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Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Alexandria, VA
Category: Early Intervention Services
Wage: Annual Salary: $68,000-72,000
Sign-On Bonus: n/a

Description:

Benchmark Human Services, a national leader committed to providing quality services to individuals with disabilities is hiring for the Early Intervention Program in Alexandria, VA. We are actively seeking applicants for a Speech Language Pathologists. Ideal candidates will be licensed in their chosen profession and will be eager to provide home – based early intervention therapy services to infants and toddlers who are at risk for developmental disabilities.

This  position address functional needs of the child (Birth – 3 years) in various developmental domains, particularly related to physical development, sensory, motor and postural development. Work involves developmental screening/ assessment, physical therapy, and consultation with family members and other professionals working with the family

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops joint plan with family and recommends strategies utilizing evidence based practices and following the Natural Learning Environment Practices

  • Implements IFSP for enrolled families and recommends frequency of services based on child development status and family priorities and concerns

  • Assessment of children’s developmental needs for individualized planning

  • Provide families with information, skills and support related to enhancing their child’s development

  • Include direct activities with the child designed to enhance the child’s development in one or more domains, including: cognition, adaptive functions, social/emotional skills, physical development and communication

  • Adaption of the environment to meet child/family needs in play, language and communication development.

  • Promote activities in the “natural setting” to enhance implementation of the IFSP

  • Complete necessary documentation to facilitate reimbursement through primary funding sources

  • Attends mandatory in-service training sessions and monthly team meetings

  • Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all staff and clients we serve

  • Comply with all Federal and State regulations, including those outlined in the Commonwealth of Virginia Notice of Child and Family Rights and Safeguards.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Driver’s license

  • Master Degree in Speech Language Pathology

  • Licensed by the State of Virginia

  • Part- C Early Intervention Certification required

  • Meets degree requirements and criteria for Speech Language Pathologist as outlined in Virginia Early Intervention Practice Manual.

  • Detail orientated, self-motivated and will possess strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Have the ability to collaborate and work with team members from various disciplines in order to best advocate for needs of the families and children they service.

  • Prefer some experience working with birth to 3 population

  • Knowledge about best practices for service delivery in early intervention

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Natural Learning Environment Practices

FULL TIME BENEFITS:

  • Competitive wages
  • Employee discounts with various vendors
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Advancement opportunities

If interested apply on-line at www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers.

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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