Job Posting 76808

Speech Language Pathologist
Edmonton Down Syndrome Society
Edmonton area
9139 39 Ave NW
closes in 59 days (Mon, 31 Jan 2022)
part time - term / contract

Join us in building…. Endless Potential!

 

Edmonton Down Syndrome Society is seeking a Speech Language Pathologist to join our team of contract therapists

 

Our 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.

 

Our Vision

A community that values all people with Down syndrome and supports them in achieving their full potential.

 

Our Values

  • Diversity in our board, staff, volunteers, and membership
  • Dignity, respect, and equality for all people
  • The inclusion of people with Down syndrome in society
  • The excellence and commitment of our board, volunteers and partners in their roles supporting the rights and abilities of people with Down syndrome

Responsibilities

  • Integrate strategies into natural environments and activities
  • Work with infants, children, adults, and their families in relation to Speech-Language Pathology
  • Assess and manage feeding and swallowing issues with clients
  • Effectively communicate with other healthcare professionals
  • Be committed to a family-centered care
  • Participate in quality initiatives and program development

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy, plus three years of direct experience
  • Registered with the Alberta College of Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists (Practice Permit) is mandatory
  • Knowledge of the selection and design of alternative and augmentative communication systems
  • Understanding of the Pyramid of Intervention (the integration of broad-based supports/strategies, as well as small group and individual strategies are critical.
  • Very strong assessment and problem-solving skills are required to identify and address developmental and educational delays.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective decision making and leadership qualities.
  • Skills to facilitate the consultant role through education, training and assisting other professionals.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Possibility of supervision of SLPAs
  • Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check documents.
  • Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Edmonton Down Syndrome Society continues to take action to protect persons served and staff. Strategies related to Edmonton Down Syndrome Society’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 Full Vaccination is a condition of employment for all employees at Edmonton Down Syndrome Society. If an individual is unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined in the Alberta Human Rights Act, Edmonton Down Syndrome Society will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation. Candidates seeking a reasonable accommodation on this basis will be required to provide relevant documentation in support of the request for a reasonable accommodation.

 

Compensation: TBD
This is a Contract Position with flexible hours (Preference Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday (any or all) part or full days.
Start Date: TBD

 Application deadline: Open until the right candidate is found

If this opportunity interests you, and you meet all the above requirements, please address you resume and cover letter to Julie Boucher and send to J .    

 

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

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