The Special Education Exchange, Since 1996
Duties: The Speech-Language Pathologist/Augmentative Communication Specialist is responsible and accountable for the development and implementation of Speech Therapy (ST) and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Services for the clients referred to the STAR Center. Conduct case management (e.g., phone calls, email) and complete documentation pertaining to ST/AAC clients (e.g., Evaluation reports, phone and email contacts, funding forms, Monthly Reports, etc.). Provide Training for clients, caregivers, school, or work personnel, and others involved in the client’s daily communication needs. Conduct Evaluations for clients referred to STAR Center (includes gathering intake info, getting funding approval, scheduling, preparing equipment, and performing evaluation). Provide technical support for AAC equipment (e.g., programming, updating, and troubleshooting). Provide ST/AAC clients and caregivers with suggestions and resources about other services and agencies, as appropriate. Develop and maintain a knowledge base of current AAC/Assistive Technology products and recommend new technology purchases. Increase awareness of ST/AAC and the STAR Center by developing, conducting, and hosting In-services/trainings for consumers, caregivers, and others in the community (e.g., educators, healthcare professionals). Coordinate with other STAR Center programs and participate in team meetings relating to ST/AAC Services for STAR Center clients. Participate and assist with Assistive Technology evaluations, as needed. 10. Perform other duties, as assigned.
Qualifications: For the Speech-Language Pathologist/ Augmentative Communication Specialist position, the individual must hold a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders from an approved University training program, which included direct work in Neurology and Developmental Disabilities. He/She must possess current ASHA certification and Tennessee state licensure (or be eligible for these). He/ She must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with individuals who experience a variety of cognitive, mental, sensory, and physical impairments. He/She must demonstrate an ability to use mature judgment in problem resolution, to function creatively in evolving appropriate solution strategies for clients, and to operate effectively as a part of a multi-disciplinary team. He/She must have an expressed interest in working in an Assistive Technology center, as well as in the community. This individual must be able to work effectively without constant supervision and must demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation.
Additional Information: www.star-center.org
Closing Date: Until filled
For further information, contact:
Director of Therapeutic Services
1119 Old Humboldt Road
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: (731) 668-3888
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