Speech-Language Pathologist- Choices
Provides direct speech and language therapy services to children in the Reach Child and Youth Development Society Choices program. Screens, assesses, directs therapy, provides consultation services and community education.
Manager, Choices Program
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assess and diagnose communication disorders
- Participate as a collaborative member of the Multi Disciplinary Team and Family Service 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 center 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 program
- Attend staff meetings, case reviews, medical liaison meetings, regional meetings, departmental meetings and inservices
- Provide appropriate client documentation in collaboration with the team
- Provide statistical information regarding caseload as required
- Prepare home and school programs for clients as appropriate
- Provide information about communication disorders to other staff, parents and the community as appropriate
- Supervise assigned volunteers
- Organize, attend team meetings regarding clients
- Undertake additional responsibilities as directed
- Provide externship placements for graduate students
- Assume responsibility for professional development and growth
- Adhere to philosophy, policies and procedures of the Association
- Coordinate waitlist
Education, Training and Experience:
- A Masters 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 and Audiology Canada or registration with Speech and Hearing BC.
- Must be member in good standing of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
- One to three years’ previous clinical experience providing speech and language therapy services to preschool children with a wide range of speech and communicative disorders including autism and/or other syndromes.
- Experience in delivering community-based services an asset
Job Skills and Abilities:
- Well-developed and thorough speech and language pathology diagnostic analysis skills
- Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver speech, language and communication therapy. Demonstrated working knowledge of ASD, community-based programs and related provincial and community service in systems is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to counsel aides and family members in rehabilitative measures and use of low-tech augmentative and alternative communicative devices and other assistive technology
- Excellent oral, written, training 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 impairment and communication impairment problems.
- Work outside of normal office hours may be required depending upon the availability of clients.
- A valid driver’s license and car are required.
- Able to work in different locations, including home visits, within Delta, Surrey and Langley.
- Able to work with children & youth with challenging behaviours.
Reach Child and Youth Development Society welcomes and encourages applications from members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email. We honor life experience and cultural backgrounds and take all forms of education into consideration.
We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with REACH. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
REACH is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, clients, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of our society. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.