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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:
The Speech Language Pathologist will assess and treat infants and children with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. This position impacts the quality and effectiveness of speech therapy services in the on-site pediatric outpatient program. 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:
  • Performs speech therapy evaluations of infants and children as prescribed by referring physicians.
  • Interprets evaluation results and develops a treatment plan including functional goals.
  • Determines appropriate frequency and duration of treatment.
  • Implements evidence-based treatment for infants and children with disabilities to include involving families in treatment sessions for training and collaboration.
  • Creates accurate and timely documentation using electronic medical records system.
  • Communicates with intake coordinators and business office staff to schedule and bill services in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Collaborates with other members of the pediatric therapy department.
  • Follows organizational policies.
  • Performs 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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