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Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Educator

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: College of Humanities & Social Science

Position Title Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Educator
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Washington University invites your application for a position as a Clinical Educator in Speech-Language Pathology. This a project position through July 2020 with possible renewal up to three years contingent upon funding.

Typical duties include:  

  • Provide professional assessment and treatment services to individuals with communication disabilities.
  • Develop habilitation or rehabilitation programs for individuals with speech, language, voice, fluency or hearing disabilities and monitor/evaluate their progress.
  • Assist in educating speech-language pathology and audiology students in the development of relevant interpersonal and clinical professional/technical skills, and evaluate their performance;
  • Engage in the various types of clinical education activities (e.g., file reviews, student clinician meetings, observation of clinical sessions, provision of verbal and written feedback to student clinicians, client/patient dismissal, guidance in clinical writing) necessary to comply with both national accreditation standards and departmental guidelines.
  • Conduct demonstration evaluation and treatment sessions with clients/patients in order to assist in the clinical and professional education of students;
  • Write/edit client/patient reports and complete documentation for related clinical services;
  • Complete student evaluations and other documentation for clinical training purposes, including summaries of supervised clinical clock hours, student letters of recommendation, etc;
  • Represent the Speech-Language/Hearing Clinics and the CSD department in activities and on committees both within the Department, the University, and the community;
  • Complete required administrative duties associated with the position

For Washington State HR purposes, this position is classified as a Speech Pathologist/Audiologist Specialist 1.   

Required Qualifications
  • A Master's Degree in speech-language pathology 
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Valid State of Washington Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Three years of experience as a speech-language pathologist working with pediatric and adolescent populations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of one year of experience supervising graduate students in a university clinic
  • Experience working with children and adults who are on the autism spectrum
  • Experience with alternative and augmentative communication
Salary New hires typically begin at $5,741 per month, including an excellent benefits package.
Bargaining Unit This position is part of bargaining unit PT and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with Public School Employees of WWU.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Position closes 03/07/2020 at 11:55 pm

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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Job no: 497668
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Applications close: Pacific Standard Time

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