Closing date: 2022/12/04

Job title: Speech-Language Pathologist – P2223.029

Category of employment: Professionnals

School / Centre / Department: Pedagogical Services

Status of position: Full-Time Replacement

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) is seeking to fill the above-mentioned position of Speech-Language
Pathologist for Pedagogical Services. We are seeking experienced candidates who share the core values of the
SWLSB, are able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, and are accountable, rigorous and solutionoriented.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR

The Director of Pedagogical Services

NATURE OF THE WORK

The speech-language pathologists’ role will involve the identification and early intervention of speech and language problems in children, in order to identify goals and recommend appropriate learning strategies. He or she will consult and collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals. The speech-language pathologists may be involved with conducting workshops, demonstrating strategies and conducting collaborative classroom lessons.

SOME CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

• The speech therapist or audiologist studies the needs of students experiencing communication disorders. He or she
analyzes and interprets the information collected in order to assess hearing, language, voice and speech problems
and to determine a treatment plan adapted to the student’s abilities, while taking into account his or her personal and
environmental needs.
• He or she prepares a speech therapy or audiology treatment and intervention plan adapted to the student’s abilities,
while taking into account his or her personal and environmental needs.
• He or she participates in developing and implementing a speech therapy or audiology service that meets the
academic and administrative requirements of both the educational institutions and the school board.
• He or she participates in the planning, delivery or supervision of activities designed to prevent the onset of
communication problems or to detect communication disorders and to complement the activities of others involved
in intervention efforts.
• He or she contributes to the detection and identification of students experiencing difficulties, using an approach
focusing on prevention and intervention; he or she works with a multidisciplinary team to draw up and review a
student’s individualized education plan by including, in the plan, the treatment and intervention plan in speech therapy
or audiology, if necessary; h e or she participates in defining intervention objectives and means; he or she works with
other team members to harmonize and coordinate interventions and to assess the achievement of objectives.
• He or she works with classes or groups of students exhibiting common difficulties or specific problems so as to
facilitate their learning and social integration.
• He or she provides advice and support to the teacher and explains to him or her the nature of the student’s
communication difficulties so that he or she may adapt his or her teaching and the instructional materials used; he
or she informs the teacher of the effect of the difficulties on the student’s or group’s learning and social adaptation;
he or she ensures the development and adaptation of existing learning materials; he or she participates in choosing
oral communication aids.
• He or she provides support and the necessary tools to family members and to school resources as well as pertinent
advice so as to enable the latter to develop attitudes and skills fostering the development of the student’s
communication skills. He or she plans, organizes and conducts training, information and awareness-building activities
related to communication difficulties.
• He or she establishes and maintains collaboration and relationships with partner organizations; he or she contacts those involved in intervention efforts to obtain or provide advice and information; he or she may refer the student or his or her parents to resources appropriate for the situation and needs.
• He or she advises management staff, prepares expertise, evaluation, briefing and progress reports and makes appropriate recommendations to support decision making.
• He or she prepares and updates files according to the standards related to the practice of the profession and the rules defined by the school board; he or she prepares progress notes or evaluation, end-of-process and follow-up reports on his or her interventions.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Member of the Order of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists of Quebec;
• Possess an excellent knowledge of oral and written English;
• Knowledge of oral and written French would be an asset.

SALARY

To be determined in accordance with the Collective Agreement for professionals, the policies and practices of the school board, the experience and supporting documents (min. $50,150 – $92,027).

In addition to salary, you will enjoy a range of fringe benefits, such as:
• Four (4) weeks of annual vacation;
• Two (2) weeks off during the holiday season;
• Special days off to facilitate work-life balance;
• Defined-benefit pension plan;
• Health insurance plan;
• Employee and family program.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

• A cover letter;
• A résumé detailing qualifications and experience;
• Name, address, telephone number and title of two (2) references.

TO APPLY

Should you send your application via internal mail, please ensure that the courier schedule will enable your application to be received by the Human Resources Department prior to the closing date. You may confirm receipt of your application via e-mail or by contacting Ms. Debora Mortelliti at 450-621-5600, extension 1323.

The School Board reserves the right to determine whether the position requirements are met in whole or in part.
Only those candidates retained for an interview will be contacted.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board has implemented an Equal Access Employment Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible and ethnic minorities, and handicapped persons

 

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