• 02-Apr-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Early Intervention
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Contract

Summary of Responsibilities: Provide direct Speech and Language therapy services and consultation for children birth to 36 months. Perform and interpret assessments and evaluations. Closely collaborate and perform liaison duties with developmental specialists/service coordinators. Must follow all state, local and organization policies and procedures.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer, score, and interpret assessments; summarize results; recommend treatment plan and render therapeutic treatments to clients.
  • Plan, develop, and implement treatment protocols to treat, improve, or maintain client's level of function.
  • Review and analyze assessments and progress reports.
  • Participate as a team member in initial and on-going developmental assessment and evaluation activities with children.
  • Carry out interview and assessment/evaluation procedures in a child and family sensitive manner.
  • Collaborate with families and other staff during team assessments/evaluations. Participate in planning an appropriate Early Intervention program for each child through the IFSP process.
  • Make recommendations to families and other team members regarding therapeutic services needed to achieve IFSP outcomes.
  • Design individualized goals and objectives with families so that they are developmentally appropriate, functional in nature, and related to on-going routines of the home, class and/or community.
  • Complete required paperwork accurately and in accordance with specified regulations and time lines.
  • Act as a resource to professionals and families, interpreting and monitoring implementation of all applicable standards, policies and procedures related to IFSP development, implementation and monitoring.
  • Build relationships with child and family which support a working partnership to accomplish IFSP goals.
  • Facilitate collaboration with parents, teachers, and other professional staff through regular contact, paperwork (i.e. Contact Logs), and designated meetings.
  • Prepare assessment/evaluation reports, summary of services, and team recommendations (Transition Summary) in collaboration with team members.
  • Provide relationship based services which are family-centered and support the family's daily routine and natural environments.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual and role difference among children and families served.
  • Perform duties in an organized, efficient and timely manner.
  • Respond to family's need for changes in their program (i.e. Placement changes, attendance, transportation, and other service delivery issues).
  • Adhere to established guidelines for billing and documentation.

Special Skills

  • Effective oral and written communications skills with internal and external consumers.
  • Computer experience, knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, external data systems and web application.
  • Attention to detail with ability to accurately handle large volume of documentation.
  • Ability to solve unexpected problems as they arise while considering family needs/capabilities and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate a high caseload.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels within the organization.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Physical Therapy from an accredited college or university program
  • Current New Mexico PT license and certification.
  • Experience with provision of culturally appropriate services in Native American communities is highly desirable.

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