Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic Director
Direct the Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (SLHC) and teach related courses. This is a full-time, 12 month appointment with a balance of teaching, administrative and service duties.
Elmhurst College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst College is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the College’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst College is an EO Employer. Elmhurst College prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
1. Schedules the fall, spring, and summer speech clinics, including all client treatment sessions, students providing therapy, and clinical educators supervising students. (The clinic length may increase, associated with the increased needs of the graduate students.) 2. Schedules the fall, spring and summer term clinic grading meetings. 3. Ensures that all necessary clinic correspondence occurs (introductory letters to clients, client contracts, scholarship letters, invoices, purchase orders, insurance company requests, DCFS requests, etc.). 4. Ensures that the SLHC is HIPAA compliant. 5. Ensures EC SLHC compliance with other regulations affecting university SLH clinics, including Medicare. 6. Revises, knows, and abides by the policies and procedures currently in existence in the SLHC. 7. Reviews the clinic charts and final treatment reports at the end of each term. 8. Trains new clinical educators regarding their duties and responsibilities, as well as the policies and procedures associated with the SLHC. 9. Teaches academic and practicum courses across fall, spring and summer semesters in either the undergraduate or graduate programs to meet clinical educator inload, as determined by the needs of the clinic and department, and negotiated with the department chair. 10. Works with the instructors of CSD 245 and CSD 378 to ensure cohesion within these courses, particularly as they relate to student involvement in clinical practicum and progression to CSD 477 and CSD 476. 11. Meets with the department chair and graduate program director to discuss students of concern as needed. 12. Assists clinical educators with preparation and review of clinical remediation plans for students of concern. 13. Manages questions and concerns about the clinic that come from students, clients and their families, the general public, and clinical educators. 14. Supervises students conducting speech-language therapy all subject to meeting load requirements for clinical educators as outlined in the Faculty Manual. 15. Supervises graduate students conducting diagnostic evaluations in the SLHC; evaluation clients are part of the standard load for the position. 16. Reviews and evaluates lesson plans and SOAP notes for each therapy session, and mid-term and final clinic reports for each client supervised. 17. Mentors students during the clinical supervision experience, including weekly meetings to discuss each client and student clinician’s performance. 18. Reviews student evaluations completed for each clinical educator each term, shares these with Chair. 19. Meets with clinical educators to discuss the evaluations. 20. Organizes and monitor background checks, fingerprinting, and immunizations for the graduate student clinicians, with assistance from the off-site coordinator. Monitor undergraduate clinicians related to these requirements as needed. 21. Reviews and signs the final practicum hours forms when the undergraduate students complete their final semester of clinic. 22. Engages in service to the department and College, including academic advising for undergraduate CSD majors and service on committees focused on new faculty searches, curriculum development or admissions. 23. Writes letters of recommendation for students applying to graduate schools or jobs (as requested by students). 24. Provides clinic tours to prospective students, members of the Board of Trustees, and so forth. 25. Attend off campus events related to client scholarships (Lion’s and Rotary Club meetings, etc.). 26. Procures scholarships and grants for the SLHC. 27. Ensures that students maintain the materials room. 28. Manages the clinic budget in collaboration with the Department Chair. 29. Purchases, implements, and trains clinical educators and appropriate faculty and staff on CALIPSO. 30. Attends the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders conference for professional development regularly as agreed with the Department Chair. 31. Attends the Clinic Directors Meetings for the colleges and universities in the State of Illinois. 32. Updates the undergraduate and graduate clinic practicum handbooks each term (completed with input from current clinical educators and off-site graduate practicum coordinator). 33. Consults with the graduate program director regarding ASHA paperwork for the graduate students. 34. Assists with the admission process for the graduate students, by reviewing applicants as requested by graduate program director. 35. Reviews the clinic website each year and revise it as needed. 36. Meets with prospective undergraduate students as needed, particularly during the summer. 37. Completes 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). 38. Remains a certified member in good standing with ASHA. 39. Maintains licensure with the State of Illinois. 40. Demonstrates a strong commitment to continuous improvement. 41. Supports mission, vision and values.
1. Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology (or equivalent); Ph.D. preferred. 2. Certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 3. Illinois licensure. 4. At least five years of full-time clinical experience, with previous clinical supervision experience and clinic director experience in an accredited program 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.