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Preschool Speech Pathologist (SLP)

Employer
The Arc Erie County New York
Location
Williamsville, NY, United States
Salary
Competitive
Are you a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) looking for:

  • Excellent work life balance
  • Affordable healthcare benefits
  • Excellent PTO
  • Weekends, Nights and Holidays OFF
  • Opportunities for advancement w/ a leading agency
  • Rewarding career path & growth
  • On the job training with experienced managers
  • Being a part of a great culture & great team
  • Helping others in need!
  • Fun working environment

If so, The Arc Erie County is currently seeking Speech Pathologists (SLP) for our Preschool program located in the Tonawanda, NY area. Why Achieve with The Arc Erie County? Becoming a SLP for us means:
  • Providing quality care to students w/ intellectual & developmental disabilities
  • Implementing treatment by administering and/or supervising therapy procedures involving selected activities, treatment, and therapeutic/adaptive equipment as needed, to fulfill specific, person centered, goals and objectives.
  • Completes the necessary documentation such as assessments, evaluations, screening, plans (ITPs, Feeding Instructions etc.), progress notes related to person specific progress on designated goals, session documentation, and equipment protocols, and letters of medical necessity for therapeutic equipment as necessary.

Our Full-Time positions are Monday - Friday w/ no evenings, no weekends, and no holidays! Our salary range is $29-$35 per hour based off experience.
Interested candidates should have successful completion of a Speech Language Pathologist program recognized by the Council on Academic Accreditation PLUS current licensure (with the exception of CFY) within NY State. Limited license may be required for CFY candidates (directly billing Medicare). ASHA certification preferred.

Full Job Description is listed below:
Job Title:
Speech Pathologist
Department:
Clinical Services
Job Grade:
6

