STARS Program Coordinator – THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED
Date Written: 1/27/2017
Reports To: Executive Director
Hours: Part-Time (10-15 hours/week)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Currently there are no medical, dental or optical benefits for employee and dependents.
To develop, coordinate, implement and oversee programming related to the STARS Program/Grant for Voices of Hope for Aphasia Inc. at one (or more) program sites in order to meet the Vision and Mission of the organization.
The Danniella Muheim STARS Technology Initiative Mission:
To provide hands-on training and support for people with aphasia and their families in the use of technology in a fun and social environment. Technology may be used to augment communication, for home practice, for connecting with friends and family, for fun, or to return to work and life activities.
The STARS program is comprised of:
Mission Training Sessions: Group learning and sharing sessions facilitated by a trained professional. The format may be instructor-led or group sharing; “Learning Modules,” “Tech Talk” for AAC users, “Share What You Use.”
Explorer Lab: A lab or office with a variety of tools and technology, staffed by a knowledgeable trainer. The trainer will provide hands-on, one-on-one training. Tool and technology will be available for people with aphasia and their families to try out. The trainer will also provide on-going training and customization of AAC devices issued by other SLPs.
Launch Programs: Encouraging participation in the world and returning to life. Planned community outings to use assistive technology and tools in our community; restaurants, grocery stores, etc. May include science-based/technology-based outing such as science museums.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director and the guidance of the STARS Advisory Board, the STARS Program Coordinator contributes to the operational success of the STARS Program. The STARS Program Coordinator develops, implements and oversees the day-to-day operation of the STARS Program for Voices of Hope for Aphasia Inc. at one or more assigned sites, consistent with Voices of Hope philosophies, principles, and procedures. The STARS Program Coordinator also ensures that established standards of high quality are maintained and that the programs are routinely evaluated for effectiveness and quality.
- Recommend program-related marketing events and assist in their implementation.
- Provide professional liaison between the program, potential and existing partners/alliances, potential clients and the community at large.
- Recruit and train volunteers or other program assistants, according to Voices of Hope for Aphasia policies and procedures as needed/requested.
- Provide information about the program to potential members or other visitors and represent the organization at the site and other events.
- Develop program content for STARS Mission Training modules and Explorer Lab activities, or identify expert content providers and work effectively with them to develop training modules.
- Coordinate and plan Launch Program outings.
- Coordinate with Executive Director and STARS Advisory Board on Telescope Grant policy and all other activities.
- Ensure the quality of all program content.
- Ensure that the preferences, values, and rights of members are paramount in all planning and implementation of programs.
- Ensure that all programs provide high quality instruction and communication supports.
- Ensure that all programs meet VOH Mission and the STARS mission statement.
- Plan, coordinate, implement and supervise program activities.
- Development of fun, interactive, and engaging materials.
- Maintain active and professional communication with members, families and caregivers about programming changes, notices, upcoming events, etc.
- Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, licensed in the state of Florida;
- Experience in group instruction, group management, and the provision of S/L/cognitive treatment for people with neurogenic communication disorders and their caregivers.
- Experience in the use of technology for the enhancement of communication, cognition, socialization, employment, and education.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent independent research and knowledge gathering skills.
- Innovative and creative thinker.
- Ability to work independently as well as within a dynamic team environment.
- Ability to pass FDL screening and drug test;
- Current CPR certification. First Aid training also preferred.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to and passion for the mission of Voices of Hope for Aphasia.
- Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
- Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 5 lbs.
TO APPLY, please send letter of interest and resume/CV to:
Jackie Hinckley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Voices of Hope for Aphasia
2901 1st Avenue North, Suite 101
St Petersburg, FL 33713
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Selected applicants will be contacted for an in-person or video call interview, along with a short video audition/presentation. Additional details will be provided.