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The ASD Nest Support Project at the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools is seeking a Social Development Consultant /Speech-Language Pathologist. This role offers an exciting opportunity to speech-language pathologists interested in social communication! Newly hired consultants receive training and ongoing mentorship in our unique approach to supporting autistic learners, Social Development Intervention (SDI), then support other therapists in its delivery across Nest schools in New York City. The ASD Nest Support Project utilizes a collaborative team approach, so you will work alongside leadership and instructional consultants to ensure school-wide inclusive practices.
The mission of the ASD Nest Support Project is to advance the development and implementation of sound educational supports for Autistic students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The Project provides training, professional development, and on-site and remote consultation for teachers, therapists, and administrators working in ASD Nest program schools in the New York City Department of Education. Our ASD Nest model is grounded in a commitment to true inclusion. It takes a developmental approach to student learning and social development, and honors the experiences and perspectives of Autistic self advocates.
We are seeking a Full Time Social Development Consultant/Speech-Language Pathologist to support our team in the following ways:
Our Social Development Consultants: Travel to public schools across the five boroughs to provide on-site and remote consultation to speech therapists delivering the ASD Nest model's specialized social therapeutic intervention . Independently manage their time and schedules to support these schools in their delivery of the model. Tailor their consultation supports to the individual needs of each therapist and school Use creativity and thoughtful compassion to design and deliver workshops that promote understanding and respect for Autistic learners. Use leadership skills to galvanize school teams to create optimal, inclusive environments
Principal Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the Social Development Consultant include direct support of speech-language pathologists in ASD Nest Schools in their delivery of Nest's therapeutic model (Social Development Intervention) and the provision of ongoing professional development to these clinicians across the school year. Social Development Intervention (SDI) is a developmental social pragmatic intervention implemented by a school's speech-language pathologists in tandem with educators, which encourages social engagement and social cognition in varying contexts. During the on-boarding process, newly hired consultants receive training in this dynamic therapeutic model. Responsibilities also include collaboration with the ASD Nest Support team to implement the ASD Nest model across schools throughout New York City and beyond to create inclusive school communities for Autistic students. Once trained in our therapeutic model, Social Development Consultants are expected to accomplish the following specific duties:
1. Consult in Nest program schools: a) Provide remote and in-person consultation in ASD Nest schools serving Autistic students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Consultation includes observations of speech sessions; meeting with, and providing feedback to, therapists and administrators regarding relevant student supports; and providing in-the-moment coaching. b) Attend the school's Nest Team Meetings to coach speech therapists and assist with support of conducting collaborative, transdisciplinary discussions.
2. Lead professional development. a) Support facilitation of full-day seminars for Nest speech therapists as part of the ASD Nest Support Project professional development offerings. b) Develop and lead mini-workshops for multidisciplinary teams at Nest schools to support their understanding of SDI.
3. Collaborate with ASD Nest Support Project team. a) Support facilitation of regular meetings among members of the ASD Nest Support Project SDI consulting team. b) Represent the SDI therapeutic approach and the SDI team on the core full-time team of the Support Project. c) Share in the administrative work of the team
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is [$80,000 – 90,000y]. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the specific grant funding and the terms of the research grant when extending an offer. Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The ideal candidate is, first and foremost, committed to our organizational mission and vision and reflects the following Qualifications:
● Required Experience: MA/MS in speech-language pathology or a related field, CCC-SLP, a minimum five years' experience providing speech therapy/social support to Autistic students with specific experience supporting students in the area of pragmatic language; experience collaborating with diverse teams and in diverse communities or schools, and experience facilitating professional development activities. ● Valued Competencies: Initiative, organization, creativity, collaboration, respect, reliability, thoughtfulness, responsibility, confidence and humility, and self-awareness,
All interested individuals, including people of all races and national origins, people of all ages, people of all religions, people with or without disabilities, and/or people with any gender identity and sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply.
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