Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Position Summary: This position provides assistance with speech and language therapy for pediatric patients, under the direction and supervision by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). The Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) assists in the work with children and their families to deliver care in a safe, friendly encouraging culture according to 321Go Kids’ Mission and Core Values.
Essential Functions and Duties:
- Work with children (birth through 18 years of age) of various diagnoses, including but not limited to: apraxia, expressive language disorder, articulation, receptive expressive language disorder, phonological disorder, slurred speech, stuttering.
- Follow plan of care established by Speech Language Pathologist.
- Assist with assessments and evaluations to determine effective Speech Language Pathology therapy needs; assist SLP with documentation of treatment plan in consultation with physicians and other health care providers in accordance with federal, state and professional standards.
- Assist with documentation of patient therapy services as directed by supervising SLP.
- Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising SLP.
- Document patient performance and report the findings/information to the supervising SLP.
- Assist with providing education to families regarding in-home exercise and activity programs and use of assistive devices.
- Maintain confidentiality of patient medical records.
- Maintain safe and clean working environment by following all rules and protocols.
- Read assigned materials and maintain professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications and attending workshops.
- Willingness to serve according to the Mission and Core Values of 321Go Kids.
- Ability to accurately self-assess and improve self-leadership along with new skill development
- Knowledge of rehabilitative treatment techniques in treating special needs children.
- Knowledge of regulations and standards of pediatric speech therapy.
- Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in daily activities.
- Ability to think quickly and change direction of therapy if needed.
- Ability to demonstrate proper transfer techniques of children of all sizes, ages, weights, and levels of development.
- Possess creativity, patience, and skills to work with all children and their families.
- Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks and projects.
- Possess excellent communication skills and ability to articulate thoughts.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with children of all ages, co-workers, families, and healthcare professionals.
- Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology Assistant from accredited program
- Must work under a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with an active Speech Language Pathology license in the state of Indiana
- Pediatrics experience preferred
- Continued participation in continuing education as required by the state of Indiana
- Job involves physical movement, including standing, sitting, sitting on floor, bending, squatting, walking, kneeling, etc.
- Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing.
- Lifting weights of various amounts, depending upon child’s weight.
- Environment is constantly changing, often stressful or noisy, primarily indoors. Some exposure to bodily fluids can be expected.
Equal Opportunity Employment
321Go Kids provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.