Job Details

Requisition Number 15-0070
Post Date 4/28/2017
Title Speech Teacher/Pathologist
City Rochester
Description SUMMARY
Provides the students of the Agency with developmental programming in all areas of speech and language as well as providing Agency staff members with appropriate consultative services in all areas related to communication development and feeding techniques by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Sensitivity to cultural diversity of others

Provides the Agency with developmentally appropriate communication and feeding programs to be carried out through individual or small group therapy sessions, including necessary lifting, moving and positioning as per agency guidelines.

Develops appropriate receptive and expressive language programming to meet the needs of children on the assigned caseload to be carried out in the classroom setting.

Evaluates the need for and implements the use of augmentative communication systems within daily programming.

Provides on-going consultation, support and training for teachers and assistants in carrying out therapy suggestions and programs in the classroom.

Evaluates developmental skill levels in the areas of speech, language and social development based on formalized/informalized assessments on an interdisciplinary team.

Works closely with parents in providing appropriate carryover of home programming for the child's language and communication needs (i.e. meeting in the agency with family members for training or observation sessions relating to implementation of therapy techniques or programs.)

Participates on an interdisciplinary team whose responsibility is to provide initial and on-going diagnostic evaluations for each child and to establish appropriate therapeutic goals and habilitative program recommendations.

Works cooperatively with the social worker responsible for coordinating and implementing the interdisciplinary team goals and recommendations for each child.

Maintains accurate and current records on each child in the therapist's caseload and to report on-going needs and progress of those children to the appropriate staff.

Understands the psychological and medical characteristics of the population served by the Agency.

Makes necessary referrals to professionals of other disciplines (i.e.: medical consultation, audiological screenings, video-swallow studies, equipment concerns, etc.) in cooperation with the parents and social worker to improve the student's programming.

Evaluates and implements individualized programs within the classroom setting for students with oral-motor/feeding concerns related to his/her disability.

Is available for various discipline related meetings and in-service sessions as are deemed necessary by the Senior Speech Pathologist and/or Clinic Director.

Provides supervisory and didactic services for area college students interested in pursuing therapy careers when deemed necessary by Senior Speech Language Pathologist.

Participates in Agency functions and various community meetings as requested.

Works on agency committees relating to the field of speech pathology as determined by the Senior Speech Pathologist.

Other duties may be assigned.
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Minimum qualifications require valid NYS Certification in Speech and Hearing is required.

Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology or Communication Sciences with licensure preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess NY State Certification as a Speech Teacher. ASHA certification and NYS Licensure preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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