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TENTATIVE

Occ. Code 5932510

 

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 1, GRADE 20

5932510

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 2, GRADE 23

5932520

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

          Speech Language Pathology/Audiology Program Coordinators plan, develop, coordinate, administer, and evaluate speech language pathology/audiology programs, and provide technical assistance and consultation to institutional and community-based treatment programs.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

          SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 1: supervisory level; under the direction of a Speech Language Pathology/Audiology Program Coordinator 2 or higher level clinician, assists in the planning, development, coordination, administration, and evaluation of speech-language pathology/audiology programs with ten or more professional staff, or independently oversees programs with fewer than 10 professional staff; may perform the clinical duties of Speech Language Pathologists or Audiologists; consults and provides technical advice to institutional and/or community-based speech language pathology/audiology programs. 

          SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 2: supervisory level; under general direction plans, develops, coordinates, administers, and evaluates speech language pathology/audiology programs with 10 or more professional staff; may perform the clinical duties of Speech Language Pathologists or Audiologists; consults and provides technical advice to institutional and/or community-based speech language pathology/audiology programs. 

RELATED CLASSES

Head Occupational Therapists supervise an institutional occupational therapy program of six to nineteen occupational therapy staff or serve as general assistant to a Chief Occupational Therapist, Grade 23; evaluate program status; plan in-service training for staff and all treatment personnel; work with staff and community agencies to develop community programs; coordinate program with other therapy programs; plan and conduct related research; and speak before community groups and at professional meetings.

Chief Occupational Therapists perform the same tasks as a Head Occupational Therapist in a larger institutional program with twenty or more occupational therapy. 

Head Physical Therapists plan and supervise physical therapy for a major service unit, supervise a small staff of physical therapy personnel; plan and supervise training for staff and for related therapy disciplines; assign staff to treatment teams and patients to individual therapists; approve individual treatment plans and group exercise plans; plan treatment for outpatient and day care patients; work with community groups and agencies to ensure treatment of eligible groups. 

 

Chief Physical Therapists perform the same tasks as a Head Physical Therapist in a larger physical therapy service in a New York State Institution or hospital.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

          SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 1

Administers or assists a Speech Language Pathology/Audiology Program Coordinator 2 to administer speech-language pathology/audiology programs.

·       Develops and implements goals for speech-language pathology and audiology staff.

·       Determines staff deployment priorities.

·       Determines the availability of diagnostic and therapeutic services.

·       Identifies vendors for the supply of communication systems and devices.

Supervises subordinate staff, including Speech Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Student Assistants, and other staff assigned to the program.

·       Participates in the recruitment, interviewing, and selection of new staff and develops and maintains training programs for new staff.

·       Develops and maintains a continuing in-service training program for speech-language pathology and audiology staff.

·       Maintains communication with colleges and universities to identify internship and training opportunities;.

·       Coordinates fieldwork and internships.

Completes discipline-specific audits of speech and audiology programs and treatment plans.

·       Completes billing audits.

·       Ensures that clinical documentation is in compliance with State and federal rules and regulations.

·       Evaluates the progress of individual residents and the progress of the overall program.

·       Provides quality assurance services to institutional and community-based programs.

Provides direct speech or audiology services to consumers.

·       Assists in the development of individuals treatment plans as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team.

·       Provides technical assistance or consultation.

·       Refers patients to community speech and hearing centers or to private practitioners.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 2

In addition to the tasks listed above, may supervise Speech Language Pathology/Audiology Program Coordinators 1.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

          SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 1:

Promotion: one year of service as a Speech Language Pathologist 2 or Audiologist 2; or two years of  service as a Speech Language Pathologist 1 or Audiologist 1.

          SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR 2:

Promotion: one year of as a Speech Language Pathology/Audiology Program Coordinator 1; or two years of  service as a Speech Language Pathologist 2 or Audiologist 2.

Date:  3/17

 

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.