Job Title: Speech-Language Pathologist
FLSA Classification: Fee for Service
Reports To: Speech Pathology Supervisor
Participate in development, implementation and coordination of speech/language/feeding therapy services including but not limited to evaluation, educational programming, therapeutic intervention, and exit planning provided for clients identified with or suspected of having disabilities/delays in communication and/or feeding. This includes all areas within the scope of practice as defined by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Additional Duties May be Assigned
- Assessment and intervention within the speech/language therapy scope of practice as defined by ASHA.
- Documentation of services provided as guided by Hear 2 Learn policy and those governing the discipline of speech/language therapy.
- Educate clients and caregivers on the daily support of communication within a multidisciplinary and developmental model.
- Demonstrates knowledge and ability to independently assess communication and feeding skills through the use of diagnostic tests and other appropriate procedures for children birth through 4 years old.
- Knowledge and ability to independently interpret test findings to assist in programming and in guiding and counseling the family and multidisciplinary team in the development of appropriate recommendations and treatment plans across a variety of settings.
- Collaborates with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of communication and feeding performance strengths and needs and to effectively provide services to the client and their caregivers.
- Participates in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, offer recommendations and develop individual education plans and individual family service plans.
- Prioritizes and schedules work task independently.
- Maintains accurate clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and school system/private pay policies.
- Participates in department educational and research activities: may include direct supervision of speech/language pathology students.
- Attends mandatory agency staff meetings and department quarterly meetings
- Participates in the departments Quality Improvement Projects
- Adheres to patients rights
- Referrals to other appropriate care providers
This position is a key aspect of our quality assurance standards. It is also a key point of contact for many outside contacts and therefore spends time on phone, email, and other communications with providers and Hear 2 Learn staff. The majority of the time will be spent off-site.
Education and Experience
- Masters Degree in Speech/Language Pathology
- ASHA CCC or Eligible CFY
- New York State Licensure- Speech-Language Pathology
- New York State Certification: Speech and Hearing Handicapped; Speech and Language Disabilities
- Minimum of 1 year of licensed experience in a pediatric setting desired
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong computer and data entry skills including Word and Excel required.
- Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills required.
- High level of analytical skill in order to work independently to identify and plan for the resolutions of challenges encountered in clinical duties.
- High level of skill in various communication assessment procedures specific to the pediatric population.
- Ability to use literature, evidence based research and continuing education content to make clinical decisions.
- Ability to adapt and modify environments, equipment, and materials including assistive technology.
- Use of evidenced based speech/language therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and clinical practice guidelines to develop intervention decisions.
- Ability to make decisions guided by established policies.
- Ability to analyze and solve problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
- Ability to maintain accurate and thorough records ensuring standards for consistency and patient privacy are maintained.
- High attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to provide a climate for motivation and create a supportive working relationship.