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State of Wyoming HSST09-2023-02397-Speech Therapist-Lander in United States

HSST09-2023-02397-Speech Therapist-Lander

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HSST09-2023-02397-Speech Therapist-Lander

Salary

$5,636.27 - $6,262.52 Monthly

Location

Lander, WY

Job Type

Permanent Full-time

Job Number

2023-02397

Department

048-Behavioral Health Division - Wyoming Life Resource Center

Opening Date

01/11/2024

Closing Date

Continuous

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Description and Functions

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Join our team and mission in Lander, WY! The Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) seeks a Speech Therapist to work with our outstanding Therapies Team and provide speech therapy services to our residents.

WLRC has an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) and a new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) as well. WLRC is truly an extraordinary place with a rich history and a bright future. As part of the State of Wyoming Department of Health, our team members enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Human Resource Contact: Tammy / 307-335-6784 / tammalee.keysaw1@wyo.gov

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Provide communication, mealtime, oral motor, and hearing components of the functional assessments to maintain own caseload.

  • Coordinate therapeutic programming to ensure active treatment for individuals served, including ongoing staff in-servicing.

  • Ensure therapy program interventions meet individual's needs through at least monthly monitoring and written monthly and/or quarterly progress notes and in-servicing.

  • Teach mealtime challenges class and other specialty subjects to staff. Ensure that staff training needs are met, specifically related to communication, therapeutic mealtime, and oral motor.

  • Order and maintain necessary mealtime and communication equipment.

  • Develop and maintain evaluation and training kits if they are not commercially available.

  • Serve as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and special committees.

  • Coordinate the development of augmentative/alternative communication for non-verbal individuals, including the creation, construction, and maintenance of materials and/or equipment for AAC systems.

  • Assist in providing community consultations, as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of speech and hearing therapy and rehabilitation.

  • Knowledge of regulations, laws, professional ethics, and practices regarding Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology Services.

  • Knowledge of research methods.

  • Skills in decision-making, self-direction, organization, and prioritizing work activities.

  • Ability to use a computer and applicable software applications.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate positively with residents, staff, families, guardians, and the public.

  • Ability to adapt to change, compromise and recognize and accept differing professional expertise.

  • Ability to participate effectively as a team member within the Interdisciplinary Team.

  • Ability to work with and around WLRC residents, including those who may display challenging behaviors.

  • Ability to write programs and perform oral motor, mealtime, and audiology assessments and interventions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Master's Degree in Speech Pathology

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Licensure or eligible for licensure in the State of Wyoming as a Speech Pathologist

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Recognize through sight and sounds, emergencies, and behavior management situations and physically respond to them.

  • Must be able to safely move (twisting, bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling, positioning, and lifting people with multiple and severe disabilities.

  • Ability to monitor sounds, noises, location of clients, etc. in order to assure safety and assess imminent danger and emerging concerns.

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Exempt

  • The Wyoming Life Resource Center participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration, and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Please note that we do not use this information to pre-screen job applicants.

  • A background check, including the taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, Department of Family Services, and the F.B.I. for every successful applicant.

  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will be conducted on safety-sensitive positions. Drug testing will be conducted on any position if reasonable suspicion exists.

  • The Wyoming Department of Health offers an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, a state retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and longevity pay.

Supplemental Information

048-Department of Health-Behavioral Health Division-Wyoming Life Resource Center

Clickhere (https://ai.wyo.gov/divisions/human-resources/consultative-services/compensation/pay-tables-salary-averages) to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL:http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Working for the State of Wyoming provides employees with a range of valuable benefits and offers a fulfilling career path. Employees enjoy comprehensive healthcare coverage, including medical, dental, and vision plans, ensuring their well-being and that of their families. Additionally, the state offers multiple retirement plans, which provide financial security and stability for employees once their career in public services comes to an end. the state recognizes the importance of personal time and offers generous paid time off and flexible arrangements, allowing employees to recharge, take care of personal matters, and maintain a healthy work-life integration.

There are many benefits to living and working in Wyoming. Beautiful country with wide-open spaces, clean air, great recreational activities, and no State income tax to mention a few!

Click here (https://ai.wyo.gov/for-job-seekers) to learn more!

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