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KIPP New Orleans Schools
New Orleans, LA
Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediately
Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Contact: Mary Carlton
About KIPP New Orleans Schools
KIPP New Orleans Schools is a non-profit network of 12 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 5500 elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a track record of preparing students for success in college and life for over a decade, and our goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to pursue a life filled with choices.
Our schools are part of the free New Orleans public school system and enrollment is open to all students. As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with the community to ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place. We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.
At KIPP New Orleans Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose. Through collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds.
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 depends on prior experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as employer retirement contribution, is included.