Speech-Language Pathologist

Reports to: Director of Clinical Programs

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct treatment to clients (see caseload requirement below).
  • Communicating with families, clients (as appropriate) and other professionals about necessary information related to treatment, diagnosis, prognosis, etc.
  • Assessment of clients which may include performing standardized and non-standardized tests, formal and informal evaluations and interpretation of evaluations.
  • Screening of clients
  • Follow documented goal/objectives by contracted agencies as appropriate.
  • Writing, developing and implementing treatment plans for selected clients.
  • Assisting in appropriate selection/discharge of clients from caseload.
  • Writing required daily chart notes, progress reports, diagnostic assessment results, etc.
  • Scheduling clients, preparing activities and materials for use in therapeutic intervention, selecting appropriate materials for family education/training (e.g. parent articles).
  • Participate in parent conferences, case conferences, interdisciplinary team meetings and/or assessments, including staff meetings and other similar services.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines (e.g. OT, interventionists, etc.) as necessary.
  • Make referrals for additional services as needed.
  • Attend continuing education seminars to maintain licensure, certification and professional responsibility.
  • Clinical supervision of CFY and/ or SLPA as required by agency. This includes monitoring and evaluating treatment decisions of CFY or SLPA, monitoring their ability to provide services and to ensure compliance with all laws/regulations governing their practice.
  • Submit timecard and appropriate billing as required and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure provision of a clean, safe organized environment to implement therapeutic activities.
  • Assimilate all Child Development Institute policies and procedures

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Suite
  • Demonstrate ability to produce well written reports and documents
  • Demonstrate ability to supervise and train staff, engage in interagency and parent-professional collaboration
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team and independently

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from ASHA accredited university program, Certificate of Clinical Competence and state licensure in speech pathology.
  • Three to four years working experience in pediatrics and/or early intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability in administering standardized and non-standardized test to perform evaluations.
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical and observational skills.
  • Ability to work within a team and confidence in expressing views to other professionals in the field.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to:

  • Ability to bend, squat, turn and move to respond and physically interact with children ages 0-8
  • Lift at least 25 pounds.
  • Effectively use a computer and telephone to conduct business.
  • Travel occasionally for in-home sessions during the morning, day, and/or weekend hours.

Caseload Requirement:
70% of regularly scheduled and paid hours per week/28 client hours (Full-time position-40hrs per week)
Offsite sessions will be calculated as an additional .5 hr toward caseload requirement

Exemption Status: Exempt Position