KIPP LA Public Schools operates tuition-free, open enrollment public charter schools focused on preparing students in under-resourced communities for choice filled lives. We currently operate 18 schools and serve over 7,500 students. Our team is expanding rapidly; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve.
Speech & Language Pathologist Opportunity
The Speech and Language Service Pathologist will assess and provide speech and language therapy for students in grades TK-8th at our East and South Los Angeles schools. They will focus on developing students’ oral communication skills to support their ability to access their educational program. They will report to the Senior Speech and Language Program Manager.
Speech & Language Pathologist Responsibilities
Provide direct treatment to students with speech-language impairments
Develop and implement educationally-based Individualized Education Program (IEP) communication goals using a variety of service delivery models to support the classroom curriculum
Conduct speech and language screenings
Follow and implement treatment plans
Document student progress towards meeting established goals and objectives
Conduct formal assessments
Participate in IEP meetings of students on assigned caseload
Collaborate with teachers to ensure that students meet the goals outlined in their IEPs
Provide individualized classroom strategies to facilitate specific communication skills
Communicate with families of students on assigned caseload regarding progress toward IEP goals
Participate as a member of the regional Special Education team
Manage special projects as they relate to Special Education.
Speech & Language Pathologist Perks
Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
Employer paid KIPP LA life insurance
401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA
Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave
Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)
Speech & Language Pathologist Qualifications
Master’s Degree from an ASHA accredited university is required
Valid California Speech-Language Pathologist license/credential is required
Certificate of Clinical Competency is required
Minimum of 1 year of experience working with students in a school setting is preferred
Demonstrated results working with students
Knowledge of IEP present levels and goal-writing
KIPP LA Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
KIPP LA strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippla.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.
Internal Number: 1828
About KIPP LA Public Schools
KIPP LA Public Schools (KIPP LA) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in under-resourced communities in the greater Los Angeles area for success in school, college, and life.
KIPP LA's mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in high school, college, and life. Through the success of our students, the KIPP LA Team and Family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.
What We Believe
We believe that ALL students, regardless of their zip codes or demographics, will learn and achieve if given the right opportunities and support. We are committed to serving the students who need us most and refuse to accept anything less than an excellent college-preparatory education for our students.
What We Do
KIPP LA's teachers, leaders, students, and families are all united around a single goal: college graduation. Our curricula are designed to provide students a well-rounded education, with time dedicated to academics..., the arts, enrichment, and physical education. KIPP LA’s educators are committed to continually improving their teaching skills and to giving students the support and motivation they need to make it not only to, but through, college.
Why It Matters
The future of our country depends upon our commitment to providing all children with access to a great education. Nationally only one in ten low-income students graduates from college. The data suggests that the rate is even lower for students in South and East Los Angeles. KIPP LA is working to significantly increase the college-going rate in the communities we serve.