Speech Language Pathologist
Job Summary: The Speech-Language Pathologist is responsible for all clinical duties including identification, diagnosis and therapy of individuals with communication disorders which are appropriate to the ages and populations served. Additional clinical duties of therapists include management of treatment delivered through direct therapeutic services, tracking information and consultative services as needed.
Melmark Carolinas serves children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury, neurological diseases and disorders, comorbid mental health disorders and severe challenging behaviors. Populations served are intensely physically challenging. The Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist position requires that staff be aware that students who are served may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. Students served may have had multiple treatment failures prior to this placement. Speech Language Pathologists/Therapists are expected to implement highly technical clinical and teaching programs that require Speech Language Pathologists/Therapists to be constantly alert, attentive and ready to respond to student’s needs.
Education/Training: Minimum of a Master’s Degree as a Speech-Language Therapist from an Educational Services Board Approved (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association-ASHA) approved university program. Experience with augmentative communication and dysphagia.
Certifications/Licensure: Must be CCC-SLP certified from the ASHA and licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist in North Carolina, however CF will be accepted with supervision requirement. A valid US driver’s license and a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years old. Must be capable of attaining approved Melmark driver status. Must meet North Carolina background check requirements. Successful completion of employer provided certification in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention, and Melmark’s Orientation Program and New Hire Onsite training program.
Skill(s): Strong clinical skills in Speech¬/Language communication with emphasis on special needs people who maybe behaviorally, neurobehaviorally, and/or developmentally disabled in addition to their communication disabilities. Strong interpersonal skills required.
Experience: Experience and/or training in augmentative communication, manual communication, clinical or practicum background with Developmentally Delayed, Emotionally/Behaviorally Disturbed, Cognitively Challenged, Autism, Pervasive Development Disorder and Brain Injured individuals.
$1,500 SIGN ON BONUS