Brilla Public Charter Schools Speech Language Pathologist 2021-22 in Bronx, New York
Speech Language Pathologist
About Brilla Charter Schools
Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of elementary and middle schools that currently serve over 1,360 students from the Mott Haven and University Heights area and surrounding neighborhoods in the Bronx. We plan to grow our network from our five current campuses to eight over the next decade, reaching some 3,200 students in the Bronx. Brilla Public Charter Schools aims to empower their scholars and community through an innovative approach that combines co-teaching practices and blended learning, with core elements of a classical education - helping students know and appreciate Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. Brilla Public Charter Schools focus on teaching the whole child, instilling a deep sense of character through the Core Virtues of courage, justice, wisdom, and self-control, while setting a high bar for academic performance and teaching content that has withstood the test of time. Brilla’s commitment to holistic child development is paralleled with its commitment to creating a joyful community for families and staff. In order to achieve results for students, Brilla staff model the intellectual and social competencies Brilla Public Charter Schools desire for all of their scholars to become young men and women of good character and spirit, and to be prepared for excellence in high school, college and beyond.
The primary responsibility of the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is to support a range of students across the elementary grades (K-4) and middle grades (5-8.) The Speech Language Pathologist plans and provides high quality speech and language services to students with IEPs, addressing areas such as receptive and expressive language, articulation, fluency and social-pragmatic skills. SLPs provide services to a caseload of students with mild-to-moderate Speech Disorders, including group and individual settings and push-in and pull- out services.
Speech and Language Pathologists foster deep connections with their colleagues and students. Brilla SLPs are dedicated to a multidisciplinary approach to trainings, treatments, and service delivery. Brilla SLPs collaborate with teachers, leaders, and parents to create customized, innovative solutions to foster opportunities for student success. SLPs consistently help students achieve - collecting, analyzing, and implementing data-based strategies regularly for both the students on their caseload and also students that have been identified as needing additional support.
This position requires a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented, organized, and innovative SLP who aims to challenge the status quo of the current educational landscape in urban areas. Brilla SLPs must have a deep passion for student-engaged learning, a desire to accept, implement, and seek feedback, and a proven ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities while inspiring outstanding achievement in children in a fun and collaborative work environment.
Core Competencies & Responsibilities
Brilla Speech Language Pathologists Set the Standard.
Design and implement innovative service plans designed to target student language needs and grade level standards
Cultivate students’ higher order thinking skills, including their ability to analyze, create, synthesize, and evaluate, through differentiated instruction
Set and uphold high academic and social expectations for all students through a strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement and ongoing child development
Set and consistently achieve meaningful student achievement results aligned to Brilla’s mission and student goals
Visibly live the Brilla Mission through consistent professional dress, modeling of core virtues, execution of professional norms, and enthusiastic, regular engagement in ongoing professional development and community-building
Create a joyful learning environment that honors the dignity of all scholars while still pushing them to achieve more than they think possible
Brilla SLPs Honor the Team.
Provide applicable strategies and resources for classroom teachers to improve the learning outcomes of students who receive differentiated services
Support students with differentiated learning needs by providing push-in and pull-out supports to improve student achievement outcomes
Forge and maintain productive, collaborative, and collegial working relationships with leaders, co-teacher(s), other teachers, staff members, parents, and community members
Contribute to a positive classroom and school culture and environment through consistent implementation of behavior management strategies, attendance at Brilla-sponsored Culture Events, and regular, professional communication
Attend regular, mission-critical programming including summer development sessions, data days, parent workshops parent-teacher conferences, and other opportunities
Commit to be available by phone after school hours until 7:00pm each workday to address any student or family questions or concerns (cell phone provided by school)
Perform other duties as assigned
Brilla SLPs Make it Count.
With support from the Student Services Coordinator and in conjunction with the Center for Special Education set aggressive, measurable student goals and regularly evaluate student progress towards mastery
Reflect on and analyze student academic and character achievement in order to inform and differentiate instruction
Maintain accurate and complete student files and academic records
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
Organize and manage time and commitments efficiently to maximize productivity and intentionality throughout the school day and school year
Brilla SLPs know It Starts with Them.
Create and revise high-quality Individual Education Plans for students receiving special services
Embody courage, justice, wisdom, and self-control, while championing a positive, flexible attitude and solution-based approach to challenges
Reflect and seek to understand both individual strengths and areas for growth, committing to continuous personal growth and professional development as an individual, teacher, mentor, and leader
Challenge assumptions and beliefs about teaching and learning in order to best meet the needs of students and the mission of the organization
Seek to grow both professionally and personally as an educator of students with varying learning needs by deepening content mastery, independently reading current literature, and improving in pedagogy
Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology or Communicative Disorders
NYS Licensed SLP
ASHA CCC's preferred
Relevant urban, elementary SLP experience with demonstrated student results preferred
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Bilingual therapist preferred
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