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  • Speech and Language Pathologist (3712)

    Job Locations US-OH-Lebanon
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/28/2018 11:07 AM)
    ID
    2018-3215
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Healthcare
    Length of Assignment
    Thru 6/29/18 (Potential Extension)
    Working Hours
    Days- Hours will vary
    Pay Rate
    DOE
    Area of City
    45036
  • Responsibilities

    • Conducts assessments/evaluations (e.g., candidacy for augmentative device application within functional contexts of actions; development of skill profile;
    • Assessment of speech development relative to substitutions, omissions, deletions & additions of phonemes within connected conversational speech utterances; functional assessment of low, mid & high level cognitive linguistic function within typical contexts of application;
    • Assessment of oral & apparent pharyngeal phase function with respect to dysphagia management) of individuals to determine their level of receptive/expressive speech & language skills, swallowing skills, & social/pragmatic skills, develops, modifies & implements individual & group therapy/treatment programs to enhance individuals' communication, address swallowing deficiencies & prevent asphyxiation (e.g., recommends changes in texture of foods & consistency of liquids served during meals & snacks; recommends medical referrals; confers with medical staff regarding medications to improve swallowing);
    • Participates in/suggests participation in barium swallowing studies & follow-up) based on results from assessments/evaluations.
    • Designs & personally delivers speech, language & dysphagia management services, which may include hearing screenings, for individuals &/or groups (e.g., training & support for individuals using hearing aids; beginning reading; word recognition; survival signs; articulation training; use of appropriate functional, social communication skills needed during shopping, restaurant dining or other outings; use of sign language; beginning letter writing; demonstrates language techniques; how to use augmentative communication devices).
    • Designs & delivers in-service training to other staff on speech-language techniques/protocols to be used in carrying out individual & group communication &/or swallowing treatments/therapy on or off site;
    • Acts as sign language interpreter as necessary;
    • Participates as member of interdisciplinary team to provide professional insight & goal planning for treatment & care of individuals; attends meetings, workshops & seminars to improve/maximize professional skills & knowledge;
    • Counsels/informs guardians/family members regarding speech-language, hearing &/or swallowing issues.
    • Composes/completes reports, lesson plans & other program related documents necessary to implement, modify & track progress of treatment/therapy programs for individuals &/or groups;
    • Operates personal computer using office systems software &/or specialized communication software (e.g., boardmaker) to create, edit & store records, reports, lesson plans & treatment/therapy & develop augmentative communication devices (e.g., signs; photos/picture boards; communication wallets; sign language books); maintains electronic augmentative communication devices (e.g., intro-talkie; simply-say-it- plus) & hearing aids.

    Qualifications

     

    • Licensed/Certified speech-language pathologist in state of Ohio per Section 4753.06 of revised code.
    • Knowledge of speech - language pathology; state & federal standards for treatment of individuals with speech, language & swallowing disorders *.
    • Skill in operation of diagnostic assessment/evaluation/screening equipment for determining level of speech, language, hearing & swallowing skills; use of augmentative communication devices &/or electronic communication devices.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; develop & modify individual &/or group treatment/therapy programs & lesson plans; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; establish & maintain good rapport with individuals & their guardians/family members.

    (*)Developed after employment.

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