Speech/Language Pathologist-603857

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Special Information   

This position is grant funded and contingent on the availability of funding.  Incumbent is not eligible for layoff or recall status.  This is a full-time position (40 hours/week), benefits eligible. Position is located in Flagstaff, AZ. Must possess valid Arizona Driver's license. Ability to dedicate 2, 10 hour travel days weekly or as needed. Willing to travel to rural, northern Arizona including Native American Tribal Communities.  Occasional overnight travel.

Job Description   

Provide comprehensive, team-based augmentative communication evaluations to authorized clients of the Division of Developmental Disabilities and fee-for-service AAC assessments. The AAC evaluation/assessment process includes the following:

  • Review client files
  • Pre/post eval communication with client/family
  • Prepare/put away/maintain equipment, supplies and materials for the assessments
  • Conduct the assessment at a location acceptable to the client/family
  • Obtain equipment price quotes
  • Prepare evaluation  reports in collaboration with other team member(s);
  • Complete and submit written evaluation reports in compliance with established University policies, procedures, funder   timelines and professional standards.
  • Provide written addendums to the evaluation report when additional accessories are needed for the recommended AAC device and/or system.
  • Follow-up communication with DDD Aug Com Unit as needed.
  • Provide follow up AAC training to authorized DDD clients at a location acceptable to the client/family within timeliness       required by funding source.
  • Schedule training visits with family; coordinate with teachers, therapists, etc. when appropriate.
  • Maintain written documentation for each visit: date, time, training topic, client/family response, issues/concerns and tracking of authorized training units etc.
  • Prepare and submit written quarterly reports for authorized trainings and/or installations in compliance with established   University policies, procedures, funder timelines and professional standards. 
  • Communicate with DDD Aug Com Unit as needed regarding need for more or less training units.
  • Support the operation of the AAC Program 
  • Participate in the development/revision of AAC best practice policies and procedures
  • Consult with Program Coordinator for quality control when questions arise about contractor reports
  • Coordinate with NAU’s Speech Communication Disorders (CSD) Clinic regarding training opportunities; supervise SLP/A Student(s) assigned to AAC Program
  • Support other AAC or Assistive Technology (AT) related activities of the IHD AT Center such as educational training/labs for NAU students, faculty and Flagstaff community and AAC device demonstrations as time permits.
  • Participate in AT Center regular staff meetings and IHD quarterly staff meetings.
  • Attend at least one national AT conference e.g. ATIA, CSUN, RESNA, etc.; (as funding permits) and participate in other educational events such as webinars and vendor trainings to stay informed of AAC/AT trends and new product/service development.
  • Travel when authorized to all regions of the state to provide AAC services.
  • Track and enter funder/IHD required data into data collections systems
  • Develop and share a weekly schedule with Director, Program Coordinator and team members; communicate directly with    Program Coordinator re schedule changes
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Position reports to the AzTAP Program Director. 

Minimum Qualifications   

  • Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology/Communication Sciences
  • Current American Speech Language Hearing Association SLP Certificate in Clinical Competencies
  • AZ Speech Language Pathologist state licensure and ASHA CCC required
  • Three years experience working with individuals having a broad range speech/communication disorders in various settings
  • One year AAC experience working directly with clients who use AAC devices

Preferred Qualifications   

  • A 1000 hours over 6 years of direct work experience providing AAC evaluations and follow-up training for clients with complex communication disorders.
  • In-depth knowledge of the range of commercially available communication devices, including device features and operations.
  • Expertise in matching the client’s expressive and receptive language needs across environments with the features and characteristics of commercially available augmentative communication devices including operating systems, language systems and accessories.
  • Skilled in generating professional quality, comprehensive written evaluations justifying medical necessity for the device recommendations.
  • Expertise in providing follow-up training to the clients and their family members in the set up and use of the device after it the client receives it.  This requires the SLP to be knowledgeable about the hardware and language system software/apps for each device recommended.
  • Knowledge of AT related funding resources.
  • RESNA ATP Certification or AT Certificate

Knowledge Skills and Abilities   

  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaborative abilities
  • Ability to take initiative to see projects through from beginning to completion
  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing program needs
  • Ability to be an effective team member
  • Excellent oral, written and group presentation abilities.
  • Effective organizational abilities and time management skills
  • Experience working effectively with underrepresented/culturally diverse populations.
  • Experienced Microsoft Office Suite user

Background Information   

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position.  Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. 

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police.  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status   

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/Eligibility-Enrollment/

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found at: http://hr.nau.edu/sites/default/files/files/Conditions%20of%20Service%20Professional%20Dec%202012%20Rev.pdf/.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.  Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.  More information is available at: https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/Eligibility-Enrollment/

Learning and Development   

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development.  New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days (http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Employee-Resources/Training/Required/). If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.  In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every NAU employee receives a free subscription to Lynda.com. From this site you can access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing, and web design and development.  

Application Deadline   

August 9, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

How to Apply   

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline.  If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://nau.edu/human-resources/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ  86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity   

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 7/13/2018
Application Due: 8/9/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with experience.