The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades 1-8 who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance. At Shefa, we believe that differences are a source of strength and that we are all enriched by the diversity of perspectives.
About the Position
The Shefa School is seeking a Speech-Language Pathologist to serve as a Leave Replacement in the Lower School. This is a full-time, temporary position beginning September 2023 that could potentially lead to a permanent position for the 2023-2024 school year.
The Speech-Language Pathologist will provide integrated support to students with language-based learning disabilities through push-in and pull-out models. This includes collaboration with teachers and the support of students within the classroom during content areas as well as the remediation of language skills within small groups. Speech-Language Pathologists at Shefa also teach daily reading and writing groups.
The ideal candidate will have experience using multisensory Orton-Gillingham instruction and expertise in working with students with language-based learning disabilities in clinical and/or school settings. We seek educators who thrive in highly collaborative environments, who are reflective and committed to growth, who have strong communication skills, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Prior experience in a classroom setting is a strongly preferred. Certification is required. We believe in investing in our employees’ development and aim to provide a supportive work environment characterized by thoughtful and generous feedback and opportunities for growth and advancement. The Shefa School is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensuring a warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment for all. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented communities to apply.
Salary Prorated from an annual range of $60,000 - $90,000
The Shefa School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.