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Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)/SAIL Program Coordinator

Employer
Curry College
Location
Milton, Massachusetts
Salary
$87,000-$92,000 annually
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

Job Details

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 25 undergraduate majors, over 70 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Division of Academic Affairs, the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) / SAIL Program Coordinator will facilitate programs and activities for students and families enrolled in our Social Assistance in Learning (SAIL) Program.  The SAIL Program is focused on students who need social assistance, transitional support, self-advocacy skills, alternative housing, and who have a primary diagnosis of ASD, anxiety, depression, or self-report a demonstrated need for these support services.

The successful candidate will develop curriculum for students enrolled in SAIL, teach non-credit bearing courses focused on participation and engagement in co-curricular activities, goal setting, self-advocacy, social metacognition, developing peer relationships, strategies directed toward problem solving, and communication skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior.  The SLP will be responsible for coordinating transitioning support for students enrolled in SAIL, such as helping students communicate ways to adapt physical environments to reduce stress, advocate for assistive technology training and support, access to peer mentoring, monitor early move-in, assist with career development/securing an internship, and overall support overcoming challenges to meaningful participation in college life.

Additional functions of this position include consultation and collaboration with residential life, the Counseling Center, Office of Disability Services (ODS), peer mentoring, PAL faculty/staff, and Student Affairs. This includes partnering with Residential Life for training Community Directors in best practices for those on the spectrum and students' social, behavioral, and organizational needs. As well as support communicating structure with independent living activities including laundry, cleaning, and hygiene. The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)/ SAIL Program Coordinator will consult with faculty and staff to suggest considerations and resources that address their concerns for students with social challenges enrolled at the College; advise Admissions on tools for screening applicants during the admission process; maintain and update web-based resources for social learning and SAIL (SAIL web pages, portal pages and forms, evaluation surveys, etc.); answer questions from parents and prospective students during information sessions, Open House, and Accepted Students Day; and host parent workshops and support groups.  The successful candidate will be asked to attend conferences and workshops focused on enhancing social learning skills to stay abreast of recent developments in the field.

Essential Functions:

1. Social Assistance in Learning Support:

  • Collaborates with the Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention on the development of curriculum for social assistance in learning;
  • Collects, prepares, and furnishes outcome data and relevant information about the Program as required by the College;
  • Use outcome data to inform decision-making and drive continuous improvement initiatives;
  • In collaboration with Academic and Student Affairs develop and implementation of policies and procedures for the program and student experience;
  • Consultation with faculty and staff to suggest considerations and resources that address their concerns for enrolled students with social skill and social emotional challenges at the College;
  • Advises Admissions on tools for screening applicants during the admission process;
  • Regularly briefs Academic Affairs, Director of PAL, Residential Life, Student Affairs, Office of Disability Services (ODS), and Counseling Center on social learning issues;
  • Attend conferences and workshops to improve social learning skills in postsecondary education and stay abreast of recent developments in the field;
  • Maintain and update web-based resources for SAIL (SAIL web pages, Portal pages and forms, social media accounts, evaluation surveys, etc.);
  • Answer questions from parents and students regularly and during information sessions, Open House, and Accepted Students Day.

2. Deliver Instruction and Educational Materials:

  • Develop curriculum for students enrolled in Social Assistance in Learning (SAIL);
  • Teach non-credit bearing courses focused on participation and engagement in co-curricular activities, goal setting, self-advocacy, social metacognition, developing peer relationships, strategies directed toward problem solving, and communication skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior (including transitional summer programming);
  • Coordinate training of students, staff, and faculty on the use of social learning supports;
  • Teach social skills transitional summer programs;
  • Conduct social learning workshops for students, faculty and staff;
  • Work with Residence Life and Community Director for support in the Resident Village;
  • Meet with students, families, and other campus constituents as needed.

Additional Functions:

  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor or their designee.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology required.
  • At least 5 years of experience working with students on the spectrum at the high school and/or postsecondary level.
  • Understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act as applied to academic accommodations in higher education.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to follow-up, follow-through, multi-task, set priorities and adhere to deadlines.
  • Is able to work both independently with numerous projects/tasks and in a team environment and promote collaboration.
  • Demonstrate effective interactions with College support services.
  • Has the ability to travel to off-site locations for marketing and community/professional activities.
  • Some occasional evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One to three years of experience in higher education setting preferred.
  • Experience in new program development and facilitation.

Salary Range:

$87,000-$92,000 annually

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Canning at elizabeth.canning@curry.edu, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.

Company

Curry College

Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, Massachusetts, just seven miles from Boston.

At Curry College, we're all about connecting people with academic and personal opportunity. Everything starts with our active and enthusiastic students and our caring and committed faculty and staff. Add the vision of our namesake founders whose determination and courage established the college in 1879. Together, we help launch our passionate and productive alumni into rewarding futures.

At Curry College, diversity is central to excellence in education, not a separate goal.  We are an inclusive community where embracing differences is essential to creating a safe and welcoming environment for exploration and learning, as well as personal and professional growth. Being a member of the Curry community means that your unique voice is a vital and valued part of all we do.

Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that values and encourages diversity in its work force. 

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