The ECI Speech Language Pathologist provides evaluation, program planning, and direct services to infants and toddlers, 0-3 years old, who have developmental delays, certain medical diagnoses, or atypical development. All services are based on the family’s concerns and priorities and are provided in the child’s natural environment. All interactions with families and children use Trauma Informed Care principles and use the Coaching Model in the provision of services. The Coaching Model provides strategies and interventions, educational information, material, and emotional support to families while allowing families to have a voice and choice in the services. In ECI, the SLP is a member of an interdisciplinary team and may be the primary service provider or act as consultant to the family and other team members. Intervention is embedded in the typical activities of daily living for the child and family. This position requires travel, independence, and skills in oral motor, feeding, autism, and alternative communication as well as language acquisition and articulation. The SLP for this position may work in any of the 6 counties ECI serves. The philosophy of the program and this position is to provide educational, material, and emotional support to families so the child can learn throughout the day in a variety of typical activities, and to support the attachment between the parent or primary caregiver and child. Services are provided in the setting where the child lives, learns, and plays.
|City||Bastrop, LaGrange, Lockhart, Giddings|
|County||Bastrop County, Caldwell County, Fayette County, Lee County|
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders or Speech Language Pathology. Experience working with infants and toddlers with disabilities. Knowledge and experience in conditions which affect typical speech language development in infants and toddlers. Understanding of the ECI family-centered, routines-based philosophy. Must meet driving qualifications and be able to pass CPR instruction. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.|
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred AND required education, experience, job knowledge, skills and abilities helpful in the performance of this position, as indicated below:
Comprehensive knowledge of typical and atypical development in children birth to three years old
Comprehensive knowledge of childhood conditions that relate to the provision of early intervention services
Comprehensive knowledge of and understanding of team and family dynamics.
Ability to contribute as a leader and facilitator on teams which include parents, caregivers, and other professional staff.
Ability to perform under minimal supervision with considerable requirements for initiative, discretion, independent thought, judgment and self-motivation in matters of significance to families as well as the agency.
Well developed interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, time management/organization skills, and basic computer skills.
Ability to comprehend and adhere to family-centered, activity-based early intervention practices.
Ability to work sensitively with families from a variety of cultural orientations.
Preferred – Ability to read, write and communicate in Spanish. (receive a stipend for a foreign language)
|Salary Amount||$28.50 - 34.62/hr|
|Closing Date||Open until filled|