For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of children who have experienced academic difficulty as a result of a language-based learning disability (dyslexia, reading and writing disorders), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive function disorder, visual-spatial or auditory processing difficulties, and/or gross and fine motor coordination issues. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway enrolls 160 students between the ages of 5-14 in a Lower School and Middle School. In small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and therapists meet students where they are, individualize instruction accordingly, and develop them into skilled, strategic, independent learners who are capable of advocating for themselves and who are prepared to transition into mainstream school and life.
The Gateway Lower School, serving students ages 5-10, is seeking an experienced Language Therapist to provide therapeutic intervention and educational instruction to students in oral and written language. The Language Therapist teaches with a focus on the language of instruction in a group setting according to Gateway’s integrated curriculum. Further, the Language Therapist collaborates with teachers and other professionals on how to best meet students’ language learning needs. The position involves conducting language screenings and other assessments and submitting progress reports. The ideal candidate is an experienced Language Therapist with a strong desire to work in a collaborative environment and a commitment to teaching students with language-based learning disabilities.
Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology and current NYS license in Speech-Language Pathology
A minimum of five years of related experience, which includes experience working with school-aged children
Strong CF candidates may be considered
Independent school experience preferred
Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
The Gateway School offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive professional development program. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit by email to: Posting185@gatewayschool.org and indicate position of interest in the email subject line. The Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer.
About The Gateway School
The Gateway School is a K-8, independent day school that transforms the lives of bright students with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits. At Gateway, our students become skilled, strategic learners and confident self-advocates. Relying on direct, multisensory instruction and guided by an integrated curriculum, expert faculty teach students the language, literacy, and critical thinking skills that are the foundations for success in mainstream educational settings and beyond. Gateway believes a close relationship between the school and parents provides essential support as students grow and seek to realize their potential. In small classes and as members of a diverse and inclusive community, Gateway students experience academic and social success, recognize their strengths, and are empowered to become independent learners.