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Boston College Speech & Language Pathology Assistant in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

The Campus School at Boston College is a private, publicly funded special education day school within the Lynch School of Education and Human Development on the Boston College campus. The Campus School educates students ages 3-22 with extensive support needs, including complex medical needs.


Responsible for assisting the Speech & Language Pathologists with providing necessary services to students with the goal of maximizing student’s expressive and receptive language and communication skills, as indicated in the Individual Educational Plan.


Responsible for assisting the Speech & Language Pathologist to provide therapy to students in individual, small group and classroom setting using speech/vocalizations, manual signs/gestures and aided communication devices

Responsible for assisting Speech and Language Pathologists in creating and maintaining students’ communication aids, teaching materials for therapy sessions and classroom use

Responsible for tracking student progress through weekly data collection

Responsible for mastering the use of adaptive technology used in creating communication aids for students such as computer software, iPad applications

Responsible for training staff in the use of adaptive technology

Responsible for attending meetings with Speech & Language Pathologists to discuss treatment programs and report on each student’s progress

Responsible for attending weekly in-service trainings and team meetings as requested

Responsible for maintaining and organizing therapy areas and supplies

Supports the mission of the Campus School at Boston College


Training and supervising undergraduate students who assist in creating low tech and high tech communication aids.


Required Knowledge and Experience

One year of experience working in a school for students with severe multiple disabilities, particularly students who are non-speaking.

Bachelor’s degree and licensure as a speech & language pathology assistant

Certifications: Receive initial certification and recertification as appropriate in the following:


Safety Care

First Aid


Excellent Communication Skills

Excellent Organizational Skills

Excellent Interpersonal Skills

Excellent Technology Skills

Excellent Problem Solving Ability

Ability to multitask

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds


Assist and/or lift students who have physical disabilities

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .