Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Gengras Center School Posted On: Thu Oct 8 2020 Job Description:
The Gengras Center at the University of Saint Joseph seeks applicants for a Speech and Language Pathologist. This position supports The Gengras Center by providing screening, assessment and diagnosis of speech, language, voice and hearing disorders. This individual develops and implements an individualized educational program of speech/language/hearing for each student serviced, according to the needs of the students as expressed by team members as observed in formal and informal assessment situations. This person will collaborate with staff and serves as an active member of unit meetings, transdisciplinary child study teams, intakes and PPT's (as appropriate) for students being serviced. This position also provides in-service education and serves as a consultant (to provide information regarding speech and language disorders) to school staff members, parents, and others in the college community.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Develop an appropriate screening/assessment protocol according to an individual student's needs in the areas of speech, language, voice, and hearing disorders.
Conduct a review of records, teacher/staff consultation, parent consultation, observations, and tests (language, voice, articulation, and fluency) as determined by the PPT.
Score and interpret assessment tools, consolidate all relevant data, and develop a written report.
Present evaluation results at the Planning and Placement Team meeting.
Conduct hearing screens in accordance with the Connecticut State Department of Health guidelines.
Speech and Language Hearing Services:
Demonstrate organizational skills in lesson planning, and recordkeeping.
Assist in referrals of students to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate.
Develop and implement individualized educational program for each student serviced according to PPT recommendations.
Provide periodic progress reports for each student receiving speech/language services.
Develop and assist in the implementation of instructional and curricular modifications to accommodate students' communication impairments, including appropriate use of augmentative and assistive technology.
Collaboration/Teamwork with Gengras Center Staff:
Participate in transdisciplinary Child Study Team meetings.
Serve as a member of the Planning and Placement Team.
Consult with multidisciplinary team members to ensure follow-through within the classroom.
Coordinate consultations with audiologists.
Requisition and maintain needed supplies and augmentative and alternative equipment.
Provide parent and family education and training opportunities.
Provide staff and faculty education and training in-services.
Facilitate cooperative relationships with University of Saint Joseph, including the availability for consultation with students, faculty, and the supervising student teachers.
Facilitate and participate actively on school committees.
Demonstrate professional growth in the area of speech-language pathology.
Certification by the Connecticut State Department of Education which requires:
Completion of a planned program of graduate study in Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders at an accredited institution.
Completion of a supervised professional Experience
Certification by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
American Speech Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competency (ASHA-CCC) preferred but not required.
Experience with moderate to severe communication disorders including form, content and use, speech intelligibility, augmentative/alternative communication and technology and hearing loss.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.