Chapters Health

  • Speech Therapist Per Diem (flexible hours)

    Job Locations US-FL-Temple Terrace
    Job ID
    Staffing Services
    SSP/Per Diem
  • Overview


    Under the administrative direction and supervision of Management provides speech therapy evaluation, treatment, and/or interventions and oversees the speech therapy program for participants.  Integrates speech therapy treatment plan into the plan or care to maximize benefits for participants.


    • Graduate of an accredited Speech Language Pathology curriculum with a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology
    • Licensed in the State of Florida as a Speech Pathologist
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of speech pathology
    • One year experience working with the elderly required
    • Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
    • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
    • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
    • Ability to effectively communicate in English
    • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of participants
    • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves
    • Ability to manage stress.
    • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting participants and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.



    • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.


    Responsibilities of all employees:

    • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
    • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
    • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
    • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
    • Maintain the confidentiality of participants, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
    • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
    • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
    • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
    • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
    • Advance electronic media skills.
    • Support Company research and educational activities.
    • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
    • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Provides speech therapy evaluation, treatment, and interventions to program participants.
    • Conducts initial assessments and reassessments, upon referral from team, of participant's condition and functional status and establishes measurable goals and a treatment plan.
    • Provides training, guidance, and supervision to program staff and participants/family members regarding therapy.
    • Responsible for providing and recommending therapeutic exercises.
    • Practices Speech Therapy consistent with American Speech and Hearing Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
    • Participates actively in the interdisciplinary team (IDT) by providing clinical expertise in team planning, problem solving, and processes.
    • Fulfills all administrative requirements, including but not limited to collaboration with Physical and Occupational Therapists and attendance at team and staff meetings.
    • Develop treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment.
    • Record and sign treatments in participant's medical record, record, sign, and date "Progress Notes".
    • Review assessments and discharge participants when appropriate.
    • Performs other job duties as assigned.




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