Careers at UCP Central PA

UCP Central PA (UCP) is a $34 million service organization providing programs and services from 40 locations in 17 counties. We currently serve nearly 4,000 individuals with disabilities and their families across Central Pennsylvania.

These numbers represent more than statistics -- they represent the countless ways that UCP staff empower those whose lives we touch to grow, develop relationships, and experience joy. In other words, to live a life without limits.


Early Intervention PRN Speech Therapist

Responsible for providing speech and language therapy services to children birth-three in the home and community setting; complete all billing in the electronic billing system; maintain all documentation required by counties for Early Intervention compliance monitoring, Medicaid, and State regulations; maintain client records and documentation in accordance with agency, county, state, and federal regulations; communicate and collaborate with team members and family regarding implementation of family/child goals; comply with all HIPPA and Compliance regulations.


Status

Full-Time

Hours

Hours vary depending upon size of caseload.

Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Knowledge and Skills: 

·         Self-motivated and self-directed individual that requires minimal supervision.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills, coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills.

·         Demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines.

·         Flexible and open to changing priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within compressed time frames.

·         Manage all information in accordance with agency confidentiality policies, using personal judgment in handling a variety of sensitive matters.

·         Write at a level sufficient to compose reports, letters of request, and communication with individuals at various levels of understanding.

·         Knowledgeable of Early Intervention programming and requirements of therapists to meet all County, State, and Federal regulations.

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office

 

Abilities:  Represent the agency to staff and to the public in a professional manner. Read and interpret reports in order to plan and make decisions.  Analyze data in order to plan appropriate strategies, make decisions, develop programs, and coordinate activities. Coordinate and collaborate with a variety of individuals and groups. Effectively present information to families/caregivers, county representatives, medical professionals, and other therapy professionals.  Respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Demonstrated ability to deal with conflicts.

 

Physical Abilities:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job depending on the assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10 - 50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and Work Experience:  

  1. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  2. Position requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology from an accredited college or university, a current State license, and child abuse, FBI, and State Police clearances.
  3. Two to five years 2-5 of documented professional level experience in the perspective therapy discipline and at least one year (1) experience working in with children is preferred.
  4. Any appropriate combination of education and experience. 


Duties

Ensure the efficient and effective provision of communication therapy services

  1. Assist in the coordination of communication therapy services in compliance with governmental policies and standards.
  2. Maintain current mandated paperwork to include: State license, Child abuse clearance, State Police clearance, FBI clearance, 24 hours of training for Early Intervention, and any pertinent certifications related to your license/expertise.
  3. Complete all agency and county paperwork required for new referrals to include: privacy practices, release of information, civil rights compliance, etc.
  4. Ensures that that services provided are within the number of units authorized by the county.
  5. Ensures that billing is completed in a timely and accurate fashion and follows the time guidelines that are outlines by the Manager of Therapy.
  6. Notifies the Manager of Therapy of any authorization changes due to change in frequency or annual re-evaluation.

7.       Maintains productivity goals as outlined by supervisor to meet agency goals of being efficient and fiscally sound.

8.       Collaborates with the EI Coordinator to efficiently secure referrals by maintaining the availability chart.

  1. Develop a schedule that is regionalized to minimize travel time and mileage for a more efficient provision of services.

 

Provide communication therapy for children

1.       Assist in developing outcomes, strategies, and data collection methods based on the child’s Evaluation Report(ER) and Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

2.       Assure the identification, development, and implementation of communication therapy activities to meet the needs of the family and child in accordance with the child’s IFSP.

3.       Assess the needs, interest, and abilities of the family and child to determine appropriate ways to assist the family in meeting their functional goals as it relates to speech and language therapy.

4.       Assess on an ongoing basis the functional skills of the child in the areas of receptive and expressive language skills, oral motor development, feeding and swallowing, and augmentative communication needs.

5.       Provide families with individual session notes that include the outcome, strategies used, recommendations, and plans for the next session.

6.       Provide quarterly progress monitoring to the families and county indicating progress made and recommendations for continuing service.

7.       Encourage caregiver participation in each therapy session and document ways that the family is participating in the session and using strategies with their child.

8.       Provide updates and information for annual evaluations in a timely fashion to allow the independent evaluation team adequate time to prepare when determining the child’s continued eligibility.

9.       Follow-up with referrals from the county and call the family/caregiver to schedule the first visit with the 14-day guideline.

10.   Provide support and feedback to families/caregivers with suggestions and strategies to assist their child in achieving their IFSP goal.

11.   Act as a liaison with medical staff when appropriate.

12.   Effectively communicate and collaborate with IFSP team members to best meet the needs of the family and child.

13.   Attend quarterly IFSP meetings, as requested, to make adjustments to the IFSP and outcomes.

14.   Transportation to complete home visits and community based therapy sessions.

 

Maintain individual case and program records

1.       Maintain consumers’ work files following HIPPA regulations.

  1. Keep consumers’ work files organized and produce them for any compliance requests from the agency, county, and/or state.

Contact

Marci J. Walborn OTR/L
717.975.0611
Marci.Walborn@ucpcentralpa.org

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Camp Hill, PA 17011 map/directions

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Fax: 717.731.1058

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