Speech-Language Pathologist

Rolling Meadows, IL
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Job Description

Step Forward Therapy is on a mission to improve the overall quality of life for the children and families we serve. Our collaborative, interdisciplinary team of therapists use evidence-based, traditional, and innovative therapy methods that address the individual needs of each child.  We work closely with families to provide support and education to foster growth and improve a child’s ability to engage in a meaningful and purposeful manner at school, at home, and in the community. 

We have an immediate opening for a full-time, pediatric speech-language pathologist who is playful, enthusiastic, caring, compassionate, resourceful, and motivated.  Our privately owned clinic is open Monday – Friday with no weekend hours! We would love for you to join us to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve by providing them with the skills that will allow them to learn, grow, and live a fulfilling life.  If you enjoy working with children, and you would like to join our team, please apply on our website.

    • Completion of documentation for all pre-authorizations, initial evaluations, re-evaluations, assessments, insurance reports, medical reviews, appeal processes and progress reports
    • Administer evaluations, tests, or examinations to pediatric patients to collect information on type and degree of impairments
    • Develop or implement individualized treatment plans for speech-language issues
    • Collects accurate data and makes data-based decisions
    • Writes reports and completes daily documentation, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients
    • Maintain communication with families, doctors, schools, and other relevant service providers ensuring communication related to the client’s program
    • Creates home programs to foster an environment for skills that will carry over into the home, and educates family members about various topics, such as communication techniques or strategies 
    • Monitor patient’s progress and adjust treatments accordingly 
    • Maintain caseload and productivity
    • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team and participates in all team and individual meetings 
    • Follows policies and procedures as established by the organization
    • Follows company procedures for canceling/scheduling clients, as necessary
    • Maintains and contributes to clinic cleanliness/organization (daily and weekly)
    • Maintains a safe work environment and creates/maintains an orderly and organized clinic
    • SLP-CF or SLP-CCC
    • Current license from the State of Illinois in Speech Language pathology
    • 1-year communications experience, preferred
    • 1-year pediatrics experience, preferred 
    • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically birth to 18 years), preferred
    • Experience with and passion for working with children, preferred
    • Personable, playful, positive, and patient with the ability to effectively build rapport with children and families 
    • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills with all levels of internal and external audiences, ability to maintain confidentiality, positivity, and professionalism
    • Self-motivated with the willingness and accountability to exceed client expectations
    • Analytical mind and solutions-driven thinking
    • Detail oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize tasks, as well as multi-task in a fast-paced office environment  
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
    • Works well with others, as well as independently in a supportive manner and can forge and maintain relationships
    • Must be willing to be fingerprinted and pass a background check. 
    • Must be dog-friendly – we have therapy dogs in the office 
    • Monday to Friday Schedule – No Weekend Hours
    • Bonus pay
    • Health and Dental insurance
    • Generous Paid time off
    • Professional Development Assistance
    • Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Plan 
    • 2 Therapy Dogs On-site 
    Physical Requirements
      • Periods of extensive standing (up to 2 hours at times), walking, and running
      • Navigating uneven surfaces
      • Requires lifting (25 – 30 lbs), positioning, pushing, and/or transferring patients.
      • Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching.
    Ability to Commute/Relocate
      • Rolling Meadows, IL 60008: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
      • $62,000.00 – $85,000.00 per year

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