Job Description

Job Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Reports to:

Medical Director





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.

Language Skills

  • 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.