Speech Language Pathologist

Washington, DC, US
Jan 13, 2021
Company Description

By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system, that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of eighteen schools educating nearly 7,000 students and employing 1,200 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission. As part of the KIPP network's 255 schools, we share best practices and innovations with our peers across the city and country.

Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators and support staff who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We are seeking an occupational therapist who is passionate about educational equity, driven by student and family relationships, and provides intentional support for their students.

Job Description

KIPP DC is looking for a dynamic, committed and flexible speech and language pathologist to become part of a vibrant educational community. The KIPP DC speech language pathologist will ensure that students are progressing on their individual goals by delivering effective, high-quality, intervention. They will report directly to the student support campus director.


Service Delivery: 70%
  • Provide speech and language therapy to special education students in groups and as individuals per their Individual Education Plans
  • Provide intervention to students through response to intervention including small groups and classroom intervention
  • Serve students with swallowing disorders as it relates to the school setting
  • Provide appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students' needs and correct existing speech or language impairments
  • Conduct speech, language and hearing screenings
  • Conduct speech/language evaluations
  • Case manage students (this is especially common for speech only, ECE and Elementary students)

Stakeholder Management: 20%
  • Serve as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech, language and literacy development
  • Participate in Multidisciplinary team meetings and responsibilities. Attend meetings, write progress summaries on present levels of performance, and propose IEP goals.
  • Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments
  • Assist in the proper referrals of students to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate
  • Keep thorough records for each student receiving therapy or other school provided speech-language services
  • Participate in case conferences to discuss student goals and plans

School and Community Support: 10%
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
  • Exhibit positive rapport with students
  • Create and foster a positive learning environment
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents
  • Be available for Open Houses, Parent-Teacher Conferences and other events involving parents
  • Assist in the development of curriculum standards and mapping
  • Maintain a neat, clean classroom environment and a professional personal appearance
  • Serve on school committees as needed
  • Perform clerical duties, as required, relating to textbooks, instructional supplies, student reports and records, attendance reports, etc
  • Believe deeply in the mission and values of KIPP DC


  • Master's in an accredited speech language program (Required)
  • Commitment to working with limited access to quality educational opportunities (Required)
  • ASHA certified or Clinical Fellow (Required)
  • Experience/strength in phonemic awareness and reading remediation (Preferred)
  • Experience working in a public/charter school (Preferred)
  • Experience working in an urban school (Preferred)
  • At least two years of experience (Preferred)
  • Pass a criminal background check, as required by law (Required)

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:
  • KIPP DC offers its employees competitive rates for medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. KIPP DC's plans include options for Health Savings Accounts, Flex Spending Accounts, and access to OneMedical.
  • KIPP DC also offers its employees a 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and matches vesting after three years.
  • All employees who use public transit are eligible for pre-tax deductions for transportation costs through a partnership with WMATA
  • Staff are provided with a laptop computer for work and access to a discounted cell phone plan for staff/student/parent calls.
  • KIPP DC has various support programs in place during the pandemic, including extended sick leave and robust health and safety protocols and training programs

Please apply immediately, as applications are accepted and roles are filled on a rolling basis. All interested applicants should visit https://www.kippdc.org/join-our-team/apply-now/ . For questions or issues with your application, please contact careers@kippdc.org.

KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law.

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