Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist
Job Details
Experienced
Main Office - Denver, CO
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Health Care
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 serving children with developmental delays and disabilities, adults with cognitive and intellectual disabilities, and veterans in need of employment assistance or who are homeless.

RMHS provides great benefits such as:

  • Employer paid medical, 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
  • Employee assistance program

Position Purpose

The Speech/Language Pathologist will provide a mix of the following: Part C eligibility evaluations, speech/language evaluations, diagnostic evaluations, categorical evaluations and direct intervention services to customers referred and enrolled in Part C Early Intervention services (birth to three years old), and for children birth to 18 who are not enrolled in Early Intervention. He/she 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 Clinical Team Lead in the Developmental and Behavioral Health Department.

Essential Duties

  • Performs intervention and evaluation activities for children birth to 3 in home, or other environment.
  • Provides clinic-based evaluations for children not enrolled in Early Intervention, as needed.
  • Writes timely and complete evaluation reports, IFSP goals, 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 IFSPs.  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 Early Intervention
  • Participates in Trans disciplinary team for Early Intervention caseload as a developmental expert and resource to peers
  • Uses correct CPT coding and non-coding based on billing hierarchy.
  • Manages clinic/home 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 duties as assigned by clinical director
Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 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.
  • Skilled 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.
  • Must have basic computer skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in treating with infants, toddlers, and young children with developmental delays.
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking.
  • 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
  • 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.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

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