The Speech Language
Pathologist serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team responsible for
the identification, assessment, planning, and delivery of services to children
with communicative or feeding and swallowing disorders, and delays in
development of communication skills.
Duties include the
referral to medical or other professional services necessary for the
habilitation and rehabilitation of children with disorders or delays in
communication. The position reports to the Early Childhood Intervention program
Early Childhood Intervention serves children in Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Rusk,
Upshur, and Panola counties.
Fulltime and parttime positions (with benefits).
(May include but not limited to the following):
- Serves as a member of the
assessment and/or IFSP team representing the field of Speech Language
- Uses appropriate tools and
techniques to determine a child's need for speech therapy services as
evidenced in the child's comprehensive report.
- Reports results of evaluations,
including clinical judgment, and assist in planning for appropriate
services to meet the child's and family's needs.
- Serves as Speech Language
Pathologist on the interdisciplinary team responsible for Speech Language
Pathologist therapy services.
- Provides direct services to
children in home and community settings to address the functional needs of
the child related to the habilitation, rehabilitation or prevention of
communicative or feeding and swallowing disorders or delays in the
development of communication skills as evidenced in the IFSP and progress
- Refers for medical or other
professional service necessary to aid in the habilitation, rehabilitation,
or prevention of communicative or feeding and swallowing disorders or delays
in development of communicative skills in the acquisition of functional
skills in the child as evidenced in progress notes.
- Assists parents, staff and
caregivers in adapting the child's environment to facilitate development
and to promote the acquisition of functional skills as evidenced in home
program and/or the child's IDP.
- Designs and/or acquire tools
and devices for the child to aid in the development of functional skills
as evidenced by an assistive technology evaluation and progress notes.
- Receives necessary information,
and documents speech language services to assure that content of case
files is accurate and up to date.
- Assumes duties and
responsibilities related to third parties for speech/language services
- Prepares written reports in a
comprehensive manner and in accordance with established professional
- Presents in periodic reviews
and evaluations of child/family and program progress with other members of
the ECI team.
- Increases professional
knowledge and skills related to job assignment and discipline.
- Prepares written reports in
accordance with established program guidelines.
The competencies listed here are representative
of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of
- Self-motivating, able to work
- Strong organizational and time
- Ability to effectively
communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.
- Ability to effectively collaborate
with a variety of individuals, teams, and systems.
- Record data neatly, coherently,
accurately, and objectively.
- Follow service implementation
processes designed to meet the needs of people served and funding-source
- Emergency/Crisis Intervention
- Ability to proficiently work
with computers and electronic records.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Master's degree in
speech-language pathology from an accredited or approved institution.
- A minimum of one-year experience
in working with children with developmental delays is preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Licensed as a speech-language
pathologist according to regulations set forth by the Texas State
- Valid driver's license.
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to
enable individuals with limitations to perform the essential functions.
- Must be able to complete
activities necessary to perform services, which includes but is not
limited to bending, lifting up to 44 pounds, carrying, crawling, and
- Must be able to tolerate
excessive heat and cold.
- Local travel
- Service area includes the
following counties: Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Rusk, Upshur, and Panola.
The work environment describe here is
representative of that which the majority of employee encounter. These
conditions may vary. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Services may be delivered at Community
Healthcore's facilities, or in the field (client's residence, daycare,
etc.). Hence, noise level, temperature, and other conditions will vary based
on location of service.