Licensed Speech & Language Therapist

The purpose of the Licensed Speech and Language Therapist is to work to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. The Speech and Language Therapist will work as part of an interdisciplinary wellness team consulting with mental health and wellness providers to ensure comprehensive treatment planning and coordinated care. Qualified candidates must have a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Speech and Language Therapists report to the CEO/COO/Medical Director.


This position will be located at the Northfield Secure Base Wellness Center.


  • Administer standardized speech and language assessments and evaluations

  • Establishment and ongoing evaluation of treatment programs, plans of care, goals and discharge plans for assigned clients as related to speech-language therapy needs

  • Make appropriate revisions to treatment plans and goals based on the individual needs of the client in consultation with other mental health and wellness providers, education supports and family; review and update treatment plans at least every 90 days

  • Provide leadership and assistance integrating speech-language therapy targets or activities into coordinating mental health and wellness services through consultation with the interdisciplinary clinical team

  • Complete and submit all necessary documentation accurately and in a timely manner based on established guidelines

  • Provide leadership and training on speech and language development, diagnosis, treatment and strategies to the mental health and wellness team as necessary for coordinated care


Successful candidates must:

  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team

  • Have excellent team working abilities; professional image via appearance and conduct

  • Communicate effectively with patients, staff, physicians and the public

  • Possess advanced physical and psychosocial health assessment skills

  • Have sound knowledge of adult health and related diagnostic and clinical therapies

  • Teach patients, families, staff and students; knowledge of research methodologies

  • Be competent to function as preceptor

  • Deal with high acuity/complexity and rapidly changing situations


This position must develop and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships with co-workers and clients. The employee must strive for excellence, maintain professionalism and model exemplary service. Employee is capable of communicating tactfully and effectively with a wide range of people, including hostile and emotionally upset people. Considerable human relation skills are necessary to interact with a variety of staff and clientele (common courtesy, tact, kindness, interest in positive problem-solving manner, patience, empathy and a sense of humor).


Employee must be able to work independently as well as in a small office team. Work is occasionally shared among employees and flexibility in these working relationships is an essential requirement. This position must work closely with the Clinical Administrator and other lead workers.

Licensure/Experience Requirements

  • Formal education as a speech and language pathologist in an area consistent with the patient population served

  • Must hold or be eligible for a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) license in the state of Minnesota

Available Benefits

Secure Base Counseling Center is proud to provide the following benefits to our employees:

  • Paid vacation

  • Health insurance (Secure Base Counseling Center provides 50% of the employee's premium)

  • Vision coverage


Secure Base Counseling Center pays employees every two weeks. Paychecks include a statement detailing the sessions being paid. Travel reimbursement, if applicable, is paid every two weeks, along with payroll, at 40 cents per minute. Reimbursement for approved expenses will also be paid every two weeks, along with payroll.

Freedom to Act

Employee is generally free to organize and prioritize own job duties, as well as assignments to other support staff, and knows where to refer people for assistance or guidance when necessary – or appropriately follows up to acquire a resolution. Employee works independently and with minimum supervision in carrying out necessary tasks.  Employee is able to make decisions and answer questions using written resources such as the Employee Handbook, policy and other resources. In the rare event the Clinical Administrator is not available and the need is urgent, direct contact with the Clinical Director may be sought.


The responsibilities listed above describe the general nature and level of work performed by staff members assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities required of this position. 

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To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter and three professional references to

All new employees at Secure Base Counseling Center (SBCC) are under an initial 90-day review period. If at any time during the first 90 days, either a representative of SBCC or the employee decides that work for this agency is not a good fit, employment will be terminated.

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