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Speech Language Pathologist - Kokomo

Company: Hopebridge, LLC
Location: Kokomo
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Description: The job of Speech Language Pathologist was established for the purpose/s of identifying students with communication disabilities; planning and implementing appropriate treatment to minimize adverse impact on student success; recommending treatment plans; and providing direction to Speech Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs).Responsibilities

  • Perform speech and language evaluations
  • Provide direct therapy
  • Supervise Speech Language Pathologist Assistants
  • Prepare required reports
  • Write discharge summaries upon request
  • Assesses students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment
  • Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, administration, maintenance personnel, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines
  • Coordinates meetings and processes for eligible students (e.g. testing/screening, parent conferences, pre-referral staffing, etc.) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans, and/or providing training to parents/students/staff
  • Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Instructs assigned support staff for the purpose of providing information on communicative disorders, use of assistive devices and feeding techniques and/or implementing prescribed treatment plans
  • Instructs eligible students in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g. hearing aids, FM systems, augmentative communication devices, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing the adverse educational impact of communication disorders in accordance with established guidelines and legal requirements
  • Interprets medical reports within the scope of Speech/Language Pathologists experience and goals for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate
  • Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, treatment plans, required documentation, quarterly reports, screening results, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance
  • Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. training, IEPs, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit
  • Performs site visits at multiple work sites including home visits for the purpose of providing therapy and assistance as required
  • Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, Medicaid billings, reports, required documentation, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Provides speech and language therapy to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success
  • Promote Hopebridge philosophies, generating team spirit and creating and maintaining and environment that fosters staff satisfaction, maximizes productivity and profitability.
  • Attend weekly meetings and training as requested. Requirements:
    • Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology
    • Licensed Speech Therapist in the state of Indiana, or able to obtain license
    • Must have obtained CCCs or in process of obtaining CCCs
    • Maintain a negative Tuberculosis screening according to the CDC
    • Obtain and possess and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification and re-certification every 2 years
    • Successful completion and maintenance of Safety Care Training
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbalPreferred Skills
      • Perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
      • Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating specialized equipment used in the treatment of communication disorders; operating standard office equipment including pertinent computer software; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
      • Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms and disorders; principles and practices of speech and language therapy; and pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws.
      • Flexibility is required to specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; utilizing specialized equipment in communication disorders; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; working with detailed information.Competencies
        • Attention to Detail - the ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure
        • Attitude Toward Others - maintaining a positive, open, and objective attitude toward others
        • Commitment to the Job - motivation from within oneself to stay focused and committed to a task
        • Emotional Control - the ability to maintain a rational and objective demeanor when faced with stressful or emotional situations; a measure of self-composure in a difficult situation and the ability to act objectively, rather than impulsively or emotionally
        • Enjoyment of the Job - the feeling that one's job is both fulfilling and rewarding and that it has a positive and useful benefit.
        • Flexibility - the ability to readily modify, respond to, and integrate change with minimal personal resistance
        • Handling Stress - the ability to balance and defuse inner tensions and stresses; the ability to appropriately separate yourself from stressful situations and maintain your own sense of inner peace.Physical Demands
          • Must have full physical dexterity/agility or be able to independently position self and perform all movements required (bending, kneeling, computer typing, standing, fetching documents from file cabinets).
          • Must have sufficient corrected or uncorrected vision to carry out all duties and responsibilities.
          • Need to be able to lift and carry pediatric population (weight ranging from 5 to 50 lbs.)Work Environment
            • Multidisciplinary clinic that uses collaborative approach
            • Inside office workplace where patients meet with therapists
            • Comfortable environment for children and parentsDisclaimerThe above statements reflect general functions of this job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements inherent in this job. The immediate supervisor may elaborate on or add to the above list if the duties come within the employees realm of responsibility.Hopebridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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