Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

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Who We Are

Play Works Children’s Therapies is a multidisciplinary pediatric therapy clinic nestled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest town of Hood River, Oregon, where we make it our mission to service the greater Columbia River Gorge region.

At Play Works, we believe in providing play-focused, evidence-based pediatric therapy services to help children and their families live more fulfilling lives.

Our multidisciplinary team provides wrap-around services that consist of; Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Feeding Therapy, Nutrition Services, and Applied Behavioral Analysis to children ages 0-18 years.

What Makes Us Different

Our work culture provides a high level of job satisfaction through balanced caseloads, and our commitment to remaining people-first in everything we do. We value our employees and all that they bring to our organization, and our community at large.

Some of the perks of being on the Play Works team are that members are treated to free professional development, are provided a continuing education stipend, enjoy fun celebrations and off-hours adventures, and are offered opportunities to give back to our awesome community. When you join Play Works, you join a team of open-minded professionals with diverse skill sets and an organization that recognizes that our people are what make us special!


This position is responsible for providing diagnostic, consultative and direct instructional services for eligible speech and language individuals. The position will work in collaboration with the Licensed Speech Language Pathologist; to implement prescribed treatment plan goals for each identified child with speech, language, cognitive, voice, swallowing, oral, muscular, augmentative or other communication disorders.

As an individual part of a multidisciplinary team you may be required to participate in various meetings (e.g. parent conferences, in-service training, site meetings, etc.) in addition to participating in co-treatments with other disciplines.


  • Knowledge of medical and neurological terminology and behavioral management techniques.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated competency in the ability to evaluate and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs
  • A knowledge of normal growth and development
  • An understanding of the range of treatment needed.


A candidate who is aligned with the culture and values of Play Works would be a skilled, playful, and dynamic SLPA who believes in the work and impact they have on our pediatric population.

We value our team members who inspire children and support their families. At Play Works we work closely with children, families, and related professionals to help every child reach their maximum potential. Therefore, we work together to provide a positive work environment rooted in trust and authenticity, in order to support our staff to their full potential.


Able to stand, walk, and sit frequently. Possesses adequate reaction time to respond quickly to unexpected patient care situations. Must be able to see, hear and speak with or without assistive devices. Must be able to lift 35 pounds to assist in basic patient care and/or to assist with office supplies, utilizing proper body mechanics. Requires ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on the telephone.


  • Associates' Degree in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certification
  • Current Oregon License


  • 1 year of pediatric SLPA experience
  • Washington License in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Experience working with children with suspected or diagnosed ASD

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 - $26.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

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Pay Range

$24 to $26 per hour

Benefits & Perks


Paid Time Off


Continued Education


Retirement Plan


Team Building


Productivity Bonus


Health & Dental


Paid Holidays


Travel Reimbursement




Wellness Benefits


Off-Hour Adventures