Texas State Jobs – Registered Therapist

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Job Description:

The Speech Language Pathologist performs advanced therapeutic habilitation services in speech language pathology. Work involves coordinating therapeutic rehabilitation activities for clients within a program area and developing protocols in habilitation or rehabilitation therapy services. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The therapist trains staff and monitors programs for compliance and efficacy.
  • The therapist participates in IDT/ISP meetings to facilitate diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • The Speech Language Pathologist determines communication potential and provides remediation for a wide range of individuals with communication deficits, swallowing and dysphagia challenges, and evaluates and provides augmentative communication devices and strategies.
  • The therapist participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities as required.
  • The therapist works under minimal supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
  • The therapist administers and interprets assessments, develops and provides treatment for persons served.
  • Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • The therapist performs and interprets assessments and renders therapeutic treatment to consumers.
  • The therapist maintains open and regular communication with the other departments, IDTs and administration to ensure the transfer of needed information and continuity of services.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work well with staff, foster the team process, and assume leadership role as indicated.
  • Current Licensure in Speech Language Pathology and Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical therapeutic evaluation and treatment and their application to individuals with IDD.
  • Ability to prescribe and construct adaptive or augmentative/communication devices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in written form and verbally.
  • Ability to produce reports, progress notes and assessments utilizing computer technology.
  • Ability to impart general and specific information about Habilitation Therapy (HT), IDD, anatomy, physiology, and treatment techniques to persons with varying levels or experience.
  • Ability to follow instructions and base decisions on current policies and best practice.

Job Details:

Company: State Of Texas

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Richmond, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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