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Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologist

Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologist (Open Positions: 1) Closes On: May 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST Location: Wood County Board...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County


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Job Description

Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologist (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: May 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Location: Wood County Board of Development Disabilities, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Department: Children’s Services
Division: Early Intervention
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 37.5
Rate of Pay: $62,337.60 – $64,417.60
Status: Accepting Applications



Job Summary

We are seeking an energetic and dynamic Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologist.

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (WCBDD) coordinates services for over 1,000 people with developmental disabilities in Wood County. Our mission is to support, empower, and inspire. The ideal candidate will be a highly self-motivated problem solver, flexible, detailed oriented and is a team player with time management and organizational skills.

The Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologist assists the Director of Children’s Services and the Children’s Services Early Intervention Coordinator in the implementation of the organization’s mission, vision, and values.


Job Responsibilities

The successful Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologist demonstrates proficiency in the following skills:

  • Evidence Based Practices: a) Provides service in natural environment, b) Assesses child functioning across three global outcomes (developing positive social-emotional relationships, acquiring and using knowledge and skills, and taking appropriate action to meet needs), c) Collaborates with Early Intervention Team to develop strategies for infant and toddler speech, language, and feeding/swallowing development, d) Applies coaching techniques based on Primary Service Provider Model 
  • Support of Parent: a) Assists family in gaining access to formal and informal resources, b) Implements practices to assist family to achieve their desired goals, c) Facilitates IFSP outcomes that are functional and based on children’s and families’ needs and priorities, d) Develops interventions based on explicit principles, validated practices, best available research, and relevant laws and regulations 
  • Adult-Learning Principles: a) Strengthens individual or family capacity to accomplish family’s desired outcomes, b) Links to previous/current experience and activity, c) Demonstrates respect for individual adult learning styles, preferred interaction methods, and cultural influences
  • Professional Responsibilities: a) Demonstrates knowledge of early child development across five domains (adaptive, cognitive, communication, physical, and social-emotional), b) Provides timely feedback to families and other professionals, c) Contributes to team process during meetings and collaborations, d) Engages in continuous, purposeful professional development
  • Essential Functions: a) Successfully completes functions described in position description, b) Meets minimum requirements of position, c) Areas may include dependability, attendance, cooperation, communication, and/or organization 

Develops and implements an early intervention program for infants and toddlers: 

a)Carries out the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C regulations for early intervention services for infants and toddlers, b) Utilizes evidenced-based practices that happen in natural environments, c) Works collaboratively with a team of professionals representing multiple disciplines including Early Intervention Service Coordinators, d) Works alongside parents and caregivers to help them support their child’s learning and development within and across all daily life activities, e) May provide services to infants, toddlers and their families in group settings, f) Provides consultation to Early Intervention personnel and families based on the unique strengths and needs of the enrolled child and family. 

Develops Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and transition plans in conjunction with families and other agencies:

a) Plans and implements intervention strategies outlined on the IFSP, b) Plans and implements intervention strategies relevant to the needs, interests, and activities of each infant/toddler and their families inclusive of but not limited to:  language stimulation and communication skill development, self-help skill development, physical (fine and gross motor) development, social-emotional development, cognitive development, sensory development and family support, c) Documents progress to outcomes as required.

Assist families in the purchase and use of adaptive equipment, materials, and resources that support child and family needs related to child development.

Administers and provides evaluation and assessment documentation to determine eligibility for Part C services and to develop program planning.

Provides assessment and documentation to assist in the transition from IDEA Part C to Part B.

Provides opportunities for parent education and support (i.e. parent support groups, agency programs for families).

Fulfills all other obligations and duties as required for services, maintenance, routines and documentation processes including but not limited to: 

a) Attends scheduled staff/team meetings, b) Attends/presides over meetings concerning children he/she provides early intervention services with (i.e. IFSP meetings, transition meetings, ETR meetings, team consultative meetings, transdisciplinary meetings), c) Maintains a cooperative relationship between the early intervention team, ancillary professionals, and administration in order to facilitate continuity of programming, d) Keeps accurate records of training, attendance, monies, mileage and any other recorded material necessary for the maintenance of the program, e) Understands and implements emergency and evacuation procedures, f) Will operate a vehicle in a safe and lawful manner while performing work-related duties.

Additional Information


Position description for Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologist.pdf


Benefits offered

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision reimbursement
  • Retirement through Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Optional deferred compensation plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Sick, vacation and personal leave


Insurance Information


Conditions of Employment

  1. Must be 18 years old.
  2. Successful completion of general orientation.
  3. Receipt of seven acceptable background required by ORC 3319.39 & OAC 5123:2-2-02.
  4. Must obtain and maintain any training, licenses, registration, or certification mandated by the Board and the State of Ohio.
  5. Must have a medical examination and a one-step PPD test to determine fitness for duty prior to providing direct care service or within 30 days of employment whichever comes first.
  6. Possess/maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record (if required for position) per board guidelines. NOTE: Use of personal vehicle for transporting individuals requires proof of liability insurance.
  7. Receipt of acceptable criminal background report from Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) and county sheriff ‘s office of permanent address before starting position as required by ORC 3319.39 and/or OAC 5123.081.

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment policies and decisions on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. The decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, military status, genetic information, or other unlawful reason according to federal, state, or local statutes.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations please advise our EEO Officer.


Application Special Instructions



Please ensure all required documents have been completed/included.  Incomplete applications or applications received after the posting deadline will not be considered.

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion of your application.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid, current licensure as mandated by the Ohio State Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology pursuant to Chapter 4753.02 of the Ohio Revised Code and meet any other certification standards as mandated by law pursuant to the State of Ohio Department of Education rules and regulations. 

Must have Ohio licensure and a Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Must have completed clinical fellowship year.

Must meet requirements of the licensing board in their specific discipline to maintain professional licensure in that discipline.

Must have or receive required training in the use of a variety of tools used for determining program planning and eligibility determination.

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Certificate eligible, if applicable.

Two (2) years experience with infants/toddlers and children with disabilities preferred. 

Knowledge of evidenced-based early intervention practices preferred. 

Home visitation experience preferred. 

Knowledge of Ohio Help Me Grow System preferred.


Required Documents

Completed, submitted application


Letter of intent (cover letter)


Minimum Qualification Standards:

Must be able to move individuals who are receiving services including adults and children in a safe manner. Must be able to lift, carry and move office supplies, materials, and equipment required for day-to-day operations.

If required by the position you must maintain a current driver’s license in your residing state for the purpose of transporting individuals who are receiving services and/or operation of a Board owned vehicle.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologist –

  • Integrity, honesty, and ethical standards of behavior and decision-making principles. 
  • Carries out policies and procedures in a consistent manner.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Accept changes as positive
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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