Speech Language Pathologist - Clinical Fellow, East Bay

Student Services Oakland, California San Lorenzo, California San Lorenzo, California Oakland, California


Description

Position Summary
In cooperation with other service providers and clinical supervisors, the CF will conduct assessments, provide recommendations, organize and implement services for the students of KIPP Public Schools Northern California.  The CF-SLP will support our schools in the East Bay.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience:

  • Required Professional Experience (RPE) Temporary License
  • 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.
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese) preferred.
  • Demonstrated success with students from educationally underserved areas.

Education:

  • M.A. or M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

Knowledge/skills required:

  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Ability to perform diagnostic evaluations according to CA law and ASHA guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies.
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Public Schools Northern California and our students.
  • Ability to travel within SF Bay Area with own transportation (mileage reimbursed beyond usual commute). 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Individual Education Program Process

  • Appraise the speech and language needs of students to design and implement appropriate remediation, instructional plans and strategies.
  • Analyze assessment results to drive and inform instruction and Individual Education Program development.
  • Attend and serve as a member of the IEP team to determine eligibility of students.
  • Prepare thorough, accurate and legally defensible reports in a timely manner.
  • Explain nature and purpose of assessment in an understandable manner to IEP team members.
  • Assist teams in the development of IEPs that address communication and literacy needs of students.
  • Develop a variety of instructional activities to meet the student’s individual language and speech goals/objectives.
  • Ensure student achievement and progress towards IEP goals and adjust intervention strategies based on student performance.
  • Complete progress reports in accordance with KIPP Public Schools Northern California and school-specific guidelines.
  • Serve as case manager for speech-only students; develop IEP documents in accordance with federal, state, SELPA and KIPP standards, coordinate and facilitate IEP meetings, and ensure timelines are met.

Training/Consultation

  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to support students in general education classes, interpreting the abilities and disabilities of these students to the entire staff, and assisting the student’s core curriculum instructional needs.
  • Be willing to provide in the classroom support as needed.
  • Consult with special education and general education teachers, other KIPP personnel and parents to recommend intervention strategies to facilitate student communication and literacy achievement and to model scaffolding strategies. 
  • Support and facilitate professional development activities and objectives for general education staff and school administrators as needed.
  • Counsel students, parents and other professional and paraprofessional personnel regarding the social and educational needs of the students within 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 the supervisor 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 children 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.

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands
Physical: 
Sitting, walking, reaching, bending, use of both legs; use of both hands, wrist/arm motion, grasping/holding, use of all fingers; lift, carry/push objects 1-20 lbs.; use of both eyes, color vision, near-vision; a sense of smell, normal hearing, distinguish sounds in transmission, speaking.

Mental:  
The 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:
Office environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions.  Occasional classroom/school environment and travel.

Classification
Full-time, non-exempt position

About Public Schools Northern California
KIPP is a non-profit network of 224 college-preparatory, public charter schools across the country educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice-filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, and for us all.

There are currently 15 KIPP schools across Northern California educating nearly 6,000 students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City and supporting over 3,000 alumni around the country.