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SPEECH THERAPIST – TWELVE (12) POSTS – V/No. 89/2021
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.38, 270 – Ksh.51, 170 p.m. (CSG 10)
House Allowance: Ksh.7, 500 – 16, 500 p.m (Depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.5, 000 p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
(i) a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy/Speech and Language Pathology from a university recognized in Kenya;
(ii) a Valid registration certificate with the Association of Speech and Language Therapists of Kenya (ASLTK) or any other recognized speech and language therapists, pathologists, or audiologist’s professional.
(iii) Current Practicing license from the relevant body.
NOTE: supplementary certifications in Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) exam and Modified Barium Swallow procedures will be an added advantage;
Duties and Responsibilities
This is the entry grade for this cadre.
Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
(i) create and carry out an individualized treatment plan that addresses specific functional needs of each patient;
(ii) assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults following an illness, surgery, stroke, or traumatic brain injury;
(iii) provide intervention as part of the immediate healthcare response team of individuals who have suffered stroke or traumatic brain injury to advice on feeding to prevent aspiration pneumonia and other serious;
(iv) administering modified barium swallow, Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) tests to determine patients underlying swallow and feeding;
(v) communicating with the patient, and liaising with their family members, physicians, and teachers to design effective treatment;
(vi) help individuals who have suffered stroke or other traumatic brain injuries regain or improve vocabulary and sentence structure used in oral and written;
(vii) tracking patient progress while maintaining comprehensive treatment records and implementing changes to therapy programs as required to provide better;
(viii) liaise with other professional’s e. nurses, surgeons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and care givers to design a model intervention plan according to individual patient needs; and
(ix) provide counselling and training to individuals, families and care givers on how to reinforce the treatment plan at home or cope with communication and swallowing.
How To Apply
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
(i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 4th October 2021 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).