Speech Therapist: 21-22SY

Detroit, MI

Why U Prep schools?

Do you want a job? Or do you want a career in an organization making the difference in the life of scholars?

Families send their children to U Prep because they recognize education is a tool in shaping and changing lives and value the culturally responsive curriculum and learning environments that set our scholars on a path to college and meaningful careers, fulfillment, and becoming positive changes agent in our community.

The U Prep School district is home to ten K-12 schools with focused paths of College Prep, Art & Design, and STEM. We are one of the largest and longest public charter networks in Detroit – operating for over 20 years. We have alumni making a difference in the city, region, and beyond. Check out the latest 20 Black Detroiters Making History list to see some of our past scholars in action! 

We continually seek out talented individuals to join the U Prep Crew and partner with us in supporting our educators and scholars as we all deliver on our mission. Read on if you are interested in being a part of this important work!

The Speech Therapist serves as a primary source of support to students by assessing, helping to prevent, and treating communication disorders and related issues. The Speech & Language Pathologist will provide support in various areas related to speech/language patholodgy in coordination with other members of the instructional team.  

Desired Competencies:

• Excellent written and oral communications skills along with excellent computer skills;

• Friendly, outgoing personality; 

• Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule serving multiple schools

• Highly developed organizational system


  • Masters’ degree in speech and language
  • Teaching Certification in Speech

Duties and Responsibilities:

Employee’s primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Demonstrates knowledge and skills in speech/language pathology and related subject areas (e.g., literacy)

and implements services in an ethical manner; 

• Provides culturally and educationally appropriate services that are effective, engages students, and reflects evidence ‐based practice;

• In partnership with the team, determines eligibility and recommends services that are compliant with state and federal regulations for children with IEPs; 

• Demonstrates ability to conduct appropriate comprehensive evaluations for students who may be experiencing a variety of communication disorders;  

• Uses appropriate and dynamic service delivery methods consistent with the wide variety of individual

student’s needs;

• Collaborates with classroom teachers and other professionals to serve the needs of students in both general and special education;

• Collaborates with families and provides opportunities for them to be involved in their student’s

speech/language pathology services;

• Earns continuing education or professional development units sufficient to meet ASHA requirements for

certification maintenance as well as state certification, licensing, and professional membership


• Contributes to various building and/or district initiatives; and,

• Performs other duties as assigned.

How do we support you?

Our education teams are at the heart of our ability to serve our scholars well. We provide them the robust support they need and help create clean, safe, well-resourced spaces for our scholars to learn and grow. You’ll be supported in a variety of ways too:

  • Working in well resourced and designed buildings that promote the physical and emotional safety necessary for learning.
  • Competitive pay and the chance to grow your career and compensation
  • A comprehensive benefit package, including retirement plan with a generous match. 
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time along with district wide wellness days. 
  • Provided time and programs for professional development. 
  • Given opportunities to collaborate with your peers and receive guidance from a mentor.
  • Supported by an engaged leadership and administrative team.
  • Working with team members who take great pride in their work and schools.
  • Interacting with highly engaged families who prioritize education and learning.

We believe a U Prep education sets scholars on a path to a future full of possibilities. That school are more than just a building. That providing culturally responsive learning environments allow all children to thrive.  If you are a thinker, doer, and believer in the power of education to shape and build lives we should talk. Let’s connect and discuss the possibility of you becoming part of team changing lives and our community for the better!

Detroit 9090 is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind. All employment decisions with Detroit 9090 are based on district needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.