SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT (PART-TIME) WALPOLE

The League School of Greater Boston ( learn more )

East Walpole, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3175112
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 18, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The League School of Greater Boston is a year-round program dedicated to the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our team approach to education creates a collaborative, supportive and open environment within our community. We are currently seeking a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant for 20 hours a week for our program in Walpole.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Speech/Language Assistant
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
    Special Education > Speech/Language Assistant
    Student Services > Speech/Language Assistant
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Position Requirements:
      Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology and/or related fields. Licensure for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is required. Experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and knowledge of alternative and augmentative communication systems preferred.

      Supervision Requirements:
      The SLPA reports directly to the SLP Department Head and meets with the Department Head on an ongoing, or at least weekly, basis. She/he receives one evaluation yearly from the SLP Department Head, along with at least one peer review. The SLP Department Head discusses evaluations with the Coordinator of Clinical and Family Services. Evaluations may affect re-appointment for the next fiscal year.

      Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

      1. Performs in a professional manner at all times in all aspects of work; including developing a therapeutic and effective relationship with students, using appropriate tone of voice, setting reasonable boundaries with communication and actions, etc.
      2. Under the supervision of Coordinator of Clinical and Family Services and respective SLP, provides direct service to designated students on caseload within school/residential settings and time-frames.
      3. Consults with respective supervising SLP and educational team regarding goals and objectives for the IEP writing process.
      4. Collects and records data regarding student performance on speech and language goals without independent interpretation. SLPA will be required to monitor student progress, collaborate with classroom head teacher, and report information to respective supervising SLP.
      5. Under the supervision of respective SLP, performs programming/maintenance duties related to individualized AAC systems, including low-, mid-, and high-tech.
      6. Under the supervision of Coordinator of Clinical and Family Services and respective SLP, supports SCERTS implementation and recommendations.
      7. Consults with the head teacher and classroom team around programming including developing curricula and/or group lessons as they relate to speech and language needs, as they impact the student and the classroom.
      8. Develops lesson plans and materials, as needed for the implementation of communication programs/social programs, classroom lessons, etc.
      9. Prepares curriculum materials that are appropriate for students and/or classroom on the caseload and presents to supervising SLP for review.
      10. Participates in formal parent conferences or interdisciplinary team meetings with the presence of respective SLP or other designated SLP.
      11. Attends classroom meetings, program meetings, staff meetings, and department meetings. Comes prepared with agenda and/or ready to discuss issues and solutions.
      12. Participates in residential meetings as necessary when approved by Coordinator of Clinical and Family Services and/or supervising SLP.
      13. Provides input into the development of behavior intervention/emotional regulation strategies, academic goals, and daily living techniques for individual students based on the student’s language capabilities.
      14. Supports the implementation of student behavior programs, positive reinforcements, breaks, time outs, etc., as designated by the Behavior Department and the team.
      15. Performs other related duties, as assigned by the SLP Department Head, Coordinator of Clinical and Family Services, and/or Principal, which are deemed necessary for the operation of the school.
      16. SLPA will co-sign any required documents alongside respective supervisor (e.g., Medicaid).

      Computer Skills:
      Ability to utilize Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft outlook and Microsoft Power Point.

      Certificates and Licenses:
      MA SLPA license from Board of Registration in Speech/Language Pathology
      CPR, First aid and Safety Care (League School will provide training.)
      Valid Driver’s License


      Equal Opportunity Employer
      The League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by federal and state laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who challenge such discrimination and harassment, or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

      To apply:
      Please submit resume, cover letter, and other supporting documentation such as transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter(s) of reference, etc. to HR@leagueschool.com or by mail to:
      League School of Greater Boston
      Attn: Human Resources
      300 Boston Providence Turnpike
      Walpole, MA 02032

      A link to all current job openings is also available on our website www.leagueschool.com; click Careers.


      No phone calls please.

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