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Licensed Speech Therapist

Company: Sanford Federal
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS :

The Bidder or Speech Therapist assigned to this contract shall meet the following minimum requirements, verified with required documentation:

  • Shall have at least one (1) year of experience providing Speech Therapy Services for the intellectually disabled and/or Dually-Diagnosed. As proof of meeting this requirement, the Bidder must provide with its Bid one (1) reference from the past five years showing the Speech Therapist's experience working the intellectually disabled and/or dually-diagnosed.
  • Shall be licensed by the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispenser and Speech Language Pathologists. As proof of meeting this requirement, the Bidder must provide with its Bid a copy of the Speech Therapist's current license issued by the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispenser and Speech Language Pathologists.
  • The Speech Therapist must maintain an active State of Maryland Speech Therapy license throughout the duration of the Contract.
  • Shall be licensed by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). As proof of meeting this requirement, the Bidder must provide with its Bid a copy of the Speech Therapist's current license issued by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
  • The bidder, if an agency or group, shall be registered with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation to do business in the State of Maryland and be in Good Standing. As proof of meeting this qualification, the Bidder must provide a copy of documentation evidencing its registration with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation.

    Speech, language and hearing evaluations;
    • Speech, language and hearing evaluation for each new Potomac Center (and/or SETT) Individual arriving at the facility shall be done within thirty days of the individual's arrival. The Contract Monitor shall notify the Speech Therapist of any new arrivals. The Speech Therapist shall become familiar with existing plans for Individuals and complete new evaluations such that each Potomac Center and/or SETT (if applicable) Individual has an evaluation once every three years, or more often if deemed necessary by the facility.
    • Determining of individual's speech therapy goals and objectives;
    • The Speech Therapist shall monitor and document the progress of each Potomac Center and/or SETT (if applicable) Individual requiring Speech Therapy Services or related goals, such as hearing aid usage and care, swallowing, sign language and picture card communications. The Speech Therapist shall add progress notes, appointments, meetings and treatment plans to the Individual's on-site records as necessary.
    • The Speech Therapist shall consult with facility staff on function problems and concerns (i.e., Hearing aids, the care of a hearing aid, how it is to be worn, cleaning, settings and battery installation).
    • Provide training on implementing therapy programs to Potomac Center and/or SETT staff;
    • The Speech Therapist shall provide basic sign language training to facility staff on key words to enable communication with people residing at the facility, as well as in-service training on proper implementation of each Individual's individualized therapy program.
    • Provide orientation/overview to new employees;
    • The Speech Therapist shall provide orientation/overview of Speech Therapy for new employees of the Potomac Center/SETT upon request of the Contract Monitor. When orientation occurs, this training will be included as part of the Speech Therapist's weekly hours. The training will provide information to new staff on the services and programs that the Speech Therapist provides as well as challenges staff may have implementing therapy programs
    • Participate in team meetings;
    • The Speech Therapist shall be part of the Inter-disciplinary Team and meet as requested by the Contract Monitor. The Inter-disciplinary Team includes the Potomac Center/SETT Individual, the Individual's family, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, social worker(s), a dietitian, a vocational provider, a therapeutic recreation individual, a qualified developmental disabilities professional, nursing, a psychiatrist (if needed), direct care staff, and a Speech Therapist (if needed). Time spent by the Speech Therapist in Inter-disciplinary Team meetings shall be considered part of the Speech Therapist's weekly hours.
    • The Team conducts one-on-one evaluations of Individuals coming to the Potomac Center/SETT. Meetings occur upon an admission and then annually with quarterly updates to determine the goals, needs, and objectives of each Individual.

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Keywords: Sanford Federal, Baltimore , Licensed Speech Therapist, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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