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Optimum Speech Language Services----SLP-ASSISTANT 
Optimum Speech Language Services is a thriving small business located in Charlotte, NC, extending our services to Cabarrus County. Specializing in speech and language services, we cater to toddlers and school-aged children in their natural environments, such as homes, parks, and daycares. Our mission is to enhance and maximize each child's play, receptive, expressive, and social skills after every session. We firmly believe in the importance of parent education and home carryover for the success of each child.
As a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant at Optimum Speech Language Services, you will play a crucial role in delivering high-quality services to our pediatric population (ages 1-18). Your responsibilities will include:
  • Commuting to clients within Charlotte, Concord, and Kannapolis areas.
  • Conducting treatments in various naturalistic environments such as homes, daycares, or schools.
  • Implementing treatment plans developed by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP).
  • Administering speech-language screenings as needed.
  • Providing home exercise programs and direct therapy.
  • Offering updates to parents following sessions (particularly in daycare settings).
  • Maintaining accurate and timely documentation, including daily notes and progress reports.
  • Communicating with supervisors regarding any concerns related to a child's treatment plan or progress.
  • Complying with all applicable rules, regulations, codes of ethics, guidelines, and federal, state, and local laws.
To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications:
  • SLP-Assistant NC registration/license (or ability to get instantly registered).
  • A.A.S or B.S. related to speech language pathology, if you have B.S in CSD/Speech, should have already completed requirements to become SLP-Assistant.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, motivation, and energy.
  • Enjoyment of working with children.
  • Leadership style or therapeutic approach which includes empathy, active listening, collaboration, and a commitment to helping clients develop and reach their full potential.
  • Proven ability to follow through with tasks.
  • Preference for candidates with experience working with the pediatric population.
  • Preference for candidates with experience working in an early childhood setting.
  • Clean background check (NC/National).
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and insurance.
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mentorship
  • Ongoing therapy ideas and support.
  • Access to materials
  • Unlimited online Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Gas stipend
  • Reimbursement for NC registration fees.
  • Competitive pay per visit, ranging between $22 and $25 with potential for increase in rate after 9 months. Compensation is on a per-session basis, offering increased earning potential.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Job Type: Part-time


Salary: $46.66 - $49.96 per hour


Expected hours: 20 – 30 per week


  • Flexible schedule


  • AAS in SLP-A or BS in Speech & completed 100 hours (Required)
Ability to Commute:
  • Charlotte, NC (Required)
Willingness to travel:
  • 100% (Required)


Valarie Gerrald, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Optimum Speech Language Services, PLLC
646 245 3836