Ensure the efficient and effective provision of communication therapy services
- Assist in the coordination of communication therapy services in compliance with governmental policies and standards.
- 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.
- Complete all agency and county paperwork required for new referrals to include: privacy practices, release of information, civil rights compliance, etc.
- Ensures that that services provided are within the number of units authorized by the county.
- Ensures that billing is completed in a timely and accurate fashion and follows the time guidelines that are outlines by the Manager of Therapy.
- 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.
- 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.
- Keep consumers’ work files organized and produce them for any compliance requests from the agency, county, and/or state.