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Early Intervention Speech Therapist

POSITION TITLE: Early Intervention Speech Therapist

TYPE OF POSITION: Full Time, Exempt

LOCATION: Fairbanks, In-Person

REPORTS TO: ILP Coordinator and Therapy Supervisor

SUPERVISES: None

SALARY: Grade F, Range Dependent on Experience and Education

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for performing a range of early intervention services within the Infant Learning Program including therapy services and family service coordination.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A Bachelor’s or Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, or a related field with current State of Alaska professional license;
  2. Meet requirements of Alaska SEED Registry,  EI/ILP Level 10 Developmental Specialist II or higher; 
  3. A minimum of one year experience with infants/toddlers or young children.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of audiences.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide Early Intervention Services with a caseload of children and their families, following ACCA ILP Procedures, ensuring compliance with Part C, State and Medicaid regulations and timelines in all aspects of services including but not limited to the following:
      • Referral, intake and screening activities
      • Administration and scoring of developmental evaluation and  assessment tools 
      • IFSP development, revision, review and ratings 
      • Child Outcomes Summary Ratings
      • Implementation of goals and objectives on IFSP in a variety of community settings, utilizing developmentally appropriate and effective evidence-based practices.  
      • Family Service Coordination including oversight of ILP services, transition out of ILP and referrals for outside services. 
      • Ensure compliance with all billing and paperwork requirements of Medicaid, Tricare and Private Insurances, implementation of activities in accordance with best practice guidelines of field of practice, and maintenance of State of Alaska licensure or certification, including meeting continuing education requirements. 
      • Accurately maintain paperwork documentation and client Electronic Health Record.
      • Demonstration of a family-centered philosophy, and respect for cultural diversity. 
  2. Attend and participate in staff meetings, training and in-services for ILP and ACCA. 
  3. Work as member of ILP Staff to develop and implement goals, objectives and procedures of the Infant Learning Program in order to ensure compliance with Part C, State and Medicaid regulations. 
  4. General ACCA staff activities include: 
    • Demonstrate computer literacy to be self-sufficient in:
      • Proficient technology use with a wide range of platforms and devices;
      • Internet skills and safe internet practices;
      • Utilization of agency technology systems;
      • Ensuring compliance with agency electronics compliance policies
    •     Complete administrative paperwork including, but not limited to:
      • Mileage/travel expenses;
      • Time tracking and leave requests;
      • Documentation of training;
      • Purchase order requests or other agency documentation.
  5. Support program and agency community relationships by participating in community outreach.
  6. Practice professional work habits including dependability, ethical practices, ethical communication, adherence to personnel policies and procedures, effective time management, independence, teamwork and responsibility. Maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and community members. 
  7. Pursue continuing education and professional growth experiences in the field of Early Intervention and Child Development, as well as in own professional field. 
  8. Required travel in employee’s own insured automobile within Fairbanks North Star Borough to home and community settings.
  9. Other duties may be assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

General office environment. Conditions are pleasant, clean and professional where accidents/hazards are negligible.  Requires use of computer, fax, and copier.  Clear diction, listening skills and appropriate professional office and telephone etiquette are necessary for effective communication with staff and public. Job may require entry into private homes, child care centers and other community locations. Requires ability to navigate all areas the client may receive services including prolonged periods of sitting or kneeling on the floor, standing or bending. May be exposed to illness-causing bacteria and viruses.  Required travel in employee’s own insured automobile including access to federal installations which required a Real ID or Passport. 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Completion of Part C Credential within three months of employment start.
  2. Ability to complete the State of Alaska Background Check requirements.
  3. Complete COVID-19 vaccination series or receive an approved medical or religious exemption per CMS Interim Final Rule.

Equal Employment and Opportunity Statement: ACCA, Inc. is committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Rev. 10/2022

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