Clinical Educator

Location
Elmhurst, Illinois
Posted
May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Elmhurst College seeks an enthusiastic speech-language pathologist for a full time, non-tenure track clinical teaching position in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).  The CSD department consists of a cohesive academic and clinical faculty and staff who collaborate on graduate (MS) and undergraduate degree programs with excellent student outcomes.  Both academic programs involve student experiences in an on-campus Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.  Clinical educators are afforded opportunities for professional development, research collaboration, and advancement.

Responsibilities.  Primary responsibilities are supervision of graduate and undergraduate student clinicians working with clients in the on-campus clinic and classroom teaching.  This is a 12-month position with fall, spring and summer semester teaching responsibilities.

Essential Functions:

1. Supervise a caseload of intervention clients in the fall, spring and summer terms, plus periodic evaluations each term.
2. Review and evaluate lesson plans and SOAP notes for each therapy session, and mid-term and final clinic reports for each client supervised on campus.
3. Review each evaluation report for each client supervised on campus.
4. Mentor students during the clinical supervision experience, including regular meetings to discuss each client and the student clinician’s performance.
5. Possible classroom teaching as required.
6. Assist the clinic director/staff with scheduling the graduate students providing therapy in the fall, spring, and summer speech clinics.
7. Participate in fall, spring and summer term graduate student clinic grading meetings.
8. Know and abide by the policies and procedures currently in existence in the SLHC.
9. Assists with speech, language, and hearing screenings in the Clinic and off site as needed.
10. Assume additional responsibilities, as determined by the needs of the SLHC and department, as negotiated with the department chair and clinic director.
11. Meet with the department chair, clinic director, and graduate program director to discuss students of concern as needed.
12. Write letters of recommendation for students applying for jobs (as requested by students).
13. Supervise graduate students conducting speech-language-hearing screenings in the clinic and off site as needed.
14. Learn CALIPSO and assist with input of clinical hours as needed.
15. Assist with updating the undergraduate and graduate student clinic practicum handbook yearly.
16. Complete an average of 10 hours of continuing education per year (to meet the requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for certification and the State of Illinois for licensure).
17. Remain a certified member in good standing with ASHA.
18. Maintain licensure with the State of Illinois.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Performs other duties as assigned by the department chair or clinic director based on clinic and departmental needs.
2. Attends all department meetings and retreats.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology (or related field).
2. Certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
3. Illinois licensure.
4. At least two years of full-time clinical experience, with previous experience supervising graduate students preferred. Significant experience with adult clients in medical settings preferred.
5. Ability to work well with students, clients, and their families.
6. Ability to work well as a team member with faculty and other staff.
7. Strong interpersonal communication skills.
8. Excellent oral communication skills.
9. Excellent writing skills.
10. Excellent organizational skills.
11. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
12. High degree of flexibility.