Summary: Provide Speech-Language Pathology services in collaboration with Guild educational, clinical, and residential staff for students aged 6 – 22 with intellectual impairments, including those with autism and challenging behaviors, within the School and Residential Programs.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Write goals and objectives, collect and analyze data to determine progress on communication-related goals.
- Plan and provide direct individual and group speech services to students.
- Conduct evaluations of speech, language, pragmatic, and augmentative communication skills as part of a comprehensive evaluation team.
- Provide consultation and staff students’ communication programming.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
- Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job, including inclement weather situations.
- Demonstrated evidence of mature judgment, good interpersonal skills, a desire to enrich individuals' lives, and a willingness to learn from skilled professionals.
- Organization and time management skills to meet deadlines set by the Guild, school districts, and other reporting agencies.
- Physical and mental capacity to work in stressful situations and de-escalate individuals who have limited cognition and complex needs.
- Supervision of student(s) that may require the ability to keep up with a running student and/or assist with physical interventions (CPI).
- Proficiency in written and spoken English is an essential function of the job.
- Pass Guild Driving test to access Guild vehicles for transportations of individuals.
- A minimum of a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology
- ASHA Certification of Clinical Competence required
- Licensed (in good standing), or eligible for licensure in Speech-Language Pathology by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 2-3 years of directly related clinical experience with persons on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities (required)
- Experience with behavioral/mental health needs (preferred)
- A valid driver's license
- Must meet Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check requirements.