pathologist, Victory Education Partners // CICS
Victory Education Partners (Victory) advises and serves
independent public charter schools and urban school districts.
Its mission is to help charter school leaders and communities
create great schools. The organization is unique in its
collaborative approach to assisting charter schools and public
school districts, and in its strong emphasis on partnerships with
all public education stakeholders. Victory was founded in 1999
and has been favorably cited by the U.S. Department of Education,
Time magazine, Harvard's Kennedy School, and others. To date, the
organization has helped create, advise or support over two dozen
charter schools, traditional public schools and school districts,
impacting thousands of school children each day.
In partnership with the Chicago International Charter Schools
(CICS), Victory leads four K-8 schools:
(Northwest Side), and
(South Side). In total, these schools serve over 2,100+
students throughout Chicago.
Victory has made great gains at these schools and is poised to
build upon its recent success. For instance, in 2010 Irving
Park students achieved their highest composite scores on the
Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) since opening in 2007.
On the ISAT math exam, 83.8% of Irving Park's third through fifth
grade students met or exceeded the state's benchmark.
Although we made great gains, we know our work is not
complete. We are committed to ensuring all students are
prepared to attend and succeed in high school and beyond.
Led by a dynamic and ambitious leadership team that has
experience in school and district leadership at nationally
recognized organizations, Victory continues to strive for
excellence as we work toward our goals.
: The School Speech-Language
Pathologist evaluates the needs of children within the
educational system, develops and implements service delivery and
innovative programs to enable eligible children to overcome their
communication challenges and/or to function effectively within
the classroom, on the playground, in the home and the
community. As a member of the intervention and education
team, the SLP contributes to response to intervention and early
identification programs, as well as completing comprehensive
assessments and diagnoses of receptive, expressive and pragmatic
language disorders, as well as fluency, voice, articulation and
phonological processes disorders. The School
Speech-Language Pathologist will also provide professional
development for school personnel.
· Provide direct,
individual or small group instruction to identified pupils on a
regularly scheduled basis as required in the IEP.
with other personnel working with Special Education students.
· Participate in
developing and implementing Individual Educational Plans for
students who qualify for Designated Instructional Services
· Implement and
monitor IEP of students who qualify for Designated Instructional
· Screen, assess,
and provide specialized speech and language services to students
who qualify for services as established by State standards.
· Consult with
school and home office staff.
instructional materials and strategies for Special Education
students in the mainstream classroom.
knowledge of, and support, Victory Education Partners' mission,
vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures,
operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code
of ethical behavior.
· Perform other
related duties as required and assigned.
· Clinicians must
have a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language
Pathology and a current Illinois State Type 73 Certificate in
Speech Language Pathology.
· SLPs must
possess thorough knowledge of speech and language assessment
instruments, testing procedures, interpretation of standardized
test results and the use of additional informal assessment
· Therapists must
have demonstrated ability to communicate with students, families
and school personnel, have excellent time management skills as
well as strong organizational, verbal and written communications
skills. Computer literacy is essential.
communication and community-building skills
with MS Office
· 2+ years as a
Speech and Language Therapist
· Experience in
· Strong problem
analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and
· Ability to
thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; flexible,
able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
Salary and benefits will be competitive, commensurate with
Apply online to http://www.victoryep.com/chicago/careers.
Victory is an equal opportunity employer and will not
discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment
because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or