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Clinical Educator in Speech-Language Pathology (Temporary Hourly)

Company: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location: Denver
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentSpeech, Lang, Hear, SciPosition SummaryThe Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences (SLHS) invites applications for a half-time (.5 FTE), benefits-eligible clinical educator position with an expected workload of approximately 20-25 hours per week.The clinical educator will work with our director of clinical education and other clinical educators to provide graduate students in speech-language pathology (SLP) with meaningful experiences that represent the scope of SLP practice.The individual selected will help prepare a diverse student body to meet entry-level competencies for professional practice and must have a strong background in service delivery and culturally responsive care. As the only Hispanic-Serving Institution in Colorado offering a graduate program in speech-language pathology with an optional bilingual specialization, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible graduate program.While the nature of this position requires the employee to be on-site and have an outward presence for students, faculty, and staff, there is the ability to complete some work remotely.MSU Denver enrolls over 17,000 students, where nearly 60% are first generation and over 55% are students of color. Located in downtown Denver, we are a designated (HSI), an INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity () Award winner for 10 consecutive years, and the only certified institution in Colorado. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today's college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups.ResponsibilitiesClinical Education - 80%

  • Manage a caseload of clients across the lifespan who receive services at our on-campus speech-language clinic.
  • Support/supervise graduate students in providing evidence-based and culturally-responsive services at our on-campus clinic, partner sites and/or via teletherapy. The amount of supervision will vary commensurate with the knowledge, skills and experiences of the student clinicians and in line with professional responsibilities to the clients served.
  • Debrief and provide feedback (formative and summative) to student clinicians on clinical skills and professional behaviors.
  • Review graduate students' clinical documentation including session plans and session/SOAP notes as well as diagnostic reports, progress reports and treatment plans and provide timely and comprehensive feedback.
  • Oversee speech-language screenings (on-campus and in the greater Denver-metro area) as part of an inter-professional team.
  • Adhere to the roles and responsibilities of clinical educators, guidelines of professional practice in speech-language pathology and ASHA's Code of Ethics.
  • Teach graduate-level clinical education coursework, as needed.
  • Advise graduate students on professional roles/responsibilities and employment.Clinical Administration - 15%
    • Contribute to Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) Summary Forms and clinical competency evaluation forms for graduate students enrolled in the MSSLP program.
    • Work collaboratively with the director of clinical education to advance the department's accreditation efforts.
    • Participate in grant-related activities that support clinical programming.
    • Collaborate on new clinical initiatives.Other - 5%
      • Complete continuing education related to clinical education and maintenance of clinical certification.
      • Support other departmental initiatives as requested, consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.Required Qualifications
        • Master's degree in speech-language pathology
        • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology from ASHA and at least 2 years of practice post certification
        • Hold credentials consistent with State of Colorado SLP licensure requirements or demonstrate eligibility for State of Colorado licensure
        • Completion of requirements for the 2020 ASHA certification standards for providing clinical instruction and supervision to individuals preparing for ASHA certification (and self-attestation)
        • Previous experience as a clinical supervisor/educator for graduate students in speech-language pathologyPreferred Qualifications
          • Knowledge and experience treating individuals with communication/swallowing disorders across the lifespan in a variety of settings
          • Documented history of service provision with underrepresented/marginalized communities
          • Experience as a bilingual (English/Spanish) service provider. Documented record of bilingual service provision
          • Participation in inter-professional education and practice
          • Strong collaboration skills
          • Ability to learn and use new technology efficiently
          • Use of electronic medical records
          • Familiarity with different supervision models
          • Experience working with and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse urban student population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA+ students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans, and English-language learners
          • Familiarity with clinical education software including CALIPSO and VALT
          • Familiarity with clinical education/certification requirements in the field of SLP
          • Board certification related to the profession or other related certification(s)
          • Clinical or research doctorate in Speech-Language Sciences or related fieldSalary RangeThe Pay Rate for this position is $45.00 per hour.This is a Part Time Temporary Hourly Position, meaning the employee can work 19 hours per week max, up to a year contract. This position does require enrollment in a PERA Retirement account. Instructions to ApplyThe full consideration date for this position is Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM MST, however, applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online through MSU Denver's career site, by searching JR101912. Please include the following documents with your application:
            • Curriculum Vitae or resume
            • Cover Letter that includes evidence of required and preferred qualifications
            • Diversity Statement. Please write a statement detailing your experience as a culturally responsive SLP with respect to both clinical practice and supervision. Include elements of additional experiences working with clients or students with intersectional identities. Applicants are encouraged to specifically describe previous activities mentoring members of underrepresented groups.
            • A minimum of three references. If bilingual, at least one reference must be able to speak to abilities as a bilingual service provider.**Applicants will notice on the application portal there is one location (the resume/cover letter submission field) to upload all required materials. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field; alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF and upload. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday Home page, selecting Career and then searching 'Find Jobs'.Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.Closing Date05/15/2024Posting RepresentativeDarrick ConroyPosting Representative Emaildconroy4@msudenver.eduBenefitsMSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:Diversity StatementMetropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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