Arizona Department of Economic Security
Department of Economic Security
Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!
Speech and Language Pathologist
Division of Developmental Disabilities
3343 N. Central Ave., Ste. 600
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
The Division of Developmental Disability is seeking
a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Speech and Language Pathologist.
This position provides professional expertise for the oversight of therapy service delivery systems, supervises and provides clinical guidance to agency staff and qualified vendor providers.
Reviews submitted documentation of new and ongoing services that may require a Notice of Action
Utilizes clinical expertise to review reports, records, and data to monitor therapy utilization by members and vendor providers
Monitor compliance and Contractual requirements of all qualified vendor providers
Participate in meetings for the discussion of Interpreting Division policies and review of therapy documentation
Complete Performance Appraisals, authorize leave and approve Time Cards for staff
Review records for accuracy and compliance with recognized therapy documentation standards
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Governmental organizations and Federal and State rules and regulations governing DES/DDD
Principles , practice and techniques of Speech Language Pathology
Evaluation of an individual’s needs and development of a treatment plan
Appropriate data gathering, summarization methods, and report preparation
Creation, development, editing of high level business communications(i.e., letters, memos, email and reports
Analyzing, problem solving and decision-making
Project planning, coordinating/organizing, and completion
Oral and written communication, including graphic presentation of information/data
Using software programs, e.g., Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, SharePoint
Review and evaluate program activities analytically and develop effective work plans and methods for improvement
Handle highly sensitive and confidential assignments and situations including legal or personnel related matters
Adapt, prioritize, multi-task and work independently on projects
Coordinate and track projects/assignments from start to completion
Motivate and supervise staff
A graduate in Master’s Level Speech-Language Pathology Program. Prefers active membership in relevant professional organization at state and/or national level. Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with adults who have Developmental Disabilities and experience in dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and feeding evaluation and treatment highly desirable.
Must possess an Arizona Speech-Language Pathology license from State of Arizona or have ability to secure an AZ Speech-Language Pathology license with 6 months from hire date.
Must hold Certificate of Clinical Competence from American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
Employee shall have a valid Level One fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statue 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults
Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459
In-state travel may be required for state business.
Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspensions or revocations and less than 8 points on your license.
If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required PRIOR to driving for State business.
Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred
compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact 602-542-0080 for assistance.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
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Recruiter and Available Location Information
1789 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Website : https://des.az.gov/
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is Your Partner for a Stronger Arizona. Mission: The Arizona Department of Economic Security makes Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable. Values: Accountability – We commit to excellence, innovation and transparency. Integrity – We are trustworthy, honest and reliable. Respect – We appreciate each other, and value those we serve. Teamwork – We collaborate with humility, and partner with kindness. Diversity – We respect all Arizonans, and honor those in need.