Status: Full-time, Contract (1 year contract)
Salary: $26.6171– $33.7328/hour
Date Posted: March 1, 2018
Closing Date: March 7, 2018
Surrey Place Center has secured one-time project funding to hire 12-month contracts that support inter-professional collaboration between autism and children and youth programs to meet the goals of the new OAP program including but not limited to: family services; goal setting; intensive and moderate services; group supports; challenging behaviours; daily living; feeding; speech and language delays; augmentative communication; online training and supports; electronic health records improvements; project evaluation; and future funding requests.
The Communicative Disorders Assistant works as part of an interdisciplinary team, under the supervision of a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist, providing speech and language intervention and programming to children with developmental disabilities and speech and language disorders, enhancing their communication skills and quality of life. You will also assist in providing assessment programs and workshops.
May include, but are not limited to:
- Group and individual therapy
- Parent training
- Consultations with schools, community staff and families
- Assist in providing assessments.
- Communication support, creating communication materials and programming Speech Generating Devices
- Program devices, construct communication displays
- Provide training to clients, caregivers and professionals on the technical operations of the various devices/software
- Graduate diploma in Communicative Disorders or other relevant courses
- Six months related experience, and have a thorough understanding of physiological and functional speech/language and hearing disorders, programming skills and intervention techniques to evoke and sustain communication behaviours
- Speech and language intervention and assessment, including augmentative and alternative communication, developmental disabilities and their effects on communication
- Sign language (Signed English, American Sign Language) and low-tech and high-tech Speech Generating Devices
- Proficient with Microsoft Office
- The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening)
- Fluency in French is considered an asset
To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values. Please submit your resume and cover letter saved in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith) to Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting file 1833-2010 in the subject line of your email by the closing date.
Surrey Place Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.