Department of Administrative Services

Speech Pathologist (Per Diem) (4671HD)

$77.12-$77.12 Hourly / $5,398.40-$5,398.40 BiWeekly /
$140,898.24-$140,898.24 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state health care facility or community health care program, or Southern Connecticut State University, this class is accountable for performing in a professional capacity appropriate diagnostic, therapeutic or consultative services for the purpose of preventing, treating, ameliorating or modifying disorders of speech, voice, language and dysphagia with either resident clients or on a public health outreach basis.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Communications Therapist or other administrator as assigned.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May supervise staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Applies principles, methods and procedures for measurement, testing, diagnosis, prediction, counseling or instruction relating to development and disorders of speech, voice, language, hearing and feeding and swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions for purpose of diagnosing, preventing, treating, ameliorating or modifying such disorders and conditions in individuals or groups of individuals; screens individuals for hearing loss or middle ear pathology using otoacoustic emissions screening, screening tympanometry or conventional pure-tone air conduction methods, including otoscopic inspection; provides some educational seminars, inservice training and/or consultation to families, teachers, allied professionals or paraprofessionals on nature and management of speech, voice and language disorders; observing and charting of speech, voice and language behavior and related areas; reviews medical and psychological histories; assists in program implementation at home, regional centers and other areas; participates in interdisciplinary team as speech language consultant; prepares some publications and instructional materials; maintains records and prepares reports; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of anatomic, physiologic, linguistic and psycholinguistic variables and their relation to development and use of speech, voice, language and dysphagia; considerable knowledge of understanding of speech and language disorders and management procedures used in habilitation and/or rehabilitation; knowledge of speech and language problems associated with hearing impairment; knowledge of diagnostic methods and their applicability to the difficult to test population; basic knowledge of pathology of auditory system and assessment of those disorders; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in individual and group instruction; evaluation skills of speech and language status and basis of disorders; ability to interpret medical and psychological data bearing on speech pathology; ability to prepare reports, records and instructional material; ability to lead and instruct other employees; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Speech and Language Pathologist issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American sign language in certain designated positions.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients and may have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases, risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients and exposed to disagreeable conditions.

APPOINTMENT

No permanent State Employee may work in a per diem position.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

Compensation will be based in accordance with the following schedule:

P-1 Base Pay Hourly Rate                  - 125% of Step 5 of Communications Therapist 
Fringe Benefit Rate  - 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate (Refer to the hourly wage rate for the HD pay plan in CORE-CT) 
Shift Differential  - 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 
Weekend Differential  - 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 
Premium Holiday Hourly Rate  - 50% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(37)-Therapy - (Speech/Physical/Occup/etc)

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

HD SP

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Speech Pathologist (Per Diem) in Salary Group HD 25 approved effective September 10, 2012. (Revised to modify Salary Grade and Plan)

EFFECTIVE DATE

8/26/2013

CLASS: 4671HD; EST: 7/1/1995; REV: 8/26/2013;