This work involves the assessment of children birth-five years of age suspected of having delays in communication and/or feeding skills and the planning and implementation of speech-language therapy services to children ages birth-five years who have been identified as eligible for such services. This is a professional position involving community-based assessment and treatment throughout Erie County. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: • Conduct Speech-language assessments and prepare corresponding assessment reports. • Plan and provide speech-language therapy to eligible students enrolled in the Early Intervention and Preschool Programs, in the child's least restrictive environment as outline in the students' Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP's) or Individualized Educational Plans (IEP's). • Develop and implement age-appropriate treatment outcomes and goals for students. • Produce required documentation. • Communicate regularly with families/caregivers, general education teachers and other treatment team members. • Represent P.E.D.S. – ECMC Department at Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) meetings. • Attend and participate in team conferences.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of current, evidence-based practices for speech-language therapy for children birth to five years of age; ability to work within a multi-disciplinary treatment team including parents/caretakers, general education teachers and other members of the treatment teams; thorough understanding of child development; familiarity with the Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs; sound professional judgment; ability to travel to sites for treatment and/or evaluation; excellent time management and organizational skills; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's degree in Speech Pathology; current license to practice speech-language therapy in New York State granted by the New York State Education Department; current registration of the license; one year of professionally related experience with children under the age of five years.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid New York State Driver's License; State Central Register Clearance.