Speech Therapist - Birth to Three
Performs professional work performing family service coordination, providing speech therapy services, working with staff, parents and children, participating in screenings, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of the Children Services Administrator.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only):
- Provides speech therapy services to program participants.
- Submits referrals to providers or community partners, resources or agencies.
- Facilitates service plan meetings with providers; maintains contact with providers to monitor plan and schedule evaluations and other meetings; provides support to family in service plan implementation.
- Provides community based and in-home services to children ages birth-to-3 having delayed or atypical development.
- Works with staff, parents and caregivers in screening, teaching and monitoring the developmental skills in children aged birth-to-3.
- Performs standardized evaluations; participates in multi-disciplinary team assessments; interprets results; prepares reports and service plans.
- Provides information to families and caregivers assisting them in understanding child developmental needs.
- Conducts intake visits, including developmental screenings.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of specialty area.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of providing effective therapy for special needs clients.
- Thorough knowledge of infant and toddler development.
- Thorough knowledge of rules, regulations and procedures.
- Ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior.
- Ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, professionals, children and parents.
- General knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, equipment and office assistance techniques.
- Must be proficient in workplace English and spelling.
- Possess accurate basic math skills.
- Knowledge of the County and department programs and policies.
- Knowledge of the use of a multi-line telephone system.
- Ability to read and understand basic County and State policies and procedure of limited scope and difficulty.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment and perform word processing and/or data entry.
- General knowledge of current office practices and procedures and knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment and softwares.
- Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
- Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.
- Masters degree in Communications Disorders or related program.
- Two years experience as a Speech Therapist with children who have with mental disabilities.
- State of Wisconsin Speech Therapist License.
- Certificate of Clinical Competence.
- Must successfully pass criminal and caregiver background checks.
The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
- The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 25 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work is primarily in an office setting.
The work environment characteristics described in this description 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 or as otherwise required by law. Employees needing reasonable accommodation should discuss the request with the employee's supervisor. Nothing in this job description limits management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.