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Speech Language Therapist (SLT or SLP) - Autism Program, North Bend, OR

Organization: Waterfall Community Health Center
Category: Speech Therapist
Location: North Bend, OR
Date Job Posted: December 22, 2020
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Speech Language Therapist (SLT or SLP) - Autism Program ***Not Remote or Telecommute Position***


Waterfall Clinic Inc. (dba:Waterfall Community Health Center) is looking for passionate and talented people to join our team on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. Our culture is believing in and empowering our people to cultivate a place of creativity, teambuilding, and continued learning. At Waterfall Community Health Center, everyone contributes value and we are dedicated to our mission.

We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, continuing education, health insurance, 401K retirement, and paid time off program. Waterfall Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, National Health Scholar and loan repayment site and committed to supporting our staff.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


SALARY RANGE: $85,000 with Sign-On Bonus $5,000

Waterfall Community Health Center (WCHC) - Speech Language Therapist (SLT or SLP) - Autism Program / FQHC / Integrated Behavioral Health Model / Innovation Champion - Opportunity for professional growth. ***Competitive Salary & Benefits Total Rewards Package***

WCHC is proud to participate as a qualified site with Oregon Health Care Provider Incentive Loan Repayment which offers licensed health care providers, as well as pre-licensed mental health providers, an opportunity to apply to receive tax free funds to repay qualifying educational loan debt. Eligible providers are highly encouraged to apply. For more information on the program, including qualification requirements, FAQs, and applications visit the program’s webpage.

You can find information about it at both the ORH site, and at the Oregon Primary Care Office site,


This position requires to be onsite as a full time (1.0 FTE) employee working standard hours of Monday – Friday and will work not less than forty (40 per week) - MUST be a Board Certified Speech-Language Pathologist / Therapist.

*** NOT REMOTE OR TELECOMMUTE POSITION *** Experience with Autism in a pediatric population a plus. May require successful completion of a school-based background check through DHS and the FBI.

Functions as a SPEECH-LANGUAGE THERAPIST (SLT) in a team and mission-based setting to provide skilled speech/language pathology services for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to treating speech and language disorders, and functional training in communication, swallowing, and cognitive impairments.

Assess and identify speech therapy needs in order to provide intervention to improving and enhancing the patient's well-being, and evaluates the patient's progress. SLT will document treatment goals with related ongoing progress, provide recommendations for 504 plans, participate in school meetings when request. SLT collaborates with other therapists (Child Therapist, BCBA, Occupation Therapist, etc.,) to plan and implement co-treatments related to speech therapy treatment programs for clients in their homes, schools, and/or clinic settings. SLT has primary responsibilities for serving as a resource to build, strengthen and maintain positive working relationships with clients, parents/guardians, providers, case managers, agency representatives, supervisors, program managers and other staff within local communities. SLT may also be involved with program building and partnerships with school-based health centers and area school districts in a rural health care setting. This position may be asked to work at other clinic sites as needed.

Waterfall Clinic, Inc. dba Waterfall Community Health Center (WCHC) is an integrated patient-centered primary care clinic serving insured and uninsured children and adults with a special emphasis on care for persons who experience barriers to accessing care due to income, language, cultural and social barriers. This position will support mission and goal achievement, organizational quality and patient-centered medical home philosophy.


Personnel supervision is not a responsibility of this position.


Works under the direct supervision of the Behavioral Health Program Manager. Exercises progressive levels of autonomy in day-to-day activities based on satisfactory job performance.




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  • Master's Degree from an accredited Speech/Language Pathology Program -OR- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) from an accredited Speech/Language Pathology Program -OR- Equivalent education
  • Unrestricted Oregon License and Board Certified to practice as it relates to Speech/Language Pathology, required.
  • Maintain compliance with credentialing including active licensure s a clinician with WCHC and other complete duties within the scope of licensure.
  • Ability to be credentialed with Medicaid, Medicare, private and other insurance within the scope of licensure.
  • One (1) or more years’ experience working in healthcare or similar setting as speech/language therapist, with Autism in a pediatric population a plus
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience with providing diagnostic assessment and speech therapy services to full range of individuals with behavioral or developmental issues such as autism spectrum disorder.
  • Solid working knowledge of the principles and practices of speech/language therapy.
  • Effective time management and project management skills, such as communication, delegation, prioritization, maintain a big picture of the organization outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a confidential environment to provide information and service to a wide range of internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills to provide a wide range of complex and confidential administrative support duties.
  • Successfully clearance of all federal, state criminal background check and sex offender search.
  • Establish and maintain solid working relationships through communication, cooperation, and positive interactions with all patients, employees, staff, providers and vendors.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule when circumstances necessitate.
  • Ability to use a wide range of office machines including personal computers.
  • Demonstrate ability to learn and maintain appropriate technical skills to effectively support the electronic records system and/or other reporting platforms.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Keyboarding at 25+ wpm and reporting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Maintain confidentially – in accordance with WCHC policies and HIPAA regulations.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply Patient Centered Medical Home principles.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License.


  1. Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) required and recertify prior to expiration date, and
  2. Non-violent Crisis Intervention Comprehensive training class completed within 6 months of hire, and recertify prior to expiration date.
  3. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support Card (BLS) within 6 months of hire, and recertify prior to expiration date.
  4. Mandatory Trainings for Organization and Advanced Health compliance completed within 3 months of hire, no later than 6 months, and recertify prior to expiration date.




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