First Step Early Intervention Program Speech Language Pathologist (CF Considered)

Date posted: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 15:00
Employer Name: 
First Step Early Intervention Program (SARC Intake)
408-243-6871 ext. 233
2851 Park Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050-6006
Contact Person: 
Amy Churchill, First Step Director
Who should apply: 
MA or MS in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited university. Strong CF considered
competitive and based on experience


Provide generalized early intervention services to children birth to 10 years and their families. Provide speech and language services as part of SARC Intake team, individual therapy services and support group/class services, as needed. Provide program and administrative support to the group/class services and the clinical staff as requested by the team leads. Act as clinical specialist in field of Speech Language Pathology. Plan and implement comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic speech and language services to assigned clients.


Speech Therapy Services

  • Manage and maintain caseload as directed by management
  • Keep informed of current best practices for speech therapy
  • Plan, organize and administer appropriate diagnostic and therapy services to assigned clients
  • Provide written documentation of services provided (evaluation and therapy progress reports).
  • Inform parents/guardians of therapeutic goals, recommendations and findings for clients served
  • Make appropriate referrals to clients as needed.
  • SARC Intake Assessment Team:
  • Work with Via Intake team members and SARC Service Coordinators to provide Intake assessments to
  • referred clients

Intake team duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare all required paperwork for intake assessment

  • Administer standardized tests including Battelle Developmental Inventory 2nd Edition (BDI-2),

    Modified Checklist of Autism in Toddlers (MCHAT), Functional Vision & Hearing Screening

  • Engage appropriately with child while team member completes BDI-2 and/or Peabody

    Developmental Motor Scales 2nd Edition (PDMS) with family

  • After testing is complete, accurately score assessments and record scores on appropriate forms

  • Complete IFSP report and all required paperwork. Submit to client and SARC Service Coordinator

    within required times lines

  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and complete for weekly staffing meeting

  • Maintain appropriate records, files and documentation as necessary to account for delivery of


  • Monitor assessment supplies and ensure cleanliness of program materials/equipment and treatment


  • Follow confidentiality guidelines per Management


  • Collaborate and meet regularly with team members to discuss topics related to program administration and
  • clinical services
  • Communicate with clients, families, staff, and others in respectful and culturally sensitive manner
  • Provide information and support to families
  • Attend workshops, seminars, and in-service trainings for professional growth
  • Provide in-service trainings for fellow staff members on attended workshops and seminars
  • Work towards meeting and supporting individual client and family goals and needs in coordination with
  • other agencies including, but not limited to, the San Andreas Regional Center (SARC), Santa Clara County
  • Office of Education (SCCOE), First 5, and community mental health agencies
  • Maintain confidentiality of clients and families
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
  • Represent Via’s First Step Programs at community and professional functions as needed
  • Attend and participate in weekly First Step staff meetings, monthly company-wide meetings and others as
  • directed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty

satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  •   MA or MS in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited university

  •   Strong CF considered

  •   Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA

  •   California State License in Speech-Language Pathology

  •   Ability to work in a team environment

  •   Ability to work with a diverse group of parents, staff, and community

  •   Must have own reliable motor vehicle transportation, mileage is reimbursed

  •   Effective written and oral communication skills

  •   Strongorganizationalskills

  •   Ability to lift young clients as needed during assessments, screenings, and/or therapy sessions

  •   Driver’s License, vehicle insurance and clear DMV report

  •   TB test, physical exam, fingerprint and child abuse clearance

  •   Community CPR and First Aid

  •   Proof of automotive insurance coverage

    SALARY: competitive and based on experience
    If you have questions and/or you would like to schedule an interview please contact:

    Amy Churchill, First Step Director 408-243-6871 ext. 233


Masters Degree Required: