Augmentative and Alternative Communication Specialist Per Diem
About the position:
The Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Specialist for the NEAT Center at Oak Hill is responsible for supporting the needs of students and other individuals with complex communication needs throughout Connecticut. This contracted position will join a collaborative, multidisciplinary, assistive technology team to provide services that are aligned with best practices. The capacity of NEAT’s AAC services will be expanded upon to allow provision of support for more individuals than can currently be reached in a given time period. This position will report to the Director of Assistive Technology Services. The per diem AAC Specialist will not have any direct reports. This individual works closely with other NEAT staff members. Occasional collaboration with other Oak Hill departments is required. The per diem AAC Specialist will foster and maintain connections with school districts, agencies, families, and other groups in the local and national communities.
Master of Arts of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Connecticut Department of Public Health License in Speech and Language Pathology
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct AAC evaluations and other services to identify communication supports that appropriately align with an individual’s unique abilities, preferences, environmental contexts, and barriers. Services also facilitate successful AAC implementation within areas of education, employment, home, and community settings. Written reports that align with the direct services are required as applicable. While there is flexibility within this contracted role, most services will need to be delivered during business hours and deadlines will be set.
- Collaborate with NEAT and Oak Hill staff along with related professionals to provide comprehensive AAC solutions and services.
- Design, develop, and deliver engaging AAC presentations and workshops that align with evidenced based practices for educational, vocational, and consumer groups at the local and national levels.
- Stay current for applications in their area of practice to support the AAC decision-making process.
- Exhibit innovation for adapting and modifying assistive technology tools and programs.
- Pay Type Hourly