The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is currently looking for a dedicated, energetic Physiotherapist to join our hard working team who work collaboratively and diligently to improve education for all First Nations students in BC. Since 1992, FNESC, led by a strong and diverse board of over 100 First Nations community representatives, has worked in partnership with the First Nations School Association (FNSA), and the Indigenous Adult Higher Learning Association (IAHLA).
The Speech Language Pathologist is part of the FNESC Special Education team and will provide the necessary speech-language assessments, student programming, and community staff training as required. The Speech Language Pathologist will collaborate with the FNESC Special Education team to develop a realistic approach to addressing the speech language needs of students.
Services to be provided by Speech Language Pathologist:
- Work within the First Nations schools as designated by FNESC;
- Provide the necessary speech-language assessments, student programming, and community/staff training as required;
- Conduct Speech Language assessments and screenings for approved students in assigned schools;
- Collaborate with school staff, parents, and community members where applicable to develop a realistic approach to addressing the speech language needs of students within the resources available;
- Provide follow-up support via primarily remote support but some in-person support as deemed necessary by the school and as approved by FNESC;
- Administrative duties include but are not limited to the collection of data from school visits; monthly written report for the Manager, Special Education; completion of necessary paperwork to meet the requirements of finance and personnel policies.
The position will require an individual with the following knowledge, skills and personal characteristics:
- Current registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of BC (CSHBC) and a master’s degree from an accredited school of Speech Language Pathology;
- Demonstrate experience and clinical competence including successful observation, assessment and therapy skills;
- Ideally experience working with First Nations in the field of Speech Language Pathology;
- Valid driver's license;
- Satisfactory criminal record check;
- Comprehensive understanding of First Nations education issues and First Nations issues in British Columbia.
This is a full-time or part-time position depending on the requirements of the organization and/or the candidate’s availability. Extensive frequent travel is required throughout the province of BC.
Anywhere in British Columbia that might be suitable for FNESC’s needs.
What we offer
- The wage for this position is $58.00/hr and $48.00/hr when travelling;
- Professional development and a health and wellness subsidy for all of our employees;
- Great deal of flexibility/ability to schedule your own hours;
- Opportunity to visit remote First Nations communities that you may not be able to visit otherwise;
- Opportunity to see beautiful British Columbia close up;
- Being part of a multi-disciplinary team made up of educational professionals, speech language pathologist, occupational therapists, assessment coaches, etc.
FNESC requires that all FNESC staff be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for two reasons: First, because FNESC takes its responsibility to create and maintain a healthy workplace very seriously. And, second, because many of our staff attend First Nations communities in-person. Some First Nations have unique requirements and vulnerabilities related to communicable diseases like COVID-19, and FNESC always respects the needs of First Nations.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest in FNESC. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants who are selected for an interview. We cannot respond to telephone or email inquiries.
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