- Helps occupational therapy clients by providing rehabilitative services to persons with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments.
- Provides services under the direction of licensed occupational therapist.
- Verifies client information by interviewing client, reviewing and recording medical history, confirming purpose of treatment.
- Helps clients improve their quality of life by helping them compensate for limitations
- Follows treatment plan developed in collaboration with occupational therapist
- Monitors activities to make sure they are performed correctly and provides encouragement, bringing treatment that is not having the intended effect to the attention of the therapist.
- Maintains patient occupational therapy records by recording client’s progress for use by the occupational therapist.
- Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
- Keeps supplies ready and sanitized at all times
- Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, and calling for repairs.
- Serves and protects the occupational therapy practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards.
- Enhances occupational therapy practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Documentation skills
- Verbal communication
- Patient services
- Hospital environment
- Use of medical technologies
- Bedside manner
- Health promotion and maintenance
- High school diploma or equivalent, preferred
- Current licensure as Occupational Therapy Assistant in practicing state and/or nationally certified
- Current CPR certification
- Negative TB
- Bilingual preferred
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: CDS will plan and implement the clinic-based or in home program in compliance with company and funding sources standards. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following duties are not intended to serves as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be require to perform additional, position-specific duties.
- CDS will perform a variety of technical tasks relative to child development, including the development of weekly lesson plans that involve age-level developmentally appropriate activities and that demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in planning programs and in the use of materials.
- CDS will complete Developmental Evaluations and write a report outlining outcomes, goals and recommendations
- CDS will treat client in the some or all of the following developmental areas:
- Recptive Language
- Expressive Language
- Gross Motor
- Fine Motor
- Adaptive Behavior
- Organizes and participates in games; reads stories and teaches simple painting, drawing, handwork, songs and similar activities; helps children develop habits of caring for own clothing and picking up and putting away toys and books. Maintains discipline, physical organization and cleanliness in the classroom.
- Communicates informally with parents on children's progress and behavior.
- Attends the workplace regularly as per the defined work schedule and reports to work punctually.
- Completes all required training and professional development sessions
- Participates in the development of outcomes, monitors assessment of those appropriate outcomes, and assists in the development of plans of action for improvement based on the assessment of those outcomes.
- Promotes positive morale and teamwork within the company and provides exceptional customer service to students and community. Should have good working relationship with colleges (ie: ST, PT, OT, admin staff)
- Regularly cleans and sanitizes therapy materials and maintains a neat working environment
- Educates patient/family regarding therapeutic exercises, activities and equipment
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Child Care and Development or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, plus one (1) or more years of experience working in related field
- Documents patient encounters in appropriate format.
- Daily sign in sheet
- Daily SOAP note
- Provides statistics as requested.
- Will submit attendance log with appropriate documentation on the 15th of every month, and on the last day of the month.
- Will submit milage and end of month if applicable
- Will write progress reports as needed
- May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.
