Speech Language Pathologist / Clinical Fellow - SLP
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Exempt; full-time; 35 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8 am - 4 pm; full-benefits This professional position is responsible for diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic intervention for infants and toddlers birth to 5 years of age with speech and language delays. Services are rendered through the Frederick County Developmental Center (FCDC), the lead agency for the Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program (FCITP). Supervision is received from the FCITP Program Supervisor.

Examples of Work:
  • Conduct diagnostic evaluations of communication disorders according to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) standards and code of ethics
  • Interpret findings to the parent, guardian or responsible person
  • Coordinate speech-language services with those existing in the community
  • Provide or coordinate therapeutic services (provided in natural environments) for those with diagnosed communication impairments through FCITP or public and private community resources
  • Assume responsibility for the interpretation, follow-up and distribution of clinical test findings to appropriate persons or agencies
  • Attend teamings and parent conferences when pertaining to an evaluation or to therapy clientele
  • Conduct assessments of infants, toddlers and preschool age children for speech, language or auditory impairments and provide full multidisciplinary evaluations when appropriate
  • Design speech and language development programs for infants, toddlers and preschool age children
  • Educate parents, caregivers, professionals and others in principles of communication and language acquisition for children ages birth to kindergarten
  • Develop, case manage, and implement Individual Family Service Plans
  • Establish and maintain affiliation with community organizations
  • Work in collaboration with clinicians in other disciplines to provide transdisciplinary services
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology or in Speech Language and Hearing Science
  • Maryland State license to practice Speech-Language Pathology, or current SLP license from another state with ability to obtain the MD state SLP license before hire date (current licensure must be maintained during employment)
  • Certificate of Clinicial Compentence (CCC-SLP) from ASHA
  • Some SLP experience working with infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers with developmental delays (internship may be considered)
  • Knowledge of the standards set by ASHA and the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists
  • Knowledge of Maryland State laws, rules and regulations governing Speech Language Pathologists
  • Knowledge of the development and implementation of Individual Family Service Plans
  • Ability to work positively and effectively with co-workers, children who have developmental delays and/or disabilities, and with other individuals
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • This position is subject to random drug testing
  • This position is considered essential personnel in the event of a public health emergency
  • NOTE: At the discretion of FCDC administrators, this position may be filled at the level of CF-SLP, requiring Master’s degree, SLP experience as stated below, and MD State Provisional SLP license (or ability to obtain the MD Provisional SLP license before hire date). CF-SLP salary is $52,003 per year (35 hrs/wk). CCC must be obtained within 1 year following hire, at which time the employee becomes eligible for upgrade to the SLP rate of pay.


1) An evaluation of training and experience

2) One or more interviews

3) A pre-employment background investigation

4) A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

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