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2018-2019 Speech-Language Pathologist
About KIPP New Orleans:
KIPP New Orleans Schools (KNOS) is building an influential network of tuition-free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools that empower students with the knowledge and character traits to be lifelong learners and leaders. KNOS operates ten high-performing schools on eight campuses, serving roughly 4,500 of our city’s highest-needs students. Over the next several years, we aim to ultimately grow to twelve schools, five primary, five middle and two high schools.
With rigorous academics, innovative teaching, and a motivating learning environment, we are working to ensure that all of our students are prepared for college and beyond. Although KIPP teachers come from a diverse set of backgrounds, they all share the common goal of student success. KIPP teachers display a “whatever it takes” attitude during the school day and are available after school hours by cell phone. KIPP New Orleans Schools embrace the spirit of our city with athletics, band, visual arts, or other fine arts available at every school.
KIPP New Orleans Schools is associated with the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Network which recruits and trains school leaders to open KIPP schools across the country. The KIPP network is rapidly growing. There are currently 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving 70,000 students.
Student Support Team Vision:
The KIPP New Orleans Student Support Team provides multi-disciplinary interventions, services and support so that all students are on a path to college and career readiness, in pursuit of leading happy, healthy and independent lives. We extend the mission of KIPP New Orleans Schools by ensuring that we fulfill our commitment to being a high-quality choice for every family and our commitment to ensuring every child has a school-experience and future they deserve.
- Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), strongly preferred.
- Valid LA license, required for SLP.
- Master’s degree in communication disorders.
- Ability to travel between school sites.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Screening, Testing, Diagnosing and Consulting:
- Serve as a member of individual school’s Health& Wellness team; attend H&W team meetings as part of the Response to Intervention (RTI) process upon request.
- Develop research-supported Speech interventions for classroom implementation.
- Keep organized the current data collection for students in RTI and Special Education.
- Conduct initial evaluations and re-evaluations and administer necessary and requested assessments
- Write reports using a reader friendly index and explain to parents and students evaluation findings in clear, understandable language with cultural sensitivity
- Abide by a 45 day turn-around time from date of receipt of referral packet
- Provide group and individual sessions as indicated by the Individual Education Plan (IEP)
- Write annual IEP goals/objectives in language that empowers students to transfer intervention strategies to classroom and academic performance
- Participate in annual IEP meetings, as needed
- Write monthly progress notes as required by Medicaid regulations - treatment ties directly to IEP goals/objectives; willingness to be trained on and to use electronic encounter tracking system
- Write progress reports toward achieving goals and objectives on IEPs to be sent home with report cards every 9 weeks
Collaborate with Teachers, Parents and Other Providers:
- Provide consultation on services in inclusive settings to the maximum extent possible
- Maintain positive, supportive relationships with families
- Remain knowledgeable of current trends, federal and state regulations in the field of speech-language pathology and special education to ensure competency
- Keep certifications and licensure current
Additionally, excellent candidates for the Speech Pathologist or Clinical Fellow position will have:
- Prior clinical or school-based experience providing speech therapy to students, preferably in a school serving low-income families.
- Demonstrated ability to work well in a team.
- Strong project management and organizational skills.
- Strong communication skills.
- A professional demeanor and a desire to have fun while working hard.
- Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP New Orleans Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.