Indianapolis Openings

Full Time Speech-Language Pathologist

 2020-21 School year

 

JOB TITLE:              Speech-Language Pathologist            LOCATION: Fort Wayne, Indiana

STATUS:                   Contract Full-Time                                                     

 St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf (SJID) is proud to provide LSL services to families in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.  We are the only preschool for deaf and hard of hearing students in the state of Indiana. We provide a structured environment for learning in a self-contained preschool classroom. Our need for full-time Speech-Language Pathologists is the result of continued growth.  We prefer a master’s level teacher to add to our group of highly trained professionals.

Are you ready to get your LSL’s certification?  We provide mentors and cover the fees.

We will consider candidates in their CFY year.

We offer a competitive benefit package which includes very affordable health, dental and vision coverage. Long term disability and life insurance are fully paid by SJID.  We also offer short term disability, flex 125 health / dependent care, and a 403b retirement plan with matching contributions.

Please contact Donna Trisler, Human Resources or Teri Ouellette, Executive Director, Indianapolis, to learn more about this opportunity, at
dtrisler@sjid.org, touellette@sjid.org or call (317) 471-8560.

Full Time Teacher of the Deaf

2020-21 School Year

JOB TITLE:              Teacher of the Deaf                           LOCATION: Fort Wayne, Indiana

STATUS:                   Contract Full-Time                                                     

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf (SJID) is proud to provide LSL services to families in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.  We are the only preschool for deaf and hard of hearing students in the state of Indiana. We provide a structured environment for learning in a self-contained preschool classroom. Our need for full-time licensed teachers of the deaf is the result of continued growth.  We prefer a master’s level teacher to add to our group of highly trained professionals.

Are you ready to get your LSL’s certification?  We provide mentors and cover the fees. 

We offer a competitive benefit package which includes very affordable health, dental and vision coverage. Long term disability and life insurance are fully paid by SJID.  We also offer short term disability, flex 125 health / dependent care, and a 403b retirement plan with matching contributions.

Please contact Donna Trisler, Human Resources or Teri Ouellette, Executive Director, Indianapolis, to learn more about this opportunity, at 
dtrisler@sjid.org, touellette@sjid.org or call (317) 471-8560.

ihear openings

iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist

JOB TITLE: iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

STATUS: Contract Full-Time

Position Scope: The iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist works with students who have a hearing loss, to develop communication skills using the iHear or Early Intervention program. The iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist interprets test findings, diagnoses specific errors, makes appropriate recommendations, and develops outcome plans. Each student’s progress regarding the specific outcomes will be recorded according to iHear/Molloy policies by the Teacher-Therapist. When appropriate, the Teacher-Therapist will make recommendations for referral to another professional as needed. The iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist collaborates and communicates effectively with staff members and others. This position works on the Molloy schedule, including the possibility of some evenings and weekends, and reports to the Director of Early Intervention and Internet Therapy. 

Results expected: Students will demonstrate improvement in their listening, language and speech development through appropriate therapeutic intervention. Each child will make appropriate progress based on the individual needs and outcomes set forth for the child. Families will be supported in their development of effective interactions to promote the development of spoken language skills in their young children with hearing loss. Act as Teacher-Therapist and counselor to the family during each session observing development of child’s communication, response to child’s communication attempts, frequency and quality of family’s attempts to initiate communication with child, and ease or discomfort with hearing aid or other sensory device. Develop good rapport with family members, allowing them to become advocates for their child. Educate parents about child development, types and degrees of hearing loss and their relationship to communication development. Assist parents in developing parenting skills and appropriate behavior management strategies. Educate parents in the area of effective strategies for the development of communication in young children with hearing loss. Provide information to parents on child development, audition, language and speech development, and other topics.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assesses, analyzes and determines child’s current level of auditory, language and cognitive development.
  • Creates measurable long term and short-term outcomes based on child’s assessments.
  • Designs individualized outcomes and specifies targets for each iHear/Molloy session.
  • Establishes strategies for effective carryover weekly.
  • Plans for parent or coaches’ education in each session.
  • Selects materials/activities that are well organized, and appropriate to the student’s present level of functioning.
  • Keeps accurate data in conjunction with outcomes derived from assessments. and individualized outcomes.
  • Uses good communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Collaborates, relates well to others and has good interpersonal abilities.
  • Records timely and maintains accurate progress notes.
  • Utilizes appropriate motivational strategies in order to fully engage student in therapy.
  • Performs other duties related to the iHear/Molloy program as requested.

