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Clinical Fellow – Speech & Language Services

Posted 1 year ago

Position Reports To: Coordinator of Speech & Language Services

The Clinical Fellow – Speech & Language Services works under the supervision of the Coordinator of Speech & Language Services and the Executive Director of The Global Center for Autism Services (GCAS). The Clinical Fellow – Speech & Language Services, under the direction and guidance of the Coordinator of Speech & Language Services, administers evaluations; designs and carries out treatment plans and participates as a member of a treatment team to facilitate service delivery for patients in the center as well as in-home. The Clinical Fellow – Speech & Language Services. The Clinical Fellow – Speech & Language Services must demonstrate positive and productive interpersonal skills on a consistent basis with outpatient clinical personnel, patients, families and public.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The Clinical Fellow – Speech & Language Services must have a master’s or doctoral degree and be eligible to complete supervision hours towards obtaining a certificate of clinical competence issued by the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Required Length and Type of Experience
Specific expertise in dealing with infants, children, and adolescents with autism and related disorders is preferred, but not required. The Clinical Fellow – Speech & Language Services must possess a basic understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Required Licensure, Certification or Registry
Eligibility for completion of clinical supervision hours toward obtaining full Maryland licensure within Speech/Language Therapy. Eligible to obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number.

Required Physical and Environmental Demands
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting students, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination, physically able to manage students of varying weight and sizes. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.

  1. Provide speech language services to patients including: evaluations for candidacy to utilize augmentative systems; establishing behavioral, objective, and measurable goals for, and review/revise treatment plans; modify treatment program as indicated by patient’s progress and team recommendations; regularly assess the adequacy of each patient’s prescribed speech and language program; participate in transition plans; and assess the need for further testing.
  2. Assist Coordinator of Speech & Language Services in coordinating communication with referrals and outside agencies.
  3. Assist Coordinator of Speech & Language Services in educating all clinical ABA staff on communication topics including augmentative/alternative communication, apraxia, sign language and other related topics.
  4. Assist Coordinator of Speech & Language Services in providing consultation services to BCBA’s and Clinical ABA therapists in the area of speech and language development, assessment, intervention and individual program design.
  5. Ensure that all reports and documentation are completed thoroughly and within given deadlines.
  6. Performs other related duties as may be assigned by supervisor.


All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:

Customer Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
Managerial Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.

NOTE: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

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