Speech Language Pathologist

Deadline: Oct 20, 2017 by 4:30 PM CDT
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON
Commitment: Full Time

The Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT) provides primary health care, including chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention, to patients in Sioux Lookout Region including the 28 communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority catchment. Under the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT), the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) will provide assessment, consultation and programming for caregivers & school staff. The SLP is a key part of the patient care circle and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include clinical speech-language services (screening assessment, intervention, home programming) for individuals with communication impairments. The SLP will work in both the clinic environment and First Nations communities. The SLP will work with all ages; however, the priority area will be children and youth.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree in speech-language pathology (or equivalent)
  • Member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario
  • Must be eligible for membership in the Ontario Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists
  • ADP Authorization is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational and facilitation skills
  • Previous experience working in a community setting is an asset
  • Valid driver’s license

Responsibilities

  1. Engage in the screening, assessment, interpretation and rehabilitation of individuals with speech and language impairments
  2. Measure patient outcomes related to services
  3. Prevention, counselling and education services to patients, families, caregivers, schools, communities and other professionals regarding all aspects of communication, swallowing and hearing health
  4. Education, mentoring and training of community workers and other professionals pertaining to communication, swallowing and other related areas
  5. Facilitate access to community resources necessary to promote the optimal level of functioning of the client and family/caregiver
  6. Provide individualized treatment plans to develop, maintain, or augment function using evidence-based treatment modalities
  7. Case management and collaboration with other health care professionals and community resources to promote comprehensive and coordinated care
  8. Recommend and arrange for specialist referrals and appointments in consultation with physicians and other health care providers
  9. Advocate on behalf of clients for service, equipment, navigation and funding including provincial services, Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and/or Jordan’s Principle processes
  10. Exercises care and caution in protecting confidential and sensitive information related to clients and personnel
  11. Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and SLAPCT policies and procedures.
  12. Extensive travel required
  13. Any other duties required