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Speech-Language Pathology - Pathologists & Assistants

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech Language Pathologists work with adults & children to diagnose, assess, treat, & prevent speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, & swallowing disorders.

 

SLPs also play an important role in the diagnosis & treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

Speech Language Pathology Assistants perform tasks directed & supervised by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist.

Whether you want to:

  • Enhance your career by working in different settings.

  • Use schedule flexibility to achieve personal goals.

  • Earn extra income.

Opportunities

  • Full Time

  • Part Time

  • Per Diem

  • Weekends & Holidays

  • Contract

  • Direct Hire

  • Temp-to-Perm

Settings

  • Inpatient Rehab & Hospitals

  • Skilled Nursing & Subacute

  • Schools

Basic Qualifications

  • Valid & Unencumbered California professional license

  • Valid CPR-card; AHA preferred

SLP Responsibilities

  • Administers, scores, & interprets specialized hearing & speech tests

  • Develops & implements individualized plans for assigned clients to meet individual needs interests, & abilities

  • Evaluates speech, language, cognitive, swallowing, & hearing as related to educational, medical, social & psychological factors

  • Instructs individuals & family to monitor their own speech & provides ways to practice new skills

  • Plans, directs or conducts rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative, cognitive, swallowing, & hearing efficiency

  • Recommends & provides devices to assist in communication

  • Records treatment, response, & progress 

  • Reviews treatment plan & assesses individual performance to modify, change, or write new programs

Skills

  • Ability to make improvements or take corrective action

  • Communicate with people outside the organization

  • Deal calmly & effectively in high-stress situations

  • Develop constructive & cooperative working relationships with others & maintain them over time

  • Observe receive & otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources

  • Organize, plan & prioritize work

  • Represent the organization to patients, clients & the public

  • Skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, logic & reasoning, judgment, time-management techniques, & data entry

  • Speak, read, & write effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience while demonstrating the proper use of grammar

  • Work within a team as well as independently