General Statement of Duties:
To provide direct client services through the Early Intervention program. Services are provided to infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. The ITC Speech Therapist works under the supervision of the Local System Manager. This position requires considerable independence and autonomy in day-to-day decision-making about service delivery; requires expertise in speech and language development, special education, early childhood development, developmental delay, and/or intellectual disability; and ability to work effectively with parents and infants, work cooperatively with staff from other agencies, and work as part of a team are essential.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluates and assesses infants and toddlers for speech and language delays and/or disabilities:
Evaluates and assesses infants and toddlers for adaptive equipment/assistive technology needs;
Provides direct speech therapy services to ITC clients;
Participates in multidisciplinary assessments and team meetings for individual children;
Maintains effective relationships with co-workers, children, and families based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;
Participates in staff development activities as required;
Participates in staff meetings and team development;
Adheres to regulations and standards established by or for compliance with human rights regulations, agency licensure requirements, Part C requirements for early intervention services, confidentiality statutes, third party payor rules, professional code of ethics, etc.;
Exhibits excellent customer service, including promptly returning phone calls, use of Credible, voice mail, e-mail, etc.;
Completes clinical and/or administrative documentation as specified by or within CSB standards, payor requirements, Medicaid regulations, professional standards, etc.;
Meets agency standards for staff productivity;
Adjusts work hours to meet agency needs;
May provide clinical supervision to students or volunteers;
Performs other duties as assigned, consistent with established operational policies and procedures.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent diagnostic and evaluative skills in the areas of infant and toddler speech and language development and adaptive equipment needs; thorough knowledge of the principles of child development, developmental delay, and disabilities; good interpersonal skills with the ability to teach and to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to work effectively with persons from a wide variety of educational and socioeconomic backgrounds who may vary markedly in their understanding of infant development; exhibits consistently good judgment and a high level of independence and initiative; ability to work effectively as a team member and with other community agencies; basic computer literacy and word processing skills required.
Possession of a current, valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
Minimum Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Speech Therapy and current licensure to practice Speech Therapy in Virginia. Staff member is responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office. Experience with infants and toddlers is very desirable.
Equipment: Telephone, vehicle, PC, word processing program
Work Environment: Facilities, community settings, and individuals’ homes.
Work Hazards: Standard hazards associated with general day-to-day community activities.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, regular office hours; Some evening and weekend hours required as scheduled. Additional hours as needed to perform job requirements. Regular attendance is required.