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HEARING & SPEECH SPECIALIST / HEARING & SPEECH ASSOCIATE Option MCB- 1823300

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Sep 14, 2021
Location: 

Centralia, IL, US, 62801-5805

Job Requisition ID:  4090

Agency:  Department of Human Services  
Closing Date/Time:  09/27/2021 
Salary:  $4,793.00 - $7,964.00 MONTHLY 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Clinton; Marion 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC063 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

10-74-4090-29535

Position Overview - Hearing & Speech Specialist

Under direction, provides professional clinical services to individuals regarding testing, evaluation and development of a regimen of treatment and therapy for the resolution of communication, swallowing and/or hearing disorders; administers tests and interprets test results; evaluates the nature and extent of impairments; selects more specialized diagnostic measures or procedures; provides counseling to the individual population in adjusting to the hearing and/or speech/language impairment.  Provides clinical supervision of students, lower level staff and other speech-language-audiology service providers. Writes reports stating test results and interpretation. Plans treatment team meetings and other professional committees. Prepares and participates in educational programs.

Job Responsibilities - Hearing & Speech Specialist

1.  Provides professional clinical services to individuals regarding testing, evaluation, and development of a regimen of treatment and therapy for the resolution of communication, swallowing and/or hearing disorders.

 

2.  Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team for inpatient services, outpatient services. Plans and participates in regular conferences with hearing and speech-language personnel, psychologists, etiologists, social workers, educators, and other staff and consulting personnel regarding each individual's treatment and overall program.

 

3.  Writes reports stating test results and interpretation. Recommends therapeutic interventions and follow up, indicates time frame. Selects more specialized diagnostic measures or procedures.

 

4.  Formulates, documents, and monitors the results of staff training in communication skill development.

 

5.  Plans treatment team meetings and other professional committees.  Coordinates with other professionals, the hearing and speech program with other treatment programs.

 

6.  Prepares and participates in educational programs, public relations, and data sharing regarding survey groups, parent organizations, school and other agency groups, fraternal and social organizations. Arranges the orderly community placement of individuals served.  Provides clinical supervision in the form of direction, counseling and technical review for college students assigned for internship training, and clinical practicum.

 

7.  Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications - Hearing & Speech Specialist

  1. Requires possession of a master's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology from an approved program.
  2. Requires a license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR).
  3. Requires a valid, current Professional Educator License (PEL) with endorsement as a speech-language pathologist (either teaching or non- teaching) issued by the Illinois Stale Board of Education (ISBE).
  4. Requires ability to communicate through manual communication at an advanced level.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - Hearing & Speech Specialist

  • Requires thorough knowledge of techniques, methods and principles utilized in the clinical practice of speech-language pathology and/or audiology.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of the application of speech-language pathology and/or audiology information to the habilitation and/or rehabilitation of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who also have receptive and/or expressive communication disorders.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of the psychological processes of learning as applied to teaching individuals with disabilities.  
  • Requires extensive knowledge of the theory of both normal and pathological communicative processes.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of sound recorders, audiometers and other specialized equipment used in hearing and speech therapy.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of, and ability to utilize, modern special education teaching methods and techniques.

Position Overview - Hearing & Speech Associate

Under general supervision, for a period not to exceed two years, receives direction, professional guidance and technical review in providing clinical speech-language and/or audiology services to individuals at Shapiro Center with communication, swallowing and/or hearing disorders; administers tests and interprets test results; evaluates the nature and extent of impairments: selects more specialized diagnostic measures or procedures; develops and modifies the treatment plan and provides direct therapy for assigned individuals. Utilizes manual communication skills with individuals who are deaf and/or hard of hearing.

Job Responsibilities - Hearing & Speech Associate

1.  For a period not to exceed two years, receives direction, professional guidance, and technical review in providing clinical speech-language and/or audiology services to individuals at the Murray Development Center with communication, swallowing and/or hearing disorders.

 

2.  Under clinical supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist, applies clinical techniques, speech-language and therapy to individuals with disorders in the comprehension and production of speech and language, impairments resulting from organic causes such as birth defects, illness or accident or functional causes related to mental or emotional problems.  Learning deficits or social deprivation or intellectual or developmental difficulties.

 

3.  Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

 

4.  Selects more specialized diagnostic measures or procedures.

 

5.  Signs for individuals who are deaf and/or hard of hearing.

 

6.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications - Hearing & Speech Associate

  1. Requires possession of a master's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology from an approved program.
  2. Requires ability to communicate through manual communication at an advanced level.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - Hearing & Speech Associate

  • Requires extensive knowledge of techniques, methods and principles utilized in the clinical practice of speech-language pathology and/or audiology.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of the application of speech-language pathology and/or audiology information to the habilitation and/or rehabilitation of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who also have receptive and/or expressive communication disorders.
  • Requires working knowledge of the theory of both normal and pathological communicative processes.
  • Requires working knowledge of psychological processes of learning as applied to instructing individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental difficulties.
  • Requires working knowledge of sound recorders, audiometers and other specialized equipment used in hearing and speech therapy.
  • Requires ability to establish meaningful communication with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind and/or possess other coexisting disorders or combinations of disorders.
  • Requires ability to apply special techniques and methods in speech and hearing therapy.
  • Requires the ability to prepare summarization of practices. procedures and data in report form following research projects. 

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.  
Work Location: Murray Development Center, 1535 W McCord St Centralia, IL 62801-5805  
Agency Contact: 
DHS.Murray.Jobs@Illinois.gov

Job Function:  Health Services  

 

DHS Mission Statement - IDHS’ serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE:

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ONLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

TO APPLY: SUBMIT ALL CMS APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSTING TO: DHS.Murray.Jobs@Illinois.gov

Include the Posting ID # and applicants entire name in the subject line of the email when applying.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.