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Positive Outcomes is currently hiring Apprentice Speech Language Pathologists.

We offer the following extraordinary employment benefits:

  • Tuition Assistance with Multi-year contract
  • Clinical Support
  • 401K with employer match
  • We pay 80% Health Insurance Premiums
  • Gym Membership to our state of the art Gym Facility
  • Travel Pay

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA degree in Communication Disorders from an accredited college.
  • Currently enrolled in a MA degree program OR acceptance in a MA degree program within 2 years – in order to get license from State.  Other requirements include but are not limited to the following:  9 hrs/semester; GPA requirements maintained.  Generally this is a four year degree.
    • (UNM – Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences)
    • (NMSU –SPED/CD Department)
    • (ENMU – Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences)
  • Apply for SLP – Apprentice license from NMPED, SLP Audiology and Hearing Aide Dispensing Practicing Board (505-476-7100).  There is a $50.00 fee + fingerprinting, background check, etc.  NOTE:  Apprentice License is good for 5 years only. 
  • Positive Outcomes will need University paperwork (Agreement). 
  • Positive Outcomes will complete University paperwork regarding who your supervisor will be and where your placement will be, if hired.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of NM State and federal laws governing special education and adherence to those laws. 
  • Maintain professional confidentiality and work collaboratively with peers.
  • Work with District personnel and the general public in a pleasant and cooperative manner. 

Essential Responsibilities

The apprentice maintains appropriate relationships with student(s).

  • Communicates effectively with student or student’s family.
  • Demonstrates understanding of student differences/needs/and or cultural values.
  • Establishes rapport with students and family.
  • Demonstrates understanding of student attitudes and behaviors.
  • Uses language appropriate for student’s age and education level.
  • Is courteous and respectful.
  • Maintains appropriate social skills.

 

The apprentice responds positively to supervision.

  • Is receptive to constructive criticism from supervisor.
  • Requests assistance from supervisor when needed.
  • Interactively participates with supervisor.
  • Assists speech-language pathologist in assessing student.
  • Initiates and follows supervisory guidance.

 

The apprentice demonstrates appropriate conduct.

  • Is able to evaluate own performance.
  • Follows the role of an apprentice as outlined by this district.
  • Works ethically and professionally with students, staff, and family, and/or community.
  • Participates in in-service training.
  • Participates in community relations programs.

 

The apprentice uses skills necessary for task completion.

Is on time and prepared for students.

  • Submits documentation on time.
  • Performs assigned tasks efficiently with no unnecessary distractions.
  • Completes assigned tasks within allotted time.
  • Prepares and selects appropriate treatment materials ahead of time.
  • Chooses appropriate materials based upon treatment plans.
  • Selects materials that are age appropriate and culturally appropriate.
  • Documents treatment plans and protocols accurately and concisely.
  • Documents and reports student’s performance.
  • Signs documents, which are reviewed and co-signed by supervisor.
  • Prepares and maintains students charts, records, or graphs for data.
  • Schedules activities as necessary for student speech or language services.

 

The apprentice demonstrates knowledge and use of screening instruments.

 

  • Understands the use of screening tests.
  • Schedules screenings.
  • Uses screening tests reliably.
  • Scores screening tests accurately.
  • Shares screening results and any other pertinent information with supervisor.

 

The apprentice performs tasks as outlined and instructed by the supervisor.

  • Implement treatment plans accurately and efficiently.
  • Implements feedback from supervisor for modifying treatment plans.
  • Provides student wit accurate feedback on his/her response.
  • Uses consistent feedback and reinforcement procedures.
  • Distinguishes correct versus incorrect responses.
  • Verbally interacts with student appropriate to the student’s age and level of understanding.

 

Salary

Beginning at $35,000, negotiable

Work Hours

Work hours are established in employment contract.

 

Application Procedure

Submit the following documents to JC Trujillo as attachments to apply for this position:

  • Resume
  • One (1) transcript from each crediting college or university
  • Copy of Professional License if already obtained

 

Positive Outcomes is currently hiring Speech Language Pathologists.

We offer the following extraordinary employment benefits:

  • Multi-year sign on bonus
  • Clinical Support
  • 401K with employer match
  • We pay 80% Health Insurance Premiums
  • CEU Reimbursement
  • Gym Membership to our state of the art Gym Facility
  • Travel Pay

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • New Mexico License in Speech-Language Pathology from the New Mexico Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board
  • New Mexico License issued by the PED Ancillary and Support Services

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of NM State and Federal laws governing Special Education and adherence to those laws. 
  • Maintain professional confidentiality and work collaboratively with peers.
  • Work with District personnel and the general public in a professional manner. 

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Organizes and conducts identification program, i.e., screening and student assessments.
  • Coordinates student’s therapy/treatment schedules in coordination with teaching staff and other related service providers.
  • Refers to other related service providers and teachers if necessary.
  • Evaluates and interprets speech and language testing and makes recommendations to aid in the educational planning for students with service needs. 
  • Provides direct and/or consultative services in an individual, small, or large      group setting.
  • Maintains professional competence through participation in in-service activities      provided by the District and/or other professional growth activities.
  • May serve as case manager for student who receive speech-language services as well as may participate in Student Assistant Teams (SAT) committee      meetings. 
  • May perform Response to Intervention (RTI) tasks as well as provide recommendations for RTI tasks.
  • Evaluates speech and language delays and disorders, including:  selection, administration, and interpretation of appropriate evaluation materials and results.
  • Analyzes and interprets findings for use in diagnosis and recommendations as well as reports findings, both verbally and in writing, to appropriate personnel, student and parents. 
  • Follows Federal, State and District guidelines and criteria for eligibility and      service delivery.
  • Plans and implements the clinical program which includes but is not limited to      the management of a caseload, developing therapy schedules for students, develops measurable goals, modifies educational materials, develops a rapport with the teachers to develop and facilitate Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and evaluating student progress. 
  • Writes evaluation reports, progress reports, maintains records including Medicaid filing for eligible students.
  • Participates in intra-school planning and communications through attending monthly meetings of the District speech-language pathologists. 
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by Supervisor

Work Hours:

Work hours are established in employment contract.

 

Application Procedure:

Submit the following documents to JC Trujillo as attachments to apply for this position:

  • Resume
  • One (1) transcript from each crediting college or university
  • Copy of Professional License if already obtained

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POI is a family-based company that strives to provide not only quality care but compassion to our clients and community. Since we are always looking for innovative ways to expand the services we provide, applicants are encouraged to send application materials for consideration of employment.
Individuals interested in providing healthcare to rural communities are strongly encouraged to contact our administrative offices for employment opportunities.