Part-Time Speech & Language Pathologist

Posted 11/17/2022

For 10 years, Urban Autism Solutions has been dedicated to changing outcomes for young adults with autism and related challenges through an integrated community life that advances social and vocational opportunities. We work primarily with Chicago Public Schools students (ages 16-22) from the West Side. These students come to our UAS West Side Transition Academy, the UAS Life Lab, and our Growing Solutions Farm to develop the skills they will need to transition to adulthood, whether that means building independence or getting a job in competitive employment.

If you are looking for an exceptionally flexible, non-traditional, fun and rewarding opportunity to use your SLP skills and experience with small groups of students in an informal, supportive setting, read on.

UAS is looking for a part-time speech-language pathologist to join us at the UAS Academy to help our lead SLP work with students to build their functional and social communication skills. This role will be about 10 -15 hours per week, but could include more or fewer hours, depending on you. We are willing to work with your schedule!

While not all our students are or will be job-ready, a main focus of the job will be to work with students who need a little extra help building their communication skills to become employment-ready, and to prepare employment-ready students for success at work. 

This role involves limited paperwork, and we use an intuitive, online system (OTUS) to track progress and collect data.

This is an ideal position for someone interested in maintaining work/life balance in an organization where no two days are the same. We encourage you to see for yourself what we do at Urban Autism Solutions by following us on Facebook and Instagram at @urbanautismsolutions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement our well-developed curriculum for individuals and small groups to address communication and vocational needs and provide individualized care when scheduled; add to our curriculum if applicable

  • Lead small group in community-based activities and experiences that include work and internship opportunities

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to prepare students for employment with functional training and support their employment success

  • Cultivate a fun, social environment for young adults and assist with social opportunities

  • Documentation of individual and group sessions using the UAS OTUS system

  • Attend UAS weekly staff meetings and other clinical meetings related to student and resident performance

  • Other duties as assigned and applicable administrative tasks

Core qualifications:

  • Valid State of Illinois license for a Speech Language Pathologist

  • Energetic, motivated go-getter who has a strong interest in providing community-based services to underserved youth 

  • Highly collaborative and able to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to work independently but also work with a clinical team to share and combine expertise

  • Excellent listening and instructional skills, patience, emotional intelligence, enthusiastic and positive attitude 

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Google Suite

  • Able to work with a diverse population in a unique environment that fosters ideas and collaboration

  • Must be able to pass a background check
     

​To protect the safety of our workforce, clients, and communities, the policy of UAS requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. 

Candidates interested in this position should send a resume and cover letter to info@urbanautismsolutions.com