Speech Language Pathologist
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
Sioux Lookout, ON
Posted
1 year ago
Start Date
June 17, 2022
Duration
Permanent
Compensation
The salary for this position is $71,442 – $91,949.
Experience Level
Entry Level - Experienced positions available
Profession
Clinician Therapist
Specialties
Speech Language Pathology
Employment Type
Full-time
The Speech Language Pathologist will work with patients, caregivers and community resources to provide assessment, consultation and development of treatment plans. The Speech Language Pathologist is a key part of the patient circle of care and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include the provision of safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge; technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion, professionalism and respect. The Speech Language Pathologist will provide assessments, consultation, development of treatment plans and seamless system navigation. The Social Worker will work in both the clinic environment and communities providing home visits and interventions within patients’ homes.

The salary for this position is $71,442 – $91,949/year based upon 1,820 hours.


CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary health care providers and community partners.
  • Sound knowledge of normal/ abnormal child development
  • Demonstrated clinical reasoning skills and excellent assessment and therapeutic skills.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods and practices.
  • Ability to work creatively with clients in both individual and in group settings, in the Centre, in the home and school settings
  • Strong problem solving, decision-making and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral & written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with virtual services
  • Experience with children who have multiple needs is an asset

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s in Speech Language Pathology
  • Registration (in good standing) with the College of Speech Language Pathology of Ontario
  • Computer literate with experience in electronic client file entry
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid driver’s license
  • As per policy, applicants should note that COVID-19 immunization is a condition of employment within SLFNHA.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide developmental screening and assessments for infants, children and youth referred through intake based on concerns such as speech and language delays
  • Develop programming and intervention plans based on the initial and ongoing assessments and in collaboration with all stake holders. Review and modify program as needed
  • Provide family and client centered care – making them the key stakeholder and developers of the goals. Empower and support families to assist their children to build on their strengths and work on areas of need.
  • Work collaboratively with other health care professionals and community resources to promote comprehensive and coordinated care.
  • Prescribe augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for individuals with severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder or progressive neurological disorders.
  • Work collaboratively with community-based service providers and agencies to meet identified needs and enhance delivery of care.
  • Recommend modifications to physical, social, home or school environments.
  • Recommend and arranges for specialist referrals and appointments in consultation with physicians and other health care providers.
  • 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.
  • Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and DS policies and procedures
  • 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.
  • Exercises care and caution in protecting confidential and sensitive information related to clients and personnel.
  • Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and DS policies and procedures.
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement activities
  • Completes reports after each community visit (i.e.# of community members seen, planning/clinical meetings, meetings with leadership).
  • Extensive travel is required.
  • Experience working in a First Nations community and ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the Sioux Lookout Zone would be an asset.
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
Head Office Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, Queen Street, Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada
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The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) serves 33 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout region in Ontario, Canada. Mandated by the leadership in these communities, our organization is dedicated to strengthening First Nations by contributing in unique ways to a strong health system for the Anishinabe.

 The health system has many partners with varying degrees of responsibility: 
  1. First Nations 
  2. Tribal Councils
  3. Government of Canada – Treaty responsibilities 
  4. Other health organizations (e.g. Nishnawbe Aski Nation, etc.)

Our Vision
Resilient and healthy Nations supported on their path to wellness.

Our Mission
Transforming the health of Anishinabe people across Keewaytinook by providing community-led services and a strong voice for their community health needs.

Our Values
We value respect, relationships, culture, equality, and fairness. We work to protect the Anishinabe teachings of love, courage, respect, wisdom, truth, honesty, and humility.

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Sioux Lookout, ON
Location Ontario
Sioux Lookout is a town in Northwestern Ontario, Canada and know as the "Hub of the North".

Located approximately 350 km (220 mi) northwest of Thunder Bay, it has a population of 5,272 people and its boundaries cover an area of 536 km2  of which 157 km2 (61 sq mi) is lake and wetlands.

Learn more about what makes Sioux Lookout a great place to live and work!
https://www.siouxlookout.ca/en/explore-the-hub/explore-the-hub.aspx
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Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority Head Office
Address Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, Queen Street, Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada
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