Scarborough Health Network
Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at shn.ca
Reporting to the Patient Care Manager, The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) will provide a community based range of speech and language interventions for children up to six years of age and their families, including assessment, direct therapy, consultation to community caregivers, parent education and community education and outreach. The Speech Language Pathologist will work within a multidisciplinary team to provide assessments to children requiring Speech Language services within the Developmental assessment clinic, the neonatal Follow up clinic and the FASD clinic at SHN. The SLP will interpret assessment findings, selects therapy goals, modifies treatment plans and coordinates community services all in accordance with CASLPO guidelines. The SLP will provide Speech Language treatment to children referred through The Early Abilities program. The SLP will be expected to liaison with EA, provide documentation, gather data and submit to SHN and EA. SLP’s may be required to attend EA joint meetings.
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- Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
- College of Audiology and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) registration and familiarity with regulations, scope of practice and professional guidelines
- University placement experience with paediatric population minimum
- Demonstrate knowledge of normal speech and language development
- Demonstrate clear and effective methods for education and counseling patients and/or caregivers
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain constructive, collaborative working relationships with other professionals
- Demonstrate knowledge of formal and informal assessment tools for evaluating speech and language skills
- Demonstrate knowledge of behaviour management strategies
- Demonstrate knowledge of specialized areas of practice such as, Autism Spectrum Disorders, oral motor delays, various genetic syndromes, etc.
- Demonstrate knowledge of community resources
- Demonstrate knowledge of various cultural norms, values, practices and beliefs
- Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
- Interest in joining a dynamic early intervention service
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
- Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
- Computer experience required – Microsoft office
- Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Car
- Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues and volunteers and other members of the community and public
- Demonstrates values consistent with SHN’s Code of Conduct and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.
- Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to SHN’s comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, and environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
- Utilize protective equipment provided and identify and reports hazards
- Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community
- Demonstrates excellent work performance and attendance record
- 2+ years working with the general pediatric population with communication delays/disorders
- Ability to speak another language
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.