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Working for ACT Therapy Services

ACT Therapy Services is a pediatric, therapist-owned private practice. We serve clients in Charlotte and the surrounding areas and service both North and South Carolina. We provide both speech and occupational therapy in clinic and community settings.

Overview:

At ACT Therapy Services:

  • We value connection.
  • We focus on function.
  • We respect clients and their autonomy.
  • We empower clients and their families.
  • We value diversity and inclusion.
  • We utilize evidence-based practice for our therapy.
  • We are flexible.

Our speech pathologists are responsible for completing administrative tasks including documenting billing information and keeping accurate records of initial evaluations, diagnoses, treatment progress and any treatment plan notes. In addition, they are responsible for:

  • Evaluating levels of swallowing, speech and language difficulty
  • Identifying treatment options
  • Creating and carrying out individualized treatment plans addressing specific functional needs
  • Teaching patients how to make sounds while improving their voices and maintaining fluency
  • Helping individuals improve sentence structure and vocabulary used in written and oral language
  • Working with adults and children in developing and strengthening muscles used to swallow
  • Counseling individuals and families on ways to cope with swallowing and communication disorders

Qualifications:

Must possess a certificate of clinical competence in speech language pathology (CCC-SLP).

Analytical skills for selecting the best diagnostic tools and analyzing results to identify an accurate diagnosis while developing an effective treatment plan.

Communication skills for communicating diagnoses, test results and available treatments in terms that clients and their families can understand.

Compassion when working with individuals frustrated by the difficulties they are experiencing.

Critical thinking skills for adjusting treatment plans as required and identifying alternative ways to help.

Attention to detail for maintaining notes on treatment and progress.

Listening skills for listening to concerns and symptoms of clients so they can decide the most appropriate course of treatment.

ACT Therapy Services is hiring full-time Speech-Language Pathologists in the Charlotte, NC area who are motivated to work with children ages birth through 16. Settings include home health, schools and clinic. This position would be divided between clinic and home visits (Monday, Wednesday, Friday in clinic; Tuesday/Thursday in home). The person selected to fill this position will work with children with a variety of diagnoses to help them move towards and meet milestones. Diagnoses range in severity, complexity, and co-morbidity, including but not limited to: dysphagia/feeding, Autism, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, neurological conditions, stuttering, voice disorders, and other various conditions.

Speech-Language Pathologist Quality and Skills

Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences & Disorders, or other related field from an accredited college or university.

Valid North and/or South Carolina Speech-Language Pathology License.

Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Previous experience working in Early Intervention.

Ability to pass a background screening, drug test, & driver history check.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Maximum of three vehicle infractions within the last two (2) years.

Speech-Language Pathologist Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assessment, evaluation, and treatment of all referred patients.
  • Appropriate and timely development of plan of care for patients served.
  • Establish treatment goals and milestones with patients
  • Appropriate and timely documentation of progress toward goals.
  • Appropriate and timely communication of patient status to members of their interdisciplinary team.
  • Counsel, educate, and instruct patients and their families regarding their speech-language therapy treatment.
  • Attend patient care team meetings, IFSP & IEP Meetings, and other conference as requested.
  • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs
  • Attend and participate in mandatory in-service training.
  • Comply with Federal, State, & Local laws, including HIPAA.
  • Perform other duties as necessary and as directed by supervisor.

Benefits offered:

  • Supportive and collaborative culture with team outings bi-monthly.
  • Back end billing, scheduling, and insurance authorizations done by office staff. Therapists are responsible for evaluation and treatment only.
  • Competitive salary, paid bi-weekly via direct deposit
  • Coverage under workman’s compensation policy
  • Cloud-based EMR and scheduling
  • PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly gas reimbursement if doing home visits.
  • CEU allowance with education encouraged.
  • Employee driven caseload/flexible scheduling.
  • Caseload cap with bonuses offered after cap met.