$60,320 yearly
  • People Inc.
  • Rochester, NY, USA
  • Apr 02, 2024
Full time Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Salary $60,320 USD

Responsible for providing services to people who have speech/language/swallowing needs. Screens/evaluates to assess speech/language/swallowing needs. Provides direct and consultant speech- language services (developing/modifying treatment plans) and re-evaluation as needed. Provides training to staff/caregivers on individual treatment plans, protocols, including diet order recommendations, food textures, Meal Care Plans, and communication devices/ programs. Follows guidelines set forth by the Quality Improvement Department. Participates in education of person receiving services and staff and other duties as required. Team member of the clinical rehabilitation department.


· Provides services to persons with speech/ language needs including addressing swallowing and augmentative communication needs.

· Performs diagnostic speech, language, and swallow evaluations and develops appropriate treatment plans.

· Prepares a comprehensive speech language evaluation, including diagnosis, treatment plan, goals, recommendations.

· Implements treatment plans for those persons recommended for speech-language pathology intervention in accordance with New York State practice act and ASHA guidelines. Monitors for changes needed in treatment plans both for direct and consultant services.

· Monitors communication and swallowing issues in residential and program sites.

· Recommend videofluroscopy as needed and attend these assessments if situation warrants.

· Records and reports any necessary documentation to the physician as needed.

· Maintains appropriate records on therapy sessions, speech/language concerns, Meal Care Plans, including evaluation and plans for care of speech participants.

· Responsible for completing paperwork in a timely manner.

· Assists in coordination of speech therapy program with other services to family/site.

· Observes and evaluates the performance of those assisting in the speech program and provides guidance as necessary to assure high quality of service.

· Counsels the person receiving services, family members, and staff regarding the participant’s speech and language rehabilitation, including meal time support and intervention, communication devices/programs, and swallow problems.

· Provides liaison contact and follow-up with other community agencies.

· Provides recommendations for the purchase of specialized equipment and materials.

· Complies with all agency policies and procedures, i.e. the OPWDD Choking Prevention Initiative.

· Assists in provision of therapy services in ancillary clinics as necessary.

· As a member of the Interdisciplinary treatment Team, participates in professional meetings as assigned, integrating services with other providers.

· Assists the rehabilitation clinical team with agency related concerns as needed.

· Participates in orientation of new staff and in-service programs for all staff as needed.

· Develops and revises written plans/ staff actions/ protocols for staff to implement.

· Provides training to staff on individual treatment plans, protocols, including eating and feeding.

· Functions as a clinical instructor for SLP students as needed.

· Completes any other related duties as instructed by the Program Director or Director of Rehab.

· Performs other duties as assigned.


· Displays personal motivation by identifying and accomplishing a new professional/personal goal on annual basis. Works to incorporate new information/skill and responsibility into performance.

· Promotes positive image of the department and agency.

· Initiates and problem-solves utilizing available resources within level of responsibility.

· Contributes to a positive work environment by interacting in a courteous, pleasant, and professional manner. Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team through utilization of communication skills and cooperation. Team may include care coordinator, OT, site management, site staff, RN, etc.

· Demonstrates flexibility by understanding different views. Adapts approach as situations change and accepts changes in the organization and job description requirements.

· Supports department/agency by accepting additional tasks outside of job description such as special projects, public education.

· Plans time off in advance and manages PTO according to department guidelines.


· Licensed and registered to practice Speech Pathology in New York State.

· Must hold Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Pathology granted by the American Speech Language Hearing Association Maintaining ASHA certification and NYS licensure with continuing education requirements.


· This position may require supervision of graduate student clinician or clinical fellow.