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Speech and Language Pathologist

Company: Amego
Location: Attleboro
Posted on: June 2, 2019

Job Description:

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.

Job Duties:

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 coordinator, etc).

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 evidence-based intervention.

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 delivery.

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 assistant.

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 basis.

Prioritizes and schedules work tasks independently.

Assists when asked to complete assessments in other Amego Divisions.

Follows all time-keeping policies and procedures; dependable and punctual.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Day Habilitation Program Director/Director of Adult Day Services

SUPERVISION GIVEN: Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

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).

LICENSE:

Certification by American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA)

Current license by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

EXPERIENCE:

Two years of experience as a speech therapist, preferably in a day habilitation program or other adult rehabilitation practice setting.

Keywords: Amego, Attleboro , Speech and Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Attleboro, Massachusetts

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