Speech Language Pathologist I or II

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Published
May 12, 2023
Location
Payne County, OK
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Description

Job Posting Title
Speech Language Pathologist I or II

Agency
340 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Supervisory Organization
340 District 3

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full/Part-Time
Full time

Job Type
Regular

Compensation
Level I:
The annual salary for this position is up to $48,372.00, based on education and experience.

Level II:
The annual salary for this position is up to $63,000.00, based on education and experience.

Job Description

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Speech Language Pathologist Level I or II providing support to Payne, Creek, Kay, Lincoln, Noble, Osage, and Pawnee Health Department. This is a state employee position 34003503 governed by the Civil Service Rules , duty station determined upon hire.OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is based on the level, education and experience.

Level I - $48,372.00

Level II - $63,000.00

Basic Purpose

Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) will provide support to the Early Intervention SoonerStart program at the County Health Departments. Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) provide developmental assessments and evaluations in homes and daycares. We educate caregivers and demonstrate the activities that would be specific to their child's educational and therapeutic needs while performing ongoing assessment and therapy plans. These services are individually written for each child and family to increase parenting skills and to enhance the development of the infants and toddlers with developmental delays and/or disabilities.

Typical Functions

  • Diagnoses communication disorders of speech and language.
  • Prepares treatment plans and makes recommendations for individual cases.
  • Conducts group and individual speech and/or language treatment as appropriate.
  • Performs hearing screenings and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Prepares and maintains progress reports, records, and evaluations on individual and group cases as required.
  • Participates as a member of a diagnostic and treatment team for individual and group cases.
  • Maintains confidential records of client services in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Directs and/or trains clinical personnel and staff in identifying and treating communication disorders.
  • Confers with professional and/or community groups on topics regarding communication disorders.
  • Implements and develops prevention programs that are specific to speech/language/communication issues.

Level Descriptors

Level I

This is the basic level where incumbents perform entry level duties under the immediate supervision of a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Incumbents at this level are working toward obtaining their Certificate of Clinical Competence

Level II

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the pathology of communication disorders; of phonetics; of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing function; and of diagnostic testing and treatment techniques for communication disorders. Ability is required to discuss communication disorders with various treatment professionals and families; to plan and execute treatment programs; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Education and Experience

Level I

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in speech pathology, including academic and practicum requirements for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Level II

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in speech pathology and

Certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Knowledge of the pathology of communication disorders; of phonetics; of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing function; and of diagnostic testing and treatment techniques for communication disorders. Ability is required to discuss communication disorders with various treatment professionals and families; to plan and execute treatment programs; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Special Requirements

This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach.

Travel Requirements

Must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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