Category Archives: Volunteer Positions / SPHSC Related Work

National NSSLHA Student Leadership Applications Due 4/30

Applying for EC or RC Positions

The following positions are available for the 2020-2022 term:

  • President-Elect (AuD)
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vice President for Finance
  • Vice President for Programming (AuD)
  • Vice President for Student State Officers (Northeast Region)
  • Vice President for Student State Officers (Western Region)

APPLICATION NOW OPEN

Application Steps

Confirm Your Eligibility

To apply, you must be a National NSSLHA member and a graduate student. You must be enrolled in a graduate program during the full 2-year term of the position you’re applying for. Clinical Fellows and undergraduate students are not eligible.

Submit Your Application–April 30, 2020

Applications for the above-mentioned positions are now open.

Applications Reviewed by the National NSSLHA Office

All applications will be reviewed by the National NSSLHA Office to confirm eligibility.

Applications Reviewed by the Executive Council

The Executive Council will review eligible applications and approve those slated for a position.

New Executive Council Members Announced

Approved Executive Council members will be notified by late June. The NSSLHA National Office will announce the results in July.

Terms Begin

Executive Council members will start their 2-year term on July 1.

 

Applying for SSO Positions

One audiology and one speech-language pathology Student State Officer (SSO) position is available per state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for the 2020-2021 term.

APPLICATION NOW OPEN

Application Steps

Confirm Your Eligibility

To apply, you must be a National NSSLHA member, an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a CSD program in the state in which you’re applying, and enrolled during the full SSO term. Clinical Fellows are not eligible.

Submit Your Application–April 30, 2020

Applications are now open.

Applications Reviewed by the National NSSLHA Office

All applications will be reviewed by the National NSSLHA Office to confirm eligibility.

Applications Reviewed by the Executive Council

The Executive Council will review eligible applications and approve those slated for a position.

Selected SSOs Notified

Selected SSOs will be notified in July. The NSSLHA National Office will announce the results in September.

Terms Begin

SSOs will officially start their 1-year term on September 1, but on boarding may begin in August.

UW Aphasia Lab Opportunities

The Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Washington conducts research to better understand the complex processing of language and its breakdown in individuals with aphasia.

In particular, they study:

  1. The theoretical nature of word retrieval deficits in aphasia.
  2. Rehabilitation of aphasia.
  3. The influence of mental lexicon structure on treatment generalization.
  4. The psycholinguistic principles of stimuli used in treatment and/or standardized assessments.

Available Positions:

4 Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Volunteers*

*Update: Two of the PB positions listed below will now be work study paid positions.

  • Project:  Standardization of a test for verbal working memory with individuals who have aphasia and non-brain damaged controls
  • Duties:  data collection (non-brain damaged controls), data analysis, data entry
  • Start date:  June 2019
  • Length of appointment:  through AY 19/20 (ending June 2021)
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Sonia Vieira at scvieira@uw.edu by MAY 10, 2019

 

1 Masters Thesis Opportunity (Spring 2019 to June 2020)

  • Project:  The influence of the mental lexicon on treatment generalization utilizing models of network theory
  • Start date:  Spring quarter 2019
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Nichol Castro at ncastro1@uw.edu by APRIL 30 2019

For more information, go to the Aphasia Research Lab’s web page.

Autism Therapy Assistant/School Aide for 2018-19 School Year in a private Christian school located in Bothell, WA.

Position: Autism Therapy Assistant/School Aide for 2018-19 School Year in a private Christian school located in Bothell, WA.

This position is supervised by a Board Certified Applied Behavioral Analyst (BCBA).

This position is especially suitable for individuals who are considering careers in behavioral analysis, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, special education, or other careers in working with individuals on the autism spectrum as there are opportunities for observations and collaboration with SLP, OT, and BCBA.

Approximate Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30am-3:00 pm or 8 am-11:30 am. This position is for 2018-19 school year. Position will start in the summer with training sessions if the successful candidate is available.

Position Description: We are looking for a team-player to join our therapy team. The school aide/Autism Therapy Assistant will work under the direction of Board Certified Behavioral Analyst [BCBA] and work collaboratively with teachers, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and parents to ensure academic and social growth in the student.

The school aide will provide both academic and social support in a mainstream classroom and lunch room setting to ensure positive experience for the student. Academic support includes worksheet modification, some one-on-one teaching, etc. Social support includes engaging in games and facilitating peer conversations, etc. The therapy assistant will also work with the student to improve life skills in the community.

Requirements:

Must meet school religious requirement (Christian or Catholic)

Must be willing to obtain registered behavioral technician (RBT) status

Must have experience working with children or teens

Must be a team player and an excellent communicator

Must be willing to learn and attend training sessions when asked

Must attend team meetings

Must have reliable transportation.

Must commit to work the 2017-2018 school year

Preferred Candidate Experiences: Registered behavioral technician (RBT) preferred.

Preferred candidate would have experience working with children/teens ages 8-16 on the autism spectrum.

