The ASD Nest Support Project is looking for an experienced speech-language pathologist to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team that values inclusion, strengths, and celebration of difference. We are seeking candidates who have substantial experience working with autistic students and knowledge of effective developmental interventions to support social communication. This professional will have expertise supporting educators in the public school system and must be able to work collaboratively with project colleagues, as well as with school-based therapists, educators, and administrators.
Our Social Development Consultants:
Travel to public schools across the five boroughs to provide on-site and remote consultation to speech therapists delivering the ASD Nest model's specialized social therapeutic intervention
Independently manage their time and schedules and tailor their consultation supports to the individual needs of each therapist and school
Use creativity and thoughtful compassion to design and deliver workshops that promote understanding and respect for the strengths and challenges of autistic learners
Use leadership skills to galvanize school teams to create optimal, inclusive environments
The primary responsibilities of the Social Development Consultant are to collaborate with the ASD Nest Support team to implement the ASD Nest model, specifically Social Development Intervention (SDI), across schools across New York City and beyond to create inclusive school communities for autistic students. SDI is a social therapeutic intervention focusing on developing social engagement and social cognition, led by speech therapists in all ASD Nest schools.
Social Development Consultants are expected to accomplish the following specific duties:
Consult in Nest schools:
Provide remote and in-person consultation in ASD Nest schools serving autistic students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Consultation includes observations of SDI sessions; meeting with—and providing feedback to—therapists and administrators regarding relevant student supports; and providing in-the-moment professional development
Attend Nest Team Meetings to coach speech therapists and assist with support of conducting collaborative, transdisciplinary discussions
Lead professional development
Develop and lead regular full-day seminars for Nest speech therapists as part of the ASD Nest Support Project professional development offerings
Lead workshops for educators and therapists working outside the ASD Nest Program
Collaborate with ASD Nest Support Project team
Help facilitate regular meetings among members of the ASD Nest Support Project SDI consulting team
Plan and facilitate Support Team Meetings
Represent the SDI therapeutic approach and the SDI team on the core full-time team of the Support Project
Share in the administrative work of the team
Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
MA/MS in speech-language pathology or a related field, CCC-SLP, a minimum five years' experience providing speech therapy/social support to autistic youth with specific experience supporting students in the area of pragmatic language; middle/high school experience preferred; experience working with diverse teams and in diverse communities or schools, and experience facilitating professional development activities.
Please submit Resume and Cover Letter.
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