Speech Language Pathologist
- Department: Regional Support and Leadership
- Start Date: Next year opening
Together with families and communities, KIPP Kansas City Public Schools works to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. We are a Pre-K through 10th grade school located in the historical 18th and Vine District. We are part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory charter schools with a track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in life. KIPP KC opened its first school, KIPP Endeavor Academy, in 2007 with approximately 31 fifth grade students. Today, KIPP Kansas City has grown to serve students in Pre-Kindergarten through 11th grade and is currency, educating approximately 700 students.
The Speech and Language Pathologist serves as a critical member of the Special Education team by providing comprehensive assessment, educational planning and support, as well as therapy for students with speech/language communication disorders and delays. Speech and language services may be delivered in a variety of settings including self-contained, pull out, push-in, or indirect consultation. This role includes working with students ranging from grades pre-k through 10th, with a variety of needs and diagnoses including Autism, Intellectual Disability, OHI, Speech Impairment, and Language Impairment.
Assess students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment
Develop and implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with Speech/Language impairment and assist with IEPs for students with speech/language as a related service
Provide direct speech-language therapy services in an individual or small group setting in accordance with students’ IEPs
Develop AAC programming tailored to individual student(s) including matching users to AAC, establishing goals and benchmarks, training staff (e.g. teachers, paraprofessionals, OT), collecting data, overseeing maintenance of AAC, and assisting in implementation of plan
Consult with teaching teams to develop and implement curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies such as visual supports, oral motor exercises, language strips, topics of conversation etc…
Collaborate with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, Director of Special Education, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines
Maintain confidential records and provide timely reports (e.g. progress notes, service log, evaluation report)
Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence.
Current MO license
2+ years of school-based experience (preferred)
Experience with AAC (preferred)
Experience with Autism (preferred)
Pass Criminal Background Test
*Applicants currently pursuing a certification may apply before certification is received. All certifications must be acquired and on file with KIPP KC before the end of the first year of employment.
Compensation: Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP KC offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage and retirement.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.