Participates in multidisciplinary evaluations as needed. Provides documentation of interventions consistent with Early Intervention Regulations
Provides individual short or long term direct speech/language therapy treatment when indicated through consensus of the multidisciplinary team, including the parents, and written into the child’s IFSP.
Protects the rights and dignities of individuals with developmental disabilities and extend these rights and dignities to family members or guardians.
Upholds and complies with all safety programs and policies to maintain a safe work environment for employees, consumers, family members and visitors.
Commits to organizational quality initiatives by participating in programs that will assure quality improvements and team processes.
Provides essential functions and service coordination and primary therapy in center, community and home based settings to achieve goals in all necessary areas.
Participates in arena style multidisciplinary evaluations, taking responsibility for assessing paralinguistic and linguistic communication development, and provides oral or written information to the child’s parents and other team members.
Obtains consultation from other members of the team in areas outside own expertise, such as social work, cognition, motor development, in order to fully address the needs of individual children on caseload.
Serves as classroom staff in developmental playgroups, and provides leadership in toddler groups, as directed.
Maintains licensure and professional knowledge through participation in professional organizations, conferences and in-services.
Documents all activities to own licensure regulations and requirements necessary for billing, agency policies, or Early Intervention regulations.
Provides individual or group formal teaching to parents and other members of the team on own area of expertise.
Provides supervision, consultation, or orientation to other speech/language therapists on the team as directed.
Master’s degree plus ASHA CCC registration and valid Rhode Island Speech/Language Therapy License required; 2-5 years experience providing treatment to infants and toddlers (birth to age three) in a family-focused, home-based setting; experience in the multidisciplinary provision of services; advanced knowledge in one or more special treatment areas, such as treatment of Pervasive Developmental Disorders/Autism, etc. Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record, automobile insurance and own vehicle to be used as directed and when needed for transportation. Must have and maintain pediatric CPR certification.