Conducts screenings and evaluations, determines diagnoses and
prognoses, and designs a plan of care in accordance with the
standards of practice established by the ASHA and Arizona Early
Intervention Program (AzEIP) to provide team-based speech-language
pathology evaluations and interventions skillfully and safely,
progressing patients through levels of treatment within the maximum
capabilities of the patient. This position is works in early
Intervention with children, birth through 3 years old, and their
families on the Navajo Nation.
Responds to the training and technical assistance needs of
families and community-based service providers and programs as it
applies to engaging community members in referral and service
delivery for children birth to three and their families.
Works with the tribal, local and state Part C (AzEIP) programs to
provide eligibility evaluations, program planning, and IFSP
development and consultation to families with children ages birth
to two years, 11 months.
As part of evaluation team, diagnoses speech, language, social
communication, and cognitive communication dysfunction in infants
and toddlers birth through 2 years, 11 months.
Administers and scores standardized tests related to developmental
and communication skills to assist with eligibility determination
for infants and toddlers with known or suspected developmental
delays or disabilities.
Provides speech-language pathology interventions that may include,
but are not limited to activities for infant/toddler social and
cognitive communication development and feeding disorders.
Writes professional quality and timely evaluation reports, session
notes, project updates, and miscellaneous correspondence in
compliance with Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)
procedures and AZ Speech-Language Pathologist licensure
Works with families to develop goals for their children that that
promote engaged participation in family and community routines and
Develops plans of care and provides evidence-based interventions
under a transdisciplinary coaching model for children eligible for
AzEIP services, particularly as related to gross motor delays and
disorders, to effect progress toward IFSP outcomes; consults with
providers in developing individual plans of care.
Promotes dialogue and practices that supports positive and
collaborative relationships with Part C team members and
Engages in relevant, and as available, evidence-based professional
development both as a recipient and as a provider of training and
technical Assistance (TA) to the early intervention team.
Complies with HIPAA/FERPA regulations. Demonstrates
confidentiality, sensitivity and concern during all client/family
Travels to family homes or meeting locations.
Promotes Access, Attitude, and Inclusion for persons with
Maintains current Arizona Speech-Language Pathologist licensure and
Works collaboratively with other IHD projects as appropriate to
maintain and develop innovative, evidence-based practices.
Assists in addressing the mission and objectives of the IHD and NAU
which may include grant writing relevant to the project.
Assists with university student training by mentoring students
involved in IHD training activities; when applicable instructs and
supervises speech-language pathologist interns, practicum students,
etc.; trains on proper client care, assessment, use of equipment,
and speech-language pathologist techniques and objectives; follows
legal and ethical requirements for direction and supervision.
Responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical
practice according to ASHA guidelines in the full scope of
speech-language pathology services.
Master's degree in Speech Pathology or Communication Sciences
& Disorders field.
Must have or be eligible for Arizona Speech-Language Pathologist
At least one year speech therapy experience with pediatric
population, preferably infants and toddlers; will consider new grad
with relevant fieldwork/clinical experience.
A combination of related education, experience, and training may be
used as an equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements.
Candidate with at least one-year experience in Part C early
intervention or three years of experience working with children and
In-depth knowledge of social communication and cognitive
communication assessment and intervention procedures for infants
Familiarity with standardized communication and/or developmental
tests for children.
Experience working with tribal populations.
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with disabilities are encouraged to apply.