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About North Side Community School

Are you a mission driven individual who believes every child deserves an excellent education in a warm, caring, nurturing, and rigorous school environment?  Do you believe every day should be a fresh start for a child? Does the idea of helping children grow, develop, and achieve success despite societal barriers excite you?  If so, North Side Community School may be the perfect place for you!

North Side Community School is a PreK – 8th grade charter public school in the City of St. Louis founded in 2009 with an enrollment of approximately 500 students. The most important word in our name is community. We are a community of small classrooms (15 to 18 students per class), amazing educators, and caring parents working every day to ensure our children succeed! 

North Side Community School operates across three campuses (early childhood center, elementary campus, and middle school campus). We are free (no tuition), public, and open to all. North Side consistently provides a high-quality education often ranked as one of the best public schools in the City of St. Louis and the State of Missouri. Most of our students live in the most challenging neighborhoods in St. Louis and 100% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. 

Small class sizes, differentiated instruction, individualized attention, and AMAZING educators are the keys to our students’ success!


With a competitive starting salary, we offer a generous compensation package including an array of benefits including assistance with advanced education. 


Position Summary

North Side Community School is seeking a Speech Language Pathologist to begin in the 2024-2025 school year.  If you are an experienced educator with a passion for children of all ages, WE WANT TO MEET YOU! 


Under the leadership of the Director of Student Support Services, and in collaboration with School Leaders and Teachers, the Speech-Language Pathologist will use effective strategies to serve the needs of students with communication disorders.


Essential Functions

    • Planning and Oversight:
      • Determine and use procedures for referrals, identification, diagnosis, case termination and follow-up of Speech/Language Pathology students.
      • Establish daily schedules for assigned students according to service minutes established in the IEP.
    • Screening, Testing, Diagnosing and Advising
      • Perform initial evaluations and re-evaluations as required by federal, state, and district guidelines.
      • Analyzes and interprets information to make recommendations regarding the need for speech-language services.
      • Determines the effects of the student’s impairment in regard to accessing the general curriculum.
      • Utilize allocated coordination time to perform additional professional responsibilities including developing and updating therapy plans, holding parent conferences, staff consultations, and classroom observations.
      • Schedules interventions using a variety of service delivery models, including classroom intervention, consultation/collaboration, and pull-out as appropriate to meet student needs in the least restrictive environment
      • Consult and collaborate with members of students’ teams to monitor academic progress and
      • Design/implement IEP accommodations/modifications.
    • Managing and Conducting Therapy
      • Develop and implement an IEP (and other supporting paperwork) for each student within mandated timelines
      • Attend and serve as a member of the IEP team to determine the eligibility of students
      • Complete progress reports for each student served.
  • Maintain an individual folder for each student that contains all forms required by federal and state mandates.

Skills & Characteristics

  • Dedication to helping children grow and learn
  • A passion for working with students from underserved communities
  • Ability to take and quickly implement feedback
  • Be a highly collaborative, results-oriented, adaptable, problem-solving self-starter.
  • Embrace using data to inform instructional planning and practice.
  • Comfortable analyzing student performance results and working to improve instructional practices.
  • Be positive, thoughtful, passionate, articulate, motivating, and empowering with students and team members.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be computer savvy, with proficiency in email, word processing, spreadsheets, Google Docs, etc. 


Education and Certification

  • Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology required
  • Missouri Speech and Language Pathology License required for the position 
  • Experience in pediatrics/school-based speech and language therapy strongly preferred

North Side Community School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school. North Side Community School does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

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