The School of Imagination and Happy Talkers is committed to bringing out the extraordinary in every child. We offer groundbreaking early-childhood education programs, cutting-edge intervention services, and a full-inclusion preschool which empowers special-needs children to excel along with their typical peers, giving all children the foundation for success in learning and life.
We truly do appreciate your interest in helping us accomplish this mission in serving more than 350 children annually at our beautiful Schaefer Ranch campus high atop the Dublin hillside in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about the School of Imagination, please visit www.soi4kids.org or follow along on Twitter and Facebook @soi4kids.
Speech Language Pathologist Position Summary
The Speech Language Pathologist administers diagnostic speech and language evaluations, provides direct patient services, and instructs/educates patients and caregivers following established policies and protocols. The position is responsible for working directly with the children and parents and ensuring that each child receives optimal individualized treatment. In addition, the position also collaborates with the clinical team, teachers, and families to ensure optimal growth and development for each child. This position includes a state-of-the-art therapy suite and there is no travel required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Evaluates and assesses pediatric patients with a variety of communication disorders, voice and swallowing impairment, and/or neurological defects
Administers assessments and develops individualized treatment programs and goals
Provides appropriate speech therapy interventions as indicated
Advises physicians and educators on patient disorders and treatment; collaborates with physicians as treatment plan changes
Interprets medical diagnoses
Educates patient, family, teachers and other caregivers in treatment and home management techniques
Prepares timely, legible, and complete documentation of all care, interventions, and care coordination as provided by law, regulation, and established policy
Participates in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies/practices
Collaborates with other caregivers to ensure consistency of care.
Reviews IEP goals or IFSP goals of each child
Makes recommendations for other therapies/interventions
Offers appropriate referrals, resources and education to parents
Ensures compliance with legal issues including but not limited to patient confidentiality and risk management; ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations
Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
Adjusts to fluctuating peaks in patient flow, acuity, and other operational demands while maintaining quality
Performs other duties as assigned by manager
Master’s Degree in speech-language pathology, current California license in speech and language pathology, and one year related experience. (CFY Considered)
Current CPR certification
Ability to understand and adhere to established policies, procedures, and protocols
Commitment to excellence and high standards
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Ability to manage priorities and workflow
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
Bilingual skills a plus
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
Able to work collaboratively with multiple health professionals in a busy and complex environment using tact, diplomacy, and discipline
Strong charting/documentation skills
Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds
Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
Bend, reach and lift up to or above head
May be required to lift up to 40 pounds
Kneel or sit on floor for up to 30 minutes at a time while working with children
Climb and descent stairways
Ability to work in a moderate to loud environment
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.
We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package for qualified employees. Here are just some of the wonderful benefits available to eligible clinicians!
Premium Health, Dental, and Vision benefits begin your first day with 100% employer paid options.
401k, FSA, College Savings plan, and many additional benefits available
PTO accrual and Paid holidays begin your first day.
Reimbursement for CEUs, license fees, professional dues, CPR/First aid certification and insurance costs.
Your own private therapy suite in our child-centered campus.
No travel or driving required.
Performance based bonus plans.
In addition, we also work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company and one another. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.
The School of Imagination is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: 1001
About School of Imagination
At the School of Imagination, we bring out the extraordinary in every child by providing groundbreaking, collaborative and individualized educational, therapeutic and family support services in a nurturing and positive environment through the highest quality inclusion program that supports ALL children, encouraging them to become positive influences on society. Visit our website at www.soi4kids.org/careers to learn more about us.