Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is seeking an experienced Speech Language Pathologist for the 2020-21 school year.

Great Oaks Legacy Overview

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a high-performing, innovative public charter school in Newark NJ, serving 1,900 students from Pre-K to 12th grade on campuses across the city. Our mission is to prepare public school students for success in college. We do so with a unique model that incorporates daily high-dosage tutoring, differentiated instruction, and building a school community based on genuine, caring relationships. 

Great Oaks Legacy students aspire to be some of the highest performing students in the country. We have high academic and behavioral expectations for our students. For example, our students are encouraged to take multiple AP classes before they graduate. We pair rigorous curriculum and teaching with intense personal support from teachers, tutors, and staff. 

The school’s mission is to prepare our students for college success through several key elements: 

  • Small school– Grade-level cohorts of less 100 students allow each student to feel known and cared for. Our focus is on a sense of community and relationship building with families and students
  • More time on task– We offer longer school days than traditional schools and weekend or after school sessions for students who need additional support.
  • High expectations– Rigorous, differentiated, college-preparatory coursework from Pre-K through 12th grade. Advanced Placement and real college courses for high school students.
  • Effective Instruction– World-class teachers with clear expectations and the support they need to continuously improve.


To fulfill our mission, we must –

  1. Create a community that is built upon genuine and meaningful relationships
  2. Be surgical in our approach to differentiation of instruction and support of ALL students and team members
  3. Set and exceed high expectations for academic growth and character development for all students, in preparation for success in college and beyond


Speech Language Pathologist Role Description:

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School (GOLCS) is seeking a Speech Language Pathologist to provide speech and language therapy for students at various Great Oaks Legacy Charter School locations.


As an integral member of the child study team, the GOLCS Speech Language Pathologist will:


  • Develop students’ oral communication skills to support their ability to access their educational program and further support their development as part of our college prep mission.
  • Provide direct treatment to students with speech-language impairments.
  • Develop and implement educationally-based IEP communication goals using a variety of service delivery models to support the classroom curriculum.
  • Support and document student progress toward IEP goals and communicate with families of students on assigned caseload regarding student performance.
  • Collaborate with the child study team members to implement and student treatment plans.
  • Conduct speech and language screenings and formal assessments and share results/findings with the child study team and campus leadership.
  • Collaborate with teachers, tutors, and child study team members to ensure that students meet the goals outlined in their IEPs;
  • Provide individualized classroom and tutorial strategies to facilitate specific communication skills;
  • Participate in IEP meetings of students on assigned caseload


  • Belief that all students have what it takes to be successful.
  • Speech-Language Specialist certification through the NJ DOE or equivalent.
  • Master’s Degree from an ASHA accredited university
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) preferred
  • Knowledge of speech-language report writing
  • Knowledge of formal speech-language assessments




Our students arrive, on average, significantly behind grade level. Many live in poverty – a higher percentage than most schools in the country. Upon arrival, they are statistically less than 10% likely to graduate with a 4-year degree. Our mission is that each child ultimately graduates from college.




  1. Employee takes responsibility to reverse negative outcomes of failing students, to make every effort to work proactively and reactively to engage each and every student, such that each is legitimately prepared to succeed in college.


  1. It is a given that all of the faculty work very, very hard. All staff, including the Campus Directors, Admin Teams, CAO, CEO, President, Operations Team and COO and Employee, acknowledge that we will do more than just work hard; we each seek – through formal and informal feedback – to dramatically improve. At Great Oaks Legacy, an ongoing quest for improvement is not considered remedial, it is essential and ongoing for all staff.

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