Hello, I’m Tania Rife! Welcome to Play on Speech! Thank you for your interest in my company. Here you will find a list of requirements for the position as well as useful information about my company and myself in order for you to determine if this is the right fit for you! Please feel free to ask questions that are not answered here in order to make an informed decision on whether or not to apply.

Why I love my job:

In 2021, I will have been in the speech therapy field for 13 years! I have experience working in schools, acute care hospital settings, outpatient clinic settings, and home health with both the pediatric and adult populations. I specialize in oral myofunctional therapy and feeding and swallowing disorders. I began Play on Speech in 2011 and I am so blessed to be able to work as much as I want to while creating my own schedule and choosing the clients that best fit my skill set. I love working 1-1 with children of varying ages and diagnoses as it offers flexibility and variety within my day. Each child brings a unique personality to make for a lot of laughs and lasting memories. The progress I have been able to see while working privately with clients has far exceeded my expectations when I made the decision to begin Play on Speech. Parents and kids alike CHOOSE to want the therapy which makes all the difference in their motivation and desire for change! When I look back on my 13 years in this field, it is truly priceless knowing that I have helped both parents and children build better communication and feeding skills and ultimately made a lasting impact on their lives.

Requirements: Applicants must be able to:

  • Perform and document initial and ongoing assessments of patient's condition. Establishes a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient/family according to their capabilities and desires.

  • Educate the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits. Plan and/or assist with patient discharge from therapy services and treatment setting.

  • Provide information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support programs.

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

  • Minimum Required Education: Master's degree in Speech Pathology or Communication Disorders.

  • Required Licensure/Certification: Current certification with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies to practice Speech Pathology required and ASHA license with Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology or sign a contract to complete a Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology and follow all guidelines established by ASHA for Clinical Fellows.

Applicant must be willing to:

  • Sign a 1-year contract; CFY will be considered with a 2-year contract.

  • Drive to clients (Colorado Springs, Peyton, Monument, Fountain, and Woodland Park are the areas that cover where the referrals come from. Each client is on average 10-20 min apart and some locations may have multiple clients at one daycare or household).

  • Be available for after school hours (3:30 pm – 7:00 pm).

  • Carry professional liability insurance.

  • Undergo a background check.

  • Provide resume, copy of driver’s license, and a W-9.

What Play on Speech provides to you:

As an independent contractor you would not be expected to have your own testing materials. I have a garage full of extra materials if you need borrow some to get started and use as a ‘lending library’. Investing in an iPad could be useful but not a requirement. There are many benefits to having an iPad to use within therapy but ultimately that is up to you. If you did, you would have access to apps and programs that I am affiliated with to benefit your clients. Otherwise, Play on Speech will do the following to support you:

  • Support for learning Fusion software in which the therapy notes are written.

  • Provide open and ongoing communication re: clients and your therapy.

  • Ability to choose your clients – must be a great fit for right diagnosis

  • Allow you to borrow materials

  • Ability to use tests (you do not need to supply your own)

  • A 1099 will be provided at tax time.

  • *If CFY, supervision would be provided per ASHA guidelines

Reimbursement rate:

  • Pay is $45.00 for therapy and $70.00 per evaluation.

  • Therapy sessions are a minimum of 30 min long.

  • *If CFY, pay rate is reduced to $40.00 for therapy until C’s are obtained. Evaluation rate remains the same.

  • Travel is not paid but you should log it for tax time.

Any other questions? Email me or call (719) 373-3933.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that you will help Play on Speech build a team of enthusiastic therapists!