Speech-Language Pathology

Government of Yukon – Speech-Language Pathologist – Intermediate and Community Care, Therapies – Home Care, Whitehorse, YT

Whitehorse, YT
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Speech Language Pathologist

Requisition: #40066

Salary: $42,621 – $49,458 per annum

Closing date: February 6, 2023

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of the Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.

For more information on the hiring preference, click here.
This is an until-filled competition. 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 (1) permanent part-time position, working 37.5 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

The 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 function at an optimal level. The Speech Language Pathologist plans, directs, delivers, and evaluates services through direct assessments, interventions, consultations, and assignment of task components to Rehabilitation Assistants. This position also may involve providing training to Continuing Care staff.

For more information about this position, please contact Steve Fecteau, a/Senior Manager, Continuing Care.

For information about applying for a Health and Social Services competition, please contact Kimberly Ponsioen, Human Resource Consultant.

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. 

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
Conditions of Employment:

For all new grads: you are required to be fully licensed with a professional regulatory body within six months of start date.

Job Requirements:

Exposure to animals in the Pet Therapy program, second-hand smoke, and 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.

To learn more about what the Yukon has to offer, check out these links:

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See the perks we have to offer our employees (i.e. diverse and inclusive workplaces, flexible work and leave options, benefits, pension, personal development and counselling services) and why the Yukon government has been identified as one of Canada’s top employers since 2014!

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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