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2021-22 RI Speech Language Pathologist

Location: Rhode Island
Department: Teacher

School Year: 2021-22

Teaching at Achievement First: 

Achievement First invites passionate educators to apply for the position of Speech Language Pathologist. Working at Achievement First is an ideal position for an educator with deep passion  for instruction who is eager to gain rigorous development to help perfect his/her craft. In addition  to participating in weekly professional development and team planning meetings, teachers receive  consistent high-impact coaching and feedback from a school administrator or teacher-leader.  Furthermore, Achievement First has launched Teacher Career Pathway, a systematic, coordinated  approach to recognizing and developing our teachers as they progress through five career stages. 

These stages were developed to celebrate excellent teachers and are accompanied by increased  compensation, recognition and professional development opportunities. Achievement First is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining excellent teachers. 

Here, you will be the driver of high-quality instruction that enables our scholars to develop a lifelong  love of learning. You will be your students’ champion who believes all students are capable of greatness and achievement far beyond what society has been conditioned to accept. You will be a demander of excellence for yourself, and your students, an educator who helps create a vibrant  school community where students have the type of powerful school experience that fosters their  best and most thoughtful work. 

Responsibilities of Achievement First Speech and Language Pathologists will include but are not limited to:  

Outstanding academic achievement and personal development  

  • The speech language pathologist would teach a group of 30-40 scholars between K-7th grade
  • The speech language pathologist would collaborate with general education and special education teachers
  • The speech language pathologist would participate in IEP meetings
  • The speech language pathologist would complete initial and triannual testing for speech and language
  • The speech and language pathologist would communicate with parents and families to share updates on their students progress 
  • Exemplify AF’s core values in all interactions with students, families and colleagues. 

Professional learning, development and growth 

  • Collaborate with coach, grade-level chair and school team to improve instructional, culture-building and leadership skills. 
  • Attend all professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings.
  • Participate enthusiastically in structured and informal learning and development opportunities. 

Skills and Characteristics 

  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills. 
  • High level of personal organization and planning. 
  • Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
  • Strong belief in the Achievement First mission, core values, and educational model.
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter. 

Educational Background and Work Experience 

  • Two years of SLP experience preferred with a proven record of high student  achievement. 
  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0; Master’s degree preferred.
    • If your GPA is between 2.75 and 3.0, you may submit additional recommendations to be considered.
  • Rhode Island certified in SLP by ASHA, RIDE and the Department of Health
    • RI: onRequirements.aspx

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.

Achievement First is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. You can learn more about diversity at Achievement First here: