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You can be part of a special team dedicated to helping children and strengthening the community. Hammitt School is a premier special education facility serving 40 school districts throughout Illinois.

The Speech and Language Therapist provides speech and language therapy and related services to Hammitt Junior-Senior High School students, primarily in the Challenges program, diagnosed on the autism spectrum or with other pervasive developmental diabilities.

WORK HOURS: Full-Time (5 days per week) or Part-Time (2-3 days per week) schedule available 


  1. Assessment: Evaluates the speech and language skills of Hammitt School children assigned by the Supervisor of Program Services and develop individualized education program goals and objectives as needed.
  2. Therapy: Plans lessons and prepare materials to provide individual and/or group therapy, when appropriate, for those children exhibiting problems in the areas of articulation, language, fluency, voice and/or hearing.
  3. Progress Testing: For each child enrolled in therapy, evaluates progress through formal and informal testing measures.
  4. Behavior Management: Manages behavior of children in therapy sessions in accordance with individualized behavioral procedures.
  5. Consultation: Consults and coordinates with appropriate school staff, RTC staff, parents and other professionals regarding assessment and therapy of the children.
  6. Treatment Team: Participates in the treatment team process by attending appropriate meetings and conferences including interdisciplinary staff meetings updating the children’s progress, intake/pre-placement staffings, speech therapy meetings, annual and final reviews.
  7. Reports: Prepares initial and final and reevaluation speech and language reports.
  8. Training: Conducts in-service training when requested for teachers, parent groups and/or RTC staff that pertain to speech and language skills.
  9. Communication/Coordination: Coordinates scheduling changes, medical issues and other significant program issues with supervisor and other appropriate staff in accordance with outlined procedures for communication/coordination.
  10. Professional Development: Keeps abreast of current trends and developments in the area of speech and language and provide expertise in long range planning for the Hammitt School program.
  11. Quality Improvement: Contributes to quality improvement through active participation in Quality Improvement.




  1. Master’s degree in Speech Pathology.
  2. Certification as a Speech and language Therapist in the State of Illinois.
  3. Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association or willingness to complete requirements of clinical fellowship year.
  4. Demonstrated competence as a Speech and Language Therapist.
  5. Knowledge of and skill in utilizing behavioral approaches with children.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively in an interdisciplinary team structure.
  7. Must be able to implement non-violent physical crisis intervention techniques according to The Baby Fold’s physical management and crisis intervention procedures.
  8. Must pass drug screen and necessary background checks.
  9. Demonstrated competence in serving a culturally diverse population. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse workforce.
  10. Mission-oriented and willing to apply The Baby Fold’s standards and beliefs to the performance of job duties.


Your benefits would include a generous sign-on bonus, competitive pay, mentoring, direct support and training, medical insurance (full-time only), dental insurance (full-time only), vision (full-time only), 403B retirement plan, tuition reimbursement (full-time only), paid sick leave bank (full-time only), school day hours and schedule, positive team environments, and meaningful work. You can come to work in a highly-skilled, special education-focused school with a team environment.

How to Apply

Please apply online at www.TheBabyFold.org

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