Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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UWAC is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington and incorporates faculty and staff from the UW School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Education.The Autism Center's Tacoma Satellite Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for an up to full time (30-40 hours weekly - negotiable) Speech and Language Pathologist/Continuing Education Specialist 2. This position is for a period of 6-9 months (also negotiable) while the a clinician is on maternity leave. This individual will work amongst a team of professionals, including licensed psychologists, speech-language pathologists, board certified behavior analysts, behavior technicians, graduate students, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows at the Tacoma campus satellite clinic. The main function of this position will be to provide direct clinical services and consultation for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The position will support the Autism Center-wide policies and procedures and workload standards. The position requires the ability to handle complex and sensitive situations regarding clinic patients.BASIC FUNCTIONProvide speech and language services to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at the UW Autism Center in Tacoma. Schedule is negotiable between 4-5 days weekly.The UW Autism Center Clinical Program is the largest service provider for autism spectrum disorders in the region, and is considered a national and international leader. The clinical speech pathologist will play a key role in the UWAC.RESPONSIBILITIESDirect clinical services and patient care activities (approximately 90% of workload):Provide speech/language/communication evaluations to children with ASD in order to identify target goals and intervention strategies using a variety of standardized and non-standardized methods. (10%)Provide speech/language/communication intervention to children with ASD including regularly assessing child's speech/language/communication progress and modify goals as needed. (60%) - Provide services in individual and group settings. - Work with clients ranging in age from infants to adults, with the majority of services provided to preschool and school-age children. - Feel comfortable administering customized treatment to children with a range of language skills and behavioral presentations. - Develop treatment programs with the cooperation of UW and community practitioners and educators. - Collaborate with other clinical team members in assessment and intervention. - Provide consultation to families, community providers, and UWAC clinicians regarding a range of communication issues in the home and school settings to develop continuity of care. - Involve client's parents and/or families in treatment program.Complete initial client evaluation reports, treatment plans, progress reports, referral letters, and other administrative responsibilities in a timely manner. (20%) - Keep appropriate records of services provided.Administrative duties (approximately 10% of workload):Coordinate with the billing office regarding services.Coordinate with administration and support staff to meet billable expectations.Keep and report service statistics for documentation and billing purposes.REQUIREDMaster's Degree in speech-language pathology, plus 2-3 year as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in clinical or research setting.Excellent oral and written communication skills.An approach to working with colleagues that enhances collaboration and team building.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.DESIREDExperience and interest in working with individuals with ASD and their families.Experience and interest in running social skills groups.Experience in the administration and scoring of the ADOS-2 modules 1-4.May be willing to start part time and increase to full time after initial credentialing period (1-2 months).CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTThe application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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