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Speech Language Pathologist

Posted on Jan 15, 2022 by Partners In Excellence, Inc.

Saint Paul, MN
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Partners in Excellence is looking for a full-time speech-pathologist to join our team at our North St Paul location. This position offers exciting opportunities to work with children in a center-based autism treatment setting, between 32-40 hours a week.


Why work with us?

We strive to add people to our team who have the energy, desire, dedication, and most of all, the heart to help children with special needs. Partners’ commitment is to provide all employees with the best training available, to encourage personal and professional growth, to provide a stimulating, challenging and rewarding work environment, and to nurture a feeling of pride in ourselves and the work we do.


The speech language pathologist (SLP) is responsible for the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of an individual’s speech, language, and communication-interaction skills. The SLP will demonstrate professional competency in evaluation and treatment using special instruments, qualitative and quantitative assessment methods, such as; standardized tests to analyze and diagnose the nature and extent of language and communication impairments. The SLP will demonstrate competency in accurate reporting of evaluation findings, progress/status, and discharge documentation. The SLP will demonstrate competency in managing ethical payers relationships to justify the cost of treatment when applying for reimbursement. The SLP is responsible for ethical counsel to individuals and their families concerning language and communication disorders; how to cope, critical review of literature and treatment methodologies, and treatment strategies and home program suggestions. The SLP is responsible for communication and coordination with others including patient, staff, team, family, school, medical personnel and others to assure good quality of care. The SLP is responsible for accurate and relevant knowledge of the speech pathology discipline and its practice and contraindications for patient care. The SLP is responsible to serve as a voice and representative of the discipline within the organization by participating in program development and other duties in order to maintain an effective speech pathology department.


Provide screenings, evaluations and direct therapy to clients in a 1:1 medical model ensuring goals and objectives are being met

Manage physician orders and patient medical and educational records to assist in determining evaluation and treatment plan.

Evaluate patients to identify abilities and areas of opportunity and conduct individual/group treatment.

Determine treatment plan, long-term goals, short-term goals, type, frequency, and duration of treatment, and functional potential.

Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Guide treatment team on how to properly implement and carryover SLP goals in the PODS

Identify the rationale for treatment, recognize contraindications, and accept responsibility for potentially dangerous situations. (oral motor)

Continually manage patient’s treatment status and make referrals as appropriate.

Manage the treatment approach and methodology according to the patient’s mental and emotional status.

Maintain and complete accurate documentation of the patient’s treatment status on a timely basis in accordance with organizational policy and regulating agencies.

Complete ethical and accurate billing practices on a timely basis according to organizational requirements.

Communicate and work with all members of the treatment team and shares information with team members in formal and informal settings, i.e. Rehab rounds

Demonstrate dependability and consistency in therapy and other job related activities

Redirect, intervene, observe, and monitor client behaviors

Work with minimal supervision to provide direct therapy using skills, techniques and expectations detailed in SLP Scope of Practice, Standard of Practice and facility policies and procedures


Required Qualifications

Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited curriculum.

Supervisory Continuing Education Credits

National Praxis Examination (qualifying score)

Minnesota Department of Health state license to practice using the title speech language pathologist

Ability to provide and fulfill supervisory responsibilities for speech pathology students, clinical fellows, speech pathology assistants, and aides according to ASHA guidelines and criteria.

Ability to coordinate the Intern programs for the above roles with appropriate Universities.

General knowledge of typical and special needs clients

Ability to lift fifty (50) pound 

Must have some experience and be interested in working with children and possess the interpersonal skills to be playful, enthusiastic, and bring a high level of energy into the therapeutic situation

Must demonstrate the ability to administer and write assessments/evaluations, treatment plans and progress notes in an accurate and timely manner.

Must demonstrate the ability to work within a team and comply with supervisory direction

Must demonstrate a clear ability to accept corrective feedback, comply with supervisory direction, and show a solid history of seeking and completing required and optional training

Acquire and maintain active title registration with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Acquire and maintain active membership with the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)

Desired qualifications

2 years of clinical experience

American Speech Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence

Knowledge of teaching procedures associated with Verbal Behavior Therapy

Previous therapy experience working with children with autism

Reference: 61116448

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