SAC Webinar: Get Working! Tips and Tricks for Finding your First Speech-Language Pathology Job

Kate Chase, PhD, Kim Lawlor, M.A., M.Ed, R-SLP, S-LP(C) and Darin Quinn, BSc., MSc, S-LP
June 10 2021
Speech-Language Pathology
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Registration deadline is June 10, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

June 10, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

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Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates



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Intended audience: Students

This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17), Adult (18-64), Seniors (65+)

Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)



This webinar is intended for student clinicians who are considering their first job as a speech-language pathologist. Topics will include: questions to consider as you research potential opportunities, where and how to look for current openings, important considerations for your application process and sector-specific nuances that will help you navigate this process successfully. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their questions and learn from the presenters, all of whom are clinicians who regularly hire new graduates in a variety of sectors including early intervention, school district and acute care settings.


This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).


Presenter Biographies

Kate Chase, PhD

Dr. Kate Ballem Chase is a speech-language pathologist, board certified behaviour analyst and a certified Early Start Denver Model therapist. She completed her doctorate as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford in 2004 and later returned to the University of British Columbia for clinical training as a speech-language pathologist. In 2015, Kate co-founded Nurture Society for Learning and Development, which provides intensive early intervention for children with autism in Vancouver, BC. 


Kim Lawlor, M.A., M.Ed, R-SLP, S-LP(C)

Kim Lawlor is a registered speech-language pathologist (S-LP) who lives in NL with her husband and two children. Kim has been working in the education system for 28 years. Her experience includes work as a school based S-LP, Consultant in the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education, and currently works as a Program Specialist for Student Services in the Avalon region of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. She has also been a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland since 2008.


Darin Quinn, BSc., MSc, S-LP

Darin Quinn received his MSc. in speech-language pathology at Western University in 1997. His career began in Barrie, Ontario where he worked in both hospital and private practice sectors, focusing on adult neurogenic communication disorders, dysphagia, and voice. While there, he also taught several related courses in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program at nearby Georgian College. 

In 2005, an opportunity to lead the adult neuro rehab team at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation brought him back to his home city of Fredericton. In 2012, he became manager of hospital Audiology and SLP departments in the Fredericton and Upper River Valley Areas and soon after added the role of Regional Lead for Audiology, where among other things, he worked closely with hospital audiologists from around the province to advocate for review and enhancement of NB’s Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening Program. 

He served as President of New Brunswick’s dual association/regulator, NBASLPA, between 2015-2018 and continues to stay active with its work. Darin is currently the Director of Therapeutic Services for the Fredericton and URV Areas of Horizon Health Network, overseeing nine therapeutic disciplines, including Audiology and SLP.


Accessing the Webinar

Zoom is used to host this webinar. Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.

Note about internet: We suggest you DO NOT use a Wi-Fi connection to view the webinar as it can be unreliable and you may lose connectivity during the presentation.


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