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Speech Language Pathologist

Topeka, KS
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-time 
Work Schedule: Forty (40) hours per week
Reporting Relationship: Vice President of Pediatric Services
Primary Accountabilities:
This position impacts the quality and effectiveness of speech therapy services in the on-site pediatric outpatient program. A Speech Language Pathologist will assess and treat infants and children with speech, language, voice, feeding, swallowing, and fluency disorders. Children requiring speech and language intervention most frequently have a diagnosis of developmental speech delay, autism spectrum disorders, hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders and other neurological conditions.
Major Duties:
  • Perform speech therapy evaluations of infants and children as prescribed by referring physicians.
  • Interpret evaluation results and develop a treatment plan including functional goals.
  • Determine appropriate frequency and duration of treatment.
  • Implement evidence-based treatment for infants and children with disabilities to include involving families in treatment sessions for training and collaboration.
  • Create accurate and timely documentation using electronic medical records system.
  • Communicate with intake coordinators and business office staff to schedule and bill services in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Collaborate with other members of the pediatric therapy department.
  • Follow organizational policies.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology with Certificate of Clinical Competency.
  • Current licensure with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  • Experience with pediatric speech therapy preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving history.
  • Must pass background checks and drug test per agency procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff, clients and visitors.
  • Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Works collaboratively with Capper Foundation staff to build and maintain a strong team environment to accomplish the tasks necessary to serve and support the goals of Capper Foundation.
  • Ability to organize, plan, set priorities with minimal supervision and effectively handle multiple projects concurrently.
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to perform work on a child's level to include sitting on floor, bending, stooping, kneeling and walking.
  • Ability to read computer screens, e-mail and mail, talk on the phone for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to move up to thirty (30) pounds.
Work Environment:
  • Direct contact with individuals who are disabled and who may exhibit unpredictable behavior and uncontrollable outbursts.
  • Sessions may be held in the clinic, school or other community settings.
  • May work with individuals with Hepatitis B and/or other blood borne pathogens.

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