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Speech Therapist—POOL

Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The Speech Therapist has the primary responsibility to evaluate, plan and provide treatment services in the areas of speech, language, dysphagia and cognitive-linguistic deficits.  Also provides treatment in the areas of pragmatic/social communication, augmentative and alternative communication systems.  Responds to physician consults and provides all services in accordance with physician’s prescription.  Maintains written documentation of the resident’s evaluation and treatment services.  All essential job responsibilities will be executed in accordance with Inglis Administrative policies and compliance/ethics guidelines.

Education & Experience

In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.  

  • Graduate degree from a recognized and accredited institution required
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (or Clinical Fellowship Year eligible) is required.  
  • Required to have current Professional Licensure in the State of Pennsylvania

Essential Functions, Qualifications & Skills:

Clinical Skills

  • Demonstrates understanding of relevant neurological and orthopedic conditions and disease management strategies. 
  • Consults with the resident, caregivers, and family to obtain information about health, associated history, previous interventions, and associated outcomes.
  • Screens residents and assesses speech therapy needs according to designated time frames per policy and procedure.
  • Selects qualitative and quantitative methods and measures based on evidence-based practice and safely performs assessment.
  • Analyzes assessment findings. 
  • Recommends a treatment plan with interventions strategies aimed at maximizing independence and safety determined by resident goals. 
  • Implements interventions as recommended.
  • Routinely re-evaluates progress and adjusts interventions as needed.
  • Discharges resident from services when goals or projected outcomes have been attained.
  • Ensures continuation of therapeutic care plan following discharge from skilled therapy by designing home exercise programs or appropriate restorative programs.
  • Participates in care plan meetings to provide resident/family/IDT with updates and answer questions about status and goals.
  • Responsible for ensuring safe use of rehab equipment including following manufacturer’s instructions, trouble-shooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, and prevents hazards in the physical environment.
  • Promotes resident safety in the selection, application of assessment, intervention, and evaluation measures.
  • Participates in quality improvement and resident safety initiatives.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned by rehab director.

About Inglis:

Founded in 1877, Inglis has been supporting people with disabilities to live the lives they choose, where and how they choose. From adapted technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming, to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people we serve along the continuum of care. 

Inglis has three key areas of programmatic focus under the “parent” of the Inglis organization, including: Inglis Housing Corporation, the largest private developer in the Philadelphia area of affordable, accessible independent living apartments for people with disabilities; Inglis House, our long-term care wheelchair community serving a younger population (average age is 54); and Community Support Services, a collection of programs that support people with disabilities who choose to live independently in the community. All of these services are supported with Inglis’ thought leadership in Adapted Technology and commitment to Person-Centered Care.

Inglis is a national leader in providing comprehensive care and services for people living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders resulting in some level of paralysis and mobility impairment.
Inglis serves more than 1,000 people directly, and many more indirectly through its website and other outreach activities supporting its mission to “enable people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.”

Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law.  We encourage all Protected Veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply.  Please send resume to Inglis Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to careers@inglis.org   EOE, M/F/D/V