The Trellis School is seeking a part time/contract Speech-Language Pathologist to join our growing therapy team!
The Trellis School is a private separate day school located in Sparks, MD that provides educational and related services to children with autism, as well as other developmental delays from pre-K through 12th grade. Our related services team members are an integral part of an interdisciplinary team for our students, supporting exceptional outcomes for the children we serve. The job of the Speech-Language Pathologist is to support the Trellis School mission through speech therapy service delivery and documentation.
- Provide direct service delivery as indicated by a students Individual Educational Program (IEP) and/or Treatment Plan.
- Maintain accurate speech-language student records and therapy logs with relevant data to document student progress.
- Develop annual IEPs, and treatment plans for students receiving SLP services.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and execute treatment plans that are directly related to students documented strengths needs, consistent with best practices, and utilizing clinical reasoning.
- Work collaboratively as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Participate in IEP meetings and/or parent progress meetings as needed.
- Responsible for meeting federal and state mandates as well as local policies in performance of duties, including: Individual Educational Program (IEP) development, report writing, and treatment plan/therapy log development.
- Demonstrate competency in the use of formal and informal assessment tools.
- Maintain therapy materials and spaces.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must have the ability to work independently.
- Planning/organizing- the individual is detail-oriented, prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
- Adaptability- the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
- Multi-tasking the individual is able to work on multiple projects at one time.
- Quality control- the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.
- Dependability- the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
- Safety and security- the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
- To use initiative in taking the first steps or act without being urged to complete projects and/or work.
- Possession of a Masters degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.
- Current licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (or must obtain license by time of hire).
- Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) preferred.
- Must have experience working with children with autism, and pediatric evaluation & treatment.
- Strong verbal communication and writing skills.
- Minimum of 12-months full time field experience preferred.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of special education.
- Knowledge of assistive technology preferred.
- Hours of availablity anytime between 8am-3:00pm (Flexible with amount of hours candidate is seeking to work)
Must be able to speak and read English. The ability to read and interpret documents related to Maryland State Curriculum, COMAR, IDEA, MSDE, policy and procedures manual(s), safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions. The ability to write routine reports, letters, and emails as well as general correspondence. Have the ability to speak effectively in interpersonal situations, with special needs children and in describing general work needs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Windows programs including, but not limited to Word and Excel. Additionally, an individual should have knowledge of Trellis Services web-based systems/programs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Our dress code is conducive to working with children in a school environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the school environment is usually moderate.
Americans with Disability Specifications
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, learning tools or toys; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.
Trellis Services/Learn Behavioral is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be presently eligible to work in the United States.
The health and well-being of our clients, staff, and community are of the utmost importance to LEARN Behavioral. With the continued presence of COVID-19, we are committed to providing our essential services to clients, while maintaining safety for everyone. Please consider our practices on Face Coverings, Daily Health Screenings, and Employee Vaccinations below before applying for one of our open positions:
- Face Coverings LEARN follows the CDCs guidance and in most locations, face coverings are optional. There are a few exceptions where continued use of face coverings, such as local county and/or payor mandates, is required. Please note that as the CDC guidance changes, LEARNs face covering practices will also change.
- Daily Health Screenings We follow local county guidelines, and may adjust this practice as COVID-19 cases in your area increase/decrease.
- Employee Vaccination Employees are encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as vaccination may be a requirement in the future to comply with Executive and State/Local or Payor vaccination mandates.