Job Description

Speech-Lang Pathologist

Requisition IDreq11655
Working TitleSpeech-Lang Pathologist
Position GradeBE14
Position Summary

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. These centers, authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The FOCUS Early Intervention program is a New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program (NM FIT Program) under IDEA Part C which provides comprehensive developmental and parenting support services for families of children under the age of three who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disability. In addition to the developmental supports and parenting interventions provided by the early intervention team, the program partners with a family medical home to provide primary medical care for parents and children, psychiatric consultation, and medically assisted substance use treatment. Many of the families served by the program have been affected by substance use, adversity, and/ or trauma. Services are provided using a trauma-informed, relationship-based approach that focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationships and improving developmental outcomes and school readiness skills. Most services are provided in family homes or in community settings, which means the candidate will be required to travel to and from home visit sites. Many of the children served in the program have been hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for a range of conditions, including prematurity, polysubstance exposure, and/ or Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

The speech and communication therapist will provide assessment and intervention services for children with speech/language, oral-motor, feeding/swallowing, communication, and, if needed, assistive technology needs. The candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team where services are often conducted in coordination with other disciplines.

This position requires the following skills and capacities:

* The ability to engage with families who may be hard to engage due to their previous experiences within systems of care.

* Solid knowledge and experience in child development and in working with children aged birth to three.

* Knowledge and skill in assessing children birth to three years of age using standardized assessment instruments.

* Collaborating with community partners.

* Knowledge of state and federal reporting requirements.

* Strong organizational skills that balance child, family, and program needs.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • May be subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status, if applicable.
  • Must maintain certification status.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Speech Pathology or an equivalent discipline; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.Certification/LicensureCertificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology; State of New Mexico Licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

**Be sure to address our preferred qualifications listed below in your cover letter**


  • Working with Part C Early Intervention teams with at-risk and challenging families.
  • In the provision of Part C early intervention services as a transdisciplinary team member using a consultative model.
  • In providing technical assistance and educational programs for families and professionals.

Ability to participate in NM FIT training in the provision of services to children and families enrolled in the early intervention program

Ability to travel to client homes in the Albuquerque metro area.

Familiarity with IDEA - Part C regulations.

Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Center for Development (997H)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2020
Pay$4344.8 to $6517.33 Monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date1/8/2020
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

To be considered for this position: * Complete the official application; you must include all prior work experience and # of hours worked per week. * Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References.* Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications.Incomplete Applications may not be considered.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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