Speech Language Pathologist CCC or CFY

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Job Description

City of Denton

I) Job Purpose        
Provides speech, language, communication, feeding and swallowing disorder service to infants and toddlers with developmental delays and their families as identified in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).  Ensures that all (0-3) children are served timely and appropriately and in keeping with their procedural safeguards, right and needs.  This position fully embraces the mission and 7 key principals for providing early intervention services in the natural environment.


II) Essential Functions        

  • Participates in the eligibility determination, assessment and evaluation process for infants and toddlers referred with communication and/or feeding and swallowing concerns.
  • Participates in IFSP meetings for children demonstrating communication and or feeding needs by sharing evaluation/assessment information and assisting with the development of the IFSP.
  • Provides routine based speech therapy in the natural environment using a coaching model and collaborative documentation.
  • Communicates and collaborates on an ongoing basis with service coordinators, parents, and IFSP team members and, with parental consent, communicates with medical, educational and social entities for the purpose of establishing and reviewing therapeutic needs.
  • Manages individual caseload in a manner that supports all children in the program receiving quality services for identified speech therapy needs in a timely manner.
  • Maintains and submits all required documentation daily.
  • Meets performance expectations (see addendum).
  • Participates in project groups, committees child find activities and interagency program planning as requested by the Chief of ECI.
  • May serve as Service Coordinator for infants and toddlers with speech, language, communication, feeding and swallowing disorders.  (See SC addendum, if appropriate)
  • May organize and facilitate (inclusive) community groups, activities and opportunities for children with communication, feeding and swallowing disorders.
  • May serve as the Program Lead for SLP’s.
  • May serve as the Division lead for SLP’s.
  • May provide training to ECI staff and the community.
  • May supervise SLP-Assistant(s).
  • May supervise CLP-CF(s).
  • This position requires extensive internal (team members, agency personnel) and external (doctors, ISD’s, day care providers, other agencies) contacts.  The Speech Therapist will accomplish this with above average written and oral skills.

 

III) Knowledge of Laws, Policies/Procedures, Skills, Education and Abilities

  • Knowledge of typical (normal) birth to age three growth and development.
  • Knowledge about developmental delays in children birth to three years.
  • Knowledge about disordered and atypical development in children birth to three years.
  • Knowledge of medical diagnosis and conditions and their impact or potential impact on birth to three growth and development, especially related to communication, feeding and swallowing.
  • Knowledge, skills and ability to work effectively with families/adults from various cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, cognitive, social-emotional and educational statuses.
  • Knowledge of community resources available to assist families with financial, educational, medical, social and developmental needs.
  • Knowledge of infant-toddler evaluation and assessment protocols, curriculums, methodologies, therapeutic strategies, techniques and monitoring/measuring progress; especially related to communication, feeding and swallowing.
  • Comprehension of the IFSP process.
  • Ability and skills to communicate both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to strive to make effective working relationships with team members and families that are characterized by mutual support, open communication, trust and respect.
  • Ability to problem solve with infrequent assistance from supervisor.  Identify and use a rational approach for the situation.  Communicate problems and decisions to the supervisor.
  • MHMR Operating Procedures
  • ECI Policy and Procedures
  • Knowledge of Texas laws regarding reporting child abuse/neglect.
  • SLP licensing/registration requirements
  • Master’s Degree
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency or Clinical Fellowship Year
  • Current Texas Licensure in field of Speech Language Pathology
  • Experience of Pediatric Speech Therapy Preferred
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Vehicle Insurance

 

IV) Internal & External Customer Service
Extensive internal and external contact is required. The employee will demonstrate advanced written and verbal skills while maintaining a positive image.

This position requires daily local travel in personal vehicle, often in difficult driving conditions and/or situations.

 

V) Travel

This position requires daily local travel in personal vehicle, often in difficult driving conditions and/or situations.

Job Requirements:

Required Education
Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology prior to hire date

Required Experience
None

Preferred Experience
Early childhood or pediatric experience desired.

Required License
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist in Texas prior to hire date
Valid Texas driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
Must provide license and official documentation of all educational attainment i.e. Transcript/Degree/Certificate.

Required Supervisory Experience
0 year(s)

Substitutions 
None

Testing Requirements
Pre-employment tests including drug and TB Screening, Physical Exam including balance, and lift test.

Lifting Requirements 
25 Pounds

Benefit Information
As a Market Driven employee, you are eligible to participate in MHMR’s employee health benefits program per company policy on your date of hire. Your eligibility for benefits, including the 401(a) (including employer match) and tuition reimbursement will take place per company policy.

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