Speech Therapist
Abilities United, Inc. - Palo Alto, CA

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DESCRIPTION

The Early Intervention Program offers in-home and center-based services for children from birth to three years old who have developmental delays or are at risk of delay. Our multi-disciplinary team of special educators and therapists provides structured developmental and educational opportunities. Parent participation and extensive family support are integral parts of this service.

JOB SUMMARY: This position exists in order to provide effective speech and language therapy to increase communication skills.

DUTIES

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Ensure health & safety of consumers, personnel & visitors at all times
  • Ensure a healthy, safe & clean environment
  • Ensure highest ethical & business practices
  • Provide individual speech therapy to children/families
  • Complete therapy notes for each individual session
  • Develop and implement effective treatment plans
  • Communicate relevant information about children & family needs to team members
  • Ability to provide direct services to children, including sitting, kneeling, crawling, reaching, etc.
  • Complete evaluations in language, social and self care areas
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Participate in and/or lead speech & language group
  • Provide home visit services within community and natural environments
  • Provide regular training to team members in regard to speech development
  • Provide input/develop curriculum with team members for developmental groups
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Participate in and/or lead developmental groups
  • Provide case management
  • Participate in IFSP/IEP meetings
DUTIES
CASE MANAGEMENT
  • Document all necessary activities in program files
  • Consolidate written information for developmental reports
  • Refer to appropriate therapies within & outside of agency
  • Participate in any meetings regarding the child including
oIFSP meetings
oIEP meetings
oParent conferences
o6 month parent conferences
  • Programmatic meetings
  • Send assessments & correspondence regarding child in timely manner
  • Provide transition information & guidance
  • Coordinate family services with appropriate regional center
GROUP LEADER/GROUP RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Plan curriculum to enhance development in all domains
  • Lead circle
  • Delegate duties to staff for the group
  • Set up room/stations for the session
  • Ensure cleanliness of room at end of session
  • Complete all billing
  • Provide education & information for parents regarding development & resources
  • Assess progress of individual children within the classroom setting
  • Run stations in a variety of developmental areas
EVALUATIONS
  • Must have good working knowledge of typical/atypical child development
  • Must be comfortable providing assessment & age level equivalents for children
  • Complete assigned sections in a timely manner
  • Write developmental backgrounds & appropriate goals for a variety of children/disabilities
HOME VISIT SERVICES
  • Provide in-home services to a variety of children with disabilities
  • Document all home visits & services provided
  • Plan curriculum for home visits
  • Refer for therapies within & outside of agency as appropriate
  • Coordinate services with regional center case manager, Abilities United case manager and other team members.
  • Regularly provide information to staff regarding child
  • Complete all billing
OTHER DUTIES: These duties to be designated among Staff by Program Manager
  • Monitor car seat program, as assigned
  • Oversee volunteer & interns within program
  • Maintain office files
  • Complete dishes/laundry
  • Assist with classroom cleanup
  • Attend meetings, classes and fairs, as assigned by Manager
  • Coordinate/maintain parent resource files
  • Complete Intake/Discharge paperwork
  • Complete birthday/graduation cards
  • Schedule all evaluations for program
  • Schedule & coordinate all weekend/night group, as assigned
Physical requirements include the ability to provide direct services to children, including sitting, kneeling, crawling, etc and the ability to lift 50 pounds.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Education: Minimum MA in speech therapy
Experience: Minimum 2 years working with young children and families
Substitution: None
Certification: Licensed speech pathologist in the state of California, and Standard First Aid & CPR with Infant, Child, and Adult
Other: Communicate clearly & effectively, verbally & in writing; project a professional & positive image at all times. Must have valid driver's license, automobile liability insurance and clean DMV record. Spanish / English bilingual skills strongly desired

PRE EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Clearance with the Department of Justice by completing a background check consisting of having fingerprints processed by appropriate law enforcement agencies.
POST EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Physical, 2-step Tb test & annual Tb clearance. Maintain all job related certification requirements.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to provide direct services to children, floor activities, including sitting, kneeling, crawling, reaching, etc.
  • Ability to drive
Duties & responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Abilities United is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Ensure health & safety of consumers, personnel & visitors at all times
  • Ensure a healthy, safe & clean environment
  • Ensure highest ethical & business practices
  • Provide individual speech therapy to children/families
  • Complete therapy notes for each individual session
  • Develop and implement effective treatment plans
  • Communicate relevant information about children & family needs to team members
  • Ability to provide direct services to children, including sitting, kneeling, crawling, reaching, etc.
  • Complete evaluations in language, social and self care areas
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Participate in and/or lead speech & language group
  • Provide home visit services within community and natural environments
  • Provide regular training to team members in regard to speech development
  • Provide input/develop curriculum with team members for developmental groups
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Participate in and/or lead developmental groups
  • Provide case management
  • Participate in IFSP/IEP meetings
DUTIES
CASE MANAGEMENT
  • Document all necessary activities in program files
  • Consolidate written information for developmental reports
  • Refer to appropriate therapies within & outside of agency
  • Participate in any meetings regarding the child including
oIFSP meetings
oIEP meetings
oParent conferences
o6 month parent conferences
  • Programmatic meetings
  • Send assessments & correspondence regarding child in timely manner
  • Provide transition information & guidance
  • Coordinate family services with appropriate regional center
GROUP LEADER/GROUP RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Plan curriculum to enhance development in all domains
  • Lead circle
  • Delegate duties to staff for the group
  • Set up room/stations for the session
  • Ensure cleanliness of room at end of session
  • Complete all billing
  • Provide education & information for parents regarding development & resources
  • Assess progress of individual children within the classroom setting
  • Run stations in a variety of developmental areas
EVALUATIONS
  • Must have good working knowledge of typical/atypical child development
  • Must be comfortable providing assessment & age level equivalents for children
  • Complete assigned sections in a timely manner
  • Write developmental backgrounds & appropriate goals for a variety of children/disabilities
HOME VISIT SERVICES
  • Provide in-home services to a variety of children with disabilities
  • Document all home visits & services provided
  • Plan curriculum for home visits
  • Refer for therapies within & outside of agency as appropriate
  • Coordinate services with regional center case manager, Abilities United case manager and other team members.
  • Regularly provide information to staff regarding child
  • Complete all billing
OTHER DUTIES: These duties to be designated among Staff by Program Manager
  • Monitor car seat program, as assigned
  • Oversee volunteer & interns within program
  • Maintain office files
  • Complete dishes/laundry
  • Assist with classroom cleanup
  • Attend meetings, classes and fairs, as assigned by Manager
  • Coordinate/maintain parent resource files
  • Complete Intake/Discharge paperwork
  • Complete birthday/graduation cards
  • Schedule all evaluations for program
  • Schedule & coordinate all weekend/night group, as assigned
Physical requirements include the ability to provide direct services to children, including sitting, kneeling, crawling, etc and the ability to lift 50 pounds.

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Abilities United champions people with developmental and physical challenges and provides the training, education and support to lead the...