Speech/Language Pathologist

  • Meeting Street Schools
  • Charleston, SC, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

Meeting Street Schools’ Mission:

Meeting Street Schools (MSS), a network of four South Carolina schools, was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. The majority of the students we serve are zoned to attend traditionally failing Title I schools. It is our belief that a student’s zip code should not determine a student’s access to education. At MSS, we believe in a holistic approach to education and work to provide any and all resources that facilitate student success in the classroom and beyond. MSS seeks high-performing educators who desire to join us in our mission to change the status quo of education in South Carolina and prove that higher learning is not only possible but expected for ALL students.  

Summary:

The primary role of a Speech Language Pathologist at MSS is to work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language and communication disorders to ensure all students are making substantial academic and character growth. Our school goal is that 100% of students meet their growth targets and are able to communicate more effectively. We want to ensure that all students are working at or above their grade level expectations by the end of the year. 

We currently have one full-time position available with Meeting Street Elementary @Burns. We are looking for an individual who has experience in Speech Language Pathology. The role would focus on individual, customized instruction specifically designed to target specific academic growth.

 Responsibilities:

  • Establishes a positive, supportive and engaging  learning environment
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Creates innovative and rigorous individual lesson plans for students in collaboration with other teachers and members of the IEP team
  • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and communicates those objectives to students and their classroom teachers
  • Adapts teaching for the benefit of each student and collaborates with other educators for support and ideas
  • Assesses student progress on a consistent basis and adjusts instruction to meet individual student needs
  • Works with the families and significant adults in the lives of each student through positive communication and collaboration
  • Commits to constant professional and personal growth through reflection, feedback and collaboration
  • Models a “whatever it takes” spirit to ensure that all students are successful
  • Models MSS’ Path to Success skills and supports the development of those skills in students and peers
  • Shares a commitment to the mission, goals, culture and objectives of MSS
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor

 Qualifications/ Skills:

  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills required
  • Team player, ability to work in a collaborative, responsible and professional manner
  • A deep belief of MSS’ vision, to make a difference for under-resourced students
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and engage children
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Goal-oriented, seeks to improve skills through constructive feedback
  • Compassionate, enthusiastic, empathetic and displays a strong work ethic
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to kneel, sit and stand for long periods of time

Educational/Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Speech/Language Pathologist certification required