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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Registered Therapist IV Speech in BRENHAM, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionThe Brenham State Supported Living Center (SSLC) is seeking a (Speech Language Pathologist) to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical care to residents of the SSLC. As a State Supported Living Center employee, the Habilitation Therapies Director will work at the SSLC campus with a dynamic group of staff and professionals who are dedicated to providing supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is a team environment where staff clinicians collaborate to provide comprehensive care and services. To learn more about the SSLCs, see https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/jobs-hhs/state-supported-living-center-opportunities. The most important characteristic about State Supported Living Center employees is that we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision statement is and#147;Individuals served at State Supported Living Centers will experience the highest quality of life, supported through a comprehensive array of services designed to maximize well-being, dignity, and respect.and#148; The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.Speech Language Pathologist performs advanced therapeutic habilitation services in speech language pathology and/or audiology. Work involves coordinating therapeutic rehabilitation activities for clients within a program area and developing protocols in habilitation or rehabilitation therapy services. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.The therapist performs and interprets assessments and renders therapeutic treatment to consumers. The Audiologist may perform evaluation and fabrication of ear molds, assessment of hearing aids, and collaboration with otolaryngologist.The SLP determines communication potential and provides remediation for a wide range of individuals with communication deficits, swallowing and dysphagia challenges, and evaluates and provides augmentative communication devices and strategies.The therapist participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities as required.The therapist works under minimal supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The therapist administers and interprets assessments, develops and provides treatment for persons served.The therapist trains staff and monitors programs for compliance and efficacy. The therapist participates in IDT/ISP meetings to facilitate diagnosis and treatment planning. The therapist maintains open and regular communication with the other departments, IDTs and administration to ensure the transfer of needed information and continuity of services.The therapist will be responsible for documentation in IRIS The therapist participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to therapeutic services. The therapist attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=470470 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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