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Speech-Language Pathologist 1 - Sunny Hill Health Centre

Speech-Language Pathologist 1

Autism, Sunny Hill Health Centre, Vancouver BC

$34.95 to $43.58 per hour

What you’ll do

  • Provide assessment and diagnostic services to children with the full range of communication and swallowing disorders through processes such as the administration and interpretation of standardized assessment tools, detailed history taking, informal observation/evaluation procedures and consultation with other professionals to ensure consideration of additional factors (e.g. cognitive factors, medical status, environmental influences) that may affect assessment, subsequent diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.
  • Provide recommendations based on clinical assessment findings and diagnoses and communicate these findings through informal and formal interdisciplinary meeting structures, family conferences and verbal and written reporting.
  • Attend and contribute to ongoing discipline and program meetings, rounds, interdisciplinary team conferences and meetings as required.
  • Participate in the provision of interdisciplinary services by recommending appropriate referrals to other service providers, consulting with families and other professionals and advocating to meet the needs of clients and families.
  • Initiate and participate in team related activities which may include; community outreach, attending clinics and educational activities such as in-service training to other disciplines, informal parent education and acting as a resource for public health colleagues, community agencies and others as required by the specific program or service etc.
  • Provide orientation and demonstrate procedures to new employees and speech-language pathology students, by providing opportunity to observe and take part in the treatment of speech-language pathology clients.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in speech-language pathology by methods such as reviewing literature in specialty areas, consulting with clinical and community experts, evaluation clinical practice and referral systems, attending professional development activities.

What you bring

  • Masters degree in speech-language pathology from a recognized University program
  • One (1) year of recent experience in areas related to child development and rehabilitation.
  • Registrant of the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of British Columbia
  • Broad knowledge of speech-language pathology diagnostic and therapeutic principals, procedures and approaches, and clinical best practices relevant to the population.
  • Current knowledge of child development and child language development.
  • Knowledge of developmental and acquired conditions impacting on and coexisting with communication and speech and Language disorders.
  • An understanding of the process of differential diagnosis of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders.
  • Broad knowledge of evidence based practice and research process and methodology.

You will have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and external agencies and groups.
  • Manage time effectively and prioritize workload.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and educational sessions.
  • Deal effectively with conflict and or stressful situations.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively within an inter-professional environment.
  • Operate computer equipment and other related technology.
  • Travel as required by operational needs.
  • Manage ongoing purposeful change.
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Temporary Full-Time (08/27/2021)
Wage: $34.95 to $43.58 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 08:30-16:30
Requisition Number: 97380

What we do

Sunny Hill Health Centre (SHHC) provides specialized development and rehabilitation to B.C. children and youth and their families.

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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