Preferred candidate would have a Bachelor Degree or currently enrolled in one of the following subjects: Education, Special Education, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Speech Language Pathology, or Communication Disorders.

Pay: DOE Submit Resume to: ainquiry@yahoo.com

Volunteer Position with the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center

Gain hands-on experience with the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC)!

HSDC is a local nonprofit that provides Audiology and Speech services among other support services to people facing communication challenges due to hearing or speech.

Currently looking for volunteers in the Speech, Language & Literacy Department

  • 2-6 hrs/wk
  • Asking for a 3 month commitment
  • Time set aside for observing speech-therapy sessions
  • Other volunteering tasks include:
    • Helping to schedule appointments
    • Prep therapy materials
    • Learn about Electronic Medical Records by entering case notes
    • Answer phones and greet clients
    • Connect patients to billing to get insurance/payment questions answered

Interested?

Also looking for Speech-Language Preschool volunteers & a part-time assistant teacher

  • 10-15 hrs/wk
  • January-June 2018
  • Must be available some days between 9 am – 3 pm
  • Learn about how to include speech therapy in preschool classroom
  • Interact with 3-5 years-olds individually and in groups
  • Work with experienced SLPs and SLPAs

Volunteers Needed at Rosen Family Preschool

Volunteer Classroom Aide: Rosen Family Preschool – ASL/English Bilingual Classroom

When: Mondays through Thursdays – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Volunteers may sign up for full days or partial days, as long as they commit to those shifts for the entire quarter. Rosen is in session from Fall-Spring quarter.

What: Classroom Aides support the learning of young children ages 2 to 5 in our ASL/English Bilingual Classroom. We have deaf and hearing students in our classroom, all of whom are at different stages of fluency in American Sign Language. The primary language of group instruction is ASL as we strive to create a fully accessible immersion environment for our students.

Who: We request that volunteers have the ASL skill equivalency of at least 3 courses. This is a great opportunity for teachers in training, ASL students, and native ASL signers.

Please contact Kelsey Peterson at kpeterson@hsdc.org if you have any questions or are interested!

Volunteers Needed at Behnke Preschool

Ned Behnke Speech & Language Preschool Volunteer

Context
Behnke Preschool is a unique preschool with an emphasis on language and literacy. Our curriculum is progressive, developmental, and multi-sensory with individualization. We take a theme-based approach to learning and integrate early math, science, social studies, language, music, art, and social skills into fun and interactive activities. We serve children with and without hearing loss and/or speech-language delays.

Work Description
We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about working with young children (ages two to five) and who enjoy promoting learning through language, reading, and fun! Classroom volunteers are expected to engage with children, which may include reading books, supporting art projects, engaging in pretend play, and encouraging positive social interactions. In addition to playing with the children, we may ask our volunteers to assist the teachers with prep work or handling of materials as needed. During snack time we ask that you help prepare snack items as well as wash the cups and bowls when finished. Additionally, volunteers are welcome to read our daily story if they would like a more hands-on experience!

Impact
The students work directly with the children making an impact on their lives now and in the future. One parent states: “We really appreciate all of the time, effort, and attention to detail that the teachers put into making the classroom a special, fun, and engaging place for the kids. Awesome!” This time and attention would not be possible without the help of volunteers such as yourself.

Please contact Kelsey Peterson at kpeterson@hsdc.org if you have any questions or are interested!

Volunteer Positions Available with Camp SAY in CA

Dear colleagues in the Speech-Language Pathology community,

We welcome you to join us for Southern California’s first sleep-away camp for children and teens who stutter—Camp SAY West Coast!
We are looking for volunteer counselors who meet the following criteria and are hoping that you can assist us in recommending qualified volunteers who meet the following criteria:

Experience working with children and teens
18-years-old and up
Speech-language pathologists or graduate students in speech-language pathology
Must have passed their graduate fluency disorders course
Be passionate, enthusiastic, and respectful!
Camp SAY West Coast will take place at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in Orange, CA from Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 22nd. There will be a mandatory volunteer training day on Thursday, October 19th. As a bunk counselor, you will sleep in the bunkhouse with your assigned group of children.

Please see our website http://www.campsay.org/cswc/ <http://www.campsay.org/cswc/> for more information.

If you are interested in volunteering, please go to bit.ly/cswcemployment <http://bit.ly/cswcemployment>

Additional questions can be sent to loryn@say.org <mailto:loryn@say.org>, mackenzie@say.org <mailto:mackenzie@say.org>, and trisha@say.org <mailto:trisha@say.org>

Sincerely,

Loryn, Mackenzie, and Trisha

Loryn McGill, M.S., CCC-SLP

Mackenzie Ogle, M.S., CF-SLP

Trisha Thapar, M.S., CF-SLP

Camp SAY West Coast – Camp Coordinators

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young

say.org <http://say.org/>

Volunteer Positions Available with ALS Association-Evergreen Chapter

Volunteer Positions Available

This position is a for those who would like to make a difference with people living with ALS. Seeking volunteers to assemble and create low-tech communications boards to distribute to Speech Language Pathologists (SLP’s) and Care Services Staff (contents have already been chosen). This is to aid SLP’s during treatment sessions, in order to immediately be able to loan a communication items free of charge to clients. Students work under the guidance of the Assistive Technology Coordinator with the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter.

