Speech Language Pathologist
Job Details
Experienced
High School at Ida Crown Academy - Skokie, IL
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$50,000.00 - $55,000.00 Salary/year
Day
Education
Description

Keshet is seeking a Speech-Language Pathologist for the High School and Transition program located in Skokie, IL. The Speech-Language Pathologist works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide services to students, classroom teams, families and other professionals to promote the development and acquisition of student language and communication.  The Speech-language pathologist provides assessment, therapeutic intervention, and direct instruction to students through individual and push-in programming as well as co facilitation with other related service team members.

Critical Job Functions:  

  • Consult and collaborate with parents, educators and other professionals to design and implement therapeutic and instructional interventions to address student differentiated communication and language acquisition.
  • Participate in the assessment of communication skills, administering and interpreting evaluation results as appropriate.
  • Craft individual IEP and write evaluation assessment reports. 
  • Use data and assessment information to guide interventions and strategies on an ongoing basis. 
  • Provide direct services to students to develop communication skills necessary for social and educational progress.
  • Demonstrate an expertise in working with students with significant intellectual and physical disabilities.
  • Provide expertise regarding development and interventions related to acquisition of language during problem solving and team meetings.
  • Participate in continuing professional development to improve and enhance knowledge and skills. 
  • Identify and implement augmentative and alternative communication technology systems to support students’ communication.  Utilize technology to assist students in developing communication skills (alternative as well as common usage). 
  • Be knowledgeable about and follow legal requirements and ethical codes of the professional of Speech-Language Pathology. 
  • Assist staff in integration communication technology into curricula 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Education.

 

Qualifications
  • Illinois Special education certificate endorsed for Speech-Language Pathology
  • ASHA certificate of clinical competence (CF-SLP or CCC-SLP) 
  • Experience with students with mild to severe cognitive disabilities and Autism 
  • Knowledge and experience with alternative and augmentative communication systems.

About Keshet: From its core programs for children and adults with intellectual challenges in the Chicago area, to its international consulting work, Keshet serves over 1,000 individuals with disabilities and touches the lives of many more family members, peers, supporters, and other stakeholders around the globe. Keshet’s local leadership, comprised of nearly 100 lay leaders from all walks of life, provide the inspiration, direction, and funding required to fulfill the organization’s mission: to do whatever is necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their potential.

About the Program: Keshet provides highly individualized and integrated education programs at five sites throughout Chicago and the north shore from kindergarten through age 22. We believe in maximizing each student’s potential while fostering caring communities in which students learn and grow. Therefore, we maintain a dual focus on developing students’ academic and daily living skills while also integrating them into their home community. Occupational, physical, and speech and language therapists, and social workers are on staff to meet the needs of each student. To help students make the transition from high school into the workforce, the Keshet High School employs a vocational specialist who coordinates job training and experiences for the students within their community, providing a foundation of skills carried on through the Coe-Worker Keshet Transition Program. The Coe-Worker Keshet Transition Program is designed to provide the necessary support to ease the transition into the community for young adults (ages 18-21) after they complete high school.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned at any time by CEO. Keshet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

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