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Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Company: Nurture Collective
Location: Whittier
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

About the Company: Nurture Collective, a practice that intersects the complexities of maternal-infant mental health and early childhood intervention. We provide various services, including occupational, physical, and speech therapies, lactation support, feeding therapy, parent-and-baby groups, and more. This BIPOC-owned, female-led, company centers social-emotional development in addressing developmental delays. We also focus on mitigating the development delays by facilitating parent-child relationships and addressing the factors that influence these delays, such as parental mental health and well-being. We believe in building supportive communities to support parents of young children, providing access to families that may not receive therapy services otherwise. We support families in Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas, and accept a variety of commercial insurance, Medi-Cal, and Regional Center funding. About the Job: Nurture Collective is seeking to hire a part-time Speech Language Pathologist Assistant to ensure that families have the tools, support, education, and training they need so their young children (0-5) can reach their full potential. The ideal candidate is a collaborative and reflective provider with an understanding of child development, parental- infant mental health, and a passion for working on behalf of the healthy development of young children and their caregivers. We are looking for an organized and efficient SLPA who is excited to grow with our organization. Key responsibilities include:

  • Adheres to and demonstrates Nurture Collective's core values and mission in the performance of all aspects of this position.
  • Assist speech-language and hearing screenings (without interpretation)
  • Assist with informal documentation as directed by the speech-language pathologist Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist
  • Document patient/client performance (e.g., tallying data for the speech-language pathologist to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervision speech-language pathologist
  • Assist the speech-language pathologist during assessment of patients/clients
  • Assist with clerical duties such as preparing materials and scheduling activities as directed by the speech-language pathologist
  • Support families through the transition process before their child ages out of receiving Nurture Collective services.
  • Perform checks and maintenance of equipment
  • Support the supervising speech-language pathologist in research projects, in-service training, and public relations programs
  • Assist with departmental operations (scheduling, record keeping, safety/maintenance of supplies and equipment)
  • Collect data for monitoring quality improvement
  • Provide Speech-based groups to clients as needed.
  • Exhibit compliance with regulations, reimbursement requirements, and speech-language pathology assistant's job responsibilities
  • All other duties as assigned Job type: full-time W-2 employee Basic qualifications:
    • Associates degree in Speech Language Pathology
    • Licensure or the ability to receive California licensure required
    • Ability to drive and maintain California license and insurance on personal vehicle for work
    • CPR/First Aid certification
    • Ability to pass the pre-hire background check required
    • At least one-year of pediatric experience with children and families is required Experience working with Part C/Early Intervention services is preferred
    • Bilingual therapist (Spanish) speaking is preferred Physical and Other Demands:
      • Must be willing to travel as necessary to provide services in-home to families in the Los Angeles area
      • Must be able to establish and maintain working relationships within the agency and with clients.
      • Must be able to work in a consultative model/transdisciplinary model of intervention and a family-centered service delivery model.
      • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds of testing equipment, toys and supplies. Must be able to sit on the floor and move quickly after infants and toddlers. Salary: dependent upon experience, subject to increase after probationary period Experience: Minimum of one year of experience working with young children and families (preferred) Work location: Lancaster/Antelope Valley area, East Los Angeles, and surrounding cities of Whittier, Pasadena/ San Gabriel; and may include home-based and clinic-based services, with the possibility of providing services remotely Benefits:
        • Flexible schedule
        • Training Opportunities
        • Ability to work partially remote To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter following these instructions:
          • A resume that summarizes your relevant professional, academic and volunteer experiences.
          • A cover letter that shares your professional interests and passions, and why this opportunity is of particular interest and a potential good fit for you. Email your application in PDF format (cover letter and resume combined in one document, with your name as the document name) No paper submissions PI185914262

Keywords: Nurture Collective, Whittier , Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Healthcare , Whittier, California

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