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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Speech and Language Pathology Assistant (Flexible Schedule) in Rutland, Massachusetts

Description

Are you looking for a supportive educational environment where you will have the ability to make a significant impact on student outcomes? Do you want to join a multi-disciplinary team with a strengths-based approach, emphasizing applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

The SLPA position is a part-time (flexible schedule, up to 30 hour/week) position.

Working at Devereux has its advantages!

As a SLPA, you will work with other dedicated education professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • Unique programs that go beyond basic academic curriculum, such as: art therapy, animal care therapy, yoga, drama, life-skills and more.

  • Tuition assistance and Loan Forgiveness Program

Devereux's Massachusetts Day School is a private, fully approved, special needs day and residential school for students ages 6-21. Located in Rutland, MA, we provide educational services to children with behavioral, emotional and learning disabilities. As a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) you may execute specific components of a speech and language program as specified in the Individual Education Program (IEP) developed by the Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP). Goals and objectives listed in the Individual Education Plan and implemented by the SLPA are only those within their scope of responsibilities and are tasks the SLP has determined the SLPA has the training and skill to perform.

Our classroom structure is designed to match students’ needs. Through an interdisciplinary approach, an individual plan is designed for each student. Our school is prepared to meet the academic requirements of local educational agencies, as well as other states where our clients are from. Our curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and coordinated through a collaborative working relationship with referring school districts. Flexibility in academic programming and creativity to meet students’ needs is the strength of our organization.

Keywords: Day School, Private School, alternative school, PBIS, SpEd, Speech Therapist

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites

  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs

  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC

  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients

Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:

  • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members

  • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services

  • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families

  • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

An SLPA must complete an approved course of academic study, field work under the supervision of an ASHA-certified and/or licensed SLP, and on-the-job training specific to SLPA responsibilities and workplace behaviors.

SLPA license required; required coursework,

Bachelors degree in communication disorders or related fields is preferred but not required.

EXPERIENCE:

Previous experience in remedial speech/language difficulties in a hospital or school treatment facility preferred.

Valid driver's license must be maintained.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.

  • Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.

  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

Visitbenefits.devereux.orgto see why we are a great place to work!

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/11/2020 10:29 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-14612

Category Education

Position Type Part-Time

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