Rehabilitative Services Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,516.27 - $125,861.01 Annually
Feb 20, 2021
Mar 06, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the environment, and ensuring residents’ equitable access to health services and information.

Plans, develops, and coordinates rehabilitation services to include three health department sites and community-based services. Administratively responsible for audiology, physical therapy and speech language pathology services. Provides oversight for community-based services which includes conversational stroke groups in three locations, language and/or hearing screenings in adult care or preschool settings, limited home visitation physical therapy assessment services. Assures that services address community needs; develops/revises policies and procedures in response to community needs and ensures that services and programs are delivered to meet customer needs; provides support, guidance and oversight in the development of new services or with redesign of existing services. Determines staffing needs for services areas based on statistical analysis of workload measures and changing demographics. Prepares statistical reports for use in evaluation of rehabilitation services. Utilizes data systems to evaluate program goals. Health department positions are designated as essential and is part of the county’s emergency response which operates seven days a week. Based on emergency response deployment needs, this position may be reassigned to provide support as determined by the emergency response service needs.

Note: Health department positions are designated as emergency responders in the event of a public health crisis. As a public health emergency responder, this position may be reassigned to provide support based on the emergency response service needs. The temporary reassignment may require employees to function in a role outside of the typical job duties. The emergency response may also require employees to work alternative work schedules to include weekend and evenings.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.) General knowledge of speech therapy and audiology theory and practice required to provide services to individuals, families and the community;
Knowledge of current practices, literature and trends in rehabilitative care practice and administration;
Knowledge of available community resources for referral;
Knowledge of tools and equipment used in evaluation and/or treatment;
Ability to plan, implement and evaluate community rehabilitation programs;
Ability to supervise professional staff and other personnel;
Ability to analyze and interpret data and write comprehensive reports;
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Ability to make decisions and solve administrative and professional problems arising in the unit’s operation;
Ability to relate well to clients from varied backgrounds and different situations;
Ability to manage and diffuse situations that may appear difficult, hostile, or distressed;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnership with individuals and representatives from other agencies or outside of the County.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic curriculum approved by the American Medical Association or the American Speech and Hearing Association; plus four years of experience as a certified speech pathologist or audiologist, including one year of supervisory experience.

Possession of current license to practice as a registered speech pathologist or audiologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Driver's License CPR (Required within 60 days) AED (Required within 60 days)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services registry check, a sanction screening, and a driving records check to the satisfaction of the employer.
This position is considered Emergency Service Personnel.

Preferred candidates will have general knowledge of speech therapy and audiology theory and practice required to provide services to individuals, families and the community. Knowledge of community resources, fiscal management, program management and performance management. Must have excellent communication, decision making and data analysis skills. Experience working on interdisciplinary teams and working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, and requires walking, standing, sitting (for long periods of time), and kneeling, reaching, bending, climbing stairs; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Employee may be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to drive a motor vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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