Registered Therapist IV Speech

Health & Human Services Comm - Denton, TX3.4

Full-time$6,800 - $8,100 a month
Registered Therapist IV Speech Language Pathologist. The Denton 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 Speech-Language Pathologist 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 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 “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.” The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

Essential Job Functions:
The Registered Therapist IV at HHSC performs advanced therapeutic habilitation services in the areas of speech language pathology and/or audiology. The therapist performs and interprets assessments and renders therapeutic treatment to consumers. 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. Attends 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 may be required to actively participate and/or serve in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. The therapist may supervise the work of others. The therapist may oversee or participate in student internship programs.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles of clinical therapeutic evaluation and treatment and their application to individuals with IDD. Ability to prescribe and construct adaptive or augmentative/communication devices. Ability to impart general and specific information about HT, IDD, anatomy, physiology, and treatment techniques to persons with varying levels or experience. Ability to follow instructions and base decisions on current policies and best practice. Ability to impart general and specific information about HT, IDD, anatomy, physiology, and treatment techniques to persons with varying levels or experience. Ability to communicate effectively both in written form and verbally. Ability to produce reports, progress notes and assessments utilizing computer technology. Ability to work well with staff, foster the team process, and assume leadership role as indicated.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited college or university program with major course work Speech Language Therapy. SLP-CCC required. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Experience in IDD preferred.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Current Licensure in Speech Language Pathology and Certificate of Clinical Competency for Speech. Stable work history. Prefer work history in services in IDD population.

Additional Information:
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range. Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68F/L, 65A/B, HN, 230X, HS, 42BX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.