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South Peace School District (# 59) has positions available for speech-language technicians (S-LT/CDA) for the 2022/23 school year – continuing next year. Current salary is $30.49 per hour with a 35 hour work week.
The school district pays mileage for work-related travel and has a good benefits package. A class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.
In this district, the S-LP and S-LT are members of a student support team that values inter-professional collaboration. We have opportunities for collaboration with an audiologist, an educational psychologist, physiotherapists and occupational therapists both in the school and preschool settings. We work mainly with 5-17 year old students, but also with some pre-school children. We invite parents to join assessment and therapy sessions whenever they can. The caseload consists of a variety of difficulties/disorders, including voice, fluency, language, articulation, and swallowing.
We have been working hard to put the ‘language’ back into speech-language pathology, so we spend time in classrooms and provide in-services to help create good language development programs. The district is forward-thinking and supports the creative delivery of S-LP programs.
The district provides laptops and iPads for each S-LP and S-LT. We have good resources for assessment and therapy. Schools value the services we provide and accommodate our needs for quiet environments and adequate room to work with students. No broom closets here!
As an S-LT in the district, you will be doing individual and small group therapy, classroom language centres in collaboration with the S-LP and primary teachers, and resource development.
It’s not the end of the earth – really! Grande Prairie is an hour from Dawson Creek and has almost all of the same services, stores and restaurants as Edmonton. Edmonton is one hour away by air, six hours away by car. Prince George is forty-five minutes by air, five hours by car. Fort St. John is 75 km away.
The Peace River South District (#59) lies in a triangle which is bounded on the north by the Peace River, on the south and west by the Rocky Mountains, and on the east by the Alberta-British Columbia border. The terrain is mostly foothill and prairie in nature, and the region is one of the richest grain and cattle-producing districts of the province. The four largest communities are Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, and Pouce Coupe. The district has 20 schools.
Oil, gas, and coal development has increased in the last five years, which has resulted in an increase in the number and types of available employment. Property and rents are still reasonable in the South Peace.
Each of the three major communities provides excellent recreational facilities and a vast array of community activities. The Peace River area is a sportsman’s paradise, providing winter and summer recreation activities, big-game hunting and lake and river fishing. The angler may catch Trout, Arctic Grayling or Rocky Mountain Whitefish in the lakes and streams of the district. Some stocking of Rainbow Trout has been carried out.
Winter sports include: hockey, skating- speed and figure skating, snowmobiling, curling, badminton, volleyball, bowling, basketball, swimming, plus downhill and cross-country skiing.
Summer activities include: baseball, softball, swimming, golf and horseback riding. Playground facilities are available for children. The fall fair and rodeo is a major summer activity for many people. Fall fairs are held in many outlying regions.
A variety of cultural opportunities exist within the communities of Peace River South. Band and orchestral groups, a theatre group, an art society, a potter’s guild and a dance group all contribute to the arts scene. The new multiplex provides state of the art facilities for music and international sports events.
For more information, please contact:
Rachel Turnbull, M.Sc., RSLP, SLP(C)
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