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Job Number:  58304
Speech Language Consultant
Job Posted: Friday, 11 October 2019
Closing Date: Friday, 18 October 2019
(in 3 days)
Edmonton Down Syndrome Society
Region: Edmonton area Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Edmonton Salary: $55.00 - $110.00/ hour

Join us in building….Endless Potential!


Edmonton Down Syndrome Society is seeking to recruit a Contract EDSS Speech-Language Consultant (this is a newly developed position) for the “The Joey Moss Literacy Centre for Excellence”


The Joey Moss Literacy Centre for Excellence (JMLCE) will deliver support and guidance through literacy training, resources and interventions to parents, caregivers and other professionals supporting individuals with Down syndrome (Ds) in their respective communities.



Each person born with Down syndrome will have the opportunity to achieve individual potential and to live fulfilling and rewarding lives. All children born with Down syndrome will have the necessary literacy skills needed to take control of their destinies and fulfill their potential.

Program Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, the EDSS Speech-Language (SL) Consultant will provide professional speech-language pathology support for its Natalie Hale Whole Child Reading Curriculum (NHWCRC). EDSS has created an in-house and outreach reading program using the NHWCRC. The EDSS SL Consultant will be an integral member of the EDSS Multidisciplinary Therapy Team of contracted therapists and consultants.


Duties / Responsibilities

  • Provide support and coaching to Contract EDSS Reading Coach Trainers (RCT), who are certified by Natalie Hale to provide workshops to prospective reading coaches in the NHWCRC approach
  • Willingness to learn the Special Reads, Special Needs (SRSN) program, including thorough study of the textbook “Whole Child Reading”, developed by Natalie Hale.
  • Commitment to attend all the training sessions offered by Natalie Hale in partnership with EDSS.
  • Provide assistance in selecting reading program targets that support the individual client’s speech, language and literacy needs for EDSS RCTs who are implementing the program as designed by Natalie Hale with children with a diagnosis of Down syndrome
  • Support RCTs in identifying, diagnosing and/or determining appropriate referrals and/or supports for clients with concomitant diagnoses including ADHD, ASD and CAS.
  • Assist EDSS staff and the EDSS literacy committee in program planning, evaluation and implementation
  • Develop and share broad-based literacy strategy resources to support people with Down syndrome across the age-span with the EDSS staff, families and partners.
  • Remain informed about current and new developments in evidence-informed practices to support literacy development for people with Down syndrome.
  • Provide functional, family-centred clinical services in accordance with ACSLPA standards of practice and established EDSS practices.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA).
  • At least 5 years relevant experience providing programs for clients with complex communication disorders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with current evidence in strategies to support the development of oral and written language/ literacy skills for people with Down syndrome and other complex developmental disabilities.
  • Experience providing intervention to people with Down syndrome
  • Knowledge about adult learning strategies and experience with workshop development.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and consultation skills.

This position requires an original copy of a current clean criminal record check with vulnerable sector and an original copy of a child intervention record check.



  • $55 – 110/ hr. depending on the nature of the work being completed
  • This is a Contract Position (flexible hours)
  • Start Date is November 1, 2019

* Must be available for training Nov 4 -10th during the day.

 Application deadline: Oct 18, 2019 by 4:00 PM


If this opportunity interests you, and you meet all of the above requirements, please submit your resume and a cover letter to


Edmonton Down Syndrome Society’s mission is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families by providing information and support, facilitating services and promoting inclusion through public awareness and advocacy, in collaboration with community partners. 


For additional information highlighting our purpose, programs and services offered, please visit www.edss.ca


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected
for interviews will be contacted.

How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send applications via email. No telephone calls please.
Contact Details
Julie Boucher
Interim Executive Director
Edmonton Down Syndrome Society
9139 39 Ave
Edmonton, AB, T6E 5Y2

Tel: 780-944-4224
www:   www.edss.ca/

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