Professional Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains professional standards (including ASHA certification, MO SLP license, DESE teaching certification, MO Medicare provider status, First Steps provider) through attendance in workshops, participation in appropriate professional development opportunities and reading professional literature.
  • Ability to meet annual CEU requirements as established by the MO State Board, ASHA and LSLS Cert.AVEd.
  • Active participant in presentations, workshops, and seminars promoting professional development of others.
  • Writes and publishes with supervisor approval.
  • Keeps abreast of current research and best practice in therapeutic approaches to listening, language and speech development.
  • Comfortable with computers and the internet at a minimum; curious and excited to learn new teaching strategies using the computer.
  • Collaborates with department to ensure that current best practices are being used.
  • Upholds the professional, moral and ethical standards of SJI and actively supports the mission and values of the SJI.
  • Maintains professional demeanor at all times, and works cooperatively with all staff, students, and parents.
  • Collaborates in a positive way with supervisor, and therapists to ensure continuity of program outcomes.
  • Actively participates in faculty, department and committee meetings, as well as other meetings as requested. Actively participates in meetings designed to ensure each child’s needs are appropriately addressed within the context of the therapy session.
  • Understand and strictly adhere to Intellectual Property guidelines and policies.
  • Ensures confidentiality of student information following guidelines set forth by SJI and strictly adheres to HIPAA standards.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Deaf Education or in Speech/Language with Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and/or hold a Missouri License in Speech/Language Therapy or in Deaf Education or eligible for same under Missouri Law.
  • Maintains credential requirements for First Steps of Missouri.
  • Ability to use computers and is comfortable with computers for instructional use.
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience with hearing-impaired children and experience in providing therapy to children with cochlear implants. Scope of experience may include both professional experience and experience obtained during clinical practicum.
  • Must demonstrate a desire for ongoing professional development.

Highly Desirable:

  • Certification in Listening and Spoken Language (LSLS Cert. AVEd.), or in the process to apply for certification.
  • Experience with one-on-one therapy with active participation from parents and caregivers.
  • Experience with a coaching model of service delivery.
  • Experience in interpreting formal or informal assessments to develop measurable outcomes.

Please contact Donna Trisler, Human Resources, at dtrisler@sjid.org or (317) 471-8560, or Cheryl Broekelmann, Executive Director, iHear and St. Louis, at cbroekelmann@sjid.org or (314) 918-1369 to learn more about this opportunity.

St. Louis Openings

AUDIOLOGIST

JOB TITLE:       Audiologist

LOCATION:       St. Louis

This position is in place to ensure children receive appropriate audiology services including evaluation, hearing aid selection and fitting, cochlear implant counseling, mapping and follow-up care. Ensures patients are evaluated for other appropriate assistive devices as necessary. Ensures patients and their families understand evaluation results and the impact of hearing loss on their quality of life.

Position Duties:

  • Provide a wide range of evaluations to patients using appropriate testing protocols.
  • Counsel patients and their families on evaluation results and make recommendations for appropriate hearing technology for type and degree of hearing loss.
  • Ensure that hearing aids and other equipment are properly fit.
  • Provide troubleshooting and on-site repairs/replacement of defective equipment.
  • Make follow-up referrals for medical intervention as needed.
  • Prepare timely reports on diagnostic test results and provides results to family, teachers, therapists, and other providers as appropriate.
  • Provide information and feedback during meetings such as patient counseling sessions, staffing, in-services, and faculty meetings when appropriate.
  • Assist in marketing to maintain and grow client base.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of community outreach activities to enhance the department through visits to area physicians, professionals and other organizations.
  • Participate in the supervision of practicum students placed in the Audiology Clinic from University graduate programs.
  • Maintain information on current available technology for all patients. Attend workshops and seminars to further develop and enhance professional skills. Maintain appropriate ASHA certification and other certifications as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Audiology.
  • Certification of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, or the equivalent, and have a Missouri License in Audiology and Missouri Hearing Instrument Specialist’s License.
  • Knowledge of assessment tools available for the identification and habilitation of patients with hearing loss, ability to select appropriate tests for patients including those for difficult-to-test clients.
  • Ability to interpret and coordinate test findings, both formal and informal with subjective information to design an individualized course of hearing management.
  • Ability to analyze the benefit of technology to patient outcomes and counsel accordingly.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate findings in a clear and concise manner to the wide variety of patients and families on the caseload.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills both within and outside the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.
  • Respect for the confidential and sensitive nature of information learned by virtue of job responsibilities and HIPAA. Desire for ongoing professional development, and remain current and knowledgeable of growing trends in field.

