Speech Language Therapist ($10,000 Signing Bonus) – Pikangikum Allied Health Services (PAHS)

Pikangikum Education Authority


PIKANGIKUM EDUCATION AUTHORITY

Pikangikum First Nation


Pikangikum, Ontario, P0V 2L0

Telephone: (807)



773-1093

Fax: (807) 773-1014


Speech Language Therapist ($10,000 Signing Bonus)

Pikangikum Allied Health Services (PAHS)


Position Description :

Under the direction of the Pikangikum Allied Health Manager and the Pikangikum Education Authority (PEA), the Speech Language Therapist will work to help organize and deliver speech language services in the Pikangikum Allied Health Services (PAHS) program. The PAHS program is a collaboration between PEA and the Pikangikum Health.

This position will be located from a primary office in Winnipeg, as well as travel when needed to Pikangikum First Nation for assessment, provision of therapy, interdisciplinary team meetings, staff training and mentorship and overall monitoring and evaluation of treatment plans.



Responsibilities will Include:

Conduct assessments for the purposes of diagnosing/treating communication impairments


Use both formal and informal assessment procedures

Ensure all testing and diagnostic assessment instruments, tools and treatment plans have been reviewed, adapted where possible and are culturally appropriate for use among Indigenous children


Ensure that testing conditions for assessments are consistent with the child’s most natural learning environment including home assessments

Determine individualized intervention goals and establish strategies and techniques to facilitate the development of the targeted skills


Provide clinical and education information at an appropriate level to school personnel and parents/caregivers that would assist them in developing a greater understanding of speech, hearing and language disorders

Provide supervision and guidance to other staff such as Communications Disorder Assistants/ Rehabilitation Aides, Tutor Escorts and other community Speech Language Assistants


Provide Speech Language Therapy services in person, via teleconferencing and with the use of video/web technology

Acts as a member of the interdisciplinary team and participate in case conferences


Work closely with the Learning Resource Team at Eenchokay Birchstick School, Anderson Services and other treatment providers in the transition of treatment plans from private providers to PAHS program

Participate in the development of the PAHS program, forms, guidelines, procedures and policies as it relates to the provision of Speech Language Therapy


Identify training needs of staff and parents/caregivers and assist in the development and delivery of training workshops and training tools

Attend professional development opportunities to support the position and disseminate knowledge to other PAHS team members


Ensure that proper case records, assessment reports and statistical records and all other pertinent data to each case is maintained and adhere to confidentiality guidelines

Develop learning tools for staff to use in therapy, classrooms and home environment


Maintain an inventory of all equipment and materials and record of when they are lent out and to whom

Be available for other duties as identified in the ongoing development of the PAHS program;


Spend at least one week a month in the First Nation to oversee the local services and delivery, as well as ongoing monitoring of staff and students’ needs;

Work under the policies of the Pikangikum Education Authority



Qualifications:

Experience in delivery of Speech Language Therapy services to children


A Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from a recognize university;

Be able to work in a collaborative team environment and take direction from the Allied Health Manager


Experience working with children with complex physical, cognitive, mental, behavioural or social issues

Excellent organizational and time-management skills as well as strong independent/team working skills;


Excellent written and oral communication and well-developed interpersonal skills;

Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks


Ability to communicate with children, parents/caregivers and other professionals

Excellent interpersonal and cross cultural skills to work in a First Nations environment


Knowledge of Jordan’s Principle federal programming and services covered;

Strong technical/computer skills;


* The PEA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package based on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $70,000-$115,000.

A Signing Bonus of $10,000 will be provided to the successful candidate.



Also required:

At time of hire a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check will be Required.


Candidate must be in good standing, abide and registered with College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM)

Possess a Valid class 5 drivers licence required



Please submit resume and cover letter to kurtmacrae@ebs-school.org or carolrampaul@ebs-school.org.