Speech Language Pathologist - Temp Position

at Kurz Solutions (view profile)
Location Montgomery, Alabama
Date Posted August 23, 2018
Category Therapist
Job Type Full-time
Internal Job ID 18-00110

Description

SLP - Speech Language Pathologist - Pediatric
12-Week Temporary Assignment - Oct 22, 2018 - Feb 01, 2019

The Community - Montgomery, AL
Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, is the county seat of Montgomery County and is known as the Capital of Dreams. Named for Richard Montgomery, it is located on the Alabama River, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. It is the second largest city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and the 103rd largest in the US as of the 2010 Census. Montgomery has won several national awards including being voted Best Historic City by USA Today, being named an All-America City in 2014 by the National Civic League, and being named the happiest city in Alabama. Montgomery has also been recognized nationally for its successful and ongoing downtown revitalization and new urbanism projects with Montgomery having been one of the first cities in the nation to implement Smart Code Zoning. In addition to housing many Alabama government agencies, public and private universities, high-tech manufacturing and cultural attractions, Montgomery has a large military presence due to Maxwell Air Force Base.

Maxwell Air Force Base
Located in Montgomery, Maxwell's history dates back to the Wright Brothers' flying school of 1910. Today, Maxwell is home to more than 12,500 active-duty, reserve, civilian, and contractor personnel providing a significant economic and cultural impact on the Montgomery area.

Summary
Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays. Perform other assignments or duties as required.

Requirements (Duties include but are not limited to)

  • Provide service to eligible children and their families in the natural or least restrictive setting. The service setting may include children’s homes, DOD Schools, child care homes, child care centers, and other military hospitals and clinics. Services shall be provided to hospitalized infants and toddlers by consultation only and under the close supervision of the physician responsible for the patient.
  • Participate in the screening of infants and toddlers birth through two years of age (until the third birthday) to determine the likelihood of developmental delay.
  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary evaluation team for infants and toddlers with potential delays to determine their level of functioning and strengths and concerns in the five developmental areas of cognitive, motor, communication, socio-emotional and self-help/adaptive domains.
  • Assist in the determination of appropriate curriculum, strategies and outcomes for child and family programming which addresses delays or potential delays and family concerns in the five developmental areas.
  • Ensure the adaptations and accommodations recommended by other practitioners are incorporated in the child’s daily activities.
  • Participate in EDIS team meetings for pre-eligibility staffing and with the families to determine eligibility.
  • Participate with the Early Intervention team and family to develop an appropriate Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Ensure that the goals reflect the concerns and priorities of the family, are functional and meaningful to the child and family, and have measurable outcomes.
  • Provide competent discipline specific services to children and families determined eligible for EDIS services. These services may be provided through direct services, consultation, monitoring or home-based treatment plans as appropriate.
  • Provide discipline specific in-service training to other EDIS staff to promote trans-disciplinary service delivery within the EDIS team.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to other team member, Child Development Services staff, other child health care providers, and extended family members to promote a comprehensive network of individualized services and implementation of home-based intervention plans.
  • Provide home program for parents to maintain progress between visits, repeats x 2, providing an explanation of parental rights and procedural safeguards in easily understood, family friendly language.
  • Maintain current, up to date documentation of service delivery and service coordination.

Qualifications

Education/Certification/Experience

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Must have national certification in speech pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • Board Certified and have an unencumbered licensed or certification in at least on state or territory.
  • Must have and maintain certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) or pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • At least 2 years of experience within the past 5 years serving infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.
  • At least 1 year of experience providing services under IDEA to children of any age.
  • Experience as a member of an interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary early intervention team, experience in providing family-centered intervention or experience in a community-based service delivery system.
  • Experience in developing functional outcomes for Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP).
  • Experience in operation of unique military health care computer systems/procedures: Composite Health Care systems (CHCS) – AHLTA, Enterprise Wide Referral and Authorization System (EWRAS), and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Familiarity with Part C of IDEA and the requirements for measurable outcomes.
  • Possess, and can use, interpersonal skills of compassion and empathy to assist those family members who may be emotionally distraught, and exhibit depressed or angry behavior, to develop a sense of competence regarding the infant/toddler with disabilities.
  • Have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to rightly evaluate children; assist and teach families; articulate the developmental needs of the child; consult with families, care givers, and other professionals; explain the scope of services provided to families and county and state officials; and participate in team/group interactions, work groups, and decision making.
  • Have the skills and ability to provide competent face-to-face contact with infants/toddlers with disabilities, their families, other members of the Team, child care providers, physicians, and county and state.
  • Possess, and can use, interpersonal skills of valuing inter-and trans-disciplinary work, handling professional disagreements effectively, and communicating the unique viewpoint and contributions in the field of Speech Language Pathology early childhood occupational therapy during contacts with other professionals and child care providers.
  • Understand and uphold professional standards and ethical behavior regarding the delivery of clinical social work services, the provision of psychotherapy, and the treatment of psychopathology.

Other Requirements

  • Read, understand, speak, and write English well enough to communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare workers and have a United States citizenship.
  • Comply with reasonable dress and grooming standards based on comfort, professional, productivity, health, safety and type of position occupied. Due to the diversity of work functions and locations, appropriate dress standards may vary significantly. Employee attire will be in good repair, and should not be considered offensive, disruptive, or unsafe.
  • A fully qualified typist (computer keyboard) is required.
  • General medical ethics, telephone etiquette, and excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Proficient in operation of standard office equipment, such as personal computers, copiers, fax machines, and telephone systems.
  • Have a reliable vehicle to drive to home visits.

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