KIPP NYC

New York, NY

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Organization: KIPP NYC
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KIPP NYC Speech and Language Therapist

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KIPP NYC

New York, NY

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP NYC
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

KIPP NYC Speech and Language Therapist

About KIPP NYC Public Schools:
KIPP NYC Public Schools is a non-profit network of free, public charter schools that prepares students for success in college and life. In 1995 we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in The Bronx.  Our goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond – and in so doing, to prove what is possible for all students.  Today, our New York City network is comprised of seven elementary schools, seven middle schools, one high school, and KIPP Through College, a comprehensive support program for our alumni. KIPP NYC Public Schools currently serves more than 6000 students and alumni and has a staff of more than 700. In August 2019, we opened a new elementary and middle school in the Bronx, and in August 2020, we will be opening KIPP’s first intentionally racially and socioeconomically integrated school, KIPP Beyond Middle School!   

Position Overview
Speech and Language Therapists (SALTs) work on a team of five speech-language pathologists who will share responsibilities for supporting 15 KIPP NYC schools based on the needs of their respective students. The Speech and Language Therapist will provide preventative and remediation services for students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, voice, and fluency. The SALTs work will have a heavy emphasis on working with non-mandated elementary school students identified through screening as having a speech or language delay that impacts academics as part of a Response to Intervention model.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Provide speech-language therapy according to student needs to meet IEP mandates in individual, group, and push-in sessions
  • Flexibly and creatively implement therapeutic services using evidence-based practices
  • Address the needs of students beginning to struggle through a Response to Intervention tiered model
  • Conduct speech and language screenings of all kindergarten students
  • Offer support to our students of all age ranges and from heterogeneous and various linguistic backgrounds
  • Participate in and lead professional development with general education teachers, learning specialists, administrators, and your fellow KIPP NYC speech-language therapists
  • Coach contracted speech-language pathologists in their work with students receiving IEP mandated speech-language therapy
  • Provide consultation for fellow speech-language therapists on the KIPP NYC team
  • Write annual IEP reports: student’s present level of performance, goals, and recommendations
  • Provide speech and language interim and/or baseline assessments
  • Opportunity to supervise graduate student interns
  • Communicate student progress and carry-over techniques to parents and families
  • Participate in Child Study Teams
  • Function as an integrated member of the KIPP school community


Additional Expectations:
 
  • Screening for Kindergarten students
  • Minimum of 3 groups of Kindergarten RtI focusing on phonological awareness (4-6 students each)
  • Provide RtI support to 1st grade students through differentiation of material and small group interventions
  • Collaboration with contracted therapists
    • Weekly check-ins
    • Quarterly observation/coaching
  • Individual or group sessions RtI support at Middle School (equivalent to 1/2 day of service per week)
    • May be separate location or in-classroom services
  • Professional development or consultation services for classroom teachers
  • Participate in Child Study Teams
  • Regional SALT team meetings
  • Arrive to school at assigned times (For example, by 7:30AM and remain until 5:15PM daily unless otherwise noted due to PD schedule or other afterschool events, or if a team member is on a flexible schedule)
    • Team members are on time (Rule of thumb: on time=5 minutes early)
    • Team members are present at school, except for illness/emergencies or planned and approved personal days (you have six allotted days)
    • Team members plan appointments outside of school times (after 5:15pm, on weekends, over vacations, as personal days)
  • Be a part of all duty schedules: arrival/lunch/recess/late students schedule
  • Respond to emails in a timely fashion within 24 hours
  • Respond and adhere to deadlines of documents due
  • Update bulletin boards/student work monthly
  • Maintain a clean and organized environment
  • Attend Saturday School on appropriate Saturdays
  • Attend/participate in report card nights
  • Attend/participate in  every all-staff events
  •    Adhere to dress code on a daily basis

Optional:
  • Mandated caseload of no more than 15 students
  • Individual/group sessions for articulation and fluency (any grade level)
  • Hearing screenings