The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, Burnaby, ON

Category: 
Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologist – Fulltime

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation has an opportunity for a talented Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children with developmental disabilities and their families. The location is at our centre in north Burnaby. The start date for the position is March 8, 2021.

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation was formed in 1995 and has an established history with a strong reputation for excellence. The outcomes for individuals with Down syndrome can be maximized by providing opportunities for rich social connections with family and friends, participation in the community, optimal health care, as well as the opportunity to learn through instruction that is tailored to the profile of the learner. Our aim is to assist in the development of children into adults who are confident, self-reliant, resourceful, socially connected, and able to make positive contributions to their community.

We offer a dynamic working environment where all members of our team problem solve together to create the best possible outcomes for the children and adults we serve. Our collaborative, interdisciplinary team offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, positive behaviour support, mental health services, comprehensive sexual education and one to one academic programs for students of all ages, as well as small group adult programs for students transitioning from high school.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (Master’s degree)
  • Registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
  • Experience in pediatric Speech-Language Pathology

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly individual therapy to individuals with Down syndrome
  • Assist in the transfer of skills into the classroom, community, and home environments via mentoring parents and other team members
  • Collaborate with Director of Therapy, Behaviour and Family Support and Senior SLP to ensure quality and effective programming
  • Presentations to parents and professionals in the community on various speech and language topics

 

The Ideal Candidate:

An interest in continual learning, the ability to be creative and innovative, and a positive, energetic personality are key attributes that you bring to the position. You especially enjoy people of all ages with developmental disabilities and use a play-based approach to learning. You are comfortable collaborating with families. You create a fun and friendly environment in your therapy sessions and appreciate the small gains that lead to success over time. 

 

Diversity & Inclusion:

To be a diverse and inclusive workplace that is representative (at all levels) of the people we serve, DSRF welcomes and encourages applications from anyone who identifies as Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, a member of a visible minority population, and persons with disabilities. If you are a member of any of these groups and wish to contribute to furthering DSRF’s mission, we encourage you to self-identify in your application, cover letter and/or resume.

 

Compensation:

The salary is based upon a 37.5-hour work week and is $61,500 to $76,500; commensurate with experience as an SLP in a similar role.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates please forward your resume and cover letter to Dr. Susan Fawcett, Director of Therapy, Behaviour & Family Support at susan@dsrf.org.

 

The DSRF team is a close-knit group of professionals who are proud of what they do and their organization.  For more information on working at DSRF please visit our website at https://dsrf.org and view our employees’ video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYV1wcuV4no.