Hope Network Center for Autism is seeking a Speech Language Pathologist to become a key member of a multidisciplinary Autism treatment model. Hope Network provides center based ABA services at several sites including Grand Rapids, Holland and now East Lansing. The Center for Autism in collaboration with a major university will offer a unique diagnostic and treatment environment. ABA services are provided for learner diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ranging in age from 1 year 6 months through 21 years old. The CFA offers Safety Care Training, tuition reimbursement, continuing education, and a leadership career path. The CFA is a founding member of the Michigan Behavior Analytic Providers (MiBAP) association. The CFA is part of the larger Behavioral Health Service line within Hope Network providing a full range of services with persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities
The Speech/Language Pathologist - CFA is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: provision of speech and language pathology and cognitive rehabilitation services to child and adolescent consumers of Hope Network Center for Autism. This includes evaluation, treatment planning, and implementation of these services, individual, family, and staff education, communication with physicians and schools and discharge planning.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned.
1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
2. Provides diagnostic services using selected standardized and informal assessment procedures to determine the nature, severity, and prognosis for rehabilitation of language, communication, and oral-motor disorders based on the developmental age of the child/adolescent. Recommends and implements treatment procedures based on these findings.
3. Provides speech and language therapy services as indicated based on the developmental age/needs of the individual served.
4. Provides leadership and consultation to the Center for Autism staff for skill development.
5. Provides oral-motor and feeding diagnostic services and treatment for children/adolescents/ young adults.
6. Assesses and coordinates for augmentative/assistive communication technology.
7. Provides developmental speech, language and functional communication skill development.
8. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
9. Assists in selection and maintenance of appropriate equipment, clinical treatment and testing materials as necessary to perform responsibilities.
10. Maintains complete and accurate clinical and billing records reflecting clinical services rendered.
11. Keeps supervisor informed of clinical issues, problems, and professional activities.
12. Assists to keep team abreast of research findings and new techniques in the field of child/ adolescent speech/language pathology and cognitive rehabilitation.
13. Participates in quality assurance, program evaluation, and curriculum rating scale activities as assigned.
14. May participate in the development of student affiliations and supervision of speech/language pathology students.
15. Carries out other duties as assigned.
Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. Minimum Education required: Master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology from an accredited program.
2. Holds ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech/language pathology or equivalent, or is a CFY candidate for ASHA's CCC in speech.
3. Demonstrated ability to communicate in verbal and written formats to meet position expectation.
4. Valid driver’s license required according to Hope Network policy.
5. Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
6. Knowledge of common child/adolescent language, speech, and communication disorders and treatment.
7. Knowledge of oral-motor/feeding disorders and treatment protocols for children/adolescents.
Work Experience Requirements:
1. At least two to five years’ experience with emphasis on children and adolescents.
2. Prior clinical experience with individuals with developmental disability or diagnosis of Autism Disorder.