Speech Language Pathlogist – Early Childhood Development

Speech Language Pathlogist – Early Childhood Development

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 17, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $34.95 - $43.58 - Per Hour
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Speech Language Pathlogist – Early Childhood Development

Competition #: 01457244
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Hourly Wage: $34.95 – $43.58


Position Summary
Interior Health’s Kamloops Public Health invites applications for the role of Early Childhood Development Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP).

Kamloops Public Health is looking a knowledgeable S-LP with experience in family-centered speech and language services to children from birth to school entry and their caregivers. Kamloops Public Health S-LPs form a small, cohesive team of practitioners who provide a full range of clinical services, community consultation and education, and implementation of a population health approach to promote healthy communication. As a member of the Kamloops Public Health S-LP team, you will provide screening, assessment, and diagnostic services using standardized and non-standardized procedures and make recommendations based on assessment findings.

This position provides a full range of intervention services including the development of treatment goals/objectives and correlated intervention plans; and participates in coordinated interdisciplinary services by making referrals to other service providers, consults with families and other professionals to ensure a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach, and advocates to meet the needs of clients and families, when appropriate. Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader S-LP you will draw upon your ability to use a population health approach to track and prevent communication delays/disorders in the birth to school-entry population and promote healthy communication development/practices and early identification/referral.

Shift times are 8 am to 4 pm Mondays through Fridays with weekends and statutory holidays off. While based in Kamloops and the Public Health Unit, this is a position that provides outreach to the 100 Mile House area one week per month. Use of an Interior Health fleet vehicle is provided along with expenses for meals and accommodations; a valid Driver’s License is necessary.

As a permanent employee, this position is eligible for Interior Health’s benefit package and enrolment in Pension Plan. Hourly rates of pay are $34.95 to $43.58; to be determined by relative and recent prior work experience.

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Education, Training and Experience:
• Registration as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.
• One year’s recent, related experience in working with clients in Early Childhood Development setting and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Valid BC Driver’s license where required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills..
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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