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Speech Therapist

Company: Pacific Autism Center Of Education
Location: Perris
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Speech Therapist $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!*Are you looking to make a difference in the life of an individual living with autism?Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) is currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to support our K-12 special education school in Santa Clara, CA. Our staff are creative people who want to make a positive impact in the lives of special education students. Come be a part of the supportive PACE team!By choosing to join our team, you will have the opportunity to:Improve the quality of life for students with moderate to severe autism, ages 6-22Enjoy more work/life balanceCollaborate and work alongside other dedicated professionals, including speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, and behavioral support specialistsGrow as a professional by accessing our continuing education budget to obtain CEUsWork in a supportive environment without the bureaucracy of a District job403b Retirement plan with 5% match!*Supportive and caring environment*Sign-on bonus may be subject to acceptable performance and a waiting period.Job SummaryThe Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is primarily responsible for providing specialized services to students in the PACE school who have Individualized Education Plan (IEP) requirements for SLP support. cial relationships and aid training as well as aid supervision.Overall this role is designed to ensure that all who participate in the PACE programs are successful both from a student and staff perspective and reinforce the mission, vision, values and philosophy of the agency.Essential FunctionsThe essential functions and duties of the Speech Language Pathologist are as follows:Direct Service - Provide one-on-one instruction as well as small group services which may involve elements of varying communication methods for verbal and non-verbal students.Assessments - Conduct routine and specialized assessments of students on the case load to ensure that they are receiving the appropriate level of support and that their advancement is being tracked accordingly.IEP Provide timely quarterly report card information and annual IEP documentation which includes triennial assessments where necessary. This includes the ongoing tracking of progress on goals and the presentation of the IEP information at the official meeting.Team Development - Work jointly in collaboration and support with the classroom teacher, assigned occupational therapist, behavior department, Education Director and Instructional Aides to develop a coordinated, consistent and well aligned program.Communication - Provide clear and timely communication to all members of the community which includes parents, teachers, therapist colleagues, instructional aides and others that have direct involvement with the student.Training Assist in developing the core training components of the PACE educational model as it relates to the SLP field and ensure that staff training is completed in the proper fashion. Develop training modules that are informative and implementable with components of feedback for tracking progress.Strategic Initiatives Pioneer new areas of teaching and industry collaborations in improving the PACE model and generating high credibility to the agency in the larger community.Program Development - Provide oversight on all the educational/vocational program plans within the agency and institute changes and improvements where necessaryMetrics - Establish quality metrics that can adequately provide quantifiable and qualified measurements of improvement in student progress within the program.Balanced Approach - This is a challenging position which can be emotionally draining and physically demanding while at the same time requiring a creative spirit with a good grounding in theory and an ability to work with a diverse group of students and peers. Ability to maintain a positive outlook in the face of challenging environment is critical for leadership in this role.Leadership - Provide supervisory oversight to instructional aid staff when interacting within the classroom and during school activities. Will be responsible for providing input on instructional aid performance to the special education teachers on their team, on an ongoing basis, for the yearly evaluations. Has authority to discipline and provide guidance to the instructional aid staff as needed and as required via PACE policy. Engages with the Special Education teachers to ensure corrective actions are appropriate and implemented.Authority and Financial ResponsibilityThe Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for presenting proposals to the Education Director for any requests for program enhancements that involve capital purchases such as new software licenses or Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.Therapy Budget - Responsible for maintaining a budget for routine therapy expenses.Physical RequirementsThe Speech Language Pathologist must be able to comply and adhere to the following physical requirements.Pushing, Pulling and Lifting - The individual must be able to lift and or push at least 45lbs. in order to carry necessary presentation materials or specialized equipment to external sites on occasion.Student Restraint - The SLP must be able to properly demonstrate and implement all physical restraints for behavior management crisis when needed.Driving - The Education Director must be able to physically drive from a variety of PACE locations.Office Work - This position requires that the SLP be able to conduct a variety of office work.Personal RequirementsMust have the ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.Must enjoy working with and relating to people effectively.Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.General InformationThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills required of personnel so classified.Incumbents within this position may be required to assist or find appropriate assistance to make accommodations for disabled individuals in order to ensure access to the organization's services (may include: visitors, employees, or others).Knowledge, Skill and ExperienceThe candidate must possess the following minimum requirements for consideration as a certified Speech Language PathologistAge - 21 years of age or olderEducation - Masters degree in Speech Language PathologyCertifications - A valid California license from the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Speech Pathologist.Experience -. At least 1 year of direct experience with individuals in special education affected by severe Autism or similar developmental disability.Communication Skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including speaking, writing, listening, motivating, inspiring, collaborating, delegating. Self-starter and team player.Organizational Skills Strong organizational skills with the ability to track and follow-up with multiple, simultaneous projects.Technical Skills Proficiency in understanding and utilizing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) methods.

Keywords: Pacific Autism Center Of Education, Perris , Speech Therapist, Healthcare , Perris, California

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