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Speech-Language Pathologist (Independent Contractor)

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for evaluation/assessment; consultation to family and early intervention team and monitoring of development with a focus on language, articulation, voice, fluency, feeding and oral motor intervention. Responsible for individual compliance under Family Infant Toddler (FIT), federal and state regulations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Participate in the initial and ongoing assessment/evaluation of the child’s overall development; complete additional assessments/evaluations with a focus on communication development as needed; participate and provide assessment/evaluation reports in a timely manner.

  1. Together with the family and early intervention team, plan services to support the child’s communication skills which can include but is not limited to: cognitive and social foundations of language, articulation, voice, fluency, feeding and oral motor skills.
  2. Provide direct on-going services for speech and/or language therapy. Provide consultation with the child’s physician (s), with feeding clinics, and the Early Childhood Evaluation Program as needed.
  3. Maintain records of contacts with the family and child, progress towards individual outcomes, and periodic re-evaluation of progress according to FIT requirements.
  4. Participate in Trans-disciplinary Teaming to achieve service integration by working collaboratively and consulting with other disciplines.
    • Serve as Team Lead when identified as such on the Individualized Family Service Plan ( IFSP)
    • Participate in consultation with other IFSP team members in order to promote alignment of strategies, a coordinated approach to services, collaboration and co-visits with members of the team.
  5. Maintain compliance with training requirements as identified by the NM Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT)
  6. Must maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy and state and federal law.

OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend agency meetings as directed
  • Attend early intervention staff meetings as directed
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Director of Early Childhood Services

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

ROLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Requirements

Minimum of a Master’s degree or higher in Speech-Language Therapy, from an accredited program, with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) or under the supervision of a certified SLP. Licensure by the state of New Mexico.

Experience Requirements

Experience working with children 0-3 years of age is preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Requires current knowledge of principles and practices of Speech-Language Therapy
  • Must maintain training and/or educational requirements per regulations
  • Maintains professional leadership role for clients, families, team and community
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • English/Spanish bilingual a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in timely fashion
  • Requires effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills

1 Position for Valencia County and 1 Position for Cibola County

Send your cover letter and resume, and application to Ted@lvfnm.org, or fax to (505) 865-5331 or mail application to P.O. Box 2040, Los Lunas, NM 87031 (Attn: Human Resources)

La Vida Felicidad, Inc., is an EOE/AA employer.  Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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