Benchmark Human Services, a national leader committed to providing quality services to individuals with disabilities is hiring for the Early Intervention Program in Alexandria, VA.
We are actively seeking applicants for a Speech Language Pathologists. Ideal candidates will be licensed in their chosen profession and will be eager to provide home based early intervention therapy services to infants and toddlers who are at risk for developmental disabilities.
This position address functional needs of the child (Birth 3 years) in various developmental domains, particularly related to physical development, sensory, motor and postural development.
Work involves developmental screening / assessment, physical therapy, and consultation with family members and other professionals working with the family
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Develops joint plan with family and recommends strategies utilizing evidence based practices and following the Natural Learning Environment Practices
Implements IFSP for enrolled families and recommends frequency of services based on child development status and family priorities and concerns
Assessment of children’s developmental needs for individualized planning
Provide families with information, skills and support related to enhancing their child’s development
Include direct activities with the child designed to enhance the child’s development in one or more domains, including : cognition, adaptive functions, social / emotional skills, physical development and communication
Adaption of the environment to meet child / family needs in play, language and communication development.
Promote activities in the natural setting to enhance implementation of the IFSP
Complete necessary documentation to facilitate reimbursement through primary funding sources
Attends mandatory in-service training sessions and monthly team meetings
Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all staff and clients we serve
Comply with all Federal and State regulations, including those outlined in the Commonwealth of Virginia Notice of Child and Family Rights and Safeguards.
QUALIFICATIONS : Driver’s license
Master Degree in Speech Language Pathology
Licensed by the State of Virginia
Part- C Early Intervention Certification required
Meets degree requirements and criteria for Speech Language Pathologist as outlined in Virginia Early Intervention Practice Manual.
Detail orientated, self-motivated and will possess strong verbal and written communication skills
Have the ability to collaborate and work with team members from various disciplines in order to best advocate for needs of the families and children they service.
Prefer some experience working with birth to 3 population
Knowledge about best practices for service delivery in early intervention
Demonstrates a commitment to Natural Learning Environment Practices
FULL TIME BENEFITS :