Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school district whose mission is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. The District is comprised of over 34,000 students and 3,000 employees in 88 schools and other sites.
The primary responsibility of the job is to coordinate and provide mentorship and leadership to the district’s Early Learning Team in the disciplines of Speech and Language Pathology. The job trains, mentors and develops Therapists, Teachers, Educational Assistants (EA), and Early Learning Facilitators (ELF), in the areas of speech and language therapy.
The job is responsible for the standardization of assessments, reports and treatment plans of children. The incumbent is a certified Speech and Language Therapist and is qualified to provide direct assessment and treatment to children with speech and language delays. This position includes both coordinator responsibilities and inclusive programming in classrooms.
This is an Out of Scope, Level 8 position with a salary range of $83,520-$104,400 (12 mth) or $69,599-$87,000 (10 mth) to commence as soon as possible.
Provide mentorship and follow-up through classroom visits to all SLPs;
Provide consultation to the District Principal on SLPs performance evaluations;
Continue to review, reflect, revise and expand broad-based strategies (Universal Design for Learning) within the inclusive context;
Liaise with the Teachers, Educational Assistants, Therapists, other multi-disciplinary team members and parents who participate as part of each child’s program planning team as needed;
Assist the Educational Consultants wherever possible in developing best treatment plans for children and classroom programming;
Integrate speech and language strategies into an educational context, that supports the educational program philosophy and the functional needs of the child;
Ensure that standards are established with the school team who work with speech and language delayed children so that the EA, teacher and ELF can continue treatment in the absence of the therapist. (i.e. building capacity).
Master’s degree with course work in assessment and treatment of developmental delays and disorders;
Registered with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists (ACSLPA);
Minimum of five years of directly related including conducting assessments and treatments as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
Understanding of early learning philosophy is required with an understanding of Reggio inspired philosophy being an asset);
Understanding of the Pyramid of Intervention the integration of broad based; supports/strategies, as well as small group and individual strategies are critical;
Flexibility is essential for this incumbent given the variety of children’s abilities, needs and conditions;
Ability to establish rapport and trust in working relationships with administration, teachers, families and community agencies.
Please email a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013 to:
Corinne King, Manager, Staffing
Human Resource Services
We thank all candidates for their interest. Only applicants considered for the position will be contacted.