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Speech Therapist (SLP)

Are you eager to use the power of speech to unlock the potential of every student? Join the New Story Schools team as a Speech Therapist at our State College, PA campus!

As a Speech Therapist at New Story, you will be a key leader in empowering students with diverse needs to communicate confidently and effectively. You’ll work hand-in-hand with a passionate team of educators and clinical staff to create an inclusive environment where every voice is heard and valued.

This opportunity is a school-based, salaried position that allows you to thrive without the hassle of tracking billable hours. For those seeking a flexible schedule, we’re open to initial part-time hours (20 hours/week minimum), with the willingness to grow into full-time hours as the school year progresses. We are currently offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus for this position full-time. New grads and those seeking clinical fellowships also encouraged to apply.

Why New Story?

  • We are a mission-driven organization: New Story is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment for our students and their families. We ensure that each student’s unique needs are met, and that they have the necessary support to learn, grow and achieve their goals.
  • We create impactful work: Make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students by helping them develop essential communication skills that will serve them well beyond the classroom.
  • We foster a collaborative environment: Join a team of passionate clinical professionals who work together to create a supportive and inclusive community where every student can thrive.
  • We provide professional growth opportunities: Take advantage of ongoing training and development opportunities to expand your skills and advance your career,
  • We are committed to diversity and inclusion: New Story values diversity and fosters an environment where everyone feels respected, supported, and empowered to succeed.

Skills & Abilities

We are looking for a Speech Therapist who excels at:

  • Communication & Listening: Mastery of verbal and nonverbal communication is crucial for this position, as well as the ability to actively listen and understand students’ needs.
  • Empathy & Patience: We strive to offer the most supportive environment for each of our students, who may often experience difficult communication challenges. Demonstrating empathy and patience during sessions is a must!
  • Clinical Knowledge: A deep understanding of speech disorders, their causes, and evidence-based intervention techniques. This includes assessment and evaluation knowledge for creating individualized treatment plans.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving: Each student has their own unique needs and challenges, therefore the ability to analyze and adapt therapy approaches and problem-solve in real-time is vital to this position.
  • Collaboration: Working together is essential for our team! We thrive on effective collaboration with our staff, students, and their families.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Data Interpretation & Treatment Planning: Interpret data, create and implement personalized treatment plans, and conduct assessments that set our students on the path to success.
  • Communication Skills Development: Nurture students’ communication skills through verbal expression, receptive language, and augmentative communication tailored to each of their unique needs. Be ready to get creative and adapt your therapy activities to engage and inspire each student!
  • Team Collaboration: Partake in a collaborative effort with a team of educators and clinical staff to ensure each student is receiving the most effective treatment plan.
  • Reports & Feedback: Create comprehensive and insightful reports and provide recommendations and feedback regarding students’ future needs.
  • Behavior Management: Navigate and implement appropriate behavior management techniques, utilizing strategies and tactics that foster a positive learning environment.
  • Supply Management: Manage and maintain all speech therapy supplies, including tracking and ordering new supplies when needed.

Comprehensive Benefits Package

When it comes to our benefits, eligible employees can expect to receive:

  • Competitive Pay & Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage.
  • Work-Life Balance: A healthy work-life balance with generous paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Professional Growth Assistance: A tuition reimbursement program to fuel your professional growth and a tuition credit program for eligible dependents.
  • Retirement Benefits: 401K plan with a company contribution
  • Savings Programs: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
  • Employee Perks: Employee discount and rewards programs

Ready to Join the Team?

If you have a passion for making a real difference in the lives of students, we encourage you to apply and join us in shaping a future where every voice has the power to inspire, connect, and thrive.

New Story Schools is an educational organization comprised of special education schools in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. We offer an academic learning environment integrated with behavior support services for students diagnosed with autism or emotional/behavioral disorders. Our multidisciplinary teams collaborate with families, school districts and community partners to empower children in overcoming challenges and creating new stories in their lives.

New Story Schools is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace. We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve. For more information about New Story Schools careers and benefits, please visit our website https://newstoryjobs.com/