Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.
One year of post-master's experience as a Speech Language Pathologist
Either I: New York State licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist; Or II: American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certification in Speech Language Pathology.
Additional Requirements for Appointment:
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• If appointed, you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
• If you fail to maintain your license or certification once you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from the position.
• Credentials will be reviewed at the time of the interview.
Background Investigation/Justice Center Review:
In some agencies, the names of all prospective employees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL), maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s); be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC). You must report all convictions. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or any falsified or omitted information may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.
Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal law;
and may be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names appear on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
You are responsible for payment of all required fees.
Medicaid and Medicare: To be eligible for appointment and maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). You may be barred from appointment, or your employment may be terminated at any time if you are listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program).
• Valid NYS Driver’s License
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Speech Language Pathologist 2 (SLP2) plays a vital role in the Hudson Valley Article 16 Clinic. SLP2 services are in high demand
in Hudson Valley region. The SLP2 will provide in-servicing to staff on all SLP related clinical recommendations for addressing the
specific needs of individuals. They also will participate as a rotating instructor during NEO training for new staff, training area will include dysphagia /swallowing disorders. The SLP2 will provide a great deal of support to residences by making clinical rounds in HVDDSOO group homes, conducting screenings, providing evaluations in a home setting, and training staff.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• The SLP2 evaluates and diagnoses swallowing disorders,
• conducts oral-motor assessments,
• provides evidenced based therapeutic training to individuals' on how to develop and strengthen the muscles used
to swallow or speak,
• monitors individuals who have been determined to have high need in the area of swallowing or communication
• recommends/prescribes the least restrictive diet consistencies for solids and liquids so that nutrition and hydration
needs are safely maintained,
• provides in-servicing and directions on the most appropriate dining techniques based on individualized needs,
work with individuals /caregivers/team members to create therapeutic intervention service plans to individuals in
areas related but not limited to: expressive and receptive language and/or communication (e.g., may include verbal
and/or non-verbal clinical approaches that are evidenced based to improve individuals' communicative effectiveness),
• provides in-service training to staff in the following areas: choking prevention, dysphagia management, aspiration
precautions, and receptive and expressive language and/or communication strategies,
• completes Augmentative and Alternative Communication evaluations,
• assists in the development of individualized treatment plans and record changes in individuals' conditions as a
member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team; and maintain a variety of records.
• Other duties as assigned
NOTE: Travel within the three-county catchment area will be required in the performance of the duties of the position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.
Additional Comments *PLEASE NOTE SALARY: The posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for ISU Grade 18 ($61,270), along with any special salary treatments in effect for this position in this location, such as a Downstate Adjustment ($3,026) and Geographic Pay Differential ($4,500.00). The posted maximum salary (Job Rate of $77,912) includes the previously Downstate Adjustment and Geographic Pay.
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Hudson Valley DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at email@example.com to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide their current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.
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