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Speech & Language Pathologist

The Providence Center - Behavioral Health Job ID: 0701

Status
Full-Time
Hours
37.5 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Shift
Day
Has Benefits
Yes
Job Description
SUMMARY Provide direct services, classroom consultation and evaluation for behaviorally disordered children. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Upon intake, review historical records and assess the student’s needs for development of the initial Individual Education Plan. Conduct thorough evaluations of students as requested, preparing a comprehensive report that diagnoses communicative strengths and needs and recommends treatment goals and strategies. Develop functional and academic IEP goals based on the available initial assessments/tri-annual evaluations and student histories. Attend IEP meetings as needed. When not attending, prepare written goals on required documents and guide the teacher regarding their presentation at the meeting. Communicate directly with parents and LEA representatives. Provide training and consultation to teachers in instructional procedures to meet IEP goals, and in accommodations to make during the school day. Observe teachers providing individual, small group, and large group instruction in communication programs, as prescribed and trained; provide supervision and feedback.. When determined necessary through the evaluation process, provide direct/indirected speech/language therapy as indicated. Work with the treatment team and families to create situations for the students to generalize their language skills in school, at home, and in the community. Measure progress and record data and notes in the student record (IEP and report card) quarterly and for the annual IEP. Revise students’ instructional program as needed, based on student performance. Participate and/or provide inservice/consultative sessions regarding treatment, trends, and interventions in speech and language. Attend required Center orientation and participate in TPC School staff meetings as scheduled permits. Complete required training (initial and refreshers) in crisis management. Act in compliance with organization, regulatory, and professional standards and guidelines and policies. Perform other duties as assigned and required to provide quality care to students. Maintain cooperative relationships with students, Center employees and the public. -Communicate with various local agencies and other departments or teams at The Center. -Work in cooperation with co-workers and supervisory staff. -Deal with team members regarding problems in a constructive manner. -Accept and use direction and supervision. -Benefit from constructive criticism. Participate in in-service trainings at The Center.
Required Education
Master's degree (M. A.) in Speech/Language Pathology or equivalent. Several years experience working with children and/or adolescents and their families who have communication and/or emotional disorders. Department of Health (RI) State Licensure and certificate of eligibility from RI Department of Education. ASHA certification.
Application Method
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