Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Peninsula

Student Services Redwood City, California San Francisco, California


Description

Position Summary
In cooperation with other service providers and clinical supervisors, the Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) will provide recommendations, and organize and implement services for the students of KIPP Public Schools Northern California.  The SLPA will support our schools in Northern California. This role reports to the Lead Speech Language Pathologist.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience
  • Required Professional Certifications through DCA as determined by ASHA
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the administration of a Speech and Language program.
  • Knowledge of federal and state special education law and best practices for special education.
  • Completion of relevant externships.
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese) preferred.
  • Demonstrated success with students from educationally underserved areas.

Education

  • Receipt of a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from a regionally or nationally accredited institution  and/or professional training in communication sciences and disorders

Knowledge/skills/mindset

  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies.
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP  Public Schools Northern and our student and values, including KIPP NorCal’s commitment to anti-racism 
  • A firm belief that all children will learn and can achieve at high levels
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel) and Google applications (e.g. Mail, Calendar, Docs, Drive)
  • Proficient in business writing and communication
  • Ability to set priorities in a fast-paced work environment, pay attention to detail, and multi-task
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Humility and respect: eager to learn, admit mistakes, and welcomes and responds effectively to constructive feedback
  • Ability to travel within Northern California with own transportation (mileage reimbursed beyond usual commute). 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities 

Under the direct supervision and guidance of a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, the Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) will be responsible for the following job duties

Individual Education Program Process
  • Provide administrative support in the appraisal of the speech and language needs of students to design and implement appropriate remediation, instructional plans and strategies 
  • Attend and serve as a member of the IEP team with regard to providing updates on student progress. 
  • Assist teams in the development of IEPs that address communication and literacy needs of students.
  • Implement a variety of instructional activities to meet the student’s individual language and speech goals/objectives.
  • Provide progress updates on strategies for student achievement in the context of IEP goals and adjustments to intervention strategies based on student performance.
  • Assist with reports to the extent permitted by IEP parameters as well as in accordance with regional and school-specific guidelines.

Training/Communication/Support

  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to deliver the level of support that promotes student success in general education classes. 
  • Share the abilities and disabilities with each student’s socio-educational support team and provide training to facilitate alignment with meeting the student’s core curriculum instructional needs.
  • Consult with special education and general education teachers, other KIPP personnel and parents to understand if intervention strategies are facilitating student communication and literacy as well as model the strategies for staff that promote student achievement. 
  • Support and facilitate professional development activities and objectives for general education staff and school administrators as needed.
  • Report on the social and educational needs of the students within the scope of the speech and language programs
  • Develop parent education programs to assist parents in the understanding and remediation of speech and language needs when appropriate.

Interpersonal and Agency Relations / Communications

    • Consult with SLPs and manager regularly regarding service delivery needs and expectations.
    • Consult with community agencies, medical personnel, parents, and other professionals, and act as a liaison among these groups for students with communicative disorders.
    • Keep attendance records, computerized IEP records and all other records pertinent to the special education program for the state reports and program accountability.
    • Participate in KIPP Public Schools Northern California professional development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands
Physical: 

Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs. Driving to different locations throughout the Bay Area.

Mental:  

Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and general alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.


Environmental:

School environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions.  Regular travel between campuses.

Classification and Calendar
This role is full-time, non-exempt, and based on a school-based calendar

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California
We are a thriving nonprofit network of 16 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create 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. 

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.

Compensation 
We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. 

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.

Questions? Email [email protected]