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Building Abilities for Life

Position Summary:

  • Provide a variety of centre-based, school-based and/or purchased rehabilitation services under the supervision of a speech language pathologist, according to operational need.
  • Provide services in accordance with the F-Words principles, family centered care and parent engagement.
  • Prepare therapy materials as required or requested by individual clinicians.
  • Participate as a member of the speech discipline, clinical multidisciplinary team and resource committees to promote quality service for children.
  • Provide consultation, training and/or education to clients, their caregivers and schools and other agencies under supervision of staff speech language pathologists.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Execute home programs, parent coaching, group and individual treatment plans with clients referred for intervention with a Communicative Disorder Assistant (CDA).
  • Execute programs both in person and virtually according to Centre policies and procedures including privacy, confidentiality and consent.
  • Maintain documentation records, according to Centre guidelines, ensuring communication regarding treatment goals/plan/progress with the primary therapist.
  • Participate in running parent training programs, including parent only and parent-child sessions which may include videotaping and follow up.
  • Maintain knowledge of current practices and augmentative communication (AAC) strategies/technology in the field of communication assistive disorders, including but not limited to the use of AAC strategies and both high and low tech devices (displays, Got Talk and Lamp, Hanen, Gestalt).
  • Organize and maintain the department’s test and materials cupboards, filing cabinets and equipment supplies.
  • Comply with relevant Centre statistical, clinical and administrative reporting requirements in a timely manner.
  • Assist in data collection for the Preschool Speech and Language Program – Healthy Child Development – Integrated Services for Children Information System (HCD-ISCIS).

Qualifications:

  • Post graduate diploma in Communicative Disorders Assistant from an accredited College.
  • Experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including use of augmentative communication strategies and devices is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability in communication, organizational skills and problem solving.
  • Committed to work within a family-centred approach.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and with other professionals or partners.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all information pertinent to the children and families served by the Centre.
  • Access to reliable transportation to travel to all Centre locations and to schools.
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and Saturdays, as required.
  • Proof of three COVID-19 vaccinations required.
  • Clear vulnerable sector check required.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including the file number CDA-01-24, to hr@fivecounties.on.ca by Thursday, March 14, 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@fivecounties.on.ca.