are skilled, compassionate, solutions-oriented, and unwavering in their commitment to give children of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities the education they need to thrive. If you want to help prepare the next generation of changemakers, apply today!

The Speech and Language Pathologist role is a 10-month position, which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Why speech pathology at Capital City?

• Work hard and achieve results, together! At Capital City, related service providers work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another.

• Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords. We believe the diversity of our staff and the students we serve is our greatest asset. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and build a culture where staff engage in dialogue about race and work to build an inclusive culture.

• Invest in your own learning. Capital City prioritizes the professional growth and learning of our staff through weekly internal professional development and opportunities to learn from experts around the country. Campus and school-wide leadership opportunities are available for teachers who want them.

• Make your classroom and curriculum your own. Our staff values the autonomy they have at Capital City to design services that are dynamic, personal and exciting. There is a culture of innovation that is supported by our Director of Special Populations and our Directors of Student Services. 

Speech and Language Pathologists at Capital City:

The Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) is responsible for delivering services to identified students as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and working with inclusion teachers and classroom teachers to provide speech services that support student progress and access to the general education curriculum. While the SLP has primary responsibility to identified students (see below), they are expected to support the success of all Capital City students. The SLP reports to the LEA Director of Special Populations.

The SLP at Capital City is expected to: 

• Deliver related services as specified in student IEPs. The SLP is expected to start service delivery during the first week of school. Be present, timely, and prepared for instructional periods. Notify teachers in advance if you will not be present for class periods or meetings.  

• Plan for service sessions. This may require researching and developing IEP goal-specific service delivery approaches and lessons. 

• Keep daily contact notes of work with students. Prepare monthly progress notes to document progress towards IEP goals. Generate finalized monthly service trackers in SEDS to document related service. Maintain personal system of contact notes and ensure progress notes and reports become part of students’ files. 

• Conduct assessments to track student progress towards IEP goals at regular intervals. 

• Conduct screenings and evaluations of referred students according to a schedule mutually agreed upon with the Directors of Student Services. Adhere to legal timeline requirements for evaluation completion, using SEDS as a guide.

• Provide written progress reports to parents four times per year (November, February, April, June) with information from monthly progress notes. 

• Participate in Inclusion Team Meetings with all Inclusion Teachers as determined by the DSS. 

• Check-in regularly (at least bi-weekly) with the LEA Director of Special Populations to review contact notes and discuss student progress. 

• Communicate regularly with inclusion and classroom teachers. Support teachers in providing modifications and supports for students with speech and language needs. Make suggestions and recommendations for instructional delivery as needed. 

• Present one-two professional development sessions for entire staff. 

• Participate in staff development institute held two weeks in August before students return. 

Capital City seeks to employ experienced, credentialed service providers. Ideal candidates have a Master’s degree and 2+ years of experience.

Minimum required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least one of the following:

• Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related field

• ASHA certification preferred

• 2 or more years experience as a school-based or youth Speech and Language Pathologist

Additionally strong candidates have: 

• Experience working in urban environments with diverse populations 

• Experience working with English learners

• Knowledge of SEDS or similar education databases

• Proven ability to work as a member of a team

• Strong leadership capabilities

• A commitment to their own learning and development 

• Spanish language proficiency

In addition to the above requirements, related service providers must meet the requirements of all hires at Capital City including a criminal background check and a negative TB test. 

This position is subject to the DC Mayor's Order 2021-109, requiring all adults regularly in schools to be up-to-date on all vaccinations for Covid-19.

About Our School

Capital City was founded in 2000 and currently serves a diverse population of nearly 1,000 students across PK-12th grade. We have been recognized as a model for social, emotional and academic development. Our program emphasizes a commitment to diversity and equity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. We are a credentialed EL Education Mentor School ( in the national network of over 150 schools. Through this model, teachers craft long-term learning expeditions that connect learning to the real-world and incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Learn more at


Capital City is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirements of the position being filled.

Capital City is looking for innovative, experienced, and passionate staff members for the school year 2022-2023. 

At Capital City, we challenge the status quo every day. Our staff are skilled, compassionate, solutions-oriented, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
USD $52,000 - USD $90,000
/ year


Compensation and Benefits: 

Capital City offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Learn more about our salary and benefits:

  • Competitive compensation. At Capital City, salaries compensate for experience and qualifications. Teacher salaries are benchmarked regularly against area school districts and other charters. Teachers know how their salary is calculated and what to expect year-to-year. Check out our salary scale here:
  • Benefits. Capital City invests in a comprehensive benefits package to support the happiness and well-being of staff at all stages of career and life. Benefits include 100% of health insurance covered for full-time employees, up to 6% in retirement contributions, preferred student admission for children of staff living in DC, and support for you and your family when needed.

Compensation and Benefits: 

Capital City offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Learn more about our salary and benefits:

  • Competitive…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish Proficiency Preferred

Spanish Proficiency Preferred


100 Peabody St NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA

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