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Speech Language Pathologist/AAC Specialist Massachusetts

Company: Hopeful Journeys Educational Center, Inc
Location: Peabody
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Speech Language Pathologist/AAC Specialist

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 to provide consultative services in our school for children with autism and other developmental disabilities (ages 3-22). Clinical Fellows are welcome.

Salary: $70,000-$90,000


Paid holidays

Thirteen (13) flexible PTO days per year

25 paid vacation days (set weeks/days school is closed)

Paid lunch breaks

Child Care Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement

Company Paid Life Insurance & Long Term Disability

Flexible Spending Account

401K with company matching structure

Professional Development Reimbursement (licensed staff)

On-site employer paid mentorship programs (SPED & BCBA)

Ongoing training

Health & Dental Insurance

Overall Responsibilities Include:

Develop communication and language based academic goals in conjunction with other specialists

Support students who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication Devices (TouchChat, Proloquo2go, Snap+Core, LAMP, and GoTalkNow)

Provide staff and family training on use of AAC devices

Collaborate with clinicians for curriculum and program development targeting social skills, transitional/vocational programming and literacy

Conduct ongoing observations of students across their school environment to make recommendations and provide staff feedback

Run social skills groups, cooking groups, vocational shifts, and lead organization in providing social opportunities throughout the day

Receive monthly AAC and Assistive Technology training to bring higher-level, evidence-based therapy to students

Identify training needs across the school and work with training team to provide as necessary

Complete staff training for teachers, parents, and clinical team as needed

Conduct regular consults to special education teachers and clinical staff to monitor progress and generate IEP objectives

Consult to teachers providing 1:1 therapy to students

Conduct annual and tri-annual standardized and informal evaluations

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

Providing some, but limited, direct services to students

Participate in post-22 student-centered planning process

Keywords: Hopeful Journeys Educational Center, Inc, Peabody , Speech Language Pathologist/AAC Specialist Massachusetts, Healthcare , Peabody, Massachusetts

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