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Speech Language Patholigist (24.25 School Year)

KIPP Foundation

KIPP Foundation

St Louis County, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

Position Overview:

Working as a Lead Elementary Teacher at KIPP St. Louis, you are motivated in meeting needs and nurturing the strengths of young minds. In addition to engaging in a positive learning classroom environment, you have the experience of leading your classrooms to engage students in sparking their curiosity. You know that the first steps of a student's learning set the tone for the rest of their lives and you’re there to support them every day.

Who we are: KIPP St. Louis is a part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and children in St. Louis city. As the largest charter school system in the city, we are driven and committed to our mission, vision, and equity statement.

Mission: 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.

Vision: Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

Equity Statement: KIPP St. Louis is committed to becoming an anti-racist and anti-sexist organization by confronting inequities, barriers, and oppressive policies and systems.

KIPP St. Louis currently educates over 2,000 students and at full growth, we will educate nearly 3,600 students and hundreds of alumni. Today, our St. Louis network consists of two middle schools, three elementary schools, and a high school.

Job Description

Position Overview

KIPP St. Louis is seeking a dynamic and dedicated Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) to become part of our vibrant educational community. This role may travel between our school locations and work with a variety of age groups.

Position type: Full-time

Key Outcomes of the role…

  • Implement IEP goals for speech and language students.

  • Score a 90% or higher on compliance audit for special education

What you will do...

Under the leadership of the Director of Special Education, and in collaboration with School Leaders and Teachers, the Speech-Language Pathologist will use effective strategies to serve the needs of students with communication disorders at KIPP St. Louis. The position will include the following roles and responsibilities:

Planning and Oversight:

  • Determine and use procedures for referrals, identification, diagnosis, case termination and follow-up of Speech/Language Pathology students.

  • Establish daily schedules for assigned students according to service minutes established in the IEP.

Screening, Testing, Diagnosing and Advising

  • Perform initial evaluations and re-evaluations as required by federal, state, and district guidelines.

  • Analyzes and interprets information to make recommendations regarding the need for speech-language services.

  • Determines the effects of the student’s impairment in regard to accessing the general curriculum

  • Utilize allocated coordination time to perform additional professional responsibilities including developing and updating therapy plans, holding parent conferences, staff consultations, and classroom observations.

  • Schedules interventions using a variety of service delivery models, including classroom intervention, consultation/collaboration, and pull-out as appropriate to meet student needs in the least restrictive environment

  • Consult and collaborate with members of students’ teams to monitor academic progress and

  • design/implement IEP accommodations/modifications.

Managing and Conducting Therapy

  • Develop and implement an IEP (and other supporting paperwork) for each student within mandated timelines

  • Attend and serve as a member of the IEP team to determine the eligibility of students

  • Complete progress reports for each student served.

  • Maintain an individual folder for each student that contains all forms required by federal and state mandates.


What you bring to the table:

  • Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology required

  • Missouri Speech and Language Pathology License required for the position

  • Experience in pediatrics/school-based speech and language therapy strongly preferred

  • Dedication to helping children grow and learn

  • A passion for working with students from underserved communities

  • Ability to take and quickly implement feedback

Additional Information

What we bring to the table:

We are a fast paced, energetic team and family with passionate people who are leading a movement and to cultivate the their best working environment we provide the following:

  • $0 deductible healthcare plan option, including medical, vision and dental.

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to the employee

  • Retirement plan through PSRSSL with a 14.5% match and an optional 403b as a supplement to our pension program

  • Employee Recognition: When we succeed together, we celebrate together with our annual gala award ceremony, christmas party, and more!

  • Public Service student loan forgiveness program qualified employer

  • Longevity Bonuses: 2, 5, and 10 year financial rewards

  • Generous time off:

    • Paid leave for illness, personal days, bereavement, jury duty, and military-related leave

    • Paid parental leave for new families

    • Paid holidays, as well as a one week Thanksgiving break, a two-week winter break, a week-long spring break

    • Wellness days and Fabulous Fridays (leave at 1:30 on Friday once a month)

  • On-going professional development opportunities:

    • Weekly coaching sessions

    • Weekly school-based professional development

    • Five in-person PD days during the year for all KIPP St. Louis teachers

If you are interested in working at KIPP St. Louis, please visit our website to find out how to apply!


Check out our KIPP St. Louis video to learn more about KIPP St. Louis Public Schools!

KIPP St. Louis is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all our students, families, teachers, staff and community members. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.