Government of Yukon, Whitehorse, YT

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologist

Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – Continuing Care, Thomson Centre – Therapies

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #23666

Salary: $67,020 - $77,771 per annum

Closing date: November 13, 2020

Candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.

This posting is for one permanent, part-time position, working 60 hours bi-weekly. Please note that this posting may be used for anticipatory full-time, permanent, term, casual or positions of a similar nature.


Who We Are

Yukon’s Department of Health and Social Services aims to promote, protect, and enhance the well-being of Yukon people through a continuum of quality, accessible, and appropriate health and social services. Continuing Care’s philosophy is “Every action and decision performed by this position is founded on respect for the residents, for the promotion of their dignity, individual freedom, choice and lifestyle, and meaningful quality living.”


Your Role

We are looking for a dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic individual to provide clinical care services for residents/clients (Long Term Care and Homecare) with communication and/or swallowing disorders. The Speech Language Pathologist is an integral member of an interdisciplinary team responsible for providing direct care and consultations to enhance, maintain, improve, or restore the client/resident’s ability to functional at an optimal level. The Speech Language Pathologist plans, directs, delivers, and evaluates services through direct assessment, interventions, consultations, and assignment of task components to Rehabilitation Assistants. This position may also involve providing training to Continuing Care staff.


For more information about this position, please contact: Leah Ryckman, Supervisor, Home Care Interdisciplinary Team , at (867) 667-5774 or

For information about applying to a Health and Social Services competition, please contact: Lisa Wallace, Human Resource Consultant, at (867) 332-3624 or


Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology
  • Experience as a Speech and Language Therapist, providing assessments and treatments in a community environment and/or long-term care setting, is an asset
  • Experience supervising support staff is an asset


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

  • Strong assessment skills
  • Ability to supervise, and provide leadership for, support staff
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with an emphasis on Yukon First Nations culture
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate individual and group programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, conflict management and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to manage a diverse caseload


Conditions of Employment

TB Screening, CPR Level C (obtained within the past 18 months), Vulnerable Sector RCMP Security Clearance, Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence, current registration with a Canadian Speech Language Pathology regulatory body, Food Safe and WHMIS 2015.


Job Requirements

Exposure to animals in the Pet Therapy program; exposure to second-hand smoke; exposure to latex products; travel within the territory.


Learn more about us!

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.


Yukon government has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers since 2014!


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How to Apply

To apply for the position of Speech Language Pathologist, and for full details on the requirements of the role, please click here.



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