Provides services and supports to infants, toddlers (birth to age three), and caregivers in a family focused, home based setting as part of a transdisciplinary team. 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, service coordination, and primary therapy, community and home based settings to achieve goals in all necessary areas.
Participates in arena style multidisciplinary evaluations and provides oral and 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.
May 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.
Maintains pediatric CPR certification.
Safeguard sensitive and confidential data.
Actively promote and positively role model philosophy, mission, and core values of the organization. Treat individuals served, associates, guests, and other stakeholders in a respectful and dignified manner.
Respond effectively to potential safety hazards and emergencies. Maintain a clean, orderly and safe environment by being respectful of property and equipment. Follow proper maintenance and safety protocols.
Be familiar with and actively promote all Seven Hills’ policies and procedures, the site’s program specific policies and procedures, and the regulations governing the program.
Other duties as assigned
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: Sitting, pushing, pulling, carrying, grasping, speaking, listening, stooping, crouching, bending, standing, twisting, crawling, walking, climbing. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
Work environment: Work will be performed in the home of the child and/or locations where the child may need to go as described within the plan presented by the parent/caretaker. Travel by vehicle required. May be exposed to loud noises and may be exposed to potential hazardous waste (diaper changing).
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 preferred; experience in the multidisciplinary provision of services; advanced knowledge in one or more special treatment areas, such as treatment of Feeding, Autism, Hearing Impairment, etc. Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record, automobile insurance, and own vehicle to be used as directed.