The Place for Children with Autism is looking for an experienced and dedicated Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) on a PRN basis to join our team. The SLP’s primary responsibility will be to provide direct therapy services to children ages 2-6 in our clinic settings throughout the Urbana area. Ideal candidates would have exceptional clinical skills and experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), apraxia, phonological errors, articulation, language, pragmatics, AAC, and feeding. This position reports directly to the Director of Speech Services.
Locations Hiring: Waukegan (Part-Time), Urbana (Part-Time)
- Perform initial and ongoing assessments and implement individualized and effective therapy programs.
- Assess and document children’s abilities using clinical observation, caregiver report, and standardized assessments.
- Prepare and maintain accurate and organized patient records (e.g., evaluation, daily notes, progress reports, billing, etc.) for tracking and auditing purposes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current best practices in the area of speech-language pathology.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Provide training and education to family/caregivers and other professionals.
- Create engaging and motivating therapy activities.
- Have excellent time management skills, flexibility and ability to work independently.
- Maintain positive, driven culture among therapists, clients and their families.
- Represent The Place for Speech Therapy in a positive and enthusiastic way to all internal and external stakeholders.
- Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited program.
- Must possess or be eligible for a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
- Licensed or eligible for licensure as a SLP in the state of Illinois.
Compensation & Benefits:
- This is a part-time, hourly, non-exempt position. Compensation commensurate with field experience
- Experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Familiarization with billing for speech therapy services
- Established management and leadership skills
- Reliable transportation
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize
- Strong verbal and written communication skills