Speech & Language Pathologist


Under the general directions of the Executive Director and Speech Language Pathology Coordinator, the Speech Therapist plans and facilitates children’s speech, language, listening, self-advocacy and social skills development with an emphasis on maximizing listening and spoken language skill development. The Speech Therapist will provide both direct and indirect services to child and family as needed.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Evaluating, treating and monitoring a caseload of children with hearing loss
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team and attending relevant staff meetings, in-service days and parent education events
  • Report writing and data collection (including standardized and informal assessments) to monitor progress and update student database
  • Attends IEP / IFSP meetings to represent CCHAT in speech / language and hearing issues
  • Integrate and synthesize test results, behavioral observation gained from all sources to develop a diagnostic impression and make proper recommendations
  • Proficiency and high comfort level using iPads and new technologies as well as an intermediate skill level in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Opportunities for tele-therapy may exist. Participate in hearing aid evaluations and implant programming when co-treating with audiologist
  • Document sessions and progress thoroughly to be in full compliance with pertinent local, state and national laws
  • Participate in creating protocols for evaluations and therapy sessions
  • Provide rehabilitative / habilitative services with procedures and objectives
  • Required completion of continuing education as required by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), the California Department of Consumer Affairs and AG Bell Academy
  • Adhere to the codes of conduct set forth by CCHAT, ASHA, the California Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and the AG Bell Academy
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field and acts as a resource for other CCHAT personnel
  • Performs such tasks and assumes such additional responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director of the CCHAT Center Sacramento

Management Skills:

  • Comply with administrative and policy requirements including reports, statistics and requests
  • CFY, SLP-A and instructional aide supervision

Interaction Skills:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills taking into consideration the communication needs as well as the cultural values of the child, family, caregivers, significant other and other professionals
  • Provide counseling and support of guidance regarding the child’s communication disorder to family, caregivers and significant others.
  • Professional activities
  • Displays evidence of community services through participation in screenings, health fairs, school in-services, public education and lectures when schedule allows it
  • Plan and implement informational presentations at professional meetings
  • Participate in research studies involving speech and language development in children using amplification devices or cochlear implants
  • Other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • Master level in speech-language pathology
  • Current Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Listening and spoken language certification from the Alexander Graham Bell Academy / LSLS Cert. AVT ED
  • Aural rehabilitation experience preferred
  • Active Speech and Language license from the California Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Rehabilitative Services Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bilingual Spanish-English preferred
  • A professional, but family focused approach with demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse range of people as well as have a very good rapport with children
  • Possesses a strong interest and highly values the role of parent education in therapy
  • Experience in working flexibly within a variety of service delivery models and in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Strong report writing and data collection skills with a commitment to evidence-based practice principles
  • Proficient and comfortable in using iPad and new technologies as well as an intermediate skill level in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Highly motivated with sound interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a team or independently

The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Master’s degree required
  • Speech-Language Pathologist license required
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) required
  • Minimum one (1) year of relevant work experience required
  • Able to convey information effectively
  • Able to interact with a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions for counseling and guidance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and / or certifications may be considered
  • Regular attendance is required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

  • Ability to work for extended periods of time in a sitting or standing position
  • Ability to kneel and lift up to 35 pounds
  • Ability to stand and bend over student desk for long periods of time
  • Ability to write using a pen or computer for long periods of time

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job

  • Office / classroom environment with moderate noise

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that maybe performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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