Speech Language Therapist

Essential Functions

  1. Follow the procedures developed by DSNWK, the Kansas State Board of Education, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and follow the Part C Procedure Manual for Infant Toddler Services in Kansas.

  2. Serve as Primary Service Provider (PSP) to appropriate assigned caseload. Consult with team members in strategies and coaching to assist identified outcomes.

  3. Work jointly with the Director and Kid-Link department staff to develop and implement policies pertaining to the Kid-Link early intervention program in accordance with Part C services in Kansas.

  4. Report to the Director of Service Coordination on the progress and emerging service delivery changes/problems within the Kid-Link program and/or other agencies associated with Kid-Link.

  5. Participate in DSNWK long range planning process and the Kid-Link Network Continuous Improvement Plan by creating and completing goals and objectives and reporting outcomes to the Director.

  6. Assist in the development and implementation of the IFSP through evaluations, observations, teaching, modeling and monitoring the progress. The services may be directly related to Speech Language and/or other areas of normal development.

  7. Act a the contact person for parents and other service providers concerning the Kid-Link program.

  8. Complete appropriate screenings, and assessments for determining eligibility for infants and toddlers in the counties served and other appropriate screen as assigned.

  9. Assist with the transition process for children entering/exiting the Kid-Link program to facilitate a smooth and timely transition.

  10. Remain current in knowledge, research, treatment and legislative actions/concerns in the field of early intervention and communication disorders.

  11. Complete required reports according to agency and State policies, licensure and accreditation standards in a timely manner.

  12. Assist with Kid-Link public awareness and fundraising activities.

  13. Obtain training necessary to maintain Kansas Speech Language license through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and DSNWK employment.

  14. Participate and/or attend agency, community and State meetings and activities, as directed by supervisor.

  15. Ensure the human rights of the Kid-Link children are maintained.

  16. Report health, safety and ANE issues to appropriate personnel per agency policies.

Other Responsibilities

  1. Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Service Coordination.

  2. This position will have access to all PHI and EPHI for individuals whom they support as a member of the Life Plan Team or whom they provide backup services; provide on-call supports, and involvement in investigations, as required; and planning for Day and Residential service options for individuals with dementia and those who are medically fragile. 

  3. This position is not subject to the two year training period as defined by KPERS.

Job Specifications

Education - Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Communications Disorders and Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Experience - Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities, preferred. Supervisory experience not required.

Extent of physical effort required: Routine job requirements. Little if any behavior or other physical intervention.

Comments: Must be physically able to evacuate children in the event of an emergency and apply necessary behavior management techniques as directed by the family and Individual Family Support Plan Team. Position may have other physical requirements for specific settings, i.e. climbing stairs, sitting on the floor, lifting small children, toys and equipment, etc.

Other Requirements

  1. Valid driver's license.

  2. Interest in working with children with developmental disabilities or delays in development.

  3. Able to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential information.

  4. Must have ability to communicate, reason, problem solve, develop and document appropriate services needed and provided.

  5. Able to work efficiently with a team of professionals, parents, and other providers on common goals.

  6. Ability to work independently on a routine basis from home office, when appropriate.

  7. Must be able to develop goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish work.