Start Date: Immediate availability
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Established in 1938, the Atlanta Speech School serves children and adults with speech, hearing, language, or learning disabilities through clinical and educational programs, in addition to providing professional development for teachers and educators in partner schools and preschools. All of our programs are built upon a foundation of caring instruction, based on proven research, and strengthened with a depth of academic and clinical knowledge.
The Clinic at the Atlanta Speech School is currently seeking applicants for the position of PRN Speech-Language Pathologist. Speech-Language Pathologists provide services to children including in-depth evaluations to identify any articulation/phonological, fluency, language, literacy, or voice problems and comprehensive individualized therapy programs to meet the specific needs of each client in addressing difficulties such as delayed/disordered language, articulation disorders, apraxia of speech, oral motor weaknesses, auditory processing disorders, stuttering, and voice disorders.
The speech-language pathologist is responsible for evaluating assigned clients and implementing a high quality therapeutic experience for each client. The clinician will delegate and direct all discipline specific therapy services for assigned clients. The clinician will additionally educate parents/caregivers/clients regarding treatment plans and provide written goals and progress updates throughout the year. Afternoon availability to services afterschool clients is needed.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE JOB:
- Provide informal and/or formal speech, language, and literacy diagnostic and screening services clients to help in goal development and direct service implementation
- Provide high-quality intervention services to children who have speech and language disorders
- Conduct ongoing review and periodic assessment of speech and language development
- Establish an effective system for communicating with parents, colleagues, and outside personnel regarding clients’ progress
- Work collaboratively, as appropriate, with other staff members, families, and outside resources to ensure exemplary services are provided for each client
- Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
- Maintain client files and records
REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:
- A master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited program
- A Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- A Georgia state license in Speech-Language Pathology
- A commitment to ongoing professional development. Experience working with children and adults in an outpatient clinic setting
- Clinicians with a minimum of three years’ experience with children and adults with a variety of speech and language disorders are preferred. Enthusiasm for working with children and adults with a wide spectrum of disorders in an interdisciplinary setting is also important.
Among the many programs at the Atlanta Speech School, children and adults with hearing loss and language processing difficulties are served. Therefore, the clarity and accuracy of an applicant’s speech and language may be part of the hiring decision as they relate to performing the essential functions of the position.
Hourly Rate: Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.
Please provide a resume, certification, and writing sample via e-mail. The writing sample should be an example of a diagnostic report or progress report.
Subject line: PRN Speech-Language Pathologist/Clinical Services
Director of Human Resources
The Atlanta Speech School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.