As a ProCare speech-language pathology assistant working in one of our SLPA jobs, you’ll play an essential role in helping children with speech and language disorders grow the skills they need to use their voices with confidence.
Because there are hundreds of conditions that SLP assistants treat—from developmental disabilities to cleft palates to emotional challenges—you know more than anyone that there’s no universal approach to caring for your students. Likewise, when you take one of our speech-language pathologist assistant jobs, you’ll have the unique opportunity to pursue new and unique experiences perfect for you. You’ll be working in different schools in different districts but, wherever you go, you’ll work closely with specific students who are exceptional in their own ways.
If you have a passion for helping children reach their full potential, then we have an SLPA job for you. Learn more about SLPA assistant jobs below and browse our current SLPA job opportunities with ProCare Therapy today!
About SLPA Jobs
The day-to-day responsibilities of speech-language pathology assistant jobs will vary, but you will primarily assist speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and other school professionals with assessments and help create plans, administer speech therapy, and monitor student progress.
Collaboration is an essential responsibility in SLP assistant jobs, as you will need to work with multiple parties, including SLPs, teachers, parents, special educators, interpreters, and other school personnel, to ensure children are receiving the right care.
Most importantly, your responsibility as an SLP assistant will be supporting children by providing them with the tools, skills, and confidence they need. The work that SLPAs do should not go unrecognized—you play a large role in giving children a greater chance of succeeding in school and in everyday life.
Requirements for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Jobs
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) sets the educational requirements for SLPs and SLPAs. As opposed to a bachelor’s and master’s degree required to be an SLP, an SLPA can satisfy the requirements with either an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. SLPA jobs are looking for applicants who have acquired their associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The CAA reviews and publishes a directory of accredited graduate programs so that students are best prepared to become certified SLP assistants.
In addition to the educational requirements, SLPA jobs are looking for applicants who are patient, organized, and empathic. You will need to be an excellent communicator and team player, as you will be interacting with a variety of different professionals and children daily.
SLP Assistant Job Outlook
The SLPA job outlook is promising. Increased awareness of speech and language disorders, such as stuttering in children, drives the need for more SLPs and SLPAs who can treat and care for that specialized age group. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 28.7% between 2020 and 2030, with an estimated 15,200 job openings each year.
Explore Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant Jobs
There are students out there waiting for you to make a positive impact on their lives. If you have a passion for helping children overcome obstacles and gain the confidence to participate more inside and outside the classroom, we invite you to explore ProCare Therapy’s SLPA job opportunities today!