Speech Language Pathologist
Hopeful Journeys’ mission is to provide quality and individualized education to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. We strive to build better futures for children and families by helping them to reach their fullest potential and enabling them to live more productive and independent lives. Hopeful Journeys is designed to meet the individualized academic, social, vocational, and behavioral needs of children ages 3-22. Students who attend the Hopeful Journeys program require an individualized and highly structured environment throughout their day and across all activities that utilizes a teaching methodology based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Hopeful Journeys Educational Center is hiring a full-time, licensed Speech and Language Pathologist with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience preferred to provide consultative services in our school for children with autism and other developmental disabilities (ages 3-22).
-Thirteen (13) flexible PTO days per year.
-Up to 25 days paid HJEC is closed
-Paid lunch breaks
-Child Care Reimbursement
-Company Paid Life Insurance & Long Term Disability
-Flexible Spending Account
-Professional Development Reimbursement (licensed staff)
-On-site employer paid mentorship programs (SPED & BCBA)
-Health & Dental Insurance
General job responsibilities include:
-Develop programming in conjunction with other specialists
-Collaborate with clinicians in program development targeting social skills, transitional/vocational programming and academic areas related to speech communication
-Identify training needs across the school and work with training team to provide as necessary
-Assist in developing webinar based trainings related to speech therapy for training portal
-Complete staff training for teachers and the clinical team
-Parent training as needed
-Conduct regular consults to special education teachers and clinical staff
-Consult to teachers providing 1:1 therapy to students
-Provide feedback on IEP objectives as needed
-Conduct annual and tri-annual evaluations and assessments
-Attending IEP meetings as necessary
-Provide support to the development of language, articulation, and social goals and curriculum
-Analyze individual student progress and recommend program updates
-Run social skills groups and lead organization in providing social opportunities throughout the day
-Providing some, but limited, direct services to students
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
-Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology
-Preference of at least 1 year working experience with specialized populations
-Complete HJEC training program in Applied Behavior Analysis
-Experience working directly with children with Autism within a behavioral model preferred.
-Knowledge of the federal, state, local legislation, regulations, policies, and procedure that mandate and guide Speech therapy and behavioral therapy practices.
-Knowledge of AAC devices.
-Ability to document in accordance with professional standards, state and local guidelines, and reimbursement requirements.
-Ability to interpret the evaluation data and write a comprehensive report.
-Experience using computers and an aptitude to learn computer applications.
-Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability communicate respectively and compassionately to child and their family.
-Be able to effectively communicate with different disciplines and families.
-Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.
-Be able to pass a background and CORI check.
-Valid driver’s license in good standing and safe driving record.