Classified/Non-Examined 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
7781  HC - 25 SPEECH PATHOLOGIST  Apr 4, 2014
4671  HD - SP SPEECH PATHOLOGIST (PER DIEM)  Aug 26, 2013
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In a state health care facility or community health care program, or Southern Connecticut State University, this class is accountable for performing in a professional capacity appropriate diagnostic, therapeutic or consultative services for the purpose of preventing, treating, ameliorating or modifying disorders of speech, voice, language and dysphagia with either resident clients or on a public health outreach basis.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general supervision of a Communications Therapist or other administrator as assigned.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May supervise staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Applies principles, methods and procedures for measurement, testing, diagnosis, prediction, counseling or instruction relating to development and disorders of speech, voice, language, hearing and feeding and swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions for purpose of diagnosing, preventing, treating, ameliorating or modifying such disorders and conditions in individuals or groups of individuals; screens individuals for hearing loss or middle ear pathology using otoacoustic emissions screening, screening tympanometry or conventional pure-tone air conduction methods, including otoscopic inspection; provides some educational seminars, inservice training and/or consultation to families, teachers, allied professionals or paraprofessionals on nature and management of speech, voice and language disorders; observing and charting of speech, voice and language behavior and related areas; reviews medical and psychological histories; assists in program implementation at home, regional centers and other areas; participates in interdisciplinary team as speech language consultant; prepares some publications and instructional materials; maintains records and prepares reports; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of anatomic, physiologic, linguistic and psycholinguistic variables and their relation to development and use of speech, voice, language and dysphagia; considerable knowledge of understanding of speech and language disorders and management procedures used in habilitation and/or rehabilitation; knowledge of speech and language problems associated with hearing impairment; knowledge of diagnostic methods and their applicability to the difficult to test population; basic knowledge of pathology of auditory system and assessment of those disorders; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in individual and group instruction; evaluation skills of speech and language status and basis of disorders; ability to interpret medical and psychological data bearing on speech pathology; ability to prepare reports, records and instructional material; ability to lead and instruct other employees; ability to utilize computer software.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Speech and Language Pathologist issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American sign language in certain designated positions.
2.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients and may have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases, risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients and exposed to disagreeable conditions.
CONDITION OF APPOINTMENT [For Per Diem Employees Class Code 4671]:
No permanent State Employee may work in a per diem position.
COMPENSATION GUIDELINES [For Per Diem Employees Class Code 4671]:
Compensation will be based in accordance with the following schedule:

P-1 Base Pay Hourly Rate -125% of Step 5 of Communications Therapist
Fringe Benefit Rate - 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate
(Refer to the hourly wage rate for the HD pay plan
in CORE-CT)
Shift Differential - 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate
Weekend Differential - 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate
Premium Holiday Hourly Rate - 50% of Base Pay Hourly Rate
Note:
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Speech Pathologist in Salary Group HC 25 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to modify content)

7781A 4/11/14 cm
CC Final#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
7781  2059  (37)-Therapy - (Speech/Physical/Occup/etc)
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
(2)-Professional
4671  1972  (37)-Therapy - (Speech/Physical/Occup/etc)
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
(2)-Professional