Speech Therapist - PRN

General Purpose:
Under general supervision, provides comprehensive speech therapy and language development services to a specified population of residents. Screens and evaluates residents; develops and implements therapeutic speech and language development program and services.
Essential Job Functions:
This facility expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork with other employees and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list of duties is not all-inclusive:
Examines, tests, diagnoses, and administers treatments for residents with speech and language disorders, hearing disorders, and oral motor disorders.
Performs evaluations with particular attention to receptive and expressive language skills, speech fluency, vocal and oral motor competence, articulation, and auditory skills.
Maintains communication with the resident and others concerned regarding progress, problems, home programs, and other issues related to the therapeutic process.
Develops, implements, and evaluates therapeutic speech and language development programs and services.
Provides speech articulation therapy and works with residents to develop language skills as appropriate.
Facilitates behavior management in residents and families as appropriate to the needs of the resident.
Maintains records of work performed.
Maintains equipment and supplies used as part of the therapeutic process.
Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.
Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.
Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.
Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.
Protect the personal property of the residents of the facility.
Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science Degree in Speech Therapy
Current license in state of practice.
Minimum of one year of experience. Supervision, training and/or experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.
Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in identified areas of specialization.
Organized and detailed in work performance.
Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.
Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.
Comply with the Residents' Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.
Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.
Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.
New Beginnings Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate on the basis of age (as defined by applicable law), religion, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that all selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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