Speech Language Pathologist
Job Details
Woodland Pond, Inc - New Paltz, NY
Per Diem

Position Summary
A Speech Therapist (Speech Language Pathologist) is responsible for applying principles, methods and procedures of measurements, prediction, non-medical diagnosis, testing, counseling consultation, rehabilitation and instruction related to the development and disorders of speech, voice, swallowing, and/or language for the purpose of preventing, ameliorating, or modifying such disorder conditions in individuals and/or groups of individuals


  • Evaluates and assesses the resident based on subjective and objective information obtained through interview, medical chart review, formal and informal test administration, with appropriate analysis and interpretation of results, to develop a plan of care. Establishes a written treatment plan based upon the results of the evaluation to establish objective, measurable, functional resident focused goals with time frames. Re-assesses the residents status when goals are not met or when a change in status has occurred. Involves resident/family in establishing the treatment plan and accommodates for individual needs (cultural differences, language, etc.) (*CF)
  • Administers treatment in an organized, professional manner adhering to all department policies, best practice standards, NYS practice acts, and physician protocols. Implements and updates treatment programs to ensure maximum effectiveness
  • Completes all documentation (evaluation, re-assessments, daily notes and discharge summaries) within established timeframes and according to regulatory guidelines. Provides written and/or verbal communication to referral sources, insurance companies, residents, families, and other members of the interdisciplinary team (discharge planning/SW/other therapy personnel/nursing staff) in a timely fashion. Participates in team, interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate (*CF)
  • Maintains a positive, professional working rapport with residents, peers and referral sources. Keeps referral sources abreast of residents status in a timely manner. Willing to assist other members of the interdisciplinary team when asked
  • Maintains a productive caseload and productively utilizes non-scheduled treatment time. Communicates with manager/director regarding their schedule and use of nonproductive time to enhance efficiency
  • Participates in meetings, community programs, and performance improvement activities as requested by Manager/Director. Provides training to health care providers as directed by manager/director (students, volunteers).
  • Performs modified barium swallow studies adhering to all safety guidelines, interpret results and communicates with referral sources regarding findings in a timely manner
  • Maintains all department equipment and treatment areas in a clean and safe manner
  • Provides accurate billing information in a timely manner, maintains compliance with insurance guidelines, and completes all required documentation for reimbursement
  • Counsels and educates individuals with speech and language disorders and their families or care givers to understand their disorder and to communicate more effectively in educational, social, and vocational settings
  • Completes all required training and in-services
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance
  • Understands that honesty and ethics are essential in the performance of duties
  • Willing to learn and grow
  • Demonstrates maturity in judgment and behaviors
  • Able to work a flexible schedule  
  • Maintains predictable and reliable attendance


  1. Masters degree in speech-language pathology or its equivalent, as determined by the NYS education department, in accordance with the NYS commissioner's regulations
  2. Completion of clinical training required by ST Program/NYS licensure, required
  3. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA: American Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, preferred
  4. CFY consideration
  5. Previous experience in the profession of speech-language pathology including work in particular with geriatric population. Knowledge and practice with adult population including stroke and dysphasia, and Modified Barium Swallow Studies
  6. CPR certification preferred
  7. Proficiency with computers and standard office software
  8. Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills
  9. Ability to multitask
  10. Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate skills for communicating with individuals of all ages, especially the geriatric population