• Full Time
  • Issaquah

ICAN

ICAN (formerly Lakeside) is a multidisciplinary clinic with the vision of a commitment to the best hope and future for children and families affected by autism and neurodevelopment around the world. We are located in the city of Issaquah Washington and serve individuals with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders from birth to 13 years of age. Our team consists of Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, BCBA’s, Behavior Technicians, Assistive Technology specialists and more. In our years of operation, we have provided services to over 1,300 families. We are an organization that is committed to professionalism, growth and fun.

Speech and Language Therapist Job Description:

Identification, Evaluation, and Planning

• Collaborates with other disciplines, in large and small team meetings, to ensure team understanding of child’s speech and language performance strengths and needs, through evaluation, program planning, and service delivery.

• Evaluates the child’s ability and formulates the child’s communication profile through a variety of functional, behavioral, and standardized assessments, skilled observation, checklists, histories, and interviews.

• Synthesizes evaluation results into a comprehensive written report which reflects strengths and barriers to student participation in the all environments; directs program development; and guides evidence-based intervention.

• Develops speech and language based intervention plans based on child’s needs and evaluation results.

• Participates in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, offer recommendations, and develop individual treatment plans to achieve goals.

Service Delivery

• Provides targeted, evidence-based therapeutic intervention to facilitate child’s participation and speech/language performance within the child’s functional environments.

• Consults with the child’s therapy team to achieve speech and language outcomes.

• Educates treatment team, and family to facilitate skills in areas of speech and language.

• Monitors, with data collection, and reassess the effects of speech and language therapy intervention and the need to continue, modify, or discontinue intervention.
• Documents speech and language therapy services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement of services as appropriate.

Program Administration and Management

• Prioritizes and schedules work tasks independently.

• Independently maintains productivity to support the development of the clinic.

• Prepares and cleans up therapy materials.

• Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards organization and state guidelines.

• Completes requested documentation including progress reports and letter of medical necessity as requested by insurance companies.

• Adheres to federal and state legislation, regulation, and clinic policies that affect speech therapy practice.

• Adheres to HIPAA guidelines to protect patient health information.

Professional Growth and Ethics

• Participates in continuing education for professional development to ensure best practice.

• Independently maintains records of continuing education for the purpose of maintaining state licensure and ASHA certification.

• Uses professional literature, evidence based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions.

• Uses professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision making in practice.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

• Knowledge of speech and language development.

• Knowledge of pediatric speech and language disorders.

• Ability to communicate effectively with parents and caregivers of children receiving services.

• Ability to provide evidence based speech and language therapy intervention to improve child’s performance.

• Ability to evaluate treatment outcomes and use to coordinate care, update treatment plans, and provide prognoses.

• Ability to adapt and modify environments, equipment, and materials.

• Ability to implement and modify high and low tech AAC strategies and materials.

• Ability to use professional literature, evidence based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions.

• Ability to operationally define treatment targets.

• Ability to maintain current reporting, documentation, scheduling, and billing in accordance with professional standards, state and organizational guidelines, and reimbursement requirements.

• Skill in effective oral and written communication with parents, multi-disciplinary team members and other speech pathologists.

• Skill in proactive problem solving.

• Knowledge and appreciation of the influence of disabilities, socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors on child’s ability to communicate.

• Knowledge and use of speech and language therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and evidence based practice to guide intervention decisions.

• Knowledge of the organization, federal, state, regulations, policies and procedures that mandate and guide speech therapy practice within ICAN

• Ability to gather and assess outcomes program evaluation data and to use to modify services at the programmatic level.

• Ability to maintain current reporting, documentation, scheduling, and billing in accordance with professional standards, state and organizational guidelines, and reimbursement requirements.

• Ability to attend at least 2 ICAN functions, such as WAALK, per year.

• Ability to determine the need for a speech and language therapy evaluation and to select and administer appropriate assessment tools to evaluate the child.

• Ability to interpret the evaluation data and write a comprehensive report that reflects strengths and barriers to child’s speech and language performance.

• Ability to develop speech and language based intervention plans based on evaluation information.

• Ability to provide evidence based speech and language therapy intervention to improve child’s performance.

• Ability to adapt and modify environments, equipment, and materials including assistive technology.

• Ability to use professional literature, evidence based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions.

• Ability to operationally define treatment targets.

• Skill in effective oral and written communication.

• Skill in proactive problem solving.

* Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

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