Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Guiding Light Academy3.5
Woodridge, IL
Job description

General Duties:

Responsibilities of the GLA Speech-Language Pathologist:

  • Provide high-quality direct speech-language therapy services to students according to the students’ IEPs (groups and individuals).
  • Provide in-person and teletherapy (remote) speech sessions. Remote speech sessions include: group and individual zoom or google chat sessions and providing paper-based packets based on individual goals).
  • Conduct assessments, translate and analyze assessment results, and develop reports to determine strengths and concerns in areas of speech/articulation, fluency, pragmatics, language, and AAC.
  • Develop, monitor, and report on goals; determine needs, design interventions utilizing research-based best practices.
  • Participate in IEP conferences, team meetings, and problem-solving meetings.
  • Maintain sufficient data to support the progress and growth of students toward their documented goals


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


  • Licensed and Certified SLP
  • Federal background check clearance
  • Hearing and vision within the normal limits

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Master's (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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Company Description
Guiding Light Academy is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. We provide therapy and academic instruction for adolescents ages 5-21, who have extraordinary needs, including: Autism Developmental Delay Learning Disabilities Other Health Impairments Social/Emotional Disorders Intellectual Disability Speech and Language Disorder
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    3.3 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.2 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.0 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.2 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.2 / 5
Company reviews
"It isn't what it once was..."
Former EmployeeParaprofessional
I used to enjoy my job at GLA. Begin a Para is a very rewarding job because you get to develop meaningful relationships with the kiddos as well as your coworkers. The job comes with its daily challenges that require us as staff to have the adequate help in order to effectively teach our students all while managing behaviors. Every class eventually became short staffed, yet new students continued to come through the doors which made this respected school start to feel like a daycare at best. GLA has allegedly been hiring and interviewing, yet every GLA school is working on a skeleton crew. The new people who were hired did not stay long because no one was available to actually train them & they saw how stressed the existing staff were becoming. I hope the ones who decide to stay either get compensated for the grossly stressful work environment, or at least get the staff and training they need to get GLA back to what it once was.

"Fun place to work with great staff"
Current EmployeeParaprofessional
This is a great place to work! The staff works well together and make it fun for the kids! Great benefits come with the job and management is also available for any needs you have! Would highly recommend working at this job!!

"Run and never look back"
Former EmployeeParaprofessional
Run and never look back!!! The kids are wonderful, however the administration team makes it a very difficult place to work at. Yes the hourly pay is good. But you’re only working 6hours a day which means your check will be around $800-$900 dollars if that. Christmas break, spring break, and summer breaks you will not be paid for. JUST AN FYI There is a click and if you don’t suck up to them, you will not be a happy employee. Only the friends of the admin team and the employees who suck up to them get paid well and get great raises. Once again the children are lovely and a joy to work with. If you’re in desperate need of employment APPLY. But PLEASE continue to look for other work else where in the mean time.

"2020 Revamp "
Current EmployeeParaprofessional
In 2020 a revamp of the admin staff took place. The new principals are very out going and Caring about the kids and staff. The working environment has also shifted into one of tolerance and understanding. This comes from the top and then works down. Each class is still Independent from one another. But the staff at Shorewood is no longer having to battle admin staff to get their needs met. I can not speak for Woodridge since I’m a Shorewood staff but I would imagine it’s the same. Just a side note as a para you will be a hourly employee. While GLA pays for a bunch of holidays you will not get paid for breaks throughout the school year. This includes winter and summer breaks. There is ESY that you can work during the summer.