Yukon First Nation Education Directorate, Whitehorse, YT

Category: 
Speech-Language Pathology

 

Position Title: Speech and Language Pathologist (2 positions) Competition #00009

Closing Date: Open until filled

Preference will be given to people of Yukon First Nation ancestry. 

The Yukon First Nation Education Directorate is a new organization created by the Chiefs Committee on Education to undertake research and policy development and promote capacity development with respect to the development of the Yukon First Nations Education system. YFNED intends to advance First Nation Education by providing high-quality education to students consistent with First Nations cultural values, principles and perspectives. 

The Role: The Speech and Language Pathologist provides a full range of speech and language services to First Nation children with communication difficulties. Provides a broad range of services encompassing assessment, diagnostic, intervention, treatment, and referral services to help with communication problems or disorders in language, speech, voice, fluency and swallowing. 
 


Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed 

above may be equally considered. 

  • Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from a recognized university program.
  • Experience providing speech and language service delivery for children and youth
  • Current or eligible to register with the Canadian Association of Speech and Language Pathologists and
    Audiologists (CASLPA)



Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current accepted standards of rehabilitation practice with a broad base of skills and clinical experience.
  • Knowledge of best practices in First Nation learning and deep understanding of First Nation history, culture, language and families.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and cooperation and the ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and work as an integral member of various teams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing, with students and their parents/guardians, professionals, co-workers/colleagues, Elders, agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to build and maintain trust and cooperation of others in resolving problems and addressing concer ns.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve to determine course of action and appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and complex situations with sound judgment, tact and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Cross cultural awareness, sensitivity and understanding.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in the use of computer programs/applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • The ability to work in a First Nation Language(s) is an asset.

 

Job Requirements:

  • RCMP Security Clearance, including vulnerable sector
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Willing and able to travel within Yukon
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends, as required



Salary:

Competitive salaries & benefits

 

Duration:

Full-time, Permanent


For those individuals who wish to apply, please reference the above competition number and submit a cover letter and resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications and experience, with two (2) work related references to:

Yukon First Nations Education Directorate, Human Resources Email: hr@yfned.ca


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.