Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood, Speech-Language Pathology
You will serve as a Speech/Language Pathologist for Early Intervention Services (EIS) of the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) program located at Kadena Air Base Okinawa Japan. This position provides EIS to infants/toddlers and their families who are eligible for early intervention under Department of Defense criteria. Clients include infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with complicated developmental delays and disabilities.
This position is accepting candidates as the GS-11 and GS-12 levels. At the GS-11 level the individual provides the full range of services, and applies professional knowledge on difficult but less complex cases than the full performance level of GS-12. Please indicate which level(s) you are interested, in when applying.
This ad is for a current vacancy under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel within DoD, and may be used to fill similar vacancies for up to 120 days from the date of your application. Applicants may need to reapply to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.
Provides Child Find, Screening and Evaluation Services. Analyze the local community to establish and implement activities to identify children in the local EDIS Area of Responsibility who may require EIS.
Provide Intervention Services. Collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to include the patient's parent, physician, educators, and other healthcare personnel involved in patient's care for the development of an Individualized Family Service plan (IFSP).
Service Coordination and Education. Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team to develop and appropriate IFSP and deliver services for each infant/toddler/family.
Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.
Relocation Incentive may be authorized - Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) for candidates outside of the commuting area are authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and Department of Navy Policy. Relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable command policy.
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This is an overseas position. You will be subject to and must be able to satisfy the overseas requirements of the 26Jul12 DODI 1400.25 V1230: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/140025v1230.pdf
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
Work requires extensive walking, standing, stretching, lifting, transporting and bending in caring for patients.
Work is performed in a health care setting where there is contagious disease, radiation, and infection.
This position requires a current, active, and unrestricted license as a Speech Pathologist in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.
This position requires "regular contact with children" which requires a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check to be completed on any person selected for this position.
For GS-12: In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing speech and language diagnostic, evaluation and treatment services to developmentally delayed and disabled children ages 0 to 3 years old who have been identified as needing early intervention services.
For GS-11: In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: working with the assistance of others in providing speech and language diagnostic, evaluation and treatment services to developmentally delayed and disabled children ages 0 to 3 years old who have been identified as needing early intervention services OR PhD or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess the following:
A graduate or higher level graduate degree that included 18 semester hours in the field of speech pathology with approved clinical practice that was approved, recognized, or accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the time the degree was obtained.
A full, current, and unrestricted license to practice Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS:
This position has selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. Failure to document the selective placement factors in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating. The selective placement factors are:
1) Possession a Certificate of Clinical Competency (Speech-Language Pathology) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
2) Experience as a licensed Speech Pathologist providing speech and language evaluation and treatment services to developmentally delayed and disabled infant/toddler/children who have been identified as needing early intervention services.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
If you have previously worked in a federal position for 5 years or more in a foreign location and have not had a continuous physical presence in the United States or a non-foreign area (i.e. Guam), a waiver to the 2-year physical presence requirement and an overseas tour extension must be requested and approved prior to appointment. Approval of either request is not guaranteed.
Priority consideration will be given to military spouse preference and family member preference eligible residing in the commute area of the duty location for this position. Commute area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily. If you are a preference eligible please apply to announcement number
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. Relocation incentive may be authorized.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
Background checks, and security clearance required.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx to learn more.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply: In order to receive consideration for this position you must apply by visiting the following link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/591284000 and following the instructions under the How To Apply section. We are not able to accept your application from https://jobboard.specialedcareers.org/hr/jobs/ site.
Internal Number: DE-10999071-21-SB938960
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