Please contact Donna Trisler, Human Resources, at dtrisler@sjid.org or (317) 471-8560, or Cheryl Broekelmann, Executive Director, iHear and St. Louis, at cbroekelmann@sjid.org or (314) 918-1369 to learn more about this opportunity.

iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist

JOB TITLE: iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

STATUS: Contract Full-Time

Position Scope: The iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist works with students who have a hearing loss, to develop communication skills using the iHear or Early Intervention program. The iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist interprets test findings, diagnoses specific errors, makes appropriate recommendations, and develops outcome plans. Each student’s progress regarding the specific outcomes will be recorded according to iHear/Molloy policies by the Teacher-Therapist. When appropriate, the Teacher-Therapist will make recommendations for referral to another professional as needed. The iHear/Molloy Teacher-Therapist collaborates and communicates effectively with staff members and others. This position works on the Molloy schedule, including the possibility of some evenings and weekends, and reports to the Director of Early Intervention and Internet Therapy. 

Results expected: Students will demonstrate improvement in their listening, language and speech development through appropriate therapeutic intervention. Each child will make appropriate progress based on the individual needs and outcomes set forth for the child. Families will be supported in their development of effective interactions to promote the development of spoken language skills in their young children with hearing loss. Act as Teacher-Therapist and counselor to the family during each session observing development of child’s communication, response to child’s communication attempts, frequency and quality of family’s attempts to initiate communication with child, and ease or discomfort with hearing aid or other sensory device. Develop good rapport with family members, allowing them to become advocates for their child. Educate parents about child development, types and degrees of hearing loss and their relationship to communication development. Assist parents in developing parenting skills and appropriate behavior management strategies. Educate parents in the area of effective strategies for the development of communication in young children with hearing loss. Provide information to parents on child development, audition, language and speech development, and other topics.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assesses, analyzes and determines child’s current level of auditory, language and cognitive development.
  • Creates measurable long term and short-term outcomes based on child’s assessments.
  • Designs individualized outcomes and specifies targets for each iHear/Molloy session.
  • Establishes strategies for effective carryover weekly.
  • Plans for parent or coaches’ education in each session.
  • Selects materials/activities that are well organized, and appropriate to the student’s present level of functioning.
  • Keeps accurate data in conjunction with outcomes derived from assessments. and individualized outcomes.
  • Uses good communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Collaborates, relates well to others and has good interpersonal abilities.
  • Records timely and maintains accurate progress notes.
  • Utilizes appropriate motivational strategies in order to fully engage student in therapy.
  • Performs other duties related to the iHear/Molloy program as requested.

Professional Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains professional standards (including ASHA certification, MO SLP license, DESE teaching certification, MO Medicare provider status, First Steps provider) through attendance in workshops, participation in appropriate professional development opportunities and reading professional literature.
  • Ability to meet annual CEU requirements as established by the MO State Board, ASHA and LSLS Cert.AVEd.
  • Active participant in presentations, workshops, and seminars promoting professional development of others.
  • Writes and publishes with supervisor approval.
  • Keeps abreast of current research and best practice in therapeutic approaches to listening, language and speech development.
  • Comfortable with computers and the internet at a minimum; curious and excited to learn new teaching strategies using the computer.
  • Collaborates with department to ensure that current best practices are being used.
  • Upholds the professional, moral and ethical standards of SJI and actively supports the mission and values of the SJI.
  • Maintains professional demeanor at all times, and works cooperatively with all staff, students, and parents.
  • Collaborates in a positive way with supervisor, and therapists to ensure continuity of program outcomes.
  • Actively participates in faculty, department and committee meetings, as well as other meetings as requested. Actively participates in meetings designed to ensure each child’s needs are appropriately addressed within the context of the therapy session.
  • Understand and strictly adhere to Intellectual Property guidelines and policies.
  • Ensures confidentiality of student information following guidelines set forth by SJI and strictly adheres to HIPAA standards.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Deaf Education or in Speech/Language with Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and/or hold a Missouri License in Speech/Language Therapy or in Deaf Education or eligible for same under Missouri Law.
  • Maintains credential requirements for First Steps of Missouri.
  • Ability to use computers and is comfortable with computers for instructional use.
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience with hearing-impaired children and experience in providing therapy to children with cochlear implants. Scope of experience may include both professional experience and experience obtained during clinical practicum.
  • Must demonstrate a desire for ongoing professional development.

Highly Desirable:

  • Certification in Listening and Spoken Language (LSLS Cert. AVEd.), or in the process to apply for certification.
  • Experience with one-on-one therapy with active participation from parents and caregivers.
  • Experience with a coaching model of service delivery.
  • Experience in interpreting formal or informal assessments to develop measurable outcomes.

Please contact Donna Trisler, Human Resources, at dtrisler@sjid.org or (317) 471-8560, or Cheryl Broekelmann, Executive Director, iHear and St. Louis, at cbroekelmann@sjid.org or (314) 918-1369 to learn more about this opportunity.