Speech-Language Pathologist

Primary Purpose:

Conduct assessments that will identify the presence of a communication disorder, including specific impairments in articulation, language, voice, and fluency skills. Provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce impairments that interfere with clients’ abilities.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Texas license as a speech-language pathologist granted by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SBESLPA) or TEA certificate in speech therapy
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) issued from ASHA or may be completing a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Skill in the use of tests and measurements for assessing communication disorders
  • Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions; Ability to instruct and manage student behavior
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Assessment & Therapy

  1. Develop Plans of Care that support assessment results including appropriate long term and short term goals and objectives.
  2. Plan and provide appropriate individual therapy to clients consistent with speech and language goals
  3. Evaluate client progress and determine ongoing need for therapy services.
  4. Conduct individual evaluations to assess clients with speech or language disorders and determine eligibility for services.
  5. Develop clinical management strategies or procedures and diagnostic statements by interpreting observations or data.
  6. Participate in conferences with parents and guardians to assist in interpretation of assessment data and goal setting for clients with communication disorders.

Clinic Climate & Improvement

  • Present a positive role model for clients through interactions and presentation.
  • Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors and colleagues.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to plan and implement therapeutic activities to improve communication skills of clients.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and parents regarding the accomplishment of therapy goals and needs of the client.
  • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of speech-language pathology services and make changes based on the findings. Apply continuous improvement strategies to assessment and therapy practices.

Client Management

  1. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity and developmental levels and interests of clients.
  2. Effectively communicate with colleagues, clients, and parents regarding the accomplishment of therapy goals and needs of clients.

Program Management

  1. May supervise licensed speech-language pathology assistants and graduate students at the discretion and appointment of the Clinic Director.
  2. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents in a timely fashion adhering to guidelines and requests.
  3. Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Clinic Support & Work Conditions

  1. Use effective verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Determination and management of necessary materials needed for Professional Development.
  3. Complete all trainings and professional development requested in a timely manner.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work under timeline demands.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to assist in all areas of the clinic as requested.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to self-initiate tasks and projects that will benefit clients as well as the staff and clinic.
  8. Complete Community Support Events in order to participate in community outreach events that benefit our clients, help educate the general public and connect the general public to services.
  9. Complete all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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