Ongomiizwin - Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rankin Inlet, NU

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Speech-Language Pathology


Ongomiizwin - Health Services
Inuit Health Program

 

Speech Language Pathologists

We are presently hiring for:

  •  A full time Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), based in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, working as part of a multidisciplinary health care team.
     
  • Casual or part time SLPs to provide quality SLP services in Nunavut schools. Out team of school SLPs can be based anywhere in Canada, but must be flexible to travel to Nunavut. We are looking to add to our team of dedicated and knowledgeable SLPs to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, supporting students and the school team to meet the needs of all learners.
     
  • School Therapy Services Team Lead: You are be an ideal fit if you are an experienced occupational therapist (OT), speech language pathologist (SLP), or physiotherapist (PT) with the skills to lead a team of OTs, PTs, and SLPs to ensure quality school based medical rehabilitation services are being provided in Nunavut schools. The position is approximately 20% clinical care in Nunavut schools, and 80% team lead with managerial and administrative duties based in Winnipeg. (more info on this position below SLP clinical position description).

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Master’s degree in Speech Language; currently registered to practice speech language pathology with good standing in any one Canadian province; a certified member of Speech Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), or eligible for certification.
This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check.

 

RESPONSABILITIES:

  • Provides accurate clinical assessment to diagnose language and communication disorders.
  • Implements and evaluates appropriate interventions.
  • Develops program plans for individual clients and groups that will be implemented in a school, pre-school or home setting.
  • Works with educators, support staff and other health professionals to demonstrate how program plans will be used in the community setting.
  • Develops new Speech Language programs to address the needs of Kivalliq residents.
  • Provides ongoing community education and health promotion.
  • Maintains professional competence by keeping abreast of current practices and therapies to contribute to achieving the best outcomes for clients.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with preschool and school age children is required.
  • Experience working in schools preferred.
  • Experience with classroom based observation and consultation as asset.
  • Two or more year's directly related general clinical experience preferred.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and clinical experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed practice & cultural safety preferred.
  • Computer literacy and electronic health records experience preferred.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and problem solving skills required.
  • Proficiency in the Inuktitut language is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team is essential.
  • Must have a well-developed understanding of professional responsibility and confidentiality.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:

  • Must be able to work with limited supervision, be self-directed and prioritize own work.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a remote setting with limited resources available.

 

Salary range is from $99,743 to $113,159 per annum or $51.15 to $58.03 / hour. Full time position receive a northern living allowance and a generous continuing education allowance. Part time and full time positions include medical, dental and pension benefits, as well as relocation assistance. Subsidized housing may also be available.

 

School Therapy Services Team Lead

MINIMUM FORMAL EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED:

Baccalaureate or master’s degree in physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology.
Currently registered to practice as an OT, PT, or SLP with good standing in a Canadian province.
Membership in the National Association of OTs, PTs, or SLPs, or eligible for membership.
This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least five years’ experience in one of the above-mentioned fields is required
  • Experience working in school system preferred
  • Managerial experience of a medical rehabilitation program and team preferred
  • Program development experience preferred
  • Experience writing and drafting own correspondence is preferred

 

SKILLS:

  • Skills in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluation programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills
  • Leadership skills including the ability to inspire others and provide effective direction and delegation to team members.
  • Specialized knowledge of community development theory specific to community based rehabilitation programs.
  • Specialized knowledge of the professional rehabilitation programs within school system.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Sound clinical, professional and managerial skills.
  • An understanding of the health care system and health practices is required
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nunavut and the Inuit culture preferred.
  • Understanding of the unique requirements to provide services in the region preferred.
  • Must have a well-developed understanding of professional responsibility and confidentiality
  • Computer literate –MS word, excel required

 

ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to work cooperatively as a team member with the ability to motivate staff to work together as a team.
  • Ability to relate to staff and manage a variety of different people in a positive way
  • Ability to encourage teamwork and manage the team off site.
  • Ability to work very independently
  • Must be sensitive the cultural, social and regional conditions in order to develop effective programs.

 

OTHER JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS THAT MAY BE PREFERRED:

Masters degree in a related field an asset

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RSPONSIBILITIES:

  • The School Therapy Team Lead position is the leader of a multidisciplinary team of OTs, PTs, and SLPs, providing comprehensive school based services based in Nunavut, in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision, be self-directed and prioritize own work.
  • Must be able to work in a remote setting with limited resources available.

 

This position comes with a complete benefits package including medical, dental and pension benefits. Salary range is from $59,943.00- $89,915.00 with supplemental pay for hours providing clinical services in Nunavut.

 

How to apply:

To apply for full time positions please refer to the University of Manitoba, Employment Opportunities Website: https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/default.aspx and search speech language pathologist or team lead.

For casual and part time opportunities, or if you require more information, contact the Medical Rehab Program Manager at 204-975-7700 or monica.achtemichuk@umanitoba.ca

Competition Closing Date: Positions are open until filled.

Diversity and Immigration Statement:
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

For enquiries about the position contact:
Monica Achtemichuk, Medical Rehabilitation Program Manager
monica.achtemichuk@umanitoba.ca