Position Overview: Speech Therapist SLP
Evaluate, assess, diagnose, and treat children with speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a provisional or permanent teaching certification. Current license to practice speech-language therapy in New York State, or be in the process of completing the required clinical fellowship under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Performs hearing or speech and language assessments regarding pertinent medical and developmental history, assessment of articulation, receptive and expressive language, fluency, voice, and feeding and/or swallowing using standardized assessment tools as well as clinical observations, and caregiver/teacher interviews.
· Makes professional recommendations on the basis of evaluation results, regarding the need for speech therapy services. Establishes goals and objectives for each child, which are functional and measurable.
· Plans and implements appropriate treatment programs, based on the established goals and objectives, using sound treatment practices including, but not limited to, techniques to address: articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, voice disorders, stuttering/dysfluency, auditory processing, phonological awareness, augmentative and alternative communication, oral-motor dysfunction, dysphagia (swallowing/feeding disorders).
· Prepare written reports and document treatment sessions with goals, activities, response to treatment, and progress, in a clear, concise, and timely manner in daily notes/logs. Submits agency billing documentation of encounters, verification, and time sheets, as appropriate.
· Supervises students studying communication disorders, as needed, in a manner that complies with the America Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and/or New York State Education Department standards, in meeting with and observing the student on a regular basis to review treatment plans and to provide professional collaboration in the development of treatment programs, as well as review of all paperwork.
· Assists with departmental responsibilities maintaining a safe, clean, organized, professional work environment both in the treatment areas and the office spaces. Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications and knowledge:
· Valid Driver’s License
· Ability to apply and integrate academic knowledge with provision of speech therapy treatment.
· Knowledge of ethical and legal practices and the New York State Education Dept.’s Division of Professional Licensing “Speech-Language Therapy Guide to Practice".
· Knowledge of areas of practice specific to pediatrics, including child development and specific diagnoses. Understands and respects the unique needs of children and their families.
· Demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for working with children. Demonstrate appropriate/professional interpersonal skills with agency personnel, children, and their families.
· Communicates verbally and/or in written form clearly, ethically, and professionally, with staff, parents, and physicians.
· Excellent organizational & time management skills.
· Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Strong collaboration skills.
Exceptional problem solving skills, including a proactive approach to problem solving and the
· ability to make quick and independent decisions in response to changing conditions.
· Demonstrates motivation to augment current level of knowledge and practice through participation in continuing education courses, as required by the America Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and/or New York State Education Department.
· Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:
· Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
· Frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stoop, reach and manipulate objects.
· Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
· Fingering is required regularly for typing and the use of hands in a repetitive motion.
· Regularly required to talk and hear with the ability to exchange and receive detailed information
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus to perform activities such as preparing and
· analyzing data, viewing computer screens.
Working conditions of this position do not substantially expose workers to adverse environmental conditions and are typical of an indoor work environment.