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SLP Clinical Educator, Pro Bono - Speech Language Pathology Program

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 22, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time
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The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.


The SLP Clinical Educator (CE) is a state licensed and ASHA-certified speech language pathologist who educates, mentors and supervises students performing client evaluations, screenings, and treatment to patients (adult and pediatric) attending the USAHS pro bono telehealth clinic CEs for the telehealth clinic review all clinical notes for each client and assess the clinical performance and documentation skills of students. CEs are required to attend any essential training opportunities offered by the program.

The qualified candidate must have an entry-level master’s degree or higher along with appropriate state license and ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. At least 2 years of hands-on experience is required in a patient care setting in the profession, and completion of the ASHA requirement for supervision of graduate interns. The successful candidate will have excellent oral communication and organizational skills, be responsive to adult student needs, and be able to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Prepares the clinical environment to ensure both students and clients are ready for sessions. This includes the telehealth virtual environment, as well as physical clinical settings where applicable.
  • Organizes and maintains equipment; proposes equipment orders as needed.
  • Teaches and models clinical communication, professionalism, and collaboration.
  • Interacts frequently with students to provide direction, guidance, and feedback
  • Assists with administration, scoring, written reporting of assessments and therapy sessions.
  • Communicates with students and families on assessment and treatment activities.
  • Monitors student performance and progress with clinical skills development; provides feedback; and facilitates student participation in learning activities.
  • Assesses student performance on assessment, intervention, interaction and personal qualities.
  • Supervises a minimum of 14 clients per week.
  • Supervises, assesses, and provides feedback to students regarding proper protocols for clinical documentation
  • Reports student grades at end of term to the MS-SLP program.
  • Communicates with MS-SLP faculty to ensure consistent content delivery, student concerns, and to recommend changes for upcoming semesters.
  • Participates in monthly meetings with the MS-SLP program.
  • May lead and/or debrief student participation in clinical simulation activities.
  • Serves as student-to-university liaison.
  • Upholds student and part-time faculty handbook policies.
  • Promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors.
  • Self-evaluates clinical supervision performance; sets goals for improvement in collaboration with program leadership and faculty.


May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


Reports to: MS-SLP Assistant Program Director TXDA

Positions Supervised: Not applicable


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Clinical educators must have a working computer, computer audio/video, and stable internet to perform teletherapy supervision. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Prior practical hands-on experience in patient care setting in chosen specialization preferred

  • Supervision experience with graduate students and/or clinical fellows
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Professional role model
  • Able to provide a nurturing, respectful learning environment
  • Responsive to distance education, adult student needs
  • Working knowledge of educational theory and motor skill development
  • Able to work in a team environment

  • State licensed speech-language pathologist
  • ASHA certification (minimum 9 months)

Minimal to no travel required


  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.

  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Work is performed from your home location. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.
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