Speech Language Pathologist
Speech Language Pathologist
Essential Job Functions
- Provides and manages direct patient care including: Assessments, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for speech, language, voice, fluency, and swallowing/feeding disorders.
- Consults with providers regarding patients’ diagnosis, prognosis, and progress.
- Recommends patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
- Writes functional, measurable goals to address patients’ needs in communication and swallowing/feeding.
- Regularly reassesses patients’ progress on goals and need for continued services
- Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and continuous quality improvement objectives, as well as, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
- As appropriate to the position, participates in specified speech/language promotion, education and prevention programs.
- Assist in the identification, assessment, and intervention of children who have been referred and of those who are receiving speech and language services.
- Evaluate referrals using established evaluation procedures and standardized assessments.
- Ensure that families receive accurate information in a timely manner.
- Ensure families receive accurate explanations of the child’s assessment and that they understand the scores.
- Provide program services effectively and in a manner that reflects understanding of the centrality of relationships in supporting the child and family growth and development.
- Develop services that address the functional needs of the child to improve the child’s ability to perform tasks in home, schools, and community settings.
- Instruct family members in the proper and safe usage of assistive technology.
- Assist in the coordination of services and make appropriate referrals as needed.
- Collaborate with community agencies and professionals in order to provide timely and seamless services to eligible children and families.
- Complete all progress reports, evaluation reports, and paperwork in a timely manner.
- Develop and maintain all client progress reports and documentation in compliance with agency or program rules and regulations.
- Maintain an effective and professional working relationship with families, co-workers, and referral sources.
- Provide consultation and timely reports of children’s evaluation, reassessments, and discharge to providers.
- Attend and participate in required staff meetings.
- Maintain professional certification/licensure as required.
- Attend required professional development opportunities and maintain knowledge of current research and effective approaches.
- Follow state regulations and guidelines regarding choice and use of formal testing instruments.
- Record client treatments, responses and progress.
- Participate in documentation reviews, when requested.
- Comply with privacy laws and requirements under HIPAA regulations and understand the consequences of non-compliance.
Education and/or Experience
- Licensed in the State of Arizona as a Speech Language Pathologist.
- Has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association; or ability to obtain one.
- Has a Master’s degree from an accredited school.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities
- Familiarity with disabilities, developmental, and neurological issues for children
- Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices.
- Knowledge of cultural differences and adaptation of planned programming based on such knowledge.
Job Status: Part Time