Job Location: Northern Berkshire County
Job Type: Full-Time (37.5 hours)
Early Intervention Speech/Language Pathologist/CFY OK!
UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package to regularly scheduled employees including 403(b), health insurance first of the month after date of hire, PTO, 12 holidays and employer paid life and disability benefits.
As part of the UCP affiliate network, UCP of Western Massachusetts offers a variety of community programs and services for persons with disabilities and other similar service needs, including Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Individual and Family Support, and Adult Family Care. UCP has two offices in the Berkshires, located in Pittsfield and North Adams. Learn more at http://ucpwma.org/
UCP is hiring! We are looking for a Massachusetts licensed Speech/Language Pathologist to provide direct treatment to children with significant speech and language delays through developmental evaluation, individual treatment and in groups using a family centered approach.
Job duties for this role will include but are not limited to:
Assess and plan speech and language programs for children in the following areas cognitive-language (comprehensive), expressive language (speech), oral peripheral: structural and motor, auditory perception including processing and memory
Design and application of alternative communication systems as needed (i.e., communication boards, sign language, etc.)
Assist in the development of individualized Family Service Plans.
Assist Developmental Specialist in planning and implementation of language focused playgroup's
Conduct all work in compliance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health Early Intervention Operational Standards
Comply with all safety and sanitation regulations, infection control and universal precautions
Perform all work in a way consistent with the mission and goals of UCP including demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families from multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Participate in all relevant staff meetings, case conferences, and in-services
Provide service coordination as assigned
Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited university
Current licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Health Professionals. Can accommodate a CFY.
Certification in CPR and First Aid, including a program that specifically addresses treatment of infants and toddlers
Experience in early childhood assessment and programming is preferred
Familiarity with specialized treatment, i.e. deaf/hard of hearing, cleft lip and palate, oral motor dysfunction, communication disorders
Demonstrated interest in pediatrics and professional development
Maintain valid driver's license, current auto insurance, availability of a private vehicle.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Comfortable using remote applications such as Zoom
In accordance with MDPH regulations, a pre-employment exam including a statement of physical limitations in working with children, a negative Mantoux TB test or a clear chest x-ray and evidence of immunity for measles, mumps and rubella is required.
Must be able to climb, stoop, get up and down from floors, sit on floors for varying periods of time, reach with hands and arms as well a lift and move up to 40 pounds.
Must have an acceptable CORI, SORI and National Fingerprint Check.
The employee is regularly required to sit and stand; push and pull with force. The employee is occasionally required to climb and stoop; reach with hands and arms; use hand to finger objects and controls. The employee may lift and or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision; reading of written, printed, or computer screen data.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. UCP of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.