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Speech Language Pathologist
Job Code:2016-EIT-003
Department:Early Intervention/Therapy
Location:Suffolk - Executive Court Center
FT/PT Status:Regular Part-time

Job Responsibilities:

This job will be considered for a FULL-TIME or PART-TIME position.


The Children's Center, a non-profit agency, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. Our mission is to nurture and educate children and their families. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.


The Children's Center Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the community. Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5. Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.

This position provides therapy services for speech, language, fluency, voice, hearing and feeding and swallowing disorders.




  • Assists physician and staff in the evaluation of clients and in the recommendation of proper services.


  • Ensures that all evaluations and therapy sessions are performed under a physician's orders and that those orders are correctly entered into a client's chart.


  • Plans and renders treatments to develop, restore or maintain maximum functional performance.


  • Instructs clients and caregivers in methods in assisting the clients.


  • Instructs other agency personnel about aspects of speech therapy.


  • Completes progress notes, productivity statistics, and related reports.


  • Performs screenings, evaluations, and consultations.


  • Refers clients to appropriate internal and external services.


  • Performs related duties.




  • Knowledge of speech therapy principles and practices.


  • Knowledge of speech and language assessment tools.


  • Knowledge of agency and accreditation guidelines.


  • Knowledge of program reporting requirements.


  • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.


  • Skill in the assessment of needs and in the delivery of therapy services.


  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.


  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The Rehabilitation Coordinator assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports and observation of department activities.




Guidelines include Virginia rehabilitation regulations, federal and state law, Part C guidelines, OSHA regulations and Children's Center policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 




  • The work consists of varied patient assessment and care duties. The variety of patient needs contributes to the complexity of the position.


  • The purpose of this position is to provide speech and language therapy to clients. Success in this position results in the efficient and effective provision of services to children and their families.




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other agency personnel, children and their parents, representatives of state agencies, teachers and members of the general public.


  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.




  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects.


  • The work is typically performed in an office and in client homes. The employee may be exposed to contagious or infectious diseases.










Job Qualifications:


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.


  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.


  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment used.