Bilingual (Spanish/English) Speech Language Pathologist
KIPP Austin Public Schools - Austin, TX

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POSITION OVERVIEW: The Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for assessing, diagnosing, and treating students in grades K-12 with speech impairments. He/she serves as a campus consultant for staff, teachers, parents, and students by providing informational sessions on interventions and issues related to speech and language development. The Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for maintaining accurate clinical records for students receiving speech therapy. This position furthers the mission of KIPP Austin as it helps ensure that all students with speech and language disorders receive the therapeutic interventions they need to learn.

We are open to considering part-time, as well as full-time roles for this position.


Education and Knowledge:
Master’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in Speech-language pathology, plus previous experience as a school Speech Language Pathologist
• Certificate of Clinical Competence
• Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) candidates will be considered
• Texas Speech-language Pathology License
• Professional Development to maintain Speech-language Pathology licensure is required
• Training to assess and provide speech therapy to students in Spanish is required
Experience collaborating with team members and providing constructive and instructive feedback
• Experience using a variety of assessments to diagnose speech and language disorders
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
• Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details
• Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
• Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities
• Ability to synthesize knowledge and present it to stakeholders in a comprehensive manner
• Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development
• Proven written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational and planning skills
• Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children
• Responsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
• Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines
• Reliable transportation is needed to travel between campuses
• Bilingualism (English-Spanish), required
All KIPP Austin staff members will demonstrate the following:
• Unquestioned integrity and commitment to the KIPP Austin mission and KIPP Austin community
• A clear, authentic and transparent sense of your strengths and areas of growth as a professional; an ability to easily adjust tone
• Demonstrate a commitment to continue professional development individually
• Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
• Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
The Speech Language Pathologist will:
Evaluate students with speech impairments
o Observe students who are having speech difficulties as noticed by parents or teachers who suspect an impairment
o Assess and evaluate students to determine if a speech impairment is present and to determine eligibility for services
o Recommend in-classroom interventions prior to therapy referral
o Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee meetings to interpret assessments and to discuss appropriate placement and goal setting for students identified as having speech or language impairments
o Participate in KIPP Austin Response to Intervention (RTI) or All Children Will Learn (ACWL) committee meetings to discuss interventions and pre-referral recommendations
Provide therapy to students that are identified as having a speech or language impairment
o Meet with students on a regular basis to ensure services are provided as indicated in the ARD document; Closely follow therapy schedule and provide make-up sessions when necessary

o Provide therapy in the areas of language, articulation, fluency, and voice disorders o Implement best practices related to therapy techniques

o Complete clinical records and paperwork associated with speech services o Provide students with Speech report cards each quarter to track progress
Evaluate the effectiveness of speech therapy

o Assist teachers and parents in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of speech therapy throughout the year o Anticipate areas where there is a need for more development or improvement o Meet with the ARD committee to discuss progress, interpret test results, and/or modify students’ IEPs

o Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents regarding the accomplishment of therapy goals and needs of each student
• Provide informative workshops for educators, school leaders and faculty members o Work with members of the Special Education Team to provide at least one workshop per year at each KIPP Austin Campus; Address issues such as developmental and educational norms for speech and in-classroom interventions
o Provide educators and parents with resources related to speech and language
o Assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with communication deficits Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered, as well as a performance bonus program.

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