Board Certified Specialist, CCC-SLP, State Licensure or Certification
Pre-k - 12 School
Responsibility & Qualification Summary For
Early Learning Center
National Children’s Center: Early Learning Center is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and self-motivated Speech-Language Pathologist to provide home based and center based Early Intervention services to children between the ages 0-5. The full time Speech-Language Pathologist position will split time between serving children in the home and children enrolled in the NCC’s Early Learning Center. To ensure NCC continues to provide opportunities to the people within the community and in our Early Learning Center, the Speech-Language Pathologist is responsible for completing assessments and evaluations and subsequent planning, execution of therapy programs for infants, toddlers, and preschool children with neuromotor dysfunction, sensory integrative disorders, and developmental disabilities. The Speech-Language Pathologist will participate in intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary training programs for staff, parents, and community agencies. In addition, the Speech-Language Pathologist may be involved in the supervision of Speech-Language Pathology students and/or Clinical Fellows and will maintain appropriate student/children records and billing for services. Experience in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Education in a school, center, or home-based setting is highly preferred but not required. The Speech-Language Pathologist will comply with the National Children’s Center’s Policies in accordance with the applicable licensing and government regulations of the District of Columbia as it pertains to clinical practice to promote the ability of the people that the National Children’s Center serves.
REPORTS TO: Clinical Lead and Director of Therapy Services
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
The following are a list of responsibilities to be completed by the Speech-Language Pathologist:
Evaluates, screens, and treats children between the ages 0-5 years following DC Early Intervention policies as well as the children’s Individualized Family Service Plan in the areas of communication and oral motor development using established evaluation procedures, standardized assessments, classroom observations, and interviews with caregivers written in a manner understandable to parents and staff
Provides direct services
Develops treatment goals, plans, and objectives based upon the initial evaluation, reassessment, or annual evaluation and program requirements and updates plan as needed
Provides services to children in a collaborative manner with classroom teachers and parents that promotes the child’s participation and learning within the child’s natural environment
Assists in developing the child’s IFSP strategies and goals in a manner compliant with local early intervention agency guidelines
Develops and provides coaching for family members and staff to carryover new skills and/or techniques into normal daily routines and activities both at home and at school
Develops and creates adaptive equipment that enables children to function more independently within their environment
Trains and instructs family members and staff in the proper and safe usage of adaptive equipment and assistive technology
Assists in the coordination of services and makes appropriate referrals as needed
Provides assessment reports, progress notes, progress reports, discharge summaries, case conference summaries, consult reports, evaluation reports, and related service log notes
Provides suggestions and demonstrated communication/oral motor enrichment activities to family members and classroom staff
Recommends, fabricates, and/or obtains alternative communication materials
Consults with other agencies regarding the communication and oral/motor needs of children enrolled in the program
Provides training and monitors clinical performance of Speech-Language Pathology students and/or Clinical Fellows, if applicable
Participates in IFSP meetings and team meetings
Coordinate services and evaluations with other therapy team members
Effectively function within an interdisciplinary team
Assists in care and maintenance of therapy department equipment and supplies
Maintains good working relationships with parents, staff, colleagues, and outside stakeholders
Timely transportation to and from home sites.
Maintains a clean and organized therapy/work area
Performs other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:(Required to perform essential functions) The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential function.
Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
Must Possess CCCs or be completing their Clinical Fellowship Year
Licensure in DC required
Inclusion or early childhood special education experience preferred
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to internal/external stakeholders
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulation
Ability to write reports and business correspondence
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES: None
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as statistical inference
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: (to include technical/equipment skill capabilities; licensing, credentials; regulatory compliance considerations in the performance of the position responsibilities)
Passing national certification examination (doesn’t apply for individuals completing their Clinical Fellowship Year)
Experience with DCEI online documentation
Skilled in the use of Microsoft software, including Outlook, Word, and Excel and proficient in cloud based programs and systems
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
NCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.