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Schools Program Speech Language Pathologist

Company: Powerback Rehabilitation
Location: South Holland
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

ECHO Joint Agreement The Speech Language Pathologist, Schools Program shows initiative, responsibility, and action in assigned responsibility; understanding of physical, mental, psychological, and social needs of students; understanding of communication skills, evaluation, and treatment. Desire to work in collaboration with associates to provide quality interdisciplinary patient programming. Using independent judgement, the Speech Pathologist assumes the responsibility of providing a comprehensive evaluation of communication skills and/or feeding skills, and provides goal-oriented treatment to facilitate maximum development of communication and/or feeding skills. This position does provide direct patient care children ages 3-21, including comprehensive assessment, treatment planning and provision of therapy in the school setting. This position serves students with various physical, behavior and developmental challenges. Age range from 3-21 years old. Age specific experience and/or special training and/or expertise is required to serve this populationRESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:Implements a daily program through a consistent daily/weekly schedule that can be shared with the school and/or supervisors.Delivers specialized individual and group instruction.Consults with other staff members that work directly with each of the students in order to better serve the students and their educational/functional needs.Assesses and documents each student's progress through formal and informal tests and measurements.Writes and prepares annual review reports/goals for each student in accordance with their IEP dates in order to remain in compliance with state guidelines.Assists with any school-based speech and language input when writing an FBA/BIP.Provides parent support and education.Attends all school related meetings as scheduled, such as, but not limited to, Triennials, Annual Reviews, Domain, Referrals and pre-IEP meetings for each individual student.Plans and prepares the learning environment by setting up and preparing needs materials and supplies.Follows the guidelines and needs of each of the individual students in the classroom.Maintains professional attitudes and respect to the school.Communicates and follows up with school and families in order to request appropriate MD signatures/orders for school-based occupational therapy referrals in order to initiate and continue with services.Treats all students with dignity, compassion, empathy and respect.Maintains confidentiality about students, their families, and other employees outside the school.Supervises COTA as indicated through state practice act guidelines.Assists the students in activities of daily living such as toileting, feeding, personal hygiene, dressing and diapering as needed.Follows the safety guidelines and directives for the student in regards to functional mobility and orientation (i.e. transfers, wheelchair or walker mobility, etc.) and exercises provided by other related service providers (i.e. physical therapist, vision itinerant, hearing itinerant, occupational therapist, orientation and mobility instructor, etc.).Assists with any devices and assistive technology as outlined by the other related service team members.Collects data and completes reports regarding the student goals and progress.Follows any fire drill or safety guidelines outlined for each individual student.Completes of clear therapy lesson plans in a timely manner in case of any emergencies or substitutes that may have to follow the treatment schedule.Provides screenings and evaluations to determine requirements for skilled school-based speech language pathology intervention relative to client's level of function. This includes, but is not limited to the following areas: providing a comprehensive evaluation of communication skills and/or feeding skills, and provides goal-oriented treatment to facilitate maximum development of communication and/or feeding skills assessments, discharge planning, development of maintenance programs and other related client care issues.Develops and implements treatment plans that focus on functional and measurable outcomes and adheres to professional standards of practice.Provides documentation to maintain quality of therapy records, as it relates to reimbursement guidelines, accuracy of billing information and school requirements.Follows administrative policies and procedures related to emergency procedures, infection control and safety.Coordinates and/or participates in training programs for students, school staff and families.Initiates new program development with focus on needed functional outcomes.Participates in continuous compliance and quality improvement trainings and activities.Meets current objectives and positions the organization for future growth. Completes daily tasks and assignments and processes large volumes of work associated with the operation of the department.Builds positive relationships based on respect for others. Demonstrates a helpful, positive attitude. Maintains effective communication with peers, medical staff, patients, visitors, and families.Meets and exceeds expectations of internal and external customers. All organizational and departmental standards regarding quality of performance are met. Demonstrates a strong commitment to confidentiality. Participates in quality improvement programs as directed.Demonstrates an awareness of and adherence to safety and legal requirements established with an emphasis on maintaining a safe environment.Reports any accidents, injuries, and unsafe equipment and conditions to supervisor by the end of the shift and reports any pre-existing conditions as identified by the ADA.Immediately reports and corrects, if possible, unsafe conditions or equipment.Compiles with relevant regulations, standards and policies governing safe workplace environment (OSHA, JCAHO, etc.)Maintains current knowledge of all aspects of the facility's safety program by attending safety-related training as mandated upon hire and thereafter as required by facility.Accepts modified work assignments after receiving the physician's release to return to work following an accident/ injury.Follows the prescribed/recommended treatment given by treating physician(s) after an accident/injury.Participates in required professional, licensure and credentialing continuing educational programs.Follows all facility guidelines outlining standards of attendance and punctuality. Responsible for reporting to and completing work at assigned times.Therapists will be paid an hourly rate for all work performed. It is expected that all billing documents are verified as per program policy and submitted within guidelines established by the program according to state contractual agreement.Universal precautions will be observed in order to prevent contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials.Performs other related duties as required.Requirements:Graduation from a program satisfying the American Speech/Language/Hearing Association's academic and practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).Must hold a valid license issued by the State in which they are practicing.The ability to communicate effectively with interdisciplinary staff, visitors, outside agencies and members of the community is also required.CPR certification is required.A valid Professional Educators License (PEL) is also required.Compensation: $44-$48/hr

Keywords: Powerback Rehabilitation, Chicago , Schools Program Speech Language Pathologist, Other , South Holland, Illinois

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