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Associate Director, Health Care Services

Company: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

A. General Description:

The purpose of this position is to support ASHA's strategic direction and provide expert speech-language pathology practice information and assistance to members, other National Office staff, and external organizations; assist in policy development and dissemination; track national trends; initiate, develop, and disseminate resources, books, and products; assist in professional development program content and delivery; serve as ex officio to Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and committees.

B. Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional consultation in state-of-the-art practice and policy to ASHA members, National Office staff, government agencies, media, and related professional organizations.
  • Track national trends and critical issues in SLP professional practice and in health care to develop resources and make recommendations for developing Association policy, priorities, and actions to meet the professional practice needs of members.
  • Recommend the formation of and serve as ex officio of board, council, ad hoc and joint committees and working groups, and coordinate task force activities that influence and shape the education and practice resources for speech-language pathologists.
  • Serve as ex officio to assigned Special Interest Groups, including managing and facilitating the work of the SIGs (e.g., publications, committees, member advisory groups, meetings, and projects) and integrating them within the Association's and National Office policies and activities.
  • Solicit and integrate the input of SIGs and other groups and individuals into the activities of the Health Care Services unit.
  • Serve as liaison with related professional organizations, state and federal agencies, and other national professional and advocacy organizations to ensure that they are aware of current ASHA policy and practice in speech-language pathology and to collaborate with such professional organizations on issues of mutual concern.
  • Recommend, plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate the content of ASHA-sponsored professional development conferences, programs, and related products pertinent to providing speech-language pathology services. C. Contacts:

    To accomplish responsibilities listed above, the incumbent has contact with:
  • The Senior Director of Health Care Services in Speech-Language Pathology, the Directors and staff of other units, various individuals and groups internal and external to ASHA including ASHA members the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, National Office staff, leaders in related professional organizations and other national professional and advocacy organizations, and policy makers in state and federal government agencies.
  • These contacts are necessary to provide specific professional and consultation information that may be requested, to share information, to keep current on issues affecting the professional practices of the profession, to facilitate completion of assigned projects in a timely manner, and to facilitate activities that influence and shape the education and practices policies of the Association.

    D. Freedom to Act:

    Receives policy direction through the Senior Director of their Practice unit. The incumbent will have the freedom to propose innovative and creative projects and implement and direct work plans to achieve policy and project goals. Latitude is given to determine the approaches, procedures and methodologies for accomplishing the work.

    E. Qualifications - Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

    Knowledge and skills typically acquired through:

  • Master's or doctorate degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • 5 or more years of clinical experience in the profession, with specific recent expertise in service delivery to adults, preferably in skilled nursing facilities or home health (other health care settings or private practice will also be considered); management experience in post-acute care settings is preferred.
  • Current Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology Scope and depth of technical skills/knowledge:
    • Knowledge of the professional content areas and professional issues related to speech-language pathology
    • Knowledge of the resources available related to professional practices
    • Computer and web literacy, including web content management and social media Scope and depth of nontechnical skills/knowledge:
      • Effective oral and written communication and organizational skills
      • Well-developed interpersonal and team facilitation skills;
      • Availability to participate in occasional weekend meetings and evening conference calls

        F. National Office EEO Policy:

        It is the policy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to provide equal opportunity to all employees without regard for race, sex, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, veteran's status, age, sexual orientation or LGBT status, genetic information, citizenship, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ASHA's Bylaws. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation and benefits, upward mobility, training and development, access to facilities, termination, and other personnel actions. Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, with a firm commitment from coaches at all levels within the organizational structure of the National Office, affirmative action will be taken to ensure the full utilization of members of racial/ethnic minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam and disabled veterans within our workforce.

        G. Disclaimer:

        "This description is intended to provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of the position. It is not all inclusive. The incumbent in the position will be expected to perform other duties as required. The responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract."

Keywords: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville , Associate Director, Health Care Services, Healthcare , Rockville, Maryland

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