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Speech and Language Pathologist

Company: Behavioral Health Works
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:


Speech and Language Pathologist

Company Description:
Make a difference in your community working with children and families effected by Autism.
Behavioral Health Works (BHW) is a place where the work you do matters and where you are valued as an employee.

Who we are:
BHW is looking for caring, compassionate, high-energy individuals who want more than just a job. We help you build a rewarding career that makes a difference in the lives of those affected by Autism. Join a team of people who love what they do, support each other and are defining quality ABA treatment for the families we serve.

Our Approach:
We believe in an individualized, collaborative, and family-centered care to achieve long-lasting outcomes for children with autism.

BHW's starting rate is $80k and will go up based on experience!


The Speech-Language Pathologist is required to have a minimum of a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology and is required to be licensed in the state of California. The Speech Language Pathologist is also required to have relevant experience and meet all of BHW's program competencies. The Speech Language Pathologist reports directly to the Vice President of Clinical Operations and the Early Start Senior Clinical Manager in the region and develops, monitors, and oversees speech treatment plans and provides direct speech services. Outstanding communication and leadership skills are necessary for this role.

Please note that all content of this job description is subject to change at the company's discretion.



  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Must be licensed in the state of California
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Commitment to upholding the company's mission and vision to the communityPreferred
    • Minimum of 1 year of experience working directly with autistic individuals

      • The following statements are intended to describe the major elements and requirements of the position and should not be taken as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals assigned to this job.

        • Completes evaluations to assess speech sound production, receptive and expressive language, pragmatics, oral motor skills, voice, fluency, and AAC using formal assessment, clinical observation, medical/developmental history, and caregiver interview
          • Administers and interprets standardized assessments (REEL-3, DAYC-2, GFTA-3, PLS-5, CELF-5, etc.)
            • Creates individualized treatment plans
            • Prepares reports including but not limited to initial and re-evaluation reports, progress reports, and multidisciplinary evaluations
            • Conducts individual and group speech therapy sessions in the clinic setting
              • Collaborates with other child development professionals (i.e. case supervisors, behavior analysts, occupational therapists, etc.) as needed or as required by the funding source
                • Provides consultations with families at the commencement of services and on an ongoing monthly basis as needed or as required by the funding source
                  • Provides speech and language related caregiver training and counseling
                    • Creates individualized treatment plans in collaboration with other Specialists (i;e. OT, BCBA, etc.) for Regional Center consumers
                      • Collects data each session to measure goal progress
                        • Prepares proper documentation of session notes for direct speech or consultation services
                          • Provides supervision to SLPAs as assigned and in accordance with ASHA's guidelines
                          • Ensures compliance with all speech and language related services and documentation per funding source guidelines

                            • Demonstrates a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail at all times
                            • Understands, respects, and displays sensitivity to culture, age, and persons with disabilities
                            • Independently recognizes and performs duties which need to be done without being directly assigned
                            • Maintains and abides by all BHW policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs and safety standards
                            • Uses effective collaborative strategies as evidenced by recognizing and understanding that as a member of an interdependent group, collaboration and compromise is required in order to maintain the effectiveness of the group as a whole to effectively resolve problems
                            • Displays teamwork ability to promote cooperation and collaboration; gaining support for programs and goals; establishes rapport with families, clients and professional staff
                            • Establishes priorities; organizes work and time to meet them
                            • Maintains appropriate boundaries with staff, families and other professionals
                            • Uses time effectively and constructively; does not abuse supplies, equipment, and services
                            • Accepts constructive criticism in a positive manner
                            • Complies with company dress code
                            • Responds to emails within 24 hours

                              PROBLEM-SOLVING & KNOWLEDGE BASE
                              • Demonstrates knowledge of Speech and language development; language disorders and rehabilitation; articulation disorders and rehabilitation; acquired disorders and rehabilitation; terminology related to communicative disorders; learning patterns in children; learning difficulties of children with special education needs; punctuation, spelling, and grammar; basic math skills; routine office procedures and record keeping; standard software applications.
                              • Demonstrates the ability to communicate difficult or sensitive information to family and/or staff
                              • Demonstrates effective knowledge of typical development, atypical development, and developmental milestones
                              • Demonstrates effective knowledge regarding program protocols, team meetings, staff meetings, trainings, session notes, data collection
                              • Recommends solutions to problems with program development and implementation
                              • Demonstrates ability to resolve issues at the lowest level possible by proposing workable solutions
                              • Follows through until issue is resolved: continues to attend to and assume responsibility for an issue until it is successfully resolved
                              • Expresses needs to fellow staff in a clear and respectful manner
                              • Continues to attend to and assume responsibility for an issue until it is resolved
                              • Demonstrates ability to bring the concerns of program staff to the director to resolve
                              • Keeps Clinical Director apprised of case related issues and outcomes
                              • Effectively listens to the needs of staff and families using empathy and active listening strategies; able to provide supportive feedback
                              • Demonstrates the ability to communicate difficult or sensitive information to family and/or staff

                                • Understands and clearly articulates Behavioral Health Works' mission and values
                                • Conversant with program policies and procedures; familiar with and abides by the organization's Employee handbook
                                • Understands and can articulate BHW's treatment approach and emphasizes the client-first model in all aspects of the positionRequired qualifications:
                                  • 18 years or older
                                  • At least high school diploma or equivalent or higher
                                  • Able to comfortably lift 40 lbs
                                  • Able to stand for duration of shift
                                  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
                                  • Reliable transportation to and from work
                                  • Background check

Keywords: Behavioral Health Works, Anaheim , Speech and Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Anaheim, California

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