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Speech Language Pathologist – Assistant

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Hiring Organization The Monarch School and Institute
Post Name Speech Language Pathologist – Assistant
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77080

THE MONARCH SCHOOL AND INSTITUTE

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST – ASSISTANT 

The Monarch School and Institute is dedicated to providing innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurological differences—such as those associated with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, learning disabilities, Tourette syndrome, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, traumatic brain injury, and seizure disorders. We offer a learner-centered approach that helps students progress in Four Core Goal areas.

Under the supervision of the Director of DIR® and Speech, and Language Therapy Services, the SLP Assistant completes a variety of tasks/treatment interventions to assist children with speech and language disorders and performs related duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders or speech-language pathology 
  • Texas State Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathology Assistant. 

EXPECTATIONS

  • Implements the Monarch model of teaching as referenced in the Monarch Operating Manual with special emphasis on the development of students’ executive functioning and relational skills through all activities.
  • Actively participates in the development of a mentally healthy school community by taking concerns and grievances to the person who can address them and not participating in gossip.
  • Assist Speech and Language Pathologists in conducting screenings and /or assessments of language, voice, fluency, articulation, or hearing (without clinical interpretation of results).
  • Implement treatment plans or protocols as directed by Speech and Language Pathologists.
  • Assist Speech and Language Pathologists in the remediation or development of speech and language skills.
  • Collect and compile data to document clients’ performance and/or assess program quality and productivity.
  • Document clients’ progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Assist with informal documentation as directed by the Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Assist with clerical duties such as preparing materials and scheduling activities as directed by the Speech and Language Pathologist.
  • Perform checks and maintenance of speech aids, devices, and equipment as needed.
  • Support SLP in research, services, and projects
  • Comply with rules and regulations for the provision of services.
  • Coach students with particular emphasis on those areas indicated as most pivotal in the student’s treatment plan.
  • Plans and/or supports the delivery of lessons that address individual differences in student learning styles.
  • Supports and coordinates with the Program Directors and Integrated Learning Practice Team regarding student services
  • Demonstrates cooperative team skills and considers teammates in all decisions.
  • Reports student progress in designated formats; e.g., coaching reports, parent communications, and report cards, at specific intervals and in a timely manner.
  • Enthusiastically supports the Development office by introducing friends to the school, and supporting events throughout the year by attendance and solicitation.
  • Participates in continuing professional education for the improvement of the school.
  • Supports and models the philosophy, goals, and visions of the school, in words and actions.
  • May administer routine tests to determine the severity of the communication disorder or make case selection decisions.
  • Implements treatment programs designed by the supervising speech-language pathologist and provides carry-over activities.
  • Collects data and documents performance.
  • Maintains clinical records.
  • Prepares clinical materials.
  • The licensed speech-language pathologist assistant shall abide by the decisions made by the supervising speech-language pathologist relating to the assistant’s scope of practice.
  • Other duties assigned

SKILLS

  • Deal effectively with the attitudes and behaviors of clients
  • Use a variety of screening tools and protocols
  • Appropriately administer and score screening tools
  • Provide an effective implementation of therapy objectives
  • Interact and communicate effectively with individuals from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • Operate a computer and IPad using standard software applications
  • React with flexibility and sensitivity to changing situations and needs
  • Organize and prioritize work
  • Effectively carry out written and oral instructions
  • Maintain cooperative work relationships

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions range in a wide variety of challenges and deadlines. The best candidate should be able to perform well under pressure, think logically, remain calm, and be a great problem solver. Although the position is emotionally rewarding and provides endless opportunities to have positive effects, it can be stressful at times. 

 Ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Frequent standing, kneeling, stooping, and bending. Ability to move desks, classroom equipment, and adaptive equipment. Highly professional, confidential, and friendly environment.  

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