Speech Language Pathologist 22-23 - $2500 Hiring Bonus
- Start Date: Immediate opening
- Department: School-based Support
KIPP is a national network of free, open‐enrollment, college‐preparatory public schools in under‐resourced communities throughout the United States. There are currently 200 locally‐run KIPP schools in 20 states and Washington, DC, and nationally KIPP serves approximately 80,000 students. More than 80 percent of KIPP students come from low‐income households, and more than 95 percent are African American or Hispanic/Latino. Through high expectations for students and staff, world‐class teachers and principals, more time in school, autonomy over budget and curriculum, and a focus on results, KIPP schools prepare traditionally underserved students for success in college and in life. KIPP schools have been widely recognized for their success in doing so, and today nearly 85% of KIPP alumni nationally have matriculated to college.
All KIPP schools share a core set of operating principles, known as the Five Pillars, that KIPP believes help lay the foundation for students to perform at the highest academic levels: High Expectations, Choice & Commitment, More Time, Power to Lead, and a Focus on Results.
KIPP Minnesota Overview
Who we are: KIPP Minnesota Schools is a network of high-performing college-preparatory public charter schools. Next year, we will serve over 500 students in grades K through 8 at two co-located schools (elementary and middle) in north Minneapolis. KIPP Minnesota Schools is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization with significant growth plans in the coming years.
What we do: We do whatever it takes to help our students develop knowledge, skills, and strong character. We work relentlessly so that every one of our students has the opportunity to attend college and has access to the life of choice and opportunity that college provides. The KIPP Minnesota Regional Team supports our schools, school leaders, and staff through organizational and academic alignment, business management, strategic planning, and back office functions.
How we do it: There are no shortcuts to success. Outstanding educators, rigorous lessons, more time in school, and strong school culture support our students as they climb the mountain to college. We work as a team, use data, and constantly reflect to improve our practice. We believe all of our KIPPsters can make it to and through college and we stay with them every step of the way.
Why it matters: In our communities, approximately 1 in 10 students earn a college degree. We believe that this is unjust and unacceptable and, most importantly, can be changed. Nationwide, over 85% of KIPP middle school alums matriculate to college.
KIPP Minnesota is seeking exceptional licensed Speech Language Pathologist for upcoming School year.
We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement benefits.
Starting Salary: $50,000+ To inquire for more details email to [email protected] or call 6124434185)
Hiring Bonus : $2500
Other benefits we offer include a number of paid days off including breaks (we take a full week in November and other points throughout the school year!) plus 8 additional PTO days for Teachers. We also have "Friday for you" (AKA an afternoon off) once per month.
Outside of the traditional employee benefits, joining the national KIPP network comes with several professional advantages. With over 240 schools across the country, our access to resources, development, and professional connections is best in class.
The district is willing to work with applicants whose license is in process OR request for Out of Field Permission license as needed.
The position provides speech and language services and support in the areas for which employed; makes appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies. Implement the goals and objectives of the District and the school and/or program for which employed. Maintain contact and communications with parents of students and work with them in the development of each student. The instructor will design, deliver and assess the curriculum according to the district guidelines. The teacher must be willing to participate in building leadership activities and be a team player.
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Pre-referral consultation to general and special education teachers.
Case management for students with speech-language impairments only.
Due process compliance, third-party billing, program data collection, funding reports, etc.
Evaluations: Comprehensive initial and reevaluations for all types of communication disabilities.
Standard-referred IEPs (an intervention that supports literacy and other standards).
Direct intervention services to students in the least restrictive environment (including classroom-based service).
Indirect intervention and consultative services to teams. Teachers and parents.
Other site-based and special education duties, including support of district literacy goals.
Current MN Speech and Language Pathologist licensure
Experience working with school aged children.
Ability to build successful relationships with students, parents and staff.
Effective communication skills and ability to collaborate with teams.
Masters Degree in Communication Disorders
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency (C’s) or the ability to obtain.
*In order to establish equitable salary practices; the compensation package is derived from the Regional KIPP Minnesota pay scale and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, life, long-term disability and retirement benefits as well as an annual salary review and revision.
How to Apply
We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural leadership team and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. Please apply on-line here . Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
KIPP:MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: KIPP:MN is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all candidates and employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on our business need, job requirements and required qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by protected by federal, state or local laws. KIPP:MN will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.”
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