Speech Language Pathologist (SLP-CCC)
Children with autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities, often have behavioral barriers to engaging in therapeutic interventions, such as speech therapy. Without addressing the behavioral needs, progress can be impeded. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the individual’s ability to connect with meaningful interactions, relationships, and effective communication by providing speech and language therapy that incorporates behavioral approaches. The target population for this position is individuals ages 1 to 18 years of age with autism spectrum disorders. Every member of our team is vital to the process of helping a child get better and supporting the caregivers along the way.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Develops, delivers, and provides oversight for SLP programs which align with applied behavior analysis approaches.
Assesses the needs of Individuals with speech or language disorders and matches their needs with programs. Meets with Individuals regularly according to treatment program schedule, evaluates, and maintains records of progress.
Reports progress to team members and meets with them on a regular basis to discuss their evaluations of Individuals’ skills as demonstrated in the therapeutic or natural environment and social interaction with peers.
Reports progress to parents/caregivers and meets with them regularly. Suggests activities parents can do with their child to assist and supplement the student’s speech therapy program. Attempts to add to their understanding of the program and answers questions and addresses concerns they may have.
Offers referrals to community resources for diagnosis or other reasons, as necessary.
Repeats evaluations on a regular basis to measure progress according to professional guidelines.
Collaborates with BCBAs to ensure program integrity and continuity.
Keeps current with professional literature and attends seminars on a regular basis to maintain and update professional skills.
All other duties, as assigned.
Required education, experience, and skills
A minimum of a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology or equivalent
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
State licensure in the state where services are provided
At least three years of clinical experience
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, strong problem-solving skills, and efficient organization skills are required.
Preferred education and experience
Experience working in a clinical, ABA setting
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
The primary place of service will be the Great Heights Fort Wayne clinic location. Work could be performed at other Great Heights locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee should have good mobility and range of motion. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 75 pounds.
There is minimal travel required for this position.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Great Heights is an equal opportunity employer. Working for Great Heights is about joining a culture of openness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. We strive to continually lead with our values and beliefs that enable everyone at Great Heights to develop their potential, bring their full self to the workplace, and engage in a workplace of diversity and inclusion.
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Master’s (Required)
- Clinical: 3 years (Preferred)
- CCC by ASHA (Required)
Work Location: One location
About Great Heights ABA
Every member of our team is vital to the process of helping a child get better and supporting the caregivers along the way.
Our dedicated team and compassionate approach focus on renewing hope and inspiring the unimaginable for those with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Care, respect, teamwork, continuous learning, and appreciation are the foundational values that we instill in everything we do. These principles guide our commitment to the success of each and every child.
Progress is the result of a proven approach. Applied behavior analysis is a scientific discipline that focuses on the application of learning principles to change behavior.
We know how challenging and overwhelming an autism diagnosis can be for families. Great Heights is a place of hope. We commit to building a brighter future with you.