We are looking for a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team. This individual would work with children from birth to kindergarten entry through our Early Intervention program. Using a family-centered approach, the SLP provides consultation, assessment, intervention and monitoring of children with speech and language delays or disorders. The SLP provides services in a variety of settings including families’ homes, daycares, pre-schools, and the CDC.
The CDC offers a competitive wage and benefits as well as funding for moving and accommodation expenses. Mentorship with the current SLP is available until May 2020. Continuing education is encouraged and supported.
This is a permanent, full-time, sole-charge position (35 hours per week). Kitimat is a town of 8000 people located on the northwest coast of BC. The community is known for its small-town friendliness and easy access to outdoor activities. To see the great opportunities Kitimat has to offer, follow this link:
Duties and Responsibilities
- Observing clients in a variety of settings; choosing and administering standardized tests to evaluate speech and language skills
- Providing assessment and support to clients with feeding and swallowing issues;
- Developing and implementing team and individual service plans;
- Documenting all aspects of service provision as per professional standards and the policies of the Kitimat CDC;
- Participating in team meetings and case conferences as required, acting as an advocate for the person and/or family served;
- Developing educational opportunities for families, the community and KCDC staff;
- Being actively aware of community resources; developing and maintaining working liaisons with community agencies;
- Communicating verbally and in writing with other members of children’s teams as appropriate;
- Collaborating and maintaining a positive and professional relationship with clients and their families, all members of the organization’s staff, and community partner
- Registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
- Masters’ level degree in Speech-Language Pathology
- Current Class 5 Driver’s License and personal vehicle for work use.
- Available Monday to Friday; be able to work flexible hours as needed.
Job Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated knowledge of family centered practice, child development, and community-based services
- Exemplary communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good organizational skills and the ability to work independently
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Carolyn Watt, Manager of Early Intervention Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing Date: Open until filled
While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a Criminal Records Check.