Requirements & Commitment

• Transportation to the Kent Main Office

If interested, please contact: Jackie Gaddis jackie@alsa-ec.org 253-350-2043

Visiting Scholars Program: Aphasia Camp NW Adventure Weekend Aug 24-27, 2017

What: Aphasia Network’s Aphasia Camp Northwest: Adventure Weekend – A new camp experience.

This is a volunteer and educational opportunity working on supported communication in an inter-professional setting; along side PT and OT students, faculty and staff. The new Visiting Scholars Program is part of our mission to raise aphasia awareness and help expose and train future practitioners to better communicate with the aphasia community in their geographic areas.

When: On-site Training: 6pm Thursday, August 24th |Camp: Friday, August 25th – Sunday, August 27th 12pm

Location: Camp MaGruder – 17450 Old Pacific Hwy, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 on the beautiful Oregon Coast

Who: Undergraduate students interested in the field of speech pathology and/or post-baccalaureate and graduate students presently enrolled in a program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Application and a brief interview required prior to acceptance into the program.

Supervision and Hours: Students will be supervised by ASHA certified and Oregon licensed Speech-Language Pathologists. Clinical and/or observation hours are available depending on level of study (graduate students may accrue approximately 15-20 hours of direct clinical work and undergraduate/post-baccalaureate students may count 15- 20 hours toward required observation hours).

Students are required to complete on-line training modules prior to camp and a pre- and post-camp survey.

Fee: $170 – Includes lodging in dorm-type lodges (or your-tent camping is available) and meals

Apply online: Visiting Scholars Application is available at www.AphasiaNetwork.org, click on Programs, Summer Camp ACNW/AW, scroll down to click on the Visiting Scholar Application green button. There will also be an online interview.

Aphasia Camp NW Adventure Weekend is an opportunity for persons with aphasia and their care partners to learn, try, and experience new things at the beautiful Oregon coast. This is a weekend designed to help persons with aphasia step out of their comfort zone with safe, supported activities. Facilitated communication in natural settings, socializing, and trying or re-experiencing recreational interests are at the core of this program. Supervisors and mentors guide and facilitate physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology students’ work with individuals to help achieve both physical and communication goals.

The Aphasia Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting an underserved population of persons with aphasia. This nonprofit organization seeks to network people together through its programs and activities. We view these connections or reconnections as the threads that cross and create a fabric or structure of support for those with aphasia and their families or support networks.

Our goals are to raise awareness and help survivors rebuild communication-associated life systems impacted by aphasia: Quality of life, Daily life skills, Community and Support. If you have additional questions about Aphasia Camp NW Adventure Weekend and/or the Visiting Scholars Program, please contact us at: 503-577-1282 | PO Box 13406, Portland, OR 97213 | info@aphasianetwork.org

Autism Therapy Assistant/School Aide for 2017-2018 School Year in a private Christian school located in Bothell, WA.

Position: Autism Therapy Assistant/School Aide for 2017-2018 School Year in a private Christian school located in Bothell, WA.

This position is supervised by a Board Certified Applied Behavioral Analyst (BCBA).

This position is especially suitable for individuals who are considering careers in behavioral analysis, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, special education, or other careers in working with children on the autism spectrum as there are opportunities for observations and collaboration with SLP, OT, and BCBA.

Approximate Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30am-3:00 pm or 9 am-noon. This position is for 2017-2018 school year. Position will start in the summer with training sessions if the successful candidate is available.

Position Description: We are looking for a team-player to join our therapy team. The school aide/Autism Therapy Assistant will work under the direction of Board Certified Behavioral Analyst [BCBA] and work collaboratively with teachers, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and parents to ensure academic and social growth in the student. The school aide will provide both academic and social support in a mainstream classroom and lunch room setting to ensure positive experience for the student. Academic support includes worksheet modification, some one-on-one teaching, etc. Social support includes engaging in games and facilitating peer conversations, etc. The therapy assistant will also work with the student to improve life skills in the community.

Requirements:
Must meet school religious requirement (Christian or Catholic)
Must have experience working with children or teens
Must be a team player and an excellent communicator
Must be willing to learn and attend training sessions when asked
Must attend team meetings
Must have reliable transportation.
Must commit to work the 2017-2018 school year

Preferred Candidate Experiences:
Preferred candidate would have experience working with children/teens ages 8-15 on the autism spectrum.
Preferred candidate would have a Bachelor Degree or currently enrolled in one of the following subjects: Education, Special Education, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Speech Language Pathology, or Communication Disorders.
Pay: DOE Submit Resume to: ainquiry@yahoo.com