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Title:  Speech Pathologist/School-based Therapy/11-month Job

Date:  Nov 26, 2023
Facility:  Le Bonheur (0205)


Works as part of an interprofessional team to assess, plan, and treat children referred for services in home, school and/or community. Contributes through provision of direct therapy services or as a consultant to interprofessional / interagency team members and/or daily caregivers, operating within scope of practice.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.


  Education/Formal Training Work Experience Credential/Licensure
REQUIRED: Master's degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited institution N/A Current license to practice as a Speech Pathologist in the state of employment.

If candidate has pending licensure, must meet one of these exemptions:


  • Holds an American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certification or equivalent
  • Licensed in another state and who has made application to the board for a license in the state of Tennessee


For Clinical Fellows must be eligible to practice as a Speech Pathologist in the state of employment to obtain paid professional experience (Clinical Fellow) before being qualified for licensure.



  • Thorough knowledge of current theories and principles in field of specialty.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with peers, medical staff, patients/families and other constituents involved in patient care.
  • Knowledgeable of the system through which the child must move in order to obtain care.
  • Must have excellent skills in verbal and written communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Displays sensitivity, compassion, and respect for people of diverse cultures.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Performs and participates as part of the evaluation team in an initial assessment to help establish a diagnosis or probable source of disorder or delay.
  • Provides effective individualized treatment plans by contributing as a specialist in speech therapy or as part of a collaborative team effort, operating within scope of practice.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of treatment plans at various stages and adjusts treatments to maximize outcomes.
  • Maintains reliable systems to document, track and monitor cases.
  • Follows established procedures, ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, quality standards, compliance activities, and policies and procedures.
  • Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
  • Travel between work sites in personal vehicle is required.
  • Valid drivers’ license and current automobile liability insurance.

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