Deaf Children's Society of BC, Burnaby, BC

Category: 
Speech-Language Pathology

 

 

 

 

Speech-Language Pathologist - Casual

 

Job Summary

The Speech-Language Pathologist is a member of the Deaf Children’s Society’s early intervention team providing remediation services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing (birth to age 5). Services are provided during home visits to families, at the centre, or at the preschool. The Speech-Language Pathologist also acts as a consultant to staff, families, and community agencies on language development and auditory training. The Speech-Language Pathologist develops and implements remedial and educational programs for individuals and families. This unionized position works closely with the Senior SLP and reports to the Executive Director.

 

Duties:

  • Participates in the development of Family Support Plans
  • Conducts assessments of children’s expressive and receptive language skills
  • May provide individual and group speech/language therapy sessions within a preschool setting
  • Provides professional advice to Preschool staff regarding speech and language development to be included in the curriculum
  • Prepares year-end speech and language reports
  • Monitors hearing aids, FM and cochlear implant functioning
  • Prepares augmentative and alternative communication systems
  • Provides speech and language therapy services during home visits
  • Follows guidelines of the BC Early Hearing Program for assessment and reporting
  • Performs other related tasks and duties as required by the Society

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology
  • Current membership in professional associations (BCASLPA, CASLPA) and College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
  • Ability to communicate using American Sign Language
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to Deaf cultural issues
  • Thorough knowledge of speech, voice, language and hearing processes
  • Experience working in a family centered early intervention environment is an asset
  • Must be sensitive and have a non-judgmental attitude toward children and families
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement remedial programs on speech, voice, language and hearing processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate communication disorders
  • Working knowledge of technological applications related to work performed
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
  • Subject to satisfactory completion of a criminal record search

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jspringford@deafchildren.bc.ca