Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities related to providing patients with diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of speech and language.
The functions in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
Diagnoses communication disorders of speech and language.
Prepares treatment plans and makes recommendations for individual cases.
Conducts group and individual speech and/or language treatment as appropriate.
Performs hearing screenings and makes appropriate referrals.
Prepares and maintains progress reports, records, and evaluations on individual and group cases as required.
Participates as a member of a diagnostic and treatment team for individual and group cases.
Maintains confidential records of client services in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Directs and/or trains clinical personnel and staff in identifying and treating communication disorders.
Confers with professional and/or community groups on topics regarding communication disorders.
Implements and develops prevention programs that are specific to speech/language/communication issues.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Level I: Knowledge of the pathology of communication disorders; of phonetics; of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing function; and of diagnostic testing and treatment techniques for communication disorders. Ability is required to discuss communication disorders with various treatment professionals and families; to plan and execute treatment programs; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Level II: Those identified in Level I.
Level III: Those identified in Level I.
Level IV: Those identified in Level I plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Ability is required to provide program development, technical assistance, education and program oversight, evaluation and consultation to contracted licensed providers.
The Speech-Language Pathologist job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of the duties performed, the depth and breadth of accountability, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
Level I: This is the basic level where incumbents perform entry level duties under the immediate supervision of a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Incumbents at this level are working toward obtaining their Certificate of Clinical Competence.
Level II: This is the career level where incumbents perform professional duties as a fully certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Incumbents at this level are not assigned supervisory responsibilities, but may provide training and technical assistance to others.
Level III: This is the specialist level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities involving advanced level technical duties in Speech-Language Pathology. Incumbents at this level perform as a consultant to other Speech-Language Pathologists and may be designated lead worker for other employees.
Level IV: This is the leadership level where incumbents are responsible for developing, administering and/or directing programs and providing supervision to others which may include administering a speech-language program.
Level I: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in speech pathology, including academic and practicum requirements for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Level II: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Level III: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus an additional three years of post-certification experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a clinical specialty or in an educational setting.
Level IV: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus an additional four years of post-certification experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a clinical specialty or in an educational setting.
CLASS: X22A; EST: 9/11/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: X22B; EST: 9/11/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: X22C; EST: 9/11/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: X22D; EST: 9/11/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;