Position Summary:
To provide Speech Therapy services within the parameters of the NY State Office of the Professions to the people we support by evaluating, clinically assessing, treating, consulting with other professionals and/or supports, and completing the necessary paperwork in keeping with requirements of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act, New York State Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department, Policies and Procedures of the agency, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities OPWDD, Medicaid, Medicare, insurance companies, municipalities, Department of Health, school districts, and other regulating bodies as necessary.
The Speech Language Pathologist should advocate and work toward assisting the people we support, through person centered planning, by facilitating the plans, goals, and positive supports necessary to assist the person in progressing towards the person's desired outcomes.
Reporting Relationship:
Receives direct supervision from the Coordinator of Speech Therapy and/or Associate Director of Clinical Services. Provides guidance and instruction to support staff and volunteers regarding Speech Therapy techniques and/or equipment. Provides supervision and guidance to fieldwork students/interns and/or practitioners in their Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) or Speech Therapist/Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH).
Speech Therapist/TSHH works under the direction of a qualified Speech Language Pathologist and receives supervision from the Coordinator of Speech Therapy and/or Associate Director of Clinical Services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Screens and evaluates people in terms of communication, oral motor skills, swallowing, augmentative communication needs, and functional activities as related to the scope of practice for speech therapy.
  • Follows agency procedures for obtaining, maintaining, and renewing prescriptions for speech therapy services as applicable.
  • Develop functional age-appropriate goals and outcomes/objectives for incorporation into the person's plan (IEP, ITP, etc.) to meet the unique Speech Therapy related needs of the people we support.
  • Implement treatment by administering and/or supervising therapy procedures involving selected activities, treatment, and therapeutic/adaptive equipment as needed, to fulfill specific, person centered, goals and objectives.
  • Completes the necessary documentation such as; assessments, evaluations, screening, plans (IEPs, ITPs, etc.), progress notes related to person specific progress on designated goals, session documentation, and equipment protocols, and letters of medical necessity for therapeutic equipment as necessary.
  • Trains staff/caregivers to carry out speech therapy programs (communication device use, feeding programs, etc.) related activities to further benefit the person for maximum carry over.
  • Serves as a consultant to staff and team members addressing questions relating to communication and feeding/swallowing as needed.
  • Maintains accurate, truthful, and complete records as required by laws and agency policy including, but not limited to the New York State Education Department (SED), The Speech-Language Pathology Guidelines, New York State Office of the Professions, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Medicaid, Medicare, insurance companies, municipalities, Department of Health, school districts, and other regulating bodies as necessary.
  • Prepares and maintains work setting, equipment, and supplies in accordance with health and safety requirements and agency policies.
  • Plans and maintains a schedule for therapy according to assigned workload.
  • Keeps current within the scope of practice of speech language pathology including, but not limited to; being informed of the current educational and therapeutic trends in this practice area as well as with current research in proven appropriate methods and practice.
  • Attends and participates in conferences, treatment team meetings, and other meetings as needed.
  • Immediately reports, all accidents or incidents of staff, or the people we support, and complete required documentation as directed by the agency's policies and procedures.
  • Provides supervisory oversight for a Speech Language Pathologist in their CFY or a TSHH in accordance with the regulations of the New York State Office of Professions.
  • Maintains and protects confidential or other sensitive information such as Personal Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information as defined in the agency's policies and procedures.
  • Maintains the necessary credentials (valid License to practice) from the New York State Office of Professions and other credentialing bodies (NPI enumeration, Medicaid provider number, etc.) as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required by supervisor.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Successful completion of a Speech Language Pathologist program recognized by the Council on Academic Accreditation PLUS current licensure (with the exception of CFY) within NY State. Applicants working in a school program must have a teaching certificate (TSHH or TSSLD). Limited license may be required for CFY candidates (directly billing Medicare). ASHA certification preferred.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Physical demands and Exposure Risk outlined on attached form (A)
  • Mental Requirements:
The ability to read, write legibly, write with proper grammar, analyze, memorize, process information, be perceptive/comprehensive, show good judgment, take initiative, have good math skills, demonstrate decision making skills, plan and prioritize to meet deadlines, as well as follow both written and oral directions. Adhere to and administer agency's policies, procedures, rules and regulations. The willingness to accept and perform duties and responsibilities not ordinarily associated with the position in cases of emergency or when unusual/unpredictable circumstances arise.
  • Human Relations Skills:
The ability to professionally communicate and interact with people in a positive manner, demonstrate the ability to be a leader, and serve as an appropriate role model to staff members. The ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with others. Receive supervision and instruction in a positive manner. The ability to demonstrate sensitivity and concern for the confidentiality, welfare, and rights of the people we support and their families while exhibiting the characteristics of understanding, patience, and tact. Maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times.
  • Equipment Operation:
The ability to safely utilize/operate typical household appliances, cleaners, and chemicals. The ability to operate office equipment, such as, but not limited to, computer, copier/printer, phone, fax machine, etc. The ability to maintain and adjust therapeutic equipment as needed.
Agency Principles:
  • All staff members will assure and demonstrate the promotion of fundamental rights and protections for the people that we support. These include practices that treat people with dignity and respect at all times, ensure safety, best possible health/well-being and provide the person with continuity and personal security through the use of natural supports, positive relationships and opportunities for integration in the community. Staff members should also advocate and work toward assisting the people we support through person-centered planning to achieve the personal outcome goals that they have chosen by facilitating the plans and positive supports necessary to assist the person in progressing toward each outcome.
  • Demonstrates the agency values of integrity, respect, responsibility, trust, teamwork, positive attitude, learning and honesty in working with students (persons), families, colleagues and members of our community.
  • Good attendance is vital for the efficient and effective operation of quality programming and is an essential job function of this position.
  • In the event of a weather, health or other emergency, staff may be REDEPLOYED as needed to provide necessary staffing coverage. This may include a redeployment/temporary reassignment to another physical location or line of business, i.e. Clinicians may be redeployed to temporarily work in an IRA, a school location or Day Hab site. This may be a remote or in person assignment and will be determined based on the needs of the individuals we serve.
This position is EXEMPT from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standard Act.
The Arc Erie County New York retains the right to change this job description at any time.

The Arc Erie County New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

Please make sure to complete an application by clicking here for this job posting.

Job Attachment : View Attachment

Itinerant Location : 205 Yorkshire Road Tonawanda, NY 14150

Salary: From : 29.00

Salary: To : 35.00

Salary Competitive : Y

Appointment Status : Permanent

Position Status : Full time

Required Certification Type : Speech {6190}

Contact Person's Name : Lisa Coughlin

Contact Person's Title : Coordinator of Speech Therapy

Contact Person's Phone : 716-876-3901

Contact Person's Email : lcoughlin@arceriecounty.org

Job Posting Link : https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/arcnewyork/Site/THEARCERIECOUNTY/Posting/View/16836

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