Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
Community Options - A Society for Children and Families - Edmonton, AB

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Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Community Options - A Society for Children and Families has been a PUF provider of inclusive education solutions focusing on early intervention therapy services in Edmonton for the past 37 years. As a successful candidate you would have the opportunity to work with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, and Educational Assistants to provide services to children in their community program (day-care, preschool, kindergarten) and in the child’s home.

Closing Date: open until a suitable candidate is found
Location: Suite 200, 15824 131 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Job Type: Full Time
Start date: As early as August 25, 2014

Job Description:
 Work in collaboration with a Multi-disciplinary team to provide direct speech and language therapy (not dysphasia) by way of activities that target the SLP’s goals in an IPP .
 Create and/or provide materials and strategies to Educational Assistants, Site staff or families as directed by SLP.
 Use computer software to input test results, create templates and documents to meet SLP and team needs.
 Adapt services to the changing needs of clients, families and team.
 Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with clients, families and members of the multi disciplinary team. Attend IPP meetings
 Inventory: categorize, add new items, put materials away, track test materials (in and out), check and maintain laminator and other office equipment.
 Schedule visits to sites or families as directed by SLP.
 Participate in various team meetings
 Document and report progress of clients and of any changes in plan to team and family.
 Share new knowledge and best practices with colleagues, within the organization
 Help provide in-services/workshops to parents and educational assistants.
 Other duties as assigned.
 Vehicle is mandatory (travel from site to site is reimbursed at $0.55/km).
 Participate in various endeavors in support of the agency and our community.

Preferred Skills: At a minimum, applicants are required to have:
 Diploma as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant or equivalent academic training and experience.
 Speech language pathology experience with pre-schoolers is beneficial.
 Champion of inclusive philosophy.
 Child Welfare and a Criminal Record Check is required for employment.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to
roger @communityoptions.ab.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those deemed qualified for this opportunity will be called for interviews.