Speech Language Pathologist, San Francisco

Student Services San Francisco, California San Francisco, California San Francisco, California San Francisco, California


Description

Position Summary
While collaborating with other service providers, the SLP will conduct assessments, provide recommendations, as well as organize and implement services for the students of KIPP Northern California Public Schools.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience:

  • Appropriate California Credential authorizing service as a Speech and Language Pathologist or Required Professional Experience (RPE) Temporary License
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the administration of a Speech and Language program.
  • Minimum two years of experience preferred AND/OR experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • 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 Northern California Public Schools 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 the 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 Northern California Public Schools 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 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 Northern California Public Schools Professional Development Activities.

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.

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:
Office environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions.  Frequent classroom/school environment and travel.

Classification
Full-time, exempt position, and follows a school-based calendar.

About KIPP Northern California Public Schools
We are a thriving nonprofit network of 15 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