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Speech and Language Specialist - Adult Services

Location: Trenton
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Looking to join an awesome team in a rewarding environment? Eden Autism is the place for you! We are currently seeking a full-time Speech-Language Specialist to join the team in our Adult Services programs.Our Speech department provides support for Eden's adult participants in order to expand and enhance their overall receptive, expressive and pragmatic language skills. Working alongside an enthusiastic team of support staff, the Speech-Language Specialist will assist with assessment, diagnosis, goal selection, training, and intervention. Responsibilities include:Adult ServicesParticipate in the development of Individualized Support Plans (ISPs) for the adult participants.Provide services as outlined in each participant's ISP; including individual and group speech and language services.Maintain data relating to each participant's performance on individual speech and language programs.Model effective communication for the staff by using appropriate language during daily interactions and expanding the participant's overall receptive, expressive and pragmatic language skills.Ensure each participant's augmentative communication devices/systems are individualized and updated.Enhance communication skills through the participant's primary mode including verbal language, sign language, pictures or an augmentative device.Ensure each participant's speech programs are implemented with the appropriate frequency as outlined in their Individualized Service Plans (ISP).Monitor data collection and troubleshoot if necessary to ensure progress is made.In conjunction with the Director of Speech and Language Services, create new speech and language programs.Assist with training staff on how to most effectively integrate speech programs into each participant's daily routine.Implement Picture/Activity Schedules.Complete/maintain Therap logs on a daily basis to document all speech sessions.Communication & MeetingsAttend meetings with the Lead Speech Language Specialist and the Director of Speech and Language Services as scheduled.Attend and participate in Adult Services staff meetings.Maintain good working rapport with families, colleagues and community members.Provide progress updates during ISP meetings with regard to each participant's speech and language goals.Work cooperatively with Direct Support Professionals, program supervisors and managers with respect to each participant's speech and language goals.Communicate speech programming to parents during ISPs.Build collaborative relationship with all staff members.TrainingAttend mandatory in-service trainings provided throughout the year.Assist with in-service trainings as required.Maintain continuing education credits as outlined by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association to maintain the Certificate of Clinical Competence.Maintain continuing education credits as outlined by the New Jersey Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Advisory Committee to maintain New Jersey licensure.(The responsibilities listed are representative and not all inclusive; other duties may be assigned by supervisor/s.)POSITION REQUIREMENTSEducationMaster's degree in Speech Language PathologyCertificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)Licensed by the State of New Jersey.Experience2 years of experience working with individuals with speech and language disorders, preferably with autism.Physical and Other RequirementsAbility to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Ability to pass and maintain Professional Crisis Management (PCM) certification, including implementation of all strategies and techniques.Ability to move or be moved freely and quickly to ensure the safety of students/participants at all times.Valid drivers' license with record in good standing (5 points or less).What you'll love about Eden:Benefits: Eden offers a well-rounded benefits package including medical and dental, life insurance, retirement savings, paid time off, and more.Growth: In addition to tuition assistance, we have many opportunities for team building and professional development.Core Values: Believe More + Do What it Takes + Work Together + Show Compassion + Be TrueEden Autism Services is an E-Verify Employer.

Keywords: EDEN AUTISM SERVICES, Trenton , Speech and Language Specialist - Adult Services, Other , Trenton, New Jersey

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