Acts in the capacity of SLP, providing assessments and speech language therapy treatments to participants with autism or physical disabilities in a variety of settings.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide direct and consultative speech-language pathology services to participants in a day program and in their residential settings (or in the educational programs as needed).
Evaluate and treat speech, language, (social/cognitive) communication, and swallowing disorders for participants as needed.
Assess, evaluate, and re-evaluate participants, in keeping with adult educational, self-advocacy or self-care goals and OPWDD guidelines.
Develop, implement, and manage individual and group therapy goals in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, based on evaluation and assessment results.
Develop mealtime plans with the interdisciplinary team to ensure the health and safety of participants/residents.
Maintain and document therapy/intervention procedures and outcomes using the appropriate forms, records and reports, while following applicable regulations and departmental protocols.
Demonstrate appropriate interactions with participants to enhance individual performance, including implementation of behavior plans and interventions (e.g., SCIP-R).
Coordinate services and provide recommendations as well as feedback about progress to Day Program personnel, interdisciplinary team members, community agencies and participant’s families.
Provide in-service training and consultation to day program staff, parents, residential staff and other professional personnel regarding swallowing concerns, mealtime interventions, mealtime plans, communication devices/methods, augmentative and alternative communication, care and maintenance of equipment, and other speech related interventions or techniques.
Supervise Speech-Language Pathology CF candidates, students, interns and volunteers as required or assigned.
Utilize and manage appropriate assistive and adaptive devices to support individual participant’s/resident’s needs.
Inventory, store, monitor and maintain supplies and equipment; maintain an organized and clean therapeutic program space as well as office space.
Maintain current knowledge of treatment practice per discipline-specific practice requirements.
Integrate current professional knowledge and skill into therapy program.
Actively participate in professional growth activities, continuing education programs, trainings, and all participant/resident review meetings; attend appropriate departmental meetings as assigned.
Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
NYS Certification in Speech-Language Pathology.
Duties require professional verbal and written communication skills.
Proficiency in or knowledge of using a variety of computer software and e-mail applications, especially Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word; have the aptitude to learn other computer software as necessary.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs. independently and assist in lifting weights exceeding 50 lbs.
Meet the requirements to drive Springbrook vehicles as required.
Springbrook is a not-for-profit, state-licensed organization serving over 1000 people with developmental disabilities from across New York State and beyond. Our programs are designed to teach the skills needed to maximize potential while putting those experiences in context. We work at school, in communities, and in the home to create a comprehensive learning experience that makes every day a chan...ce to discover, build and grow.
For over 90 years, Springbrook has provided a place where barriers are overcome, staff and friends are family, and students are seen as unique individuals. Springbrook serves over 850 people with developmental disabilities and employs more than 1,200 people across Central New York. With spacious and bright facilities, Springbrook provides both the environment and staff necessary to enhance and guide the individuals we serve.