Unique Opportunity for a Talented & Passionate SLPA!
Arizona Autism United (www.AZAunited.org) is a large and reputable nonprofit organization committed to providing high quality direct services and supports to children and families in our community. We are expanding with new locations and clinics, which makes this a great time to join Team AZA!
We currently have a unique opportunity for a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) to work in both a school and clinic setting! We work with a local school in the Phoenix area that specializes in serving students on the autism spectrum who are seeking a college preparatory curriculum. Our role is to provide social skills and pragmatic language development, which includes leading social groups with students and assisting teachers with related training and support. It’s a lot of fun – no two days are the same! Separately, AZA United serves children and youth of all ages with individual therapy sessions at our main office clinic, as well as some in-home sessions. This position would involve a mix of activities, with lots of support and integration with our incredible team. If you like variety, creativity and being part of something unique, this position might be for you!
This position includes collaborative training across disciplines. In addition to speech therapy and other services, AZA United is a local leader in providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services with a large team of BCBAs.
Speech Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA) are primarily responsible for providing speech therapy and other related services in the organization’s Speech and Language Services program under the supervision of a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP).
Responsibilities and Duties
Provide direct treatment, identified by the supervising SLP, by following the written individualized treatment plans
Implement therapy goals in an individual setting and facilitate the in a group setting, addressing social language skills
Perform duties as directed involving data collection and record keeping for all services delivered
Participate in initial and ongoing training and/or shadowing from supervisors, parents, and other therapy team members as appropriate, including demonstration of current programs
Offer intervention strategies to families for speech and language goals and objectives
Communicate regularly and openly with supervisors, therapy team members, and parents/guardians of child/client
Accurate and timely submittal of paperwork, including data reports, timesheets, etc.
Work collaboratively and communicate with parents and families in a manner that emphasizes family-centered services
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, or related field with required coursework
Completion of certified training program for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
SLPA license from the Arizona Department of Health Services
Sufficient knowledge and experience to provide 1-to-1 speech therapy, feeding therapy, social group facilitation, parent training classes, and other relevant services
1+ years of experience with speech therapy and/or applied behavior analysis (ABA) preferred
Proficient with computers and email
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong reading, writing and oral communication skills
High ability to listen to and interpret needs of child and family
Enthusiasm and positive attitude towards all people; solid team player and open to new ideas
Ability to multi-task, independently plan and organize own activities with minimal supervision
Successfully pass a fingerprint clearance check and other related hiring requirements
Highly competitive pay, based on qualifications & experience, with guaranteed increases every 6 months
Excellent benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and 401k matching
Reimbursement for license renewals and continuing education