GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the Principal of the Chimes School, is responsible for the provision of services relating to speech pathology.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION(S):
- Provides full speech and language assessment and evaluation, direct and consultative services, as mandated through the IEP process and directed by the local school jurisdiction.
- Follows COMAR as it relates to services, documentation, licensure and billing requirements.
- Develops IEP goals and objectives that meet the individual needs of the student.
- Participates in state testing practices.
- Provides feedback, direction and staff training in regards to the use of assistive technology and audiological services in collaboration with the local school system.
- Coordinates with Director of Vocational Programs, or designee, to assist in providing services to students in transition and those receiving services through day programming.
- Consults with parents and other professionals to guide and collaborate speech and language related needs
- Consults with school staff in the development and implementation of programs for remediation.
- Provides yearly audio metric, Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) screenings for students at Chimes School.
- Participates as a member of the Team Meeting as required.
- Attends and participates in inservice training, staff meetings, and other activities to facilitate professional development.
- Attends work regularly according to assigned work schedule and in accordance with Agency policy.
- Works cooperatively with others including all staff, supervisors, administrators, co-workers, individuals served, community professionals, customers, vendors and the public.
- Follows instructions.
- Is a positive role model for individuals served and Agency staff.
- Contributes to a work atmosphere in a manner which is positive, enthusiastic, respectful and courteous.
- Uses technology for the completion of specified job duties.
- Assumes other duties, responsibilities and special projects as needed.
1. Works cooperatively and effectively with Agency volunteers maximizing the volunteers’ experience while meeting the needs of individuals served and the programs.
2. May provide clinical oversight and supervision of Speech and Language student interns and/or Clinical Fellowship, working closely with area universities.
Ability to communicate on the telephone
Valid driver’s license from place of residence and ability to drive
Ability to write
Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions
Ability to work with little direct supervision
Ability to speak
Ability to read
Ability to hear
Ability to understand technical written material
Compassion & respect for persons with developmental disabilities and the ability to earn their confidence
Ability to lift 20 lbs.
Ability to use computer
Valid certifications in CPR/FA
Ability to bend, lift & carry
Full awareness of environmental stimuli
Master’s degree in speech pathology from an accredited college or university, plus a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association or eligibility for such certification. Must have a current license from the State of Maryland to practice speech pathology.
At least one year experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities. Must have an acceptable driving record as determined by criteria established by the Agency’s insurance carrier and by Agency policy. May require use of car based on assignment.
Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
Effective decision-making and problem solving skills.
Effective management skills with an ability to plan and implement systems that are outcome oriented and ensure quality service delivery.
Must be organized, flexible and dedicated to quality service delivery.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
Proficient in technology applications.
Knowledge and use of speech therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and evidence based practice to guide intervention decisions.
Ability to determine the need for a speech therapy evaluation and to select and administer appropriate assessment tools to evaluate the student.
Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards in job performance.
Ability to participate collaboratively with multi-disciplinary educational teams to develop Individualized Education Plans to meet student needs.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, policies and procedures that mandate and guide occupational therapy practice in schools.
Ability to provide guidance, direction and technical support to staff.
SKILLS TEST: Yes
NOTE: At the discretion of the Personnel Officer, additional related experience and/or education may be substituted in lieu of the requirements specified under Education and Experience.
The Chimes Family of Services began in 1947 as a small school in Baltimore, Maryland for children with intellectual developmental disabilities. Through planned growth over the years, we currently have services in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and Israel.
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Role: Speech Pathologist
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