Friendship Public Charter School

Speech and Language Pathologist

Vacancy for School Year
Friendship Public Charter School


Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Friendship serves over 4,000 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. 80% of students come from low-income households. 98% are African American or Latino. The mission of Friendship Public Charter School is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.


The Speech and Language Pathologist is a clinical service professional with an expertise in speech/ linguistic diagnosis, treatment, support and development. This individual is a critical stakeholder in our educational community and possesses an unwavering commitment to ensuring the holistic well-being and success of our children.


  • Conducts evaluations and re-evaluations for students as requested or warranted
  • Acts as an interdisciplinary team member in the special education eligibility process, administering Speech and Language assessments as required
  • Articulates test results to parents and MDT members in clear, understandable language attending to cultural sensitivity
  • Delivers group and individual therapy sessions as indicated on student IEPs
  • Maintains monthly progress notes as required by Medicaid regulations
  • Makes recommendations for purchasing assessment materials to ensure that the clinical adequately equipped with state-of-the-art resources
  • Keeps abreast of advances in diagnostic materials
  • Maintains compliant IEPS, including contact logs and reports progress accordingly to parents and team members


  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field of education from an accredited College or University (Master’s degree preferred) 
  • Must be eligible to acquire or must possess DCPS OSSE Certification as a Speech Pathologist however, Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech/Language Pathology from the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is preferred

FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.



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