Deaf Children’s Society of BC, Burnaby, BC

Category: 
Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologist
 
The Deaf Children’s Society of BC is an accredited non-profit agency established in 1981 for the purpose of providing families of deaf and hard of hearing children, from birth to age 5, with language development support via speech-language therapy and sign language instruction, as well as a licensed preschool and other group programs. The Deaf Children’s Society strives to assist families in establishing strong early language and communication foundations for their deaf or hard of hearing children.

We have an immediate opening for a Speech-Language Pathologist position, and are seeking a dynamic individual with specific skills and knowledge, and related work experience. Ideal candidates are interested in working with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, in a preschool setting as well as in a family environment. 

Reporting directly to the Executive Director in Burnaby, the duties for this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Develops and implements remedial and educational programs pertaining to communication disorders
  • Provides auditory training and helps with developing speech and language skills in young children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a language delay
  • Participates in the development of Family Support Plans
  • Conducts assessments of children's expressive and receptive language skills
  • Provides individual and group speech/language therapy sessions within the preschool setting
  • Develops weekly goals and parent/child activities to encourage speech and language development
  • Attends cochlear implant mapping sessions and /or audiology appointments with children
  • Monitors cochlear implant and/or hearing aid functioning before each session
  • Offers remediation services during home visits and/or at preschool and may act as a consultant to staff, families, and community agencies

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Masters degree in speech-language pathology from an approved academic program by the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of British Columbia.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language at least on intermediate level is MANDATORY 
  • Familiarity with the Deaf community and cultural issues is essential.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a vehicle.
  • Ability to work independently within an irregular and flexible schedule

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to kjokan@deafchildren.bc.ca. Please note only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Deaf Children’s Society of BC.

Job Type: Part time with a possibility to full time