Here’s what you need to know:
We need you to help our students develop the skills they need to communicate and succeed in school.
As Speech and Language Service Pathologist, you will assess and provide speech and language therapy for students at all KIPP NJ school sites. You will focus on developing students’ oral communication skills to support their ability to access their educational program. And you will report to the Director of Special Education.
A bit more about you… you have strong organizational skills and are a communications ace. You understand the value of our supporters to strengthen KIPP New Jersey’s fundraising capabilities and external relations strategies.
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
Speech Coach Extraordinaire
Provide direct treatment to students with speech-language impairments
Develop and implement educationally-based IEP communication goals using a variety of service delivery models to support the classroom curriculum
Create donor and prospect profile documents in support of teammates
Conduct speech and language screenings
Follow and implement treatment plans
Communicate with families of students on assigned caseload regarding progress toward IEP goals
Teammate and Collaborator
Collaborate with teachers to ensure that students meet the goals outlined in their IEPs;
Provide individualized classroom strategies to facilitate specific communication skills;
Participate as a member of the child study team
Organizational and Achievement Guru
Document student progress towards meeting established goals and objectives
Participate in IEP meetings of students on assigned caseload
Conduct formal assessments
Must Haves (ie. what you need to rock this role)
Master’s Degree from an ASHA accredited university
Certificate of Clinical Competency
Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC)
Knowledge of speech-language report writing
Knowledge of formal speech-language assessments
Flexible and able to adapt to different school settings, procedures, and staffs
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Compensation & Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the Philadelphia area.
About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Today, we have grown to 16 (K-12) schools throughout Newark and Camden, NJ. Learn more about KIPP here.
KIPP New Jersey/KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.