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Speech Therapist


Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. 
If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.
Position Summary
The speech/language therapist works with children who exhibit communication disorders in the areas of language, articulation, fluency and voice that adversely affect educational success.


• Screen students to identify those with a speech/language disorder
• Develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for identified students, which include long term goals and short term objectives, to meet the individual needs of each child identified with a disorder
• Design treatment strategies to help the child best meet the goals and objectives stated in the IEP.
• Conduct speech/language therapy services according to frequency and duration as indicated in the IEP in a group and/or individual session. Therapy will focus on the remediation of the area of deficit, as well as incorporating information learned in the class setting, while providing stimulation to increase communication skills.
• Staff and consult with team members and parents.
• Maintain accurate and confidential records of all job-related activities, generate a speech progress report every 9 weeks, four times per year.
• Explain and interpret speech assessment services and evaluation findings to parents, teachers, principals and other appropriate personnel.
• Attend professional development activities at the local and state levels as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements

Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology (strongly preferred)
Bachelor’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology (required)
Must have Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Certification in Georgia
Experience working with children in Grades K-12
Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.