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Organizational Description and Job Summary
Shrub Oak International School is the new benchmark in autism education. We are a private day and boarding school in northern Westchester County, serving the needs of an international coed population of children, adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum. Shrub Oak is a school where each student is respected as an individual and surrounded by experts who care and work to bring out each student’s greatest strengths. Our curriculum brings together the most advanced and successful evidence-based clinical and academic approaches in ASD education to prepare our students for independent adult life and employment. Offering two distinct educational programs, with both day and boarding options, Shrub Oak truly is a school like no other.
Reporting to our SLP Supervisor, the licensed speech and language pathologist role is a full time, calendar year position. He/she will provide expertise in speech and language and related services, serving as an integral part of our clinical team, and working on a transdisciplinary team to support our students. He/she will provide expertise in conducting assessments, consulting and counseling, as well as designing and developing treatment plans and interventions that meet the individualized needs of students. He/she will maintain key relationships and collaborate as needed and required with students, their families and all levels of staff at the Shrub Oak International School to ensure that the individualized needs of each student are met. Having access to confidential information, discretion and independent judgment is required.
Provides individual and group speech and language services within a transdisciplinary model that are individualized in nature and meet the needs of each student
Utilizes a variety of treatment approaches that are safe, creative and individualized to a particular student's needs
Continually monitor students' progress and adjust treatments accordingly based off clinical observations and data collection
Conducts comprehensive evaluations and re-evaluations of a student's speech and language capabilities
Collaborates with other clinicians, and members of the Education and Student Life teams to ensure carryover and generalization of communication skills across all aspects of a students’ day
Collaborates with other clinicians, and members of the Education and Student Life teams to seamlessly integrate speech and language services into social and life skills learnings and support given the individualized needs of each student
Work closely to other clinicians, as well as members of the Education and Student Life teams to contribute to a student’s ITEP as needed and required to support their growth and development
Proactively maintains communication with students, family members and/or other care givers as appropriate to effectively address student progress, development and emergencies, as needed
Maintains appropriate records and reports as required
Participates in professional development and Shrub Oak activities to advance field knowledge and to remain at the forefront of clinical advancements in the areas of intervention, evaluation, life skills and related areas
Actively assists with other programs, events, and services administered through Shrub Oak and has the opportunity to be involved in a wider range of responsibilities
Performs any other responsibilities as needed and required
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
A New York State License, and is in good professional standing
Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
Experience working with students with developmental disabilities or on the autistic spectrum is strongly preferred; school experience a plus
Knowledge of augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC); both high and low tech
Drivers license preferred
Exceptional communication (oral and written) and active listening skills to appropriately understand and meet student needs. Must also be able to effectively communicate and interact with faculty, staff, families, and all external constituencies
Excellent analytical capabilities, with a demonstrated ability to understand, problem solve, and make sound determinations/decisions in situations with complex facts and data
Demonstrated ability to achieve desired results working collaboratively in a dynamic, transdisciplinary environment with multiple stakeholders while being sensitive and responsive to the diverse needs of students, families, faculty, and staff, with a high degree of cultural competency and collegiality
Ability to adapt, remain flexible
Demonstrated ability to have a sense of urgency, ability to make sound and appropriate decisions under pressure where situations/circumstances are continually evolving
Ability to multi-task, and handle multiple situations with discretion, and sensitivity to a variety of factors, while exercising sound judgment
Computer proficiency and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software, and ability to learn Azimuth SIS, our database management software provider
Expected Hours of Work
This is a year round full time position. Full time staff work a traditional 40-hour work week. Demands of the job may require work outside these hours and on weekends as needed and required.
Workday regularly includes multiple or conflicting demands, deadlines and time pressures; work regularly requires sustained concentration. Sitting at a desk for extended periods, walking up and down stairs (building has 6 floors), around a hilly campus as needed, may also require walking and running at a moments notice in the building or on campus at a moment’s notice.
Shrub Oak is an equal employment opportunity employer. Shrub Oak International School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to apply for a job or to perform the essentials functions of his/her job. Please advise us if you require a reasonable accommodation.
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