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Speech/Language Pathologist #605525

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
$62,996.00 - $78,745.00
Posted date
Aug 6, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
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Full Time
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Job Description

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 regulations.
Works with families to develop goals for their children that that promote engaged participation in family and community routines and events.
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 community-based partners.
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 interactions.
Travels to family homes or meeting locations.
Promotes Access, Attitude, and Inclusion for persons with disabilities.
Maintains current Arizona Speech-Language Pathologist licensure and certifications.
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.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Speech Pathology or Communication Sciences & Disorders field.
Must have or be eligible for Arizona Speech-Language Pathologist licensure.
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.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate with at least one-year experience in Part C early intervention or three years of experience working with children and their families.
In-depth knowledge of social communication and cognitive communication assessment and intervention procedures for infants and toddlers.
Familiarity with standardized communication and/or developmental tests for children.
Experience working with tribal populations.

Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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