(k-5) Speech- Language Pathologist KACCS 21-22 SY

  • KIPP Albany Community Charter Elementary School, NEW YORK, United States
  • Full-time
  • Department: School-based Support
  • Grade Level: Elementary
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description


Together with families and communities, KIPP creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. KIPP is a national network of tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. There are 255 college-preparatory KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating four-year colleges at three times the national average for low-income students.


KIPP Albany launched on July 1, 2020, as the new partnership between KIPP Tech Valley Charter Schools and Albany Community Charter Schools. KIPP Albany is a unified group of schools striving towards excellence in education in the Capital Region, with 1600 students across four schools. KIPP Tech Valley Middle School (KTVM) was founded over 15 years ago in 2005. In 2018-2019, KTVM was named a Recognition School by the New York State Department of Education. KIPP Tech Valley Primary School (KTVP) opened its doors in 2016 to 100 kindergarten students and is now fully scaled to 500 students grades K-4. KIPP Albany Community Charter Elementary (KACCE) and Middle Schools (KACCM) will continue their commitment to providing students with a nurturing and supportive environment of high expectations, love, and respect. KIPP ACCE was founded in 2006, with KACCM following in 2012 and brings a relentless focus on academic achievement and character development to their K-8 students.


KIPP Albany Community Charter Elementary School (KACCE) is a kindergarten through grade five elementary charter school.  We are an urban school with a student population in which 93% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch, and 98% of the students are Black or Latino. We offer an extended school day, a longer school year, two instructors per class, school uniforms, and a variety of afterschool programs. Our school places a high value on collaboration, community, and culture. We have made a commitment to developing an environment that affirms and celebrates the racial and cultural identities of our students and recognizes the critical importance of having teachers and leaders that reflect the communities we serve. As our mission statement states, “We seek to develop in our students the academic and social skills necessary to enable them to discover their unique gifts and talents in order to become responsible public citizens dedicated to the advancement of one’s self, one’s family, and one’s community”.  In 2012 ACCS was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, one of the first charter schools in the State of New York and the first in the City of Albany to receive that distinction. Albany Community Charter Elementary is excited to join the KIPP network and become a KIPP school to access more of the curriculum, professional development, and other resources available within the network to provide more opportunities to the community we serve.


Job Description

As the Speech-Language Pathologist at Albany Community Charter School, you will ensure that all students, including students with specific communication challenges, experience a joyful, engaging, and rigorous learning environment every day. You will model and inspire a love of learning that will equip each student to succeed in school and thrive in life. You will be part of a results-oriented and collaborative team of professionals who are relentless in their pursuit of educational excellence. You will receive regular coaching and feedback, and will have opportunities to grow into a transformative leader within the organization.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Build strong relationships with students and their families to support students’ academic, social, and emotional success;

• Fully implement student mandated communication goals and services;

• Provide speech-language therapy according to students' Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in both individual and group settings;

• Complete language evaluations and present findings at Special Education eligibility meetings;

• Collaborate with teaching and student support staff regarding student progress and programming; 

• Be an active participant in the school-based support team to ensure student progress through the right supports and interventions.


Successful candidates should:

• Be passionate about learning;

• Be a person of high moral character;

• Demonstrate a strong commitment to and alignment with the mission, beliefs, and values of Bold;

• Hold an unwavering belief in the potential that all students can learn paired with an unshakeable conviction to ensure all students will learn;

• Have the ability to work within a fast-paced and dynamic team environment where responsibility for student success is shared and owned by everyone;

• Hold a commitment to solutions-based problem solving and previous experience of such; and

• Hold a valid New York State Speech-Language Pathology License and a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or communication disorders from a New York State registered licensure qualifying program, a program accredited by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), or the equivalent.

people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

Start Date:

This position has a start date of August 2021.


Competitive salary and benefits package including health coverage and retirement.

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.

KIPP Albany is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP Albany is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

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