Job Openings

Title
Speech & Language Therapist/Teacher
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
School
Department
School
Location
Schenectady, NY

Responsibilities

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for caring, compassionate and engaging individuals to provide individual and group therapy in the areas of speech and language development according to individualized education plans.  Also provide classroom push-in support and work collaboratively within a transdisciplinary team approach.  

Successful candidates will exhibit the ability to interact with our students in a positive encouraging way, demonstrate a professional demeanor, patience, empathy and a positive attitude while possessing a strong desire to help others. Problem solving skills and commitment to the team is required.

What are the job duties:

  • Completes in-depth diagnostic evaluations of students’ speech, language, and communication abilities and audiological screenings.
  • Presents a comprehensive analysis of students’ communication abilities and needs.
  • Develops and implements effective goals, techniques and lessons.
  • Incorporates available technology (software, adaptive equipment, AAC devices, internet research) to maximize students’ potential.
  • Works with students and their families holistically.
  • Integrates goals across program, including community.
  • Trains team members in the application of techniques.
  • Works collaboratively with team members to solve problems.
  • Uses effective proactive and reactive behavior management strategies.
  • Completes all required documentation.
  • Maintains records as required by law, establishment's policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Attends meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.

Why you should join us:

We offer competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, dental and vision plans, life insurance, flex sending, a comprehensive wellness program, paid time off, paid training, education tuition assistance, scholarships, employee discounts and a 403(b)-retirement plan.

That’s just a few, check out our Benefits & Perks at https://www.wildwoodprograms.org/index.php/jobs

We are passionate about helping students lead independent, productive and fulfilling lives. By joining our team, you will be provided a variety of opportunities in a rewarding career where it is possible to make a difference and significant impact in the lives of others. It is our goal to improve the lives of all members of the Wildwood Family.

 

Full or Part time availability, opportunity with supervision for the Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Masters degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Speech/Language Pathology preferred; NYS professional licensure and ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence preferred; Bachelors degree in Speech/Language Pathology with NYS teaching certification required; Clinical Fellowship Year opportunity available.
  • NYS Professional License, Speech and Language Pathologist and/or ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence is desired; NYS Teaching Certification for Speech and Hearing Impaired or Speech and Language Impaired is required.
  • Required to complete, pass, and use CALM training, provided by the school, which includes de-escalation strategies and approved protective holds and movements for students
  • A valid NYS license and clean driving record are required as you will be responsible to drive students to activities
  • Reliable transportation, attendance and willingness to learn
  • Commitment to schedule, assigned job duties and performance expectations
  • Clean, appropriate and presentable appearance while on duty
  • Subject to NYS OPWDD mandated criminal background check, finger printing and a driving record verification
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