Speech Language Pathologist (2019-20)
Jackson, MS
Job Description
Who We Are

RePublic Schools ( http://www.republiccharterschools.org/ ) is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code - starting in the 5th grade.

Despite the fact that our scholars come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% identify as low-income, and nearly 95% as students of color), we have seen them defy the odds to achieve outstanding results. RePublic's schools have scored in the top 5% of all open-enrollment public schools across the state of Tennessee for both student growth and absolute achievement - making ours the first (and only) charter schools in state history to achieve this dual distinction.

At RePublic, we cultivate a cohesive community of families, staff, and scholars committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our scholars succeed. We are looking for a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in Jackson, MS for the 2019-20 school year and beyond. Candidates must share our unwavering belief that all children in Mississippi can achieve at high levels and change the world. Sound like you?

What You'll Do


As Speech and Language Service Pathologist (SLP), you will assess and provide speech and language therapy for students in RePublic's schools in Jackson, MS - predominantly at Smilow Collegiate, our flagship elementary school. You will focus on developing students' oral communication skills to support their ability to access their educational program. RePublic's SLP will report to and be coached by the Student Supports Coordinator at Smilow Collegiate.


  • Provide direct services to scholars to demonstrably move their academic progress.
  • Provide direct treatment to students with speech-language impairments;
  • Develop and implement educationally-based IEP communication goals using a variety of service; delivery models to support the classroom curriculum;
  • Create donor and prospect profile documents in support of teammates;
  • Conduct speech and language screenings;
  • Design, follow and implement treatment plans; and
  • Communicate with families of students on assigned caseload regarding progress toward IEP goals
  • Serve as a teammate and collaborate with others to support scholar growth.
  • Collaborate with teachers to ensure that students meet the goals outlined in their IEPs;
  • Provide individualized classroom strategies to facilitate specific communication skills;
  • Provide guidance to parents/guardians to ensure that they have the resources they need to support scholar practice at home; and
  • Participate as a member of the child study team
  • Monitor, communicate, and move scholar achievement through organized data tracking.
  • Document student progress towards meeting established goals and objectives
  • Participate in IEP meetings of students on assigned caseload
  • Conduct formal assessments of scholars
Who You Are

Our ideal Speech Language Pathologist will have an unwavering belief that our students can achieve at an exceptionally high level. Beyond that, a successful candidate is:

  • Deeply committed to serving our kids. You have elected to work with historically underserved students, and do this work because you believe that all students, regardless of background, are capable of excellence - and that it's on us as adults to get our kids there. You can speak knowledgeably about our mission, and demonstrate a commitment to our educational model. You understand that educational inequity is more pronounced in the South than anywhere else in the nation, and you want to work with RePublic in part because of our commitment to this region.
  • A content expert. You've worked with scholars in this capacity before with a demonstrable track record of results that indicate scholar growth and achievement. You are comfortable being the expert on this topic in your building, and seeking opportunities to learn when you don't know the answer to something in your field.
  • A systems builder. You're comfortable with ambiguity, and thrive in situations where you get to build something out of nothing, design new systems and processes, or create order out of chaos. You choose start-up over bureaucracy any day.
  • A masterful executor, and organizational mastermind. You appreciate big picture, but you know it's all in the details. Your organizational systems ensure you get things done. You manage projects fluidly, fiercely prioritize, and track timelines, data, and information in an organized and systematic fashion. When you say you'll follow up with someone, you do it - and you are known as someone who doesn't drop balls.
  • A growth-minded tinkerer. You are self-aware and humble enough to understand where you rock, where you need to pick up your game, and how this impacts the scholars you lead and your teammates. You seek feedback constantly because you're hungry to get better, and you take extreme initiative and ownership of the outcomes of your scholars.
  • A strong communicator. You've got a knack for speaking and writing clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined. People would describe you as someone who is able to build relationships with key stakeholders across lines of difference that allow you to motivate and inspire from a place of authenticity.
  • A gritty problem-solver. You keep it cool when things are crazy, approach problems with viable solutions, and know when you need to roll up your sleeves to support your team.
  • Other qualifications:
  • Required: In the school-based setting, our Speech Language Pathologist must hold a 215 AA license issued by the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Educator Licensure AND/OR a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) issued by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA is the guiding organization for standards of best practice in speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing sciences.
  • Prior experience working in the K-12 educational space required, experience at the elementary level strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of speech-language report writing.
  • Knowledge of formal speech-language assessments.
Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply

  • Interested? To apply for this position, please submit a resume and an option cover letter: http://republiccharterschools.org/careers ( http://republiccharterschools.org/careers )
  • Questions? Contact us: careers@republiccharterschools.org ( careers@republiccharterschools.org )
Job Type Full-time