Speech and Language Pathologist- Residential Schools

Is Speech and Language your passion? Do you enjoy working with students or young adults in an education setting?  If so, we’ve got the rewarding opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

We are looking for a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) with a passion for helping children with special needs and an energetic drive to teach, guide, and lead.

Heartspring Speech and Language Pathologists change lives one day at a time. By creating a fun, safe learning environment and providing attentive, individualized instruction through assessing, diagnosing and treating speech and language disorders among the student population.  Heartspring Speech and Language Pathologists enable students to develop independence and discover their highest potential.

Heartspring believes in investing in our employees and we have opportunities for Clinical Fellowship Speech and Language Pathologists. While you are completing your clinical fellowship, you will have the support of not only your clinical fellowship mentor, but you will also share an office with other Speech and Language Professionals. These Speech and Language professionals are available for you to ask questions, collaborate, and provide you with the support to help you grow in your career. You will have experienced professionals easily accessible who are invested in your success.

 

Heartspring School: An Exceptional Education Experience

What distinguishes our residential school from others is its immersive, collaborative approach to learning. Our education system uses evidence-based practices based on the National Standards Project developed by the Autism Center. As such, Heartspring Speech and Language Pathologists work directly with school teachers, paraeducators, direct care staff- remove one of these they are the same, psychologists, BCBAs, medical staff, and occupational therapists to provide a well-rounded learning experience and improve all areas of a student’s life (including their mental, psychological, and physical wellbeing).  

Our residential school serves children ages 10 to 21 impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.

 

Heartspring Speech and Language Pathologies: Impacting Partners:  

As a Speech and Language Pathologist at Heartspring, you will be a leader in jumpstarting and molding our students’ success. Partner with a team of highly skilled colleagues to provide the well-rounded growth opportunities for Heartspring Students. The ideal Heartspring Speech and Language Pathologist is a kind, compassionate individual with open, proactive communication skills, a positive, energic attitude, excellent leadership skills, experience with technology, and a team-oriented mentality. They also must maintain S&PA certification each year.

 

Primary Functions:

  • Assess, diagnose, and treat speech disorders, language disorders, social communication disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, and swallowing disorders among the residential and day-only student population.
  • Perform evaluations for Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices, and develop implementation plans as needed.
  • Participate in developing Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for assigned students.
  • Provide requested training to parents/family/caregivers of students.
  • Provide requested training to other professionals and direct care staff.
  • Participate in student team meetings, as scheduled.
  • Supervise Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants in their role.
  • Work collaboratively with professionals from other disciplines to achieve student programming.
  • Prompt and regular attendance is required for this position.

Qualifications:

Educational, Training and Licensing Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in in targeted field required
  • Maintain Current Licensure with National Organization

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to perform significant, prolonged, and frequent amounts of walking, standing, sitting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, reaching, and kneeling.
  • Able to lift thirty pounds or more.
  • Frequent use of portable technology, such as iPod, iPad, computer and keyboard.

Work Environment:

  • Office environment, indoors, climate-controlled.
  • Occasional exposure to infectious disease, parasites, bodily fluids, and blood-borne pathogens.
  • Potential exposure to physical contact from students, including slapping, hitting, punching, kicking, head-butting, and biting.
  • Occasional exposure to all weather conditions, including heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow/ice.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Attention to Detail – Meticulous attention to detail and thorough completion of tasks as assigned.
  • Collaboration – Close and cooperative work with Heartspring Pediatric Services therapists.
  • Data Entry – Ability to enter data collected into iPod quickly and accurately.
  • Dependability – Must be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and able to fulfill obligations.
  • Integrity – Must be honest, ethical, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Judgement – Quickly assess situations and make proper behavioral judgments, especially in emergency situations.                                                              
  • Listening – Able to listen effectively and obtain information from others.
  • Speaking – Communicate effectively in oral form with a diverse group of clients, parents/caregivers, and other agency staff
  • Team-oriented – Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Technology – Ability to use/operate a standard computer system and hand-held devices.
  • Writing – Communicate effectively in written form with a diverse group of clients, parents/caregivers, and other agency staff

 

Compensation:

Our Speech and Language Pathologists are offered competitive salaries based on education and experience.

Benefits:

Ready to start changing lives?

Heartspring offers a generous benefit package including three weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks of sick leave, health insurance, and retirement plans. Benefits for licensed positions also include liability insurance, continuing education, licensure, and professional dues. At Heartspring, we believe learning has no limits. Are you ready to become a impacting partner  and help children find hope and opportunity in their lives?

Investing in our employees is what we love to do.   Heartspring has  opportunities for Clinical Fellowship Speech and Language Pathologists. While you are completing your clinical fellowship, you will have the support of not only your clinical fellowship mentor, but you will also share an office with other Speech and Language Professionals who are available for you to ask questions, collaborate, and provide you with the support to help you grow in your career. 

Join our team today!

Heartspring is an EEOC.

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