Speech Language Pathologist | Kansas City, MO| 24/25 School Year

Kansas City, Missouri

Category: Schools

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 792010

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $2200 / Week

Posted Date: 6/5/2024

Kansas City, Missouri

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Schools

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $2200 / Week

Job ID: 792010

Posted Date: 6/5/2024

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Position: Speech Language Pathologist

Location: Kansas City, MO
Start: August 8, 2024- May 23, 2025
In-Person only
1 Year of SLP experience
MO state License, ASHA and DESE requirements
Hours: 40 per week
Local Pay: $55 per hour (taxable wages)
*$500 Sign On Bonus!

    For further information and/or to apply to thisopportunity, please contact Sara Henk at sahenk@ amergis.com. 

    The Speech and Language Pathologist is responsible forassessing and treating students with speech and language disorders. The Speechand Language Pathologist provides training and consultation for teachers aswell as maintains all required records.

     

    Reports to: Building Principal and SPED Director

     

    Duties/Responsibilities:


    Assessment and Treatment:

    • Evaluates students for speech language and social communication disorders.
    • Conducts formal assessments for the special education process.
    • Carries out multiple comprehensive language assessments.
    • Conducts Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation for speech.
    • Provides direct services in efforts to remediate errors in speech.
    • Ensures that student individual education programs are implemented.

    Therapy:

    • Works with students to provide therapy to remediate sounds and stuttering.
    • Provides instruction in using words, developing words and communicating with others in an individual and group setting.

    Consultation:

    • Provides consultation to regular education teachers and delivers in classroom strategies.
    • Organizes early intervention methods and consults with staff for early intervention.
    • Provides subject matter on what is development appropriate for speech.

    Training:

    • Provides training for staff for disorders and how to identify them.
    • Designs individual education programs.
    • Identify what is development appropriate speech and provide training to staff.
    • Coordinates curriculum for IDEA and the Missouri state plan for education.

    Hearing Assessments:

    • Conducts hearing screening assessments.
    • Provides pass/fail results to managers.

    Services Records:

    • Maintains records of services provided for auditing purposes.
    • Reports services provided to Medicaid on a monthly basis.
    • Utilizes a therapy log and progress reports to maintain records and conformation of therapy provided to be submitted at the end of the year.

    Annual Training:

    • Participates in annual training related to Medicaid billing and SDAC school district administrative training.
    • Partakes in administrative claiming Medicaid reimbursement programs for school districts.

    Random Selections:

    • Participates in random selections for the state of Missouri and provides information and stats related to Medicaid therapy and billing.
    • Answers all related questions related to Medicaid therapy such as what therapy was provided, reason for therapy, frequency of therapy and when therapy occurred.
    • Provides all information for reimbursement purposes.

    Data Collection:

    • Maintains data to determine progress and mastery for individual education programs and goals.
    • Reports quarterly and completes all required special education paperwork.
    • Adheres to local state regulation and ethical practices.

    Student Interventions:

    • Participates in student intervention if speech and language concerns are identified.
    • Attends weekly meetings if students have speech and language concerns.
    • Provides strategies and ideas and screens students.

    Licensing/ Certification:

    • Ability to interpret data outlined by the Missouri Department of Education.
    • Ability to interpret standardized assessments with fidelity.
    • Ability to analyze data for program planning and IP development.
    • Knowledge of current best practices in the area of speech and language.
    • Ability to use augmented communication devices.
    • Ability to use instruments for hearing screenings.
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines for federal and state timelines.

    Skills/Responsibilities: 


    • Hearing ability sufficient to evaluate a student’s speech. 
    • Knowledge of DESE and IDEA criteria. 
    • Knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
    • Knowledge of Section 504 of the Civil Rights Law.
    • Knowledge of Missouri State Plan for Special Education and Local Compliance Plan.
    • Knowledge of standards and indicators for eligibility for speech and language disorders.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to details. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations. 
    • Committed to working with under-served students.


    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Therapy or Communication Sciences and Disorders; Master’s Degree preferred. 
    • Missouri State License as a Speech Language Pathologist.
    • 1 year of Speech and Language Pathology experience. 
    • Maintains ASHA and DESE certification.
    • Must acquire and maintain 30 professional development hours.
    • Must maintain 3-year certification maintenance.
    • Experience in an urban school setting is preferred.
    • Bilingual ability; English required and Spanish preferred

    Benefits
    At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
    • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
    • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
    • 401(k) savings plan
    • Awards and recognition programs 
    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
    About Amergis
    Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
    Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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