Program director - Augmentative and Alternative Communication Program, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Posted: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Waisman Center, Madison, Wisconsin

The full job posting can be found here.

The Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Director coordinates and provides leadership for the AAC projects for the AAC Program Area within the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Waisman Center. This position includes clinical service, training, evaluation, outreach and supervision. Qualified applicants will have more than six years of experience in working with individuals with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the following areas: developing and managing clinical and/or community-based programs for individuals with IDD and clinical skills in evaluating and treating individuals who need AAC using a range of low and high technology AAC systems. Three years of experience supervising professionals is also required. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Wisconsin in Speech Language Pathology (SLP)

We are seeking an AAC Program Director to:

  • Provide program leadership, administrative leadership, supervision to program leaders, and coordination (40%)
  • Provide Direct Service Clinical Services for the Communication Aids & Systems Clinic (CASC)/Communication Development Program (CDP) (40%)
  • Implement UCEDD Training, Evaluation and Outreach related to AAC (10%)
  • Serve as the Lead Therapist (10%)

Education:

Minimum:  Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology is required.

Preferred:  Specialization in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Developmental Disabilities. Clinical Doctorate (SLP-D) or PhD in Speech Language Pathology.

Work Experience:

Minimum:  Six or more years experience in working with individuals with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the following areas: developing and managing clinical and/or community-based programs for individuals with IDD, their families and/or the providers who support them; clinical skills in evaluating and treating individuals who need AAC using a range of low and high technology AAC systems.

At least three years experience supervising professionals.

Preferred:  Ten years' experience in these areas. 

License or certificate:  Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Wisconsin in Speech Language Pathology (SLP). Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) required. The hired individual will be required to maintain a current SLP license.

Full Time:  100%

Note:  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.  If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/