- May be called to work off-shift in emergency situations
- CPR certification
- Negative TB test
- Bilingual in any language a plus (i.e.: Spanish, Armenian, Arabic, Korean, etc)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Facilitates development and rehabilitation of patients with mental, emotional and physical disabilities by planning and administering prescribed occupational therapy. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following duties are not intended to serves as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be require to perform additional, position-specific duties. • Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans. • Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensory motor, educational, recreational and social activities. • Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual’s physical capacity, intelligence level and interest. • Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting and evaluating patient’s progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications. • Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following case being closed by designing and instructing patients, families and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow up programs. • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records. • Maintains patient confidence by keeping information confidential. • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal/professional networks; participating in professional societies. • Complies with federal, state and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation. Patient Education: • Facilitates movement toward a healthcare partnership between providers, the patients and their families. • Educates patient/family regarding therapeutic exercises, activities and equipment. Administrative Responsibilities: • Documents patient encounters in appropriate format. • Daily sign in sheet • Daily SOAP note • Provides statistics as requested. • Will submit attendance log with appropriate documentation on the 15th of every month, and on the last day of the month. • Will submit milage and end of month KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS: • Knowledge of rehabilitative treatment techniques as utilized by the generalist in treating multiple age groups. • Knowledge of the regulations and practice standards of Pediatric Occupational Therapy. • Knowledge of direct patient care of Occupational Therapy to pediatric patients. • Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in daily activities. • Skill in treating Pediatric Occupational Therapy patients. • Skill in using applicable equipment and instruments. • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. • Skill in critical thinking in the performance of Pediatric Occupational Therapy. • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others. • Skills in maintaining good working relationships with community resources, referral sources, agencies and colleagues (PT and SLP). MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • A Cleared/Clean California Occupational Therapy California License • Approximately one (1) year of experience working exclusively with a pediatric population. • Participation in continuing education in pediatric therapy subjects as required by the Occupational Therapy governing authority. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: • May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule. • May be called to work off-shift in emergency situations. MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Standing, repetitive movements, lifting weights of various amounts (not to exceed 25 lbs.), sitting on floor, bending/squatting, walking, driving, etc. Please note: This of description is not an offer of employment, and does not in any manner constitute an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
We are looking for a dynamic team player to join our speech therapy team. Service Type: In home or in-clinic services for early Intervention and school aged children Job type: part time/full time Job requirements: Speech-Language Pathology Assistants assist speech-language pathologists in the assessment and treatment of speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. Implement speech and language programs or activities as planned and directed by speech-language pathologists. Monitor the use of alternative communication devices and systems. They also implement treatment plans or protocols as directed by speech-language pathologists. Other tasks include:
- Self-identify as SLPAs to families, students, patients, clients, staff, and others. This may be done verbally, in writing, and/or with titles on name badges.
- Exhibit compliance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations, reimbursement requirements, and SLPAs' responsibilities.
- Document clients’ progress toward meeting established treatment objectives.
- Assist speech-language pathologists in the remediation or development of speech and language skills.
- Perform support duties, such as preparing materials, keeping records, maintaining supplies, and scheduling activities.
- Sanitizing and cleaning therapy materials
- Collect and compile data to document clients’ performance or assess program quality.
- Assist speech-language pathologists in the conduct of client screenings or assessments of language, voice, fluency, articulation, or hearing.
|San Fernando Valley or Foothills (Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles )
|Bachelor’s Degree and completion of SLPA program
|Bilingual or multilingual therapists preferred
|SLPA license is required
- Prepare engaging exercises and activities to use during speech sessions with patients
- Provide counseling and consultations for new patients
- Create goals and objectives for patients to work toward and identify areas of progress and challenges
- Prepare speech pathology equipment and exam room ensuring proper sterilization and safety procedures are followed
- Review the patient's file prior to their appointment and have a clear understanding of the challenge to be addressed
- Attend continuing education courses and work to advance personal knowledge and experience within the field
- Submit billing and all original documents in a timely manner
- Request and organize written authorization from patients involving specific follow up instructions and goals for improvement
- As a member of a multidisciplinary team, provide early intervention services and Speech Therapy to infants, toddlers, and young children (0-5) and/or school aged children living with a delay in development or who are at risk for delay(s).
- Plan and implement Speech Therapy to promote the family’s capacity to care for their child and promote growth and development in natural environments where families live, work and play and within our clinic setting. Bring expertise to the team in the area of communication, language development and speech.
- Maintain contact with supervisor and work together to grow as a clinician
- Keep track of supervision hours and paperwork to complete RPE based on agreement between supervisor and clinician.
Qualifications for Speech Language Pathologist
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
- Master's degree in speech-language pathology
- Speech Pathologist RPE license for CA
- Demonstrated knowledge and adherence to HIPAA legislation and other patient privacy laws
- Experience working with sensitive and personal patient records and information
- Physical endurance and the ability to work in various environments ie: client’s home, at the park, at a daycare or preschool, at the clinic
- A friendly and professional demeanor is required when explaining procedures and processes to caregivers