Speech Language Pathologist I
Position Type: Mat Leave Coverage (18 months)
Department: Early Intervention Program
Term Dates: Oct 4, 2021 to April 4, 2022
The BC Centre for Ability provides community-based services to enhance the quality of life for children, youth with special needs and adults with disabilities, and their families, in ways that foster inclusion in all aspects of life. Our belief that that every person is born with the ability to succeed in life, on their own terms has enabled us to serve children, youth, and adults with disabilities, and their families, since 1969, when we were first established as the BC Neurological Association. For more information about us, visit : vimeo.com/573233087
About the Opportunity
The EIT Program provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapies and counselling and family support for over 700 children and their families. Services are provided in the child's natural environments and focus on helping the child become successful in their daily routines and participation in home and community life. The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) works as part of this interdisciplinary regional team to provide therapy services to children from birth to school entry. Services are delivered at home and in community settings. Departmental assignments are subject to operational and departmental needs.
What you will be doing
- Uses a coaching approach to educate families and implement therapeutic programs based on family and client goals. The SLP will continually evaluate the effectiveness of interventions
- Provides services that focus on verbal and non-verbal communication skill development and the oral motor skills required for drinking and eating.
- Provides support in the areas of language understanding and use, social communication use (e.g., greeting people and playing with peers), speech clarity (ability to produce and combine speech sounds and use the voice).
- Creates alternative or augmentative communication (e.g., sign language, picture symbols and verbal output devices) systems
- Supports fluency, pre-literacy skills, and swallowing and feeding issues.
- Uses Evidence Based Practice and Family Centered Practice to guide decision making when developing goals and therapeutic programs.
- Maintains up to date records in order to assess outcomes and meet agency and regulatory body requirements.
- Collaborates with their client’s service providers including the team at the BC Centre for Ability and community partners.
- Participates in -staff meetings, case reviews, medical liaison meetings, regional meetings, departmental meetings and in-services.
- Provides externship placements for SLP graduate students.
- Assumes responsibility for professional development and growth.
- Adheres to philosophy, policies and procedures of the Centre.
- Undertakes additional responsibilities as directed.
The Qualifications and Skills you Bring
Education, Training and Experience
- Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology
- Experience working in pediatrics &/or in a community-based program is an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- A basic understanding of feeding/swallowing difficulties and management is considered an asset
- Proven collaboration, communication and consultation skills
- Commitment to inclusive practice and family centered model of service delivery.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others
- Proven organization and time management skills are required.
- Competency using an electronic client record system and word processing
- Working Conditions & Provisos
- Must be registered with CSHHPBC (includes Criminal Record Check)
- Valid driver’s license with reliable use of car for work with business insurance
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
- HSA Grade 11
Benefits & Perks:
Our workplace culture embraces Hope, Kindness, Collaboration, Innovation and Family. We offer casual staff meaningful opportunities, here are some of them:
- Extended Health and Dental plan
- Municipal Pension Plan
- Collaborative team environment
- Learning and development opportunities
- Free Onsite Parking
- Flexible working hours
- Remote working
- Workplace wellness programs
- Paid Sick leave
Interested? Apply here
If you are personable, have a great attitude, are passionate about delivering exceptional service and have a genuine interest in contributing to the greater good of our organization and our community, we want to hear from you! The closing date for applications is Aug 27, 2021
The BC Centre for Ability is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all groups. This includes women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity. We also recognize unique styles, perspectives, beliefs and creativity that support a diverse, respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment.