Child and Family Support - Maryland

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JOB ID 63242

In accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served by KKI and the Standards of Practice established by the Maryland Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists, the Speech/Language Pathologist II (Clinical Specialist) will perform home-based therapy, parent training, evaluations and subsequent planning, execution, and supervision of therapy programs to assist in the development of all areas of communication, oral motor and feeding skills for children with developmental disabilities and their families. The SLP II must demonstrate the ability to solve complex treatment problems in multiple environments with periodic supervision. The SLP II must demonstrate clinical competence in a specialized area and participate in intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary training programs related to specialized area. The SLP II may supervise speech therapy students and clinical fellows. The SLP II will contribute to program development, evaluation and performance improvement.

Provide home and center-based parent training and therapy programs that focus on resolving an identified condition or diminishing its functional impact, with consideration given to setting clear and measurable goals and incorporating child and family needs, interests, abilities, and perspective. Utilize a range of techniques to engage children and families.
Provide home and center-based functional communication (i.e., speech and language), oral motor, and feeding assessments to determine presence and (where detected) degree of handicapping conditions, with consideration to child and family’s needs.
Initiate and maintain contact with referral sources and other KKI and community providers to assist in coordination of services and to foster productive relationships in the community.
Demonstrate clinical expertise in a specialty area and function as a mentor in this area of specialization.
Meet all assigned revenue goals, and complete all paperwork in a manner consistent with Institute and Departmental expectations as well as guidelines established by The Joint Commission, CARF and ASHA.
Function as a member of the Child and Family Support Program/PACT teams through active participation in team conferences and meetings, providing technical assistance, training, and support to other team members. Initiate and participate in projects which contribute to the growth of the Child and Family Support Program (e.g., groups, workshops, special projects, trainee supervision).

  • Must have Master’s degree in speech/language pathology.
  • Must have a license in speech pathology by the State of Maryland or equivalent.
  • Must be eligible for Certificate of Clinical Competence by A.S.H.A.
  • Must have previous experience with developmental disabilities.
  • Must have experience in pediatric evaluation/treatment.
  • Experience in coordinating community services preferred.
  • Must have 4 years of clinical experience, with at least 2 years in pediatrics.