The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. School for Exceptional Children located in Tinley Park, affiliated with St. Coletta's of Illinois, prides itself on our ability to provide support to students with different abilities.
In order to fulfill our mission of care and compassion, we seek an experienced individual to act as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 25 hours a week. The Kennedy School provides programming that serves children with autism and developmental disabilities in a Pre-k-21 school setting.
Performs comprehensive identification, evaluation, and treatment of students with speech, language or swallowing impairments
Utilizes standard evaluation tools, treatment techniques, and modalities
Assesses student status and develops therapy plan according to state and school guidelines
Maintains appropriate caseload, meets school guidelines
Tracks progress of therapy following rationale for efficacy of technique
Documents student status following state standards to demonstrate student’s function
Develops appropriate goals in IEP meetings
Updates IEP goals according to school protocol
Maintains therapy progress notes to assess student progress
Communicates with students, parents, school staff and other professionals regarding the student's therapy program
Develops interdisciplinary goals with appropriate staff (OT, PT and social services) participates in staff meetings, in-services, and community/student education programs
Ability to work with students with special needs who may present a variety of disabilities.
Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology with Type 10 Certification from the State of Illinois. CCC is a plus.
Must possess a valid IL driver's license meeting DCFS approval.
Must pass a criminal background check.
St. Coletta’s of Illinois is a drug and alcohol-free environment. Employees must pass a drug/alcohol screening test.
St. Coletta’s of Illinois is a non-profit organization that provides support and services for special needs individuals in the areas of: Residential Care, Educational Programs, Medical Care, Religious and Pastoral Care, Vocational Services, and Specialized Facilities. Our programs are designed to enhance physical, mental, social and spiritual well being of the individuals we serve at St. Coletta’s.... The services are for children and adults with developmental disabilities without regard to race, religion, or economic background. St. Coletta's of Illinois has proudly worn it's name since 1949, and in Christian spirit shares the four Franciscan values shared by their sponsors, the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. The Franciscan values are caring community, showing compassion, reverencing all of creation, and making peace. St. Coletta's of Illinois invites all people of diverse faith backgrounds to be a part of their community, to embrace and live with them sharing these common values. Opening their arms, they strive to help make a difference in the lives of the special needs children and adults within St. Coletta’s different programs. The goal is to help special needs individuals achieve their greatest potential, while in the least restrictive environment. Unlike other organizations that strive to find a cure, there is no cure for developmental disabilities. St. Coletta's proudly make life better for special needs children and adults.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.