Full-time position in the Nemours Center for Pediatric Communication at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. This nationally known clinical AAC/AT program provides evaluations, therapy, and consultation services for children and youth who have complex communication needs and are ages 2-18 years. These are children who typically present with one or more diagnoses, including autism, brain injury, childhood apraxia of speech, cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, and many other neuro-developmental and genetic disorders (e.g., Angelman syndrome, Rett syndrome, etc.). Child-friendly and family-centered services are provided through an intradisciplinary model, including Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Rehabilitation Engineering. The clinic staff works within the Department of Therapeutic & Rehabilitation Services, and will be part of an amazing team of professionals who provide services through the Outpatient Therapy, Acute Care, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and satellite programs. This position also includes opportunities to work directly with children's community-based teams and providers.
Master's degree or higher; ASHA SLP certification.
Minimum of two years of experience providing AAC/AT evaluations, treatment, and family education.
Experience in goal setting for children's speech, language, and learning skills as supported by AAC tools and strategies.
Knowledge of and experience with speech-generating devices from different manufacturers.
Extensive experience providing AAC services to children and youth and their families; experience in interdisciplinary teams.
Knowledge of issues related to insurance funding of AAC devices and services.
Familiarity with outpatient therapy goal-setting, IEP processes, and the SETT framework.
About Nemours: As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics, and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.