JOB SUMMARY:

This position will provide quality speech/language therapy services through education and coaching to families and colleagues in order to maximize the functional independence of children birth to three years within their family’s daily routines and activities.  The therapist will be a member of a trans-disciplinary Early Intervention Team supporting infants and toddlers with developmental delays and their families in the child’s natural environment through the Primary Coach Approach to Teaming.

 

ABOUT YOU:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology
  • One year supervised experience working with families of children with special needs and knowledge of Birth to Three (Part C) regulations. Previous experience as SLP preferred.
  • Licensure from the State of Wisconsin
  • Demonstrated common sense, judgment, and communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A PEDIATRIC SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST:

  • Evaluate children referred to the Early Intervention Program using standardized evaluation procedures to determine program eligibility
  • Share expertise with families and Early Intervention team on needs related to hearing loss and testing, developmental speech/language delays, oral motor concerns, articulation difficulties and assistive technology
  • Provide coaching for family members, other caregivers, and colleagues to promote the child’s development and encourage the child’s participation in home and community activities and settings
  • Accept coaching from colleagues when appropriate in order to provide comprehensive support to children and their families
  • Collaborate with community agencies and professionals in order to provide timely and seamless services to children and their families
  • Develop and maintain progress reports and documentation in compliance with agency and state regulations
  • Ensure that families receive accurate information using understandable language in a timely manner
  • Assist families in transition to other programs by providing information and guidance when appropriate

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate practices consistent with the State of Wisconsin DHS 90, ASHA and WSHA, based on state and federal legislation and best practice recommendations
  • Participate in professional development opportunities and maintain professional licensure as required
  • Attend all required staff meetings, team meetings and department meetings
  • Participate in reflective supervision, accept feedback in a professional manner and take responsibility for job performance
  • Comply with privacy laws and requirements under HIPAA regulations
  • Report suspected abuse/neglect to Child Protective Services and EIP Director and document accordingly 

Base salary $50,000-60,000/year

$100.00 SIGN ON BONUS!

Work performed is generally within the sedentary range as defined by the United States Department of Labor.

ABOUT VPI:

Valley Packaging Industries (VPI) is a community rehabilitation center that provides a variety of human services and vocational skills training to Fox Valley residents and manufacturing-related business services to private industry. Valley Packaging is the result of a partnership created more than 60 years ago with parents of people with disabilities, local manufacturers, and human service providers. By consistently meeting clients’ and customers’ needs, Valley Packaging has grown into the successful service organization it is today with: over 800,000 sq. ft. of customizable production space, large isolated packaging areas, capacity available for growth, high-speed equipment, and a uniquely blended workforce that integrates hundreds of individuals with disabilities with technically trained production workers.

 

ABOUT THE EARLY INTERVENTION (BIRTH TO 3) PROGRAM OF OUTAGAIE AND WINNEBAGO COUNTIES

The Early Intervention Program provides comprehensive services and support to families and children under the age of three who are experiencing delays in their development or have special needs. The focus is on supporting parents and caregivers and giving them the tools they need to help their children develop and learn.

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