- Springfield, IL 62712 US
Speech Language Pathologist
Speech Language Pathologist
Hope Learning Academy Springfield
Provides speech/language therapy to students attending the Hope Learning Academy Springfield. Will fulfill minutes per month as indicated and prescribed by the students’ Individualized Education Plan. Will individually assess students on caseload to ensure appropriate services are being provided. Will work in concert with the full IEP team to ensure appropriate wraparound services.
Directs therapeutic intervention services based on individual needs – functional communication skills, receptive language skills, expressive language skills, social language skills, articulation, etc. Provides consultative intervention services – program design, AAC programming, visual schedules/supports, homework modification Collects and analyzes data Collaborates with school staff and colleagues – needed supports, progress towards goals and carry over skill to other school settings Conducts observations of students in various settings. Prepares student evaluations – observations, record review, formal standardized testing, informal testing Prepares paperwork for IEP’s, standardized testing and speech and language reports Participates in required meetings Assumes responsibility as a mandated reporter concerning incidents of purported abuse/neglect of students as outlined in the agency’s policies and procedures Assumes responsibility for assuring compliance of student rights and program delivery as defined in the Illinois Department of Mental Health Code and the Confidentiality Act as well as the Child Care Act of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Performs all other duties as required or assigned which are within the scope of the duties enumerated above. WORKING CONDITIONS
Working conditions include classrooms in a private specialized school for students with autism and other intellectual disabilities; intermittent exposure to loud sounds and potential injury (due to loud youth verbalizations and youth aggressive behaviors). Environment is fast-paced, and requires frequent interaction with staff, students, and administrators. Typical day will require a mix of being seated using computer (keyboard, mouse, screen), phone, and attending meetings and traveling to classrooms. Off-campus meetings may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of residential programs and best practices. Knowledge of evidence-based practice in the treatment and education of person with autism and developmental disabilities TRAINING, ACADEMIC AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
Master's degree from an approved school of hearing and speech/language pathology, and possession of an Illinois licensure in audiology or speech/language pathology or requires possession of a special teacher certificate issued by the Office of the Superintendent of Education. (Type 10 Standard Special Certificate with Speech and Language Impaired Endorsement issued by the State Teacher Certificate Board.) Ability to train direct-care staff in the principles, practices and procedures associated with speech services for youth. Proficiency in the use of personal computers and software applications Proven ability to successfully work with a diverse group of people, to build effective teams, to develop staff, and achieve results through others. Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and analytical, problem solving skills Background clearance, physical and drug/alcohol screening Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both students and staff.