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Speech-Language Pathologist - Birth to School Entry
Location:Penticton
Facility:PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE
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Competition #:01336113
Employee Type:RELIEF FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Facility:PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE
Department:PEP SPEECH THERAPY
Reports To:PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage:$34.26 - $42.73
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking a Speech-Language Pathologist with interest in a relief, full time opportunity with Interior Health’s Penticton Health Centre.

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization and under the general direction of the Professional Practice Leader, the position provides family-centered speech & language services to children from birth to school entry and their families. Responsibilities include the provision of a full range of clinical services, community consultation and education, and implementation of a population health approach to promote healthy communication in the general population. You will be working with two full time SLP colleagues and would provide assessment and intervention to a general preschool caseload for speech/language disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Services are provided at CHSC, in the clients’ home and at preschool centres.

Days of work are Monday to Friday (08:00 to 16:00 hours) with weekends and statutory holidays off. This position will provide coverage for a maternity leave until the return of incumbent March 2021. This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health. Relocation Allowance may be offered to the eligible candidate.

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Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:
• Registration as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.
• One year’s experience in working with clients in Early Childhood Development setting and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Valid BC Driver’s license where required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills..
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT