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New Vistas partners with and supports people with disabilities and families of children with special needs to enrich their quality of life in New Mexico.

We are a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, providing an array of independent living services for nine northern New Mexico Counties. 51% of staff are persons with disabilities; 51% of Board of Directors are persons with disabilities; and providing five core services of advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support, information and referral, and transition.

New Vistas encourages qualified people with disabilities and minorities to apply and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Here are the opening position(s) we have available.

BILINGUAL (SPANISH) SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

New Vistas is seeking one full-time, exempt Bilingual (English/Spanish) Speech Language Pathologist in Santa Fe County.  Open until filled.

Job Title: Bilingual (Spanish) Speech Language Pathologist
Component: Early Intervention
Reports To: Early intervention program manager
FLSA Status: Full time, Exempt
Prepared Date: 05/16/2022
Salary Range: $80,000 – $85,000/year dOQ

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Bilingual (Spanish) Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for planning and implementing speech language therapy services for children 0-3 years of age under the umbrella of New Vistas’ Early Intervention Program.  Services shall include diagnostic assessment of child progress toward IFSP goals, provision of therapies in child home, preschool, community, telehealth and/or office settings and participation in transdisciplinary team meetings to staff case with other EI team members.  All services are provided in collaboration with familes and other professional staff and reflect developmentally appropriate practices as well as cultural linguistic sensitivity. All New Vistas employees are expected to demonstrate integrity and focus on New Vista’s mission and principles of Independent Living throughout all aspects of their work.

 

To deliver services in the home, the OT must be fully vaccinated, as required by the Family Infant Toddler Program.  Fully vaccinated means two weeks beyond the second Moderna or Pfizer vaccination or single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccination, and if eligible, must have received the COVID-19 Booster.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and demonstrate the core and position-specific competencies during their day to day work. Regular travel throughout the designated service area and occasional travel within the state are required for this position.  As a result, the employee must have a functional vehicle at their disposal along with a valid, non-suspended NM driver’s license and a current automobile liability policy with continuous coverage in order to perform this job successfully.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

REQUIRED TRAINING:

Participate in Family Infant Toddler (FIT) trainings (webinar and/or in person) required to deliver services and/or administer assessment tools and read related handouts and e-mail communication New Vistas forwards from the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) Family Infant Toddler Program.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Ability to self-direct and establish relationships with all levels within the organization, with children and families, and with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to think creatively and develop strategies for achieving programmatic objectives using items found in the child’s natural environment
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines, provide complex information in an understandable manner and accurally document processes
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Reflective Practices, best practices in early intervention and community resources is highly desired
  • Experience with the provision of culturally appropriate services in multicultural communities is highly desired

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Criminal background check as required through the New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program
  • Active Licensure by the state of New Mexico Speech-Language/Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Board
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License and Current Vehicle Insurance

COMPETENCIES 

 

Core Competencies Direct Service Personnel)

  • Relationship Building – initiate contact readily and devote time to maintain them over time
  • Effective Communication – clear and concise verbal and written communication to convey information to families and team members
  • Functional/Technical Expertise – knowledgeable in SLP field, remain current with best practices and ongoing professional development necessary to maintain licensure and serve as a resource to children, families and EI team members
  • Organization and Planning – manage time wisely, effectively prioritize multiple competing taks, track deadlines, accomplish work efficiently
  • Change Agility – adaptable, embrace change and modify behavior when appropriate to achieve organizational objectives, understand and use change management techniques to help smooth transitions

Position-Based Competencies

  • Conflict Management – support and manage differences of opinion, thwart destructive competition or friction, and use consensus and collaboration to provide services and resolve issues
  • Initiative – take action to develop service delivery plans and provide required services without being prompted, take personal responsibility for work performed and required documentation
  • Industry Knowledge – understand early childhood development and relationship-based services, understand the coaching model of service delivery, apply that knowledge to implement best practices and ensure quality SLP service delivery for children in the Early Intervention program
  • Learning Agility – demonstrate a continuous search for new knowledge, learn quickly and use new information effectively
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making – demonstrate the ability to identify problems, solve them, act decisively and show good judgement

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel;  reach with hands and arms;  and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and occasionally required to sit.  They must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  This job is telework based.  Employee will be required to work remotely when not providing in person services to children and/or attending meetings in the office.

 

Blood-Borne Pathogen Risk :   (A) Almost no exposure risk
  X (B) Occasional exposure risk
    (C) Regular exposure risk

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist does not have supervisory responsibilities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

 

  1. Participate in planning appropriate early intervention through the IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan)
    1. Assist the family in the identification of their concerns, priorities and resources.
    2. Participate in the development and implementation of Individualized Family Service Plans.
    3. Provide developmental guidance about infant and toddler behavior as it relates to occupational therapy services and goals.
    4. Provide expertise to the family and team regarding infant and toddler development in the domains of communication, language, physical/motor, social, emotional, cognitive and adaptive skills development for typically and atypically developing children.
    5. Carry out screening and assessment activities with designated children.

 

  1. Implement intervention in a manner that reflects the program philosophy.
    1. Provide family-centered and relationship based services utilizing the FIT coaching philosphy.
    2. Demonstrate sensitivity to linguistic, cultural, social, economic and individual roles among persons and families served.
    3. Support families and other caregivers to implement identified activities into daily routines.

 

  1. Provide speech language pathology services to children and coach parents in integrating interventions into daily routines.
    1. Conduct ongoing assessments to determine occupational therapy service needs for each child, assess progress towards family developed goals in the IFSP, and collaborate with parents to identify, mobilize and coordinate with community and social support network to support these goals.
    2. Provide occupational therapy services as established in the IFSP. Communicate the need for changes to the Family Service Coordinator as needed.
    3. Participate in routine transdisciplinary team meetings to discuss child progress and family needs with the service team.
    4. Coordinate and assist in the development, review and evaluation of the annual IFSP.
    5. Other duties as required

 

  1. Provide program services in an efficient manner.
    1. Perform duties in an organized, efficient and timely manner.
    2. Use independent judgment and discretion in setting daily priorities to complete tasks.
    3. Maintain established work schedule: demonstrate regular and reliable attendance, be punctual, keep appointments, and be willing to adapt schedule to meet unexpected needs and changes.  Use time effectively.
    4. Adhere to established guidelines, policies and procedures for billing and documentation including billable time requirements and timely/complete documentation that meets all applicable regulations, standards and internal policies and procedures.

 

  1. Function as an effective team member with co-workers and the community to build productive, collaborative relationships to achieve program goals and objectives

 

  1. Maintain a positive, respectful and courteous manner with other team members.
  2. Participate regularly in team, department and agency meetings.
  3. Facilitate collaboration with consumers, family members, parents, therapists and other professional staff through regular contact, paperwork and designated team meetings.
  4. Share pertinent information with supervisor and team members regarding work progress, successes, barriers, concerns and other areas that may affect the department’s services or image.
  5. Support the decisions of the director and members of the management team to staff, participants and the community.
  6. Understand and maintain private, sensitive and confidential information within the confines of need-to-know parameters.

 

  1. Use supervision effectively and apply relevant information in the work setting
    1. Actively participate in regular, reflective and collaborative supervision. As appropriate, take the initiative to seek supervisory support, assistance and guidance.
    2. Incorporate constructive direction from supervisor to improve job performance.
    3. Accept responsibility for the quality of job performance, making necessary changes.

 

  1. Take initiative to secure professional development opportunities and apply relevant information in the work setting
    1. Accurately identify areas of mastery and areas for growth and development. Seek assistance and guidance when needed.
    2. Maintain awareness of current professional information in the field of activity and undertake regular and ongoing efforts to maintain competencies in the skills used. Incorporate and demonstrate new knowledge and skills on the job.
Contract Bilingual (Spanish) Family Counselor & Therapy (Santa Fe)

Contract Bilingual (Spanish) Family Counselor & Therapy (Santa Fe)

compensation: $72 per hour
employment type: contract
non-profit organization

New Vistas partners with and supports people with disabilities and families of children with special needs to enrich their quality of life in New Mexico.

New Vistas Early Intervention Program has a contract opportunity for a bilingual (Spanish) family counselor to work with families whose infants and toddlers have or are at risk for developmental delays in the Santa Fe, NM area. Services focus on parenting support, developmental guidance and case management. Our flexible visits (telehealth and/or in-person) schedule allows for a wide variety of contractor hours. The minimum requirements are one year of direct experience and a current license to practice in New Mexico. Individuals bilingual in English and Spanish with infant mental health experience are highly preferred.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website at newvistas.org or contact Louise Baca-Sena, Early Intervention Program Manager, 505-471-1001 ext. 116, (505) 795-5292 (cell), or email: lbaca-sena@newvistas.org.

New Vistas encourages qualified people with disabilities and minorities to apply and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contract Speech Language Pathologist – services delivered in Santa Fe

 

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM

1205 Parkway Dr. Suite A                                                                                                                                                                   (505) 471-1001      

Santa Fe, NM 87507                                                                                                                                                                   Fax (505) 989-8740

 

Seeking Contract Speech Language Pathologist – services delivered in Santa Fe

New Vistas, A Center For Independent Living

Santa Fe, NM

$72 – $75 an hour – Full-time, Part-time, Contract

 

Full Job Description

Contract Speech Language Pathologist – services delivered in the home, community and/or day care facilities (Santa Fe)

compensation: $72- $75.00 per hour
employment type: contract
non-profit organization

New Vistas partners with and supports people with disabilities and families of children with special needs to enrich their quality of life in New Mexico.

New Vistas Early Intervention Program has a contract opportunity for a speech language pathologist to work with families in their home, day care facilities, and/or community whose infants and toddlers have or are at risk for developmental delays in the Santa Fe, NM area. Services focus on parenting support, developmental guidance and case management. Our schedule allows for a wide variety of contractor hours. The minimum requirements are one year of direct experience and a current license to practice in New Mexico. Individuals bilingual in English and Spanish with experience are highly preferred.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website at newvistas.org or contact Louise Baca-Sena, Early Intervention Program Manager, 505-471-1001 ext. 116, (505) 795-5292 (cell)

New Vistas encourages qualified people with disabilities and minorities to apply and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $72.00- $75.00 per hour

Work Location: Multiple Locations