Posting Number SLP1919 (Please quote this number on
your application along with subject line of email)
This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.
Start Date – ASAP End Date – Nov 20, 2020
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Antigonish and Evanston
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC) provides audiology services to Nova Scotians of all ages, and speech-language pathology services to preschool children and adults. NSHSC is funded by the NS Government to deliver integrated and standardized provincial services across 34 clinical sites, located in 24 communities. Nationally certified Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists, with support from Communication Disorder Technicians and Administrative Support Professionals, provide core services, develop and monitor provincial clinical standards, and collaborate with partners to deliver a number of special programs. Established in 1963, NSHSC works to prevent and reduce the impact of communication disorders for Nova Scotians.
We are proud to offer:
- A nationally accredited program with Accreditation Canada
- A Province-wide support network of professional colleagues, clinical resources, and coordinated clinical services
- Varied caseloads and work settings
- Salaries (full-time) commensurate with experience [starting at $70,444], and excellent benefits package
- Continuing education opportunities
- Opportunities for relocation and clinical specialization
We are accepting applications for the temporary, full-time (1.0 FTE) position of Speech-Language Pathologist. The home base is Antigonish. The successful candidate reports to the assigned Manager. Schedule will be flexible to allow for occasional participation in special projects.
- Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
- SAC certification or eligible for certification
- Excellent communication skills, including proficiency in spoken and written English. If English is not your first language future documents will be required.
- Experience with provision of pediatric speech and language assessment and treatment
- Familiarity with a variety of service delivery options for pediatric caseloads
- Knowledge of discipline specific best practices in assessment and early intervention of young children with developmental disabilities, specifically those with autism spectrum disorder
- Demonstrated commitment to family-centered care
- Flexibility to provide evening caregiver training programs
- Flexibility to travel throughout NS on a regular basis
- Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle as travel is required
- Flexibility to travel on occasion to attend continuing education, events and/or meetings
- Maintain Hanen membership as appropriate to caseload
- Candidates will have to demonstrate current immunization and/or boosters at the end of the probationary period
- Experience with off-site/home-based service delivery model
- Experience working with transdisciplinary clinical teams and working with supportive personnel (e.g., Communication Disorder Technicians)
- Experience with a variety of intervention approaches for general pediatric population as well as those specific to ASD population
- Training and experience providing caregiver training
- Experience in provision of alternative and augmentative communication systems
- Ability to provide bilingual clinical services
To apply, please submit your application to:
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres
Note – All offers of employment will be conditional upon receipt of a vulnerable sector check, child abuse registry search form and employment references, all to be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.