Website Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Speech Language Pathology Assistant performs speech-language pathology services as prescribed, directed and supervised by a Speech Language Pathologist. The basic purpose of this work is to provide speech-language therapy support services to facilitate habilitation to individuals with speech, language and/or swallowing disorders; prepare speech therapy treatment areas, collect/record data during treatment sessions and complete necessary documentation. This individual is also responsible for the safety/physical well-being, human rights, and programmatic needs of assigned patients in accordance with facility and departmental policies and procedures. The Speech Language Pathology Assistant shall engage in aspects of the profession that are within the scope of their state licensure and competence, considering their level of education, training, and experience.
The ideal candidate will have professional experience with children and young adults with complex medical issues and multiple disabilities; experience with Augmentative and Alternative Communication including development, programming and maintenance of low- and high-tech communication devices/systems.
- Assist with speech-language and hearing screenings (without interpretation).
- Perform checks, set up and maintenance of equipment.
- Participate in training related to the job for the enhancement of knowledge and skills.
- Assist with administrative duties such as preparing materials and scheduling activities as directed by supervisor.
- Document patient performance (e.g., tallying data for the Speech-Language Pathologist to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervisor.
- Collect data for monitoring quality improvement.
- Follow documented program plans or protocols developed by other interdisciplinary team members to assist in addressing established patient plan of care goals.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor (e.g. escorting patients, attending meetings, etc.).
- Assist with informal documentation as directed by supervisor.
- Assist the Speech Language Pathologist during assessment of patients.
- Capacity to gather information by questioning and through observation of individuals.
- Skills to maintain accurate records.
- Aptitude to interact with people with a wide variety of medical diagnosis as well as challenging physical, perceptual and cognitive disabilities.
- Capability to give oral instructions in a precise and understandable manner.
- Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with others.
- Ability to prepare general reports.
- Knowledge of technology adaptations for blind or visually impaired.
- Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and environments.
- Experience performing direct patient care services for pediatric patients.
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Information Technology
Job Location: Canton, MA, US
Application Deadline: N/A