Speech Language Pathologist
Job Details
Experienced
Main Office - Denver, CO
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$71,000.00 - $75,000.00 Salary/year
Day
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description

We value an equitable and inclusive workplace and seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and abilities

Why work at Rocky Mountain Human Services? 
You will have the opportunity to contribute to an organization that is dedicated to embracing the power of community to support individuals and families in creating their future.

RMHS provides great benefits such as:

  • Employer paid medical options, dental, and vision benefits
  • Generous paid time off such as vacation, sick, personal, and holidays
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement (full-time employees only)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 403(B) with company match
  • Flex Spending Account for Health and Dependent Care Costs
  • Employee assistance program

Position Purpose

The Speech/Language Pathologist will provide a mix of the following: speech/language evaluations, consultative, and/or intervention services to customers referred and enrolled in Denver Early Steps services (birth to 3 years old with a delay less than 33%) and for children birth to 18 who are not enrolled in Denver Early Steps. The Speech/Language Pathologist may complete Part C eligibility evaluations, diagnostic evaluations, categorical evaluations, and provide Part C Early Intervention services for the department, as needed.  They will also provide consultation to Service Coordinators, contracted providers, and families, to assist in meeting the needs of customers. The Speech/Language Pathologist will report to the Program Manager of Denver Early Steps in the Department of Behavioral Health.

 

Essential Duties

  • Performs intervention and evaluation activities for children birth to 3 in home, or other environment.
  • Writes timely and complete evaluation reports, treatment plans, progress notes, correspondence, and other documentation needed to provide high quality services and meet state and company requirements.
  • Creates strategies based on family priorities that are measurable and meaningful.
  • Effectively communicates test results, diagnosis, and proposed strategies that are functional for the child’s and family’s life and are approached in a Primary Service Provider model.
  • Collaborates with staff to implement service plans.  Shares knowledge and resources that enhance children’s developmental progress.
  • Provides families and service providers information about proper techniques to assist with speech/language activities at home that supports the child and family’s participation.
  • Implements the Primary Service Provider Model for children enrolled in Denver Early Steps
  • Participates in Trans disciplinary team for their caseload as a developmental expert and resource to peers
  • Uses correct CPT coding and non-coding based on billing hierarchy.
  • Manages schedule to accommodate client schedules and meet billable client service hours set by the department (50%-65% of FTE)
  • Is culturally responsive and competent in working with a diverse population and range of communication delays/disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Assists team members in advocating for the needs of the individual customer both within the agency and externally.
  • Potentially supervise graduate students or clinical fellows
  • Performs other clinical or administrative duties as assigned by the DBH (Developmental Behavioral Health) leadership.
Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have basic computer skills, including word processing

  • Knowledge of Early Intervention systems at local, state and national levels, including standards of practice.
  • Ability to work well with complex family issues.
  • Ability to understand the needs of a range of disabilities.
  • Knowledge of life-span issues, including typical and atypical early human development.
  • Knowledge of family social, emotional, financial, psychological and cultural issues.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance, and individual differences in ability, personality, and interests.
  • Knowledge of communication development in infants and young children.
  • Knowledge of best practices for intervention and assessment of young children with autism.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of communication dysfunctions.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so that others will understand.
  • Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking appropriate questions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association standards of practice in management of communicative disorders.

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Actively communicate with clients, caregivers, families, stakeholders, advocates and providers. 
  • Works with clients, families and appropriate community agencies as necessary to facilitate services for staff, stakeholders or clients.
  • Ability to meet/work with staff, stakeholders or clients in a variety of settings.
  • Attends staff, team and department meetings.
  • Attends in-services, staffing and other meetings with supervisor’s approval. May be appointed to committees.
  • Participates in agency and community planning and education.
  • Develops and maintains records, plans and reports.
  • Lift and/or carry 20 lbs.
  • Sit, stand and walk for reasonable periods of time.
  • Maintains prompt and regular attendance.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Ability to drive personal or company vehicle

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in treating with infants, toddlers, and young children with developmental delays.
  • Experience in evaluating and treating young children with autism.
  • Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders or related field.
  • Licensure to practice speech/language therapy in the state of Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of experience in treating infants and young children with developmental delays.
  • Proficiency in oral-motor and feeding evaluations and therapy
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking.
  • Evaluation, treatment and intervention of medically fragile infants or toddlers and experience with children referred from the NICU
  • Experience in 3rd party reimbursement documentation and procedures
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
  • Registered with the Early Intervention database
  • Registered and current with Committee for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH)
  • Current Medicaid license

Driving Requirements

  • Valid drivers license
  • Proof of motor vehicle insurance
  • Personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work
  • No major violations in the past three years.
  • No more than two moving violations in the past three years
  • Ability to meet and maintain agency driving requirements and operate agency vehicles

Rocky Mountain Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity and the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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