The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) works collaboratively with Behavior Analysts and Classroom Teachers to develop and provide educational and clinical programming related to communication goals in the classroom for students with autism and related disabilities. The SLP engages in active consultation with all classroom staff, during which the SLP observes the staff work with the student, reviews data, models various clinical and teaching strategies for the staff, provides corrective feedback to staff, and directly works with the student in order to revise or probe techniques. The SLP will serve as an active member of the students’ Individualized Education Plan teams and will provide parent consult and training as needed. The SLP takes an active role in ensuring all speech services are delivered in accordance to current evidence-based practices and are provided in an ethical manner.
Duties and Responsibilities
IEP Development and Implementation
• Develop observable and measurable IEP objectives across the domains of articulation, expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, and alternative and augmentative communication
• Administer annual assessments and incorporate results into IEP objectives
• Assist classroom with developing and implementing new programs to address IEP goals in a timely manner
• Include parent input in IEP development
Direct Speech-Language Services
• Run sessions with prescribed communication programs created in collaboration with Behavior Analyst and Classroom Teacher
• Probe proposed changes to communication programs and report findings back to team
• Independently implement behavior support plan
• Manage challenging behaviors effectively
• Engineer and maximize opportunities for using a variety of language (e.g., requesting, labeling, commenting, answering questions, etc.)
• Deliver instruction in accordance with current JCH School protocols specific to error correction and errorless teaching when appropriate
• Closely monitor student programs through direct observations and review of data
• Coordinate and collaborate regularly with Behavior Analysts and/or Classroom Teachers
• Provide formal and informal training to staff and families
• Program and maintain individualized alternative and augmentative communication systems
• Assist with developing communication protocols and assessments
• Maintain CCC-SLP credential by participating in continuing education opportunities
• Maintain state licensure
• Supervises graduate students, volunteers, and clinical fellowships (as appropriate)
This is a full-time position. This position involves working with students who exhibit challenging and/or aggressive behavior and participation in community outings.
The ability to move independently throughout a wide range of environments, some of which may not be wheelchair or otherwise handicapped accessible, is required. Independent transportation to locations that may not be served by public transportation may be necessary.
Amount of Time: Continuously (67%-100%) Frequently (34%-66%) Occasionally (10%-33%) Rarely (1%-9%)
Carrying - Occasionally
Crawling - Frequently
Kneeling - Occasionally
Carrying- Medium 20-50 lbs.
Lifting- Medium 20-50 lbs.
This position does not provide supervision.
• Valid driving license required
• Master's degree in Communication Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, or related field required
• CCC-SLP credential preferred, CF supervision available for strong candidates
• Virginia speech-language pathology licensure or provisional licensure from the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology required
• Experience with alternative and augmentative communication and individuals with autism preferred
• Experience in the application of applied behavior analysis (ABA) preferred