Organization: School of the Holy Childhood
Posting Start: 06/17/2022
Job Title: Speech Language Pathologist - Temporary
Posting End: 09/30/2022
A Brief Job Description:
Under the direction and supervision of the School Program Director, the Speech Pathologist will provide individual and group speech services as outlined on the Individual Education Plan.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Complete speech and language evaluations every three years for those students attending the Children’s Program.
- Write addendums to the current IEP and submit projected goals and objectives to the Committee on Special Education.
- Complete annual hearing screenings and provide follow-up and provide aural rehabilitation services to targeted students.
- Complete individual Augmentative Assessments and compile the necessary information to recommend the level and the type of assistive technology needed.
- Responsible for troubleshooting and programming Augmentative devices and preparing visual materials for individual and classroom use.
- Collaborate and develop each student’s Present Levels of Performance (PLP) and to develop the student’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).
- Provide Speech and Language therapy, both individual and group, as stated on the current IEP. Therapy includes, but is not limited to the following: language, pragmatic and social skills, fluency, aural rehabilitation, articulation/oral motor and augmentative communication. Keep formal documentation of consultation services both for Direct and Indirect Services
- Provide student teacher supervision and to provide Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) supervision upon request.
- Maintain mandated documentation including Medicaid Reimbursement Program, daily billing, daily progress notes, quarterly reports, evaluations, case reviews/treatment coordination paperwork.
- Provide oversight, when required, to Bachelors level Speech Therapists in accordance with Medicaid requirements.
- Attend student team meetings, parent-teacher conferences, annual transition planning meetings for those students on caseload. Attend Children’s Program staff meetings, clinic program staff meetings and agency wide meetings.
- Referral services to related professionals when necessary.
- Provide guidance and professional training to other staff concerning therapy carry-over and consistency for those students or consumers in need.
- Provide parent education and training concerning speech-language therapy, use of visuals and augmentative devices used at home and in the community.
- Assist in the development of and participate in staff education programs.
- Additional duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidates for this position will have: the ability to demonstrate, and provide examples of continuous personal development and improvement; excellent communication skills (verbal and written); Problem solving skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks/projects.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Masters of Education or Science in Speech Language Pathology (required). Current NYS license. Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Previous experience working with children/adults with Developmental Disabilities is preferred. Knowledge of basic sign language preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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