Speech and Language Pathologist
Posted on: June 2, 2019
INTRODUCTION:Speech Language Pathologist participates in the
process in development, implementation, and coordination of the
speech language therapy program. Screening, evaluation, therapeutic
intervention, transition and exit planning is provided for clients
identified with or suspected of having disabilities that interfere
with their ability to functionally communicate. Professional
judgment and clinical knowledge are used to develop individualized
programming based on communication performance deficits in the
areas of receptive and expressive language and social development.
Speech therapist regularly collaborates with other disciplines and
services at departmental and system levels. The speech therapist is
expected to independently review outcomes and modify intervention
programs as needed. Clinical reasoning and professional judgment
are essential to ensuring the safety of clients and protecting
liability of the company and the therapist. Errors may result in
serious harm to clients. Direct supervision may be exercised over
support personnel, such as speech language pathology assistant
(SLPA), case managers and direct care staff.
Evaluates the client's ability and formulates the client's
speech/language profile through a variety of functional,
behavioral, and standardized assessments, skilled observation,
checklists, histories, and interviews.
Completes the Service Needs Assessment in congruent with other team
members (OT, PT, nursing, case manager, program director, program
Contributes in the admittance process and completes all necessary
paperwork for incoming clients within 90 days of admittance.
Synthesizes evaluation results into a comprehensive report which
reflects strengths and barriers to student participation in the
habilitation environment; directs program development; and guides
Develops communication based intervention plans (provider support
strategies) based on client needs and evaluation results.
Trains speech therapy support personnel (SLPA), direct care staff
and other support personnel on specific goals/objectives, support
strategies and data collection.
Collaborates with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of
client functional communication performance strengths and needs,
through evaluation, therapeutic program planning, and service
Participates in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation
results, integrate findings with other disciplines, offer
recommendations, develop intervention plans to achieve Day
Habilitation Service Plan goals.
Maintains clinical records in accordance with professional
standards, state guidelines, and day habilitation policy.
Provides legal and ethical supervision of speech language therapy
assistant assuming responsibility for the individuals served by
Reviews speech language therapy services for quality improvement
and makes changes as needed to ensure quality of services.
Reviews and tracks client's overall progress on a minimum monthly
Prioritizes and schedules work tasks independently.
Assists when asked to complete assessments in other Amego
Follows all time-keeping policies and procedures; dependable and
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Day Habilitation Program Director/Director of
Adult Day Services
SUPERVISION GIVEN: Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
Have successfully completed and graduated from an accredited speech
language therapy professional program recognized by American Speech
Hearing Association (ASHA) and have acquired certification in
clinical competency (CCC).
Certification by American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA)
Current license by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in
Allied Health Professionals
Two years of experience as a speech therapist, preferably in a day
habilitation program or other adult rehabilitation practice
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