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Responsible for providing services to individuals who have speech and language problems. Screens/evaluates individuals to assess speech/language 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 orders, meal textures, and communication devices/ programs. Follows guidelines set forth by the quality management committee. Participates in individual and staff education and other duties as required. Team member of the clinical rehabilitation department.


  • Performs diagnostic speech, language, and swallow evaluations and some basic, and develops appropriate treatment plans.
  • Implements treatment plans for those individuals 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.
  • Prepares a comprehensive speech language evaluation, including diagnosis and treatment plan and goals, recommendations.
  • Provides services to persons with speech/ language problems including addressing swallowing and augmentative communication needs.
  • 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, diet orders, including evaluation and plans for care of speech individuals.
  • Responsible for completing paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Assists in coordination of speech therapy program with other services to family.
  • 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 individuals, family members, and staff regarding the individual’s speech and language rehabilitation, including meal time support and intervention, communication devices/programs, and swallow problems.
  • Provides liaison contact and follow-up with their community agencies.
  • Provides recommendations for the purchase of specialized equipment and materials.
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures, i.e. the food texture manual.
  • 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 Administrator, Program Director, or Director of Rehab.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Team Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • 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 clinic 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.
  • Demonstrates flexibility by understanding different views. Adapts approach as situations change and accepts changes in the organization and job description requirements.
  • Supports clinic/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 meet the academic and clinical requirements for a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology granted by the America Speech and Hearing Association OR meet the educational requirements for certification and licensures and be in the process of accumulating the required supervised experience as per the New York State licensure requirements.
  • Maintaining ASHA certification and NYS licensure with continuing education requirements.

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