Term: November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018: 31 hours per week
April 1, 2018 ongoing: 19 hours per week
Provides direct speech and language therapy services to children in the Reach Child and Youth Development Society REACH) Early Intervention (EI) program. Screens, assesses, directs/completes therapy treatment, provides consultation services, and facilitates community education.
Reports to the Early Intervention Therapies Coordinator
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate as a collaborative member of the multi-disciplinary team in planning programs responsive to client and family needs
Deliver therapy services to assigned clients, in accordance with family direction using professional standards and REACH policy
Under family direction, consult with others in the community, including other child care providers such as teachers, child care workers and therapists regarding client programs
Provide appropriate client documentation in collaboration with the team
Provide statistical information regarding caseload as required
Prepare home and child care setting programs for clients as appropriate
Provide information about communication disorders to other staff, parents and the community as appropriate.
Education, Training and Experience:
A master’s degree in speech/language pathology or speech and hearing science from a recognized institution, or the equivalent combination of education and experience typically required for this position.
Eligibility for certification with Speech Audiology Canada or with the BC Association for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Member in good standing of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia.
One to three years’ previous clinical experience providing speech and language therapy services to birth to school age children with a wide range of complex speech and communicative disorders preferred.
Experience in delivering community based services an asset
Job Skills and Abilities:
Well-developed and thorough speech-language pathology diagnostic and assessment skills.
Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver speech, language and communication therapy.
Demonstrated working knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder, community-based programs and related provincial and community service systems is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to teach communicative strategies to caregivers and family members, including training for use of augmentative and alternative communicative systems
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated client care skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to function as a team member
This position is required to function independently and manage a full portfolio of clients with differing speech and communication impairments. Work outside of normal office hours may be required depending upon the availability of clients. Requires use of a personal vehicle. Services are provided in the Delta area.
Closing date: Oct 30, 2017
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.