Speech and Language Therapist

BelovED Community & Empowerment Academy Charter Schools | Jersey City, NJ


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Posted Date 5/06/2024
Expiration Date5/01/2025


Empowerment Academy Charter School is hiring one Speech and Language Therapist to work at the Elementary School (K-4) and one Speech and Language Therapist to work at the Middle and High School (5-10). This is a full-time position. 

Base Salary: $68,000 - $88,000

Position Type: 10-month employee (with some stipend Summer Work)



Empowerment Academy is a dynamic and successful charter school that truly supports its teachers and staff. Empowerment has three of its own campuses (Elementary, Middle, High School), and BelovED is our “sister school.” We serve a mix of students that are among the most diverse in America while enjoying the cultural vibrance of Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City. Our staff is a dedicated group of individuals passionate about closing the achievement gap and providing a quality educational program.





  • Master's Degree in SLP/Communication Disorders
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs)
  • NJDOE Certificate
  • NJ License to practice speech
  • Understanding of how to use and implement the CELF-5 and TOLD-5 Test of Language Development for student evaluations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Employ assessment techniques and tools, both standardized and functional, to evaluate students with suspected swallowing, speech, and/or language disabilities. When appropriate, serve as a child study team member when a child is referred for such reasons.
  • Identify treatment options.
  • Provide therapy to students with swallowing, speech, or language disabilities, including but not limited to services identified in a student’s individualized educational program (IEP).
  • Consult with teachers, school resource committee members, and parents on strategies for facilitating the generalization of learned speech-language skills to school and outside of school settings.
  • Serve as a case manager for all students referred for a suspected voice, articulation, or fluency disorder, and for some students with a suspected language disorder. Coordinate the development, monitoring, and evaluation of the effectiveness of IEPs relating to speech, and the annual review and reevaluation process.
  • Complete administrative tasks including documenting information and keeping accurate records of initial evaluations, diagnoses, treatment progress, and any treatment plan notes.


Charter schools ARE public schools.  Our teachers are part of the New Jersey Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF), same as teachers at traditional public schools, and can transfer their pension credits from a traditional public school to our school and vice versa.  Additional benefits include:


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development

As an equal opportunity employer, Empowerment Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Type of Job (PreK-12 or Higher Ed.)

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