To plan and carry out a communication/language program to meet the developmental needs of program participants.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Pediatric Speech Therapy Activities
· Provide direct speech therapy services to clients as recommended and prescribed.
· Provide speech, language, hearing, and feeding therapy in classroom setting when indicated and available.
· Provide speech, language, hearing, and feeding therapy services through home therapy session
· Coordinate physician's recommendations with parent activities, classroom activities, and individual speech/language programs.
· Fulfill responsibilities of (case manager) including parent contact, clinic visits, implement IEP as developed by team members and advise physician of goals.
· Provide means for parent to monitor child's performance.
· Appraise parent's participation and instruct and train parents in oral motor/speech/language development and in programs individualized to their child.
· Provide information on childhood hearing problems to parents, assist parents to obtain audiological and/or otological check ups when appropriate.
Evaluation, Planning, Coordinating Therapy Activities
Develop individual speech, language, hearing and feeding program plans
· Provide communication evaluations as indicated for program participants
· Provide written documentation of evaluation results
· Maintain physician contact through clinic visits, telephone calls, etc.
· Provide information on oral motor, feeding, and communication development to parent groups.
· Consult with various VCTC programs on request.
· Attend staff meetings
· Provide input to IFSPs for each child served.
· Participate in community education as requested.
· Evaluate child and give recommendations to team for program implementation.
· Attend continuing education/workshops to enhance professional skills and maintain licensure and certification.
Reporting, Documentation & Misc.
· Maintain progress sheets on all speech/language training programs performed under direct supervision, and those assigned to others for implementation.
· Maintain records of all client/family contact
· Apply enhanced professional skills through program development.
· Visit other developmental programs as appropriate.
· Share information gained at workshops with staff members
Skills and Experience:
· Experience with children with physical handicaps or developmental delay
· ASHA Certification in Speech-Language Pathology
· Basic NDT Course preferred
· Washington State Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology
· Practicum and/or experience which children with physical or developmental delays
· Knowledge of community resources for families
· Microsoft Office Skills
· Current First Aid and CPR, including infants and young children
· Current Washington State Driver’s License with proof of current auto insurance or state of residency
· Vehicle in excellent running condition with all safety restraints in working order
· Proficient in the English language
· Proficient verbal and written skills
Non Essential Skills and Experience:
Reporting to this position: No Direct Reports
Work Flexibility: This organization believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job (or position) description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. Job duties may change from time to time based on our business needs. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors. Home and community environments will vary. Employees may flex their therapy session times between VCTC facility location, participant’s home and/or community environments.
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be required to stand; walk; bend, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. During therapy sessions, the employee will frequently need to perform therapy on floor mats so will often be on their knees or in a floor sitting position. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: The noise level is moderate. Employees may be required to drive their vehicles for home and community therapy sessions with clients.
· Work-life balance & Fun Events
· Paid sick time/Vacation time
· Employee Assistance Program
To apply: Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Speech Therapist”