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Speech Language Pathologist (Full-Time and Part-Time Availability)



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Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024
Lifelong Access’s mission is to connect families and people with developmental disabilities to their community through a lifetime of meaningful supports. Lifelong Access provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children. Lifelong Access envisions a community that encourages and accepts all people.

Lifelong Access is seeking Speech Language Pathologists to join our growing team of early intervention specialists. In this position you will work with children from birth to age 18 to complete assessments, and development and implement treatment plans. Our Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) function as part of a transdisciplinary team of therapists working with local on-site supervisors and management. Services provided are both clinic and community based. In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package, alongside generous paid time off benefits, you will find the work environment at Lifelong Access to be friendly, respectful and supportive. Come see why we love what we do!

Pay: Based on experience

Job Type: Full-time, part-time and summer scheduling available

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Effectively carry a caseload with children ages birth to 18.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing assessments, deliver speech and language services, and write treatment plans based on the results of assessments that effectively target short- and long-term goals.
  • Create necessary materials to support a variety of communication needs.
  • Apply interventions to maximize performance in all areas of need.
  • Work collaboratively with the families served including educating parents on helpful therapy approaches and in-home strategies to facilitate generalization of skills.
  • Maintain professional documentation including progress reports and session notes.
  • Collaborate with medical professionals, colleagues, and families on the development and implementation of communication tools and strategies, and individualizing functional communication for each patient.
  • Collaborate with a team of other Lifelong Access professionals, including Developmental Therapists, Social/Emotional therapists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and Registered Behavior Technicians.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology
  • Active Illinois Speech Language Pathology License
  • Minimum 1-2 years of related experience
  • Excellent knowledge of principles and practices of speech therapy
  • Familiarity with developmental milestones for speech and language
  • Current knowledge of treatment practices per discipline and a desire to learn and grow in the profession
  • Knowledge of autism spectrum disorder, Applied Behavior Analysis, sensory and behavioral strategies and principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Preferred knowledge or experience in feeding therapy
  • Preferred knowledge in Augmentative Communication Devices, PECs, and other communication strategies specific to the autism spectrum
  • Preferred credential in Early Intervention
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license with safe driving record, with proof of automobile insurance
  • Must be able to successfully pass criminal, DCFS, safe driving background check, TB test and drug screen

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be reviewed to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit on chairs, stools, and floor; stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; frequently required to manipulate fine motor toys with children; and converse with adults and children - some who might be difficult to understand. The employee is occasionally required to climb; taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Here are some of the benefits we will offer you:

  • Supportive and positive work environment, with a transdisciplinary team approach
  • Localized on-site supervision/management
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Paid continued education, licensing and certification fees
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Comprehensive benefit plans and paid time off for full-time 30hr+/week schedules
  • Part-time employees are also eligible for some benefits and paid time off

Lifelong Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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