Greenfield, NH 03047
There is no experience so personally and professional invigorating as working as a Speech-Language Pathologist at our Private School. It requires a unique blend of industry expertise, a committed desire to try new things, a team-focused attitude--and a sense of humor!
Our students are extraordinarily unique, many of them bringing a combination of diagnoses, including autism, emotional disorder, medical fragility, cerebral palsy, visual impairment and more. That means each student requires his or her own specific approach, their own key to unlocking their communication capabilities and achieving incredible breakthroughs.
As a Speech-Language Pathologist you will have a central role in the entire process, from assessment to treatment—and enjoy a front-row seat to these amazing achievements. Come join our team of tight-knit, fun-loving, trailblazing professionals.
SLPs are expected to adhere to the Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
• Current NH State license, in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.
• Current ASHA CCC.
• Basic computer, internet, and mobile device functions and use.
• Basic skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising the persons care.
Demonstrates competency in the following areas:
• Provides direct and group therapy sessions to students.
• Establishes and maintains rapport with a variety of students, as dictated by caseload.
• Plans instruction for fostering communication and social interaction, in a variety of environments, with multiple communication partners.
• Integrates communication, social interaction, cognition, and adaptive function goals within the academic curriculum, residential setting, and vocational setting (where appropriate).
• Develops and/or implements instructional strategies and materials that are responsive to the characteristics, needs, and interests of each student.
• Demonstrates understanding of the implications of developmental and intellectual disabilities and the impact on learning.
• Demonstrates knowledge in the purposes and applications of AAC systems.
• Demonstrates knowledge of disorders of spoken language and literacy and their links to each other and to related communication disorders.
• Demonstrates knowledge of characteristics and challenges of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in social communication, language, literacy, related cognitive skills, behavior, and emotional regulation.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the dynamic relationship between communication and behavior.
• Incorporates basic medical information into the selection and implementation of comprehensive intervention procedures.
• Demonstrates knowledge of normal, age-appropriate language, socio-communicative, and cognitive-communicative abilities.
• Demonstrates knowledge of language and communication functions as they relate to school-based tasks and to learning.
• Demonstrates knowledge of cognitive processes and systems (e.g. attention, perception, memory, organization, executive function).
• Demonstrates knowledge of language domains (i.e. phonologic, morphologic, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic) and their interrelatedness with cognition.
• Demonstrates knowledge of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of swallowing and speech sound production.
• Demonstrates knowledge of signs and symptoms of swallowing and/or feeding disorders in the individual’s behavior, medical history, and medical status.
• Works effectively within an interdisciplinary team, for the provision of direct and indirect therapy services.
• Performs assessments and evaluations for students.
• Selects and uses appropriate standard and non-standard assessment instruments, for a variety of speech-language needs.
• Participates appropriately in interdisciplinary assessment teams.
• Interprets assessment information gathered from both formal and informal measures.
• Integrates relevant background information, results from observation and non-standard assessments, standard test results, and other diagnostic information to formulate a differential speech-language diagnosis.
• Generates audience-appropriate written reports and recommendations, based on assessment findings.
• Appropriately presents assessment findings and associated recommendations, verbally, to appropriate team members.
• Demonstrates understanding of the AAC assessment process.
• Demonstrates awareness of prognostic indicators for functional natural speech and language.
• Develops and tracks progress toward student-specific treatment goals, including the generation of associated documentation.
• Writes measureable student-specific goals and objectives/benchmarks for student IEPs.
• Collects and reports on goal-related baseline data.
• Uses evidence to drive treatment: collects performance data to analyze progress and modify intervention.
• Generates informative progress reports, as required by each student’s IEP.
• Collaborates with other service providers and family members to develop meaningful goals.
• Provides counseling and education, as appropriate, to student teams including CMRC staff, students’ families, and outside consultants, advocates, and/or representatives.
• Explains intervention strategies and rationale, in a way that is accessible to a variety of team members.
• Communicates the need and benefits of services, for individuals with speech-language, and/or swallowing disorders.
• Reports student profile/current level, in a manner that identifies strengths and challenges.
• Provides education and training to families and staff, in order to facilitate safety, continued student growth and learning, and/or maintenance of current skills.
• Leads the team in designing learning environments that encourage initiation of communication and active participation in individual and group educational, vocational, and social activities.
• Responds to team member concerns in a timely and effective manner.
• Demonstrates competency in business practices
• Demonstrates basic understanding of funding sources and their impact on clinical services.
• Demonstrates understanding of the impact of productivity and efficiency on the financial viability of the organization and department as well as their effect on the value associated with clinical services. Meets productivity requirements.
• Follows appropriate service delivery models including the establishment, maintenance, and adherence to an efficient schedule.
• Documents delivered services, including appropriate data, in a timely manner.
• Generates written reports within established timelines.
• Submits accurate and complete billing paperwork on time.
• Participates in quality improvement initiatives, as deemed appropriate by supervisor.
• Demonstrates appropriate judgment, confidence in decisions, and inclusion of supervisory assistance, as appropriate.
• Supervision of Speech-Language Assistants, Speech-Language Aides, and Communication Tech Specialists
• Demonstrates understanding of the ASHA Guidelines for the Training, Credentialing, Use and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.
• Assess student’s need, in order to determine if use of an assistant etc. is appropriate.
• Determines and assigns tasks to the aide/assistant which are within that aide/assistant’s scope and are consistent with their knowledge and skills.
• Provides effective guidance and supervision required, based on the needs of the client, the experience of the Aide/Assistant, the service delivery type, and the task assigned, in order to ensure quality of care.
• Continuing education and professional development
• Continues to develop competency areas, as defined by ASHA competency check-lists, in the areas of AAC; Autism; Language, socio-communicative, and/or cognitive-communication impairments; MR/DD; Supervision of Assistants; and Swallowing and Feeding.
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