Speech & Language Pathologist

Boston Children's Hospital - Waltham, MA (30+ days ago)4.2

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Otolaryngology & Communication Enhancement department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

The Speech & Language Pathologist will be responsible for:
Assessing of candidacy for the broad range of augmentative communication options.
Overviewing and understanding of Augmentative Communication Program (ACP) and Autism Language Program (ALP) principles and respective roles of no tech, low tech and high tech options.
Conducting comprehensive assessment as foundation for identifying broad range of augmentative communication strategies ( low tech/quick access, mid tech and high tech options).
Working closely with AC/AL manufacturers to insure best tools and support available for patients.
Working closely in collaboration with OT/AT and other team members
Programming system setup and design for patients.
Participating in data collection to understand best practices
Supervising graduate interns who are enrolled in a stipend based ACP/ALP six-month placement.
Collaborating with people who use AAC, families and care providers, the Augmentative Communication Program (ACP) clinical team, medical and clinical professionals, orthotics/prosthetics, DME’s, funding agencies, AAC manufacturers and wide range of other community resources.
Performing diagnostic and treatment of communication disorders.

To qualify, you must have:
A Master’s degree in Speech Pathology is required.
ASHA CCC and Massachusetts state license.
2-3 years of directly related clinical experience in a Augmentative Communication and Autism Language
Boston Children’s Hospital Augmentative Communication Program (ACP) and Autism Language Program (ALP) is seeking a full-time Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication for the Waltham outpatient program. The appropriate candidate should have extensive experience in both the evaluation and treatment of children who are non-speaking/non-writing. A strong interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and the role of the visual medium for expressive and receptive language growth is required. Knowledge of current AAC technology (including software, hardware, communication aids and related peripherals) is required. Participation in AAC related research and special projects is available and encouraged for this position.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.