The Quesnel & District Child Development Centre is a not-for-profit registered charity that is responsible for providing a wide range of services for children and youth who require extra support and their families. The Speech-Language Pathologist in this unique position is responsible for all aspects of service delivery for children 0-5 who are of Indigenous ancestry either living in the city or in a rural community. The job involves working in community-based settings with a dynamic team of families, childcare providers, and allied professionals dedicated to providing the highest standard of integrated family-centered care and cultural safety. The successful candidate will be expected to work in close collaboration with local agencies that support Indigenous children, with the Health Centres of the 4 Indigenous Nations that live within the district, as well as function as a member of the Early Intervention team at the Q&DCDC.
Quesnel is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers in the historic North Cariboo’s gold rush country. Whether you spend your leisure time walking the River Front Trail, exploring historic Barkerville, canoeing the Bowron Lake Chain, Cross country or Downhill Skiing, there’s lots to do in the Cariboo.
Esther (physiotherapist): “I moved here 2 years ago in the pursuit of a job and have found a home, a community and a wonderful outdoors life … If you want to explore the rest of BC, Quesnel really is a hub being able to drive to the Northern Rockies, the Chilcotin, Vancouver, Whistler, the Interior!”
Crystal (SLP): “The helping community in Quesnel puts children first, and it shows in our ability to work collaboratively to support families we share across organizations … Quesnel is a very affordable place to live, and as a young professional, I’ve been able to take advantage of this to get a head start financially.”
- Registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of BC
- Eligibility for membership in Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the program.
- Valid driver’s license and own vehicle as regular travel to rural communities will be necessary
- A clear criminal records check
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (technical and plain language)
- Effective in a team environment that values the contribution of all members
- Superior organization and planning skills
- Evidence of a shared, reflective, adaptive leadership style
- Desire to be involved in professional development
- Innovation in learning and teaching
- Commitment to individual and organizational accountability
- Appreciation and respect for First Nations history and the processes of truth and reconciliation
- Pursuant to section 41 of the B.C. Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.