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Speech Language Pathologist 

About the Organization Founded in 1996 by parents who sought the very best treatment available to deliver opportunities to children and adolescents living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) provides therapeutic services for children ages 18 months to 21 years who have ASD.

MAC's services are center-based and in-home, and include speech and occupational therapy, assessment and diagnosis services, and individual and family therapy. At any given time, MAC serves approximately 370-400 clients throughout Minnesota at 10 centers located in Eagan, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Minnetonka, Woodbury, Duluth, Mankato and Rochester.

 
Description

POSITION PURPOSE:

Identify, assess, and provide treatment for children with speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. Consult with behavior therapy teams to ensure the appropriate integration of communication-based programs. Provide training to clinical staff regarding communication (development, therapy, deficits, etc.). Provide training to caregivers and other service providers in clients environment and community to promote consistency and generalization of communication skills. Coordinate with outside Speech-Language Pathologists as needed. Work with clinical staff to ensure quality within the implementation and design of each childs communication program.

Responsibilities include attending meetings with the SPOT Coordinators and/or Chief Executive Officer on a monthly basis. Speech-Language Pathologists will develop and implement individualized Plans of Care, utilizing methods demonstrated to be evidence-based, for clients, as assigned. Assist in the development of the Plan of Care and any Prior Authorization information to procure funding for the clients Speech-Language Pathology program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Employee must possess a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders.
  • Employee must possess a current license to practice Speech-Language Pathology through the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • Employee with Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) preferred from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association however will highly consider Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Clinical Fellow.
  • Prior Autism and Pediatric experience preferred.

SKILLS

  • Employee must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Employee must possess highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Employee must be able to collaborate with all members of the clinical and administrative teams to assure the best therapeutic programming for all clients.
  • Employee must possess a valid drivers license, automobile insurance, and have use of an automobile to travel to worksites and office.
  • Employee must pass all criminal background checks as required by the State of Minnesota to be eligible to work with children and vulnerable adults.
  • Employee must be proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Employee must communicate with clients, client caregivers, peers and supervisors in a professional manner.
  • Employee must relay information in written or verbal form to client caregivers, MAC staff or other support staff as necessary in a timely manner.
  • Employee must effectively communicate clinical issues with client to caregiver and supervisor immediately, completing incident report forms as necessary.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the establishment and ongoing evaluation of treatment programs, plans of care, goals, and discharge plans for assigned clients as related to speech-language therapy needs in consultation with Program Supervisor.
  • Makes revision to plans and goals based on individual needs of clients in consultation with Clinical Supervisor.
  • Administers standardized speech and language evaluations.
  • Responds to referrals for service in a timely manner.
  • Provide leadership and assistance in integrating speech-language therapy targets or activities into behavior therapy setting in consultation with clinical team. This includes clients on direct caseload as well as indirect clients as needed.
  • Conducts 30-day and 90-day reviews for all clients. The 90-day review must include an updated Plan of Care.
  • Completes and submits required documentation within established guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain current and accurate clinical records.
  • Provides leadership and training on therapy strategies to Behavior Therapists, Lead Therapists, Clinical Supervisor, and Program Manager and trains as needed.
  • Participates in ITP planning as applicable.
  • Provides leadership supervision and/or executes all skilled treatment programs (e.g., sensory diet) as prescribed by the Plan of Care.
  • Schedules clients in coordination with clinical team.
  • Provides client/family education related to support services as appropriate.
  • Meets with the clinical team as needed to discuss each clients progress on communication programming.
  • Adheres to ASHA Code of Ethics.
  • Maintains Department of Health Licensure and Membership with ASHA.
  • Completes necessary continuing education.
  • Respond to emails and phone calls within 24 hours.
  • Attend all necessary trainings and/or meetings at central office site.
  • Appropriately utilize the time-reporting system for reimbursement.
  • Consider ethical and cultural issues and maintain appropriate boundaries when interacting with clients, client caregivers, colleagues, and student interns.
  • Restrict work to personal domain of expertise and use most updated methods as recognized by the profession.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Benefits

MAC offers competitive benefits for all full-time Behavioral Therapists including,

  • Excellent PTO benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • Affordable medical, dental, and vision with employer contribution
  • 401 (k) with generous employer match
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance
 
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Cambridge  
Position Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Created By Dan Smith  
Hiring Manager(s) Maren Babel  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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