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Children's Home Society of Florida Speech Therapist in Panama City, Florida

SIGN-ON BONUS of $1,000 is being offered!

$500 upon 90 day completion and $500 after completing twelve months! **

Since opening our doors in 1902, CHS became a part of Florida's history.

CHS has been committed to growing and evolving to provide the right services and solutions to address the needs of children and families throughout the changing times. Every day, our team works with parents and kids to empower them and encourage them. With innovative technology solutions and a dedicated, experienced team throughout the state, we’re changing the face of foster care and positively impacting children and families’ lives for generations to come.

Join our team to continue to do good and create history serving Florida's children and families!

The Speech Therapist helps children with language and hearing disorders develop the communication skills needed for self-expression, social interaction, academic success, and employment. Overall, the Speech Therapist contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that position CHS as the leader in delivering proactive behavioral health, case management, community and early childhood solutions for children and families.


  • Uplifting mission-driven work culture

  • Make an impact in your community and become a part of Florida's history!

  • Growth and professional development opportunities

  • Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holidays

Primary Job Functions

  1. Work with children with language and hearing disorders to develop skills and contribute to their overall success.
  • Diagnose and treat such disorders as stuttering, delayed or impaired language, and voice and speaking problems.

  • Observe and test speech, language, hearing, and perception.

  • Plan, direct and/or conduct rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicated efficiency of individuals with communication problems of organic and non-organic etiology.

  • Provide language development therapy.

  • Review individual file to obtain background information to determine appropriate tests.

  • Develop and implement individualized plans for assigned clients to meet individual needs, interests and abilities.

  • Evaluate and monitor individuals using audio-visual equipment.

  • Review treatment plan and modify or write new programs.

  • Appropriately document and maintain records as required by law and administrative regulations.

  • Evaluate children and develop an Individual Family Support Plan.

  • Provide direct therapy to the child and the child's family in the child's natural environment.

  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams as required.

  1. Contribute to a positive, engaging work environment.
  • Develop a strong knowledge base and stay current on job-related issues and trends.

  • Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality process.

  • Comply with CHS’s code of conduct, policies, procedures and other obligations.

  • Assist with training other team members and providing back up when necessary.

  • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.

  • Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond values in the performance of all job duties.

Job Qualifications

Education, Licenses & Certifications:

  • Master’s degree in Speech Therapy from an accredited university, required; Doctoral degree, preferred.

  • Valid State of Florida Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) License, required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Medicaid provider number, required.

  • CPR Certification, preferred.

  • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire required, with daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle.


  • One year of speech language therapy experience in a pediatric setting, required.


Knowledge of:


Skills and Proficiency in:

  • Planning, project management, organization and time management

  • Oral and written communication, including presentation and platform

  • Collaboration, teamwork, consulting, facilitation, coaching and mentoring

  • Computer systems and MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook

Ability to:

  • Perform at a high level of autonomy, with general supervision.

  • Perform under strong demands in fast-paced, diverse, sometimes ambiguous environments.

  • Solve practical problems and document results using sound judgment.

  • Commit to providing high customer satisfaction with positive service delivery results.

  • Meet critical deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail, accuracy and quality.

  • Handle highly stressful, sensitive situations; maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries.

  • Demonstrate the behaviors of our CHS Common Bond Values.

  • Be energetic, passionate and adaptable with a deep commitment to social service, empathy for children and families and a positive approach to embracing and managing change.

*The bonus will be paid in two installments with the first being after successful completion of your 90-day orientation period and the second installment being after your 12 months of service. This sign-on bonus is taxable; all regular payroll taxes will be withheld. In the event that you leave CHS within 12 months of your date of hire, you will be responsible for reimbursing CHS for the sign-on bonus at a pro-rated amount.

Together, good can be done.

ID: 2023-8593

Travel Range: Multi-County

External Company Name: Childrens Home Society of Florida

Street: 700 W. 23rd Street