Title: Speech Language Pathologist
Reports To: ESP Program Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for providing direct early intervention for children in conjunction with the family in the natural environment based on the Individualized Family Service Plan developed by the team. The Speech Language Pathologist will provide support and modeling/coaching for the family around identified needs. After passing Service Coordination Training, the employee is expected to perform all duties required as a Service Coordinator as mandated by the CT Department of Developmental Services’ (DDS) Birth to Three Program or CS-HHC.
CS-HHC’s Expectations of all Employees
- Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures
- Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC’s Values at all times
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
- Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS-HHC concerns
- Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position
- Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides direct early intervention for the child in their natural environment as specified on the Individualized Family Service Plan in conjunction with provision of parent coaching/modeling/support
- Implements developmental evaluation/assessment using a standardized tool or other approved evaluation tool and then produce a detailed narrative report
- Develops an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) /specialized or general plan of goals and objectives for children and families as assigned
- Supports the family in developing or acquiring assistive technology equipment in addition to coaching/modeling use of assistive technology equipment with the child
- Completes all documentation within mandated timeline(s)
- Responsible for supervision of Aides, E.I. Associates and Speech Language Pathologists without certification assigned
- Performs all duties required as a Service Coordinator as mandated by the CT Department of Developmental Services’ (DDS) Birth to Three Program or CS-HHC when Service Coordination Training is completed
- Performs all other duties as required
Education: Master’s Degree in Communication Disorder with license as specified by ASHA, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) the lead agency or the Hill Health Center (CS-HHC).
Experience: At least one (1) year of field experience working with young children preferred.
Knowledge/Abilities: Knowledge of child development and competency in discipline of Speech Language Pathology required. Ability to implement developmental approaches of early intervention for children with special needs. Ability to support, educate, and maintain family involvement as part of the child’s intervention. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Knowledge of communication development, assistive technology, feeding, apraxia, and other discipline related areas. Ability to speak Spanish or other second language preferred.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit for extended periods of time. The employee is required to work in the natural environment (home, daycare, babysitter, playgroup, park, etc.) to provide services. The ability to sit on the floor or on a low chair at child size table is required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
A valid driver’s license and vehicle to drive is necessary. Travel within the State of Connecticut is required on a regular basis.
How to Apply
Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center