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Full-time Speech/Language Pathologist is needed in a school setting in Palm Beach County. Knowledge of Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), and ESE compliance is a must. This is a ten (10) month position and a 40 hour work week. Salary is $50,000+ or $45/Hourly. Please submit your resume to jean@maeefl.com



Chapters Health System

Temple Terrace, FL

Speech Therapist – Pool - Req #14-0466

As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life’s ever-changing landscape. We’ll help you navigate your individual experience – empowering you with more choices, education and guidance for these important chapters of life.

Under the administrative direction and supervision of Management provides speech therapy evaluation, treatment, and/or interventions and oversees the speech therapy program for participants. Integrates speech therapy treatment plan into the plan or care to maximize benefits for participants.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited Speech Language Pathology curriculum with a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology
  • Licensed in the State of Florida as a Speech Pathologist
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of speech pathology
  • One year experience working with the elderly required
  • Meets the education and experience requirements for a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or meets the educational requirements for certification and is in the process of accumulating the supervised experience required for certification.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of speech pathology
  • One year experience working in an acute care setting required
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of participants
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves
  • Ability to manage stress.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting participants and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of participants, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company. • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides speech therapy evaluation, treatment, and interventions to program participants.
  • Conducts initial assessments and reassessments, upon referral from team, of participant’s condition and functional status and establishes measurable goals and a treatment plan.
  • Provides training, guidance, and supervision to program staff and participants/family members regarding therapy.
  • Responsible for providing and recommending therapeutic exercises.
  • Practices Speech Therapy consistent with American Speech and Hearing Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  • Participates actively in the interdisciplinary team (IDT) by providing clinical expertise in team planning, problem solving, and processes.
  • Fulfills all administrative requirements, including but not limited to collaboration with Physical and Occupational Therapists and attendance at team and staff meetings.
  • Develop treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment.
  • Record and sign treatments in participant’s medical record, record, sign, and date “Progress Notes”.
  • Review assessments and discharge participants when appropriate.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Adult experience required.
  • Pediatric experience preferred.

Please forward resumes to:  resumes@chaptershealth.org

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