Minimum requirements include:
- Master’s Degree or higher in SLP
- Current state licensure (for the state in which SLP is hired to provide services)
- Current ASHA Certification
- Understanding, utilizing, and remaining abreast of evidence-based, best practices, and standard concepts and procedures within the field
- Strong diagnostic and therapeutic skills
- Other requirements mandated by client/contract to which SLP is assigned
If applicable, additional requirements may include:
- Supervision of CF(s) or SLPA(s)
- Inservice Training
Duties/Responsibilities: Below is an overview of duties/responsibilities that is not all inclusive as it does not include specific or additional tasks that may be required.
Diagnoses, treats, documents, and coordinates services for individuals (e.g., infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, and/or adults) with a wide range of communication disorders onsite at SER and offsite at schools/agencies. Uses best practices to plan, direct, or implement habilitative or rehabilitative treatment programs to establish or restore communicative efficiency of individuals with speech, language disabilities of organic and nonorganic etiologies. Provides onsite team coverage, clinical coordination/intake assistance, assists with special projects or programs, conducts clinical roundtables, and other duties as assigned at SER or as assigned to other private/charter school(s).
Voluntary, active participation in onsite or offsite continuing educational opportunities or activities (e.g., Mentor Meetings, Clinical Roundtables).
Additional duties/responsibilities will be required for contractual SLP employees and as mandated by the contract under which they are assigned. Contractual SLPs will receive preliminary orientation from SER and on-the-job (client) orientation and training as well.
SLPs who are required to supervise Clinical Fellows and/or Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs), must do so in strict compliance with Maryland State Board of Examiners regulations and the American Speech/Language Hearing Association guidelines. Supervising SLPs maintain primary responsibility for all speech/language pathology services rendered by the CF(s) and/or SLPA(s) to SER’s clients. In all cases, the Supervising SLP must carefully and thoroughly read and abide by all MSBE/state regulations and ASHA guidelines. Supervising SLPs must also ensure timely submission of all required documentation to MSBE, provide copies to SER, and retain copies for their files.