EARLY INTERVENTION

SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

 

Program Description:

The Early Intervention Speech/Language Pathologist Assistant will provide direct treatment to children with significant speech and language delays through developmental individual treatment and in groups using a family-centered approach, under the direct supervision of the Speech/Language Pathologist.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. To assist children in the following areas:

Speech and Language:

  • Cognitive-language (comprehensive)

  • Expressive language (speech)

  • Oral peripheral: structural and motor

  • Auditory perception including processing and memory

  • Provide a minimum of 70% productivity which may include group services and individual treatment

  1. To provide direct treatment to children with speech and language delays as designed by the Speech/Language Pathologist

  2. To provide articulation therapy

  3. Provide home visits within the scope of their practice

  4. Participate in co-treatment with one or more E.I. Specialists for the purpose of consultation and coordination regarding treatment planning and implementation under the direct or indirect supervision of the Speech/Language Pathologist Assistant

  5. Can provide input in the development of Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

 

General Job Duties:

  1. Submit paperwork as requested to meet requirements of UCP

  2. Assist with all UCP activities, as requested

  3. Cooperatively maintain lines of communication with all UCP personnel, parents/guardians to ensure integration of services positively and professionally

  4. Positively represent the agency, within the community, as required.

  5. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with school personnel, local, state and federal agency staff and other human service and rehabilitation agencies to promote collaborative and effective assistance for consumers

  6. Maintain area in a safe and attractive manner

  7. Maintain CPR and First Aid certification

  8. Perform any other job appropriate and emergency duties as assigned by supervisor and Executive Director

  9. Apply agency program policy and procedures particularly in the areas of crisis, emergency, health and safety, individual rights and abuse

  10. Comply with all safety and sanitation regulations, infection control and universal precautions

  11. Maintain confidentiality of all information relative to the children and adults with disabilities served and their families

  12. For security purposes, sign in and out of the building when entering and exiting for oneself only

  13. Perform job functions in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of the organization

  14. Complies with all state and federal regulations, including Mandated Reporter requirements

  15. Responsible to understand, implement and document all objectives and indicators of the agency specific to the assigned department or program and as assigned

  16. Insure healthy boundaries are established with all consumers

  17. Functions as a member of the UCP interdisciplinary team

  18. Participate in conferences and other in-service trainings as requested, attend meetings, participate in committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines

  19. Provide transportation, as needed

  20. Incorporate sensitivity to cultural, religious, racial, disability and gender issues into daily practices and interactions

Qualifications:

  1. Associate’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited university

  2. Certification in CPR and First Aid, including a program that specifically addresses treatment of infants and toddlers

  3. Experience in early childhood assessment and programming is preferred

  4. Familiarity with specialized treatment, i.e. deaf/hard of hearing, cleft lip and palate, oral motor dysfunction, communication disorders

  5. Demonstrated interest in pediatrics and professional development

  6. Must be able to meet the medical requirements included in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Early Intervention Operational Standards, including physical examinations, vaccinations and infectious disease testing

 

Physical Demands:

The employee is regularly required to sit and stand; push and pull with force.  The employee is occasionally required to climb and stoop; reach with hands and arms; use hand to finger objects and controls.  The employee may lift and or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision; reading of written, printed, or computer screen data.

 

Supervision:

The Speech/Language Pathologist Assistant is supervised by the Speech/Language Pathologist with CCC and a minimum of 3 years experience.  In the absence of the Speech/Language Pathologist, the Speech/Language Pathologist Assistant is supervised by Director of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Services.  In the absence of the Director of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Services, the Speech/Language Pathologist Assistant is supervised by the Clinical Team Leader or the Executive Director.

I have read and understand the above job description and fully understand my duties and obligations.

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Employee Signature                                                               Date

 

4-15-15