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Fort Myers, FL

Speech Language Pathologist

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Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Speech and Language Pathology Assistant will work under the direction and supervision of a credentialed Speech and Language Pathologist and assist in working with school-aged patients in screening, evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of communication.  These disorders of speech and language may include issues with articulation, fluency, voice, verbal and written language, auditory comprehension, and cognition communication.  This position will execute specific components of a speech and language program as specified in an individualized treatment plan composed by the Speech and Language Pathologist.

 Responsibilities:

  •  Assist Speech and Language Pathologists in conducting screenings and/or assessments of language, voice, fluency, articulation, or hearing. (without clinical interpretation of results).
  • Implement treatment plans or protocols as directed by Speech and Language Pathologists.
  • Assist Speech and Language Pathologists in the remediation or development of speech and language skills.
  • Collect and compile data to document students’ performance and/or assess program quality.
  • Document students’ progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Assist with informal documentation as directed by the Speech and Language Pathologist.
  • Assist with clerical duties such as preparing materials and scheduling activities as directed by the Speech and Language Pathologist.
  • Perform checks and maintenance of speech aids, devices, and equipment as needed.
  • Supports the Supervising Speech and Language Pathologist in research projects, ­- service training, and public relations programs.
  • Manage time efficiently, follow schedule and inform appropriate personnel of departures from schedule.
  • Exhibit compliance with regulations, reimbursement requirements, and Speech and Language Pathology Assistant’s job responsibilities.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members (educators, school administrators, senior management).
  • Commitment and passion for Elite DNA Therapy Services’ mission, vision, and goals.
  • Thrive in a fast-­pace work environment.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Completion of the following:

  •  Completed course work and training specific to speech-­-language pathology assistant job responsibilities and workplace behaviors (must be through a program accredited by ASHA).
  •  Completed field work under the supervision of an ASHA-­-certified Speech and Language Pathologist.
  •  Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s preferred
  •  Applicant will have to successfully complete a verification of technical proficiency as evaluated by an ASHA certified Speech and Language 
  • Pathologist within the scope of their interview/evaluation process.
  •  Ability to demonstrate the skills necessary for fulfilling the job responsibilities of a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant.

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