The Speech-Language Pathologist (Infant Learning Program) provides Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program (EI/ILP) speech-language therapy services and family service coordination services to eligible children, birth to three years of age, and their families in the Kodiak Island Borough.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties as assigned.
Serves as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a child’s natural environment to provide speech-language pathology services as identified on the IFSP for enrolled families on assigned case load:
Provider is responsible for:
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) includes services to incorporate strategies to support a child’s language skills (babbling, talking, understanding words). These services are designed to improve the child’s functional ability to communicate in home, school, and community settings, and include:
Identification of children with communication or language disorders and delays in development of communication skills, including diagnosis and appraisal of specific disorders and delays in development of communication skills.
Referral for medical or other professional services necessary for the habilitation or rehabilitation of children with communication skills.
Provision of services for the habilitation, rehabilitation, or prevention of communication or language disorders and delays in development of communication skills.
Offer families support and training to enhance their ability to support their child's development related to speech-language development.
Serves as a Family Service Coordinator (FSC) for enrolled children whose primary area of concern is speech-language or adaptive development, adaptive behavior, and play, and sensory, motor, and postural development. FSC is responsible for:
Completion of child and family intake forms, Release of Information forms and all required state and federal paperwork.
Obtaining necessary medical history and therapy evaluation scripts.
Scheduling the eligibility evaluation with family and multidisciplinary team.
Completing family assessment: working with the family helping them identify their concerns, priorities and resources available to support and enhance their child's development.
Facilitating the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP); working with family and team to ensure IFSP goals are based on the child's needs and interests, and family routines and priorities.
Monitoring delivery of the services listed on the IFSP.
Coordinating EI/ILP services and other medical/social services.
Assisting parents in identifying additional resources and services, facilitating access to those resources and services through referrals and linkages.
Ensuring timely review/revisions of the IFSP goals and services as necessary based on on-going assessment of a child's development.
Assisting with transition planning; including scheduling and sending appropriate invitations to Transition Conference Meeting at least 90 days before a child’s 3rd birthday. Works closely with KIBSD, RuralCAP, contract providers and other community partners.
Ensuring Child Outcomes Measures (COS) are completed as required.
Identifying eligible Targeted Case Management activities and completing monthly TCM billing form for Medicaid Eligible children.
For clients that the provider does not serve as FSC, participates as a member of the local multi-disciplinary team as needed, conducting developmental evaluations for children 0-36 months of age to determine eligibility for EI/ILP services and provides speech-language or occupational therapy screening services to children birth to 36 months of age.
Participates in weekly ILP team meetings.
Attends weekly ILP Toddler Group as caseload allows implementing strategies from a client’s IFSP in a social setting providing a structured play environment for families with ILP enrolled children.
Maintains case load client files and data reporting requirements.
Develops and participates in Child Find activities including Village Health Fairs, the Kodiak Child Fair, and USCG Welcome Aboard Fair.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, current certification or licensure, and one year of experience working with young children ages 0 to 5, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience working with different cultures preferred.
Licensure of credential with the state of Alaska as required by discipline. State of Alaska Part C Credential must be obtained according to State DHHS Policy. Possess a valid Alaska driver’s license.
Ability to learn the ILP web based data system through the provided tutorial; proficiency with Word processing is necessary and individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and on-line evaluation instrument scoring programs.
Ability to travel to remote community by small plane. Reliable transportation and proof of insurance required. Enrollment in Alaska System for Early Education Development (SEED Registry) according to state DHHS policy.
Internal Number: 0801
About Kodiak Area Native Association
The Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation providing health care and social services for the Alaska Natives and our communities throughout the Koniag region. We have been providing resources for improved health and wellbeing since 1966, including Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, Wellness, and Community Service Programs to serve the communities of the City of Kodiak, Akhiok, Karluk, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, Port Lions, and Larsen Bay. We believe that healthy individuals live in healthy communities, and have prioritized offering resources accordingly to elevate the quality of life of those we serve.