Pre-school Speech-Language Pathologist, Regular full time, Allied Health, Pembroke

Champlain LHIN - Renfrew, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Champlain Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) mandate is to ensure health services are well-organized, appropriately funded, and meet the health needs of the 1.3 million residents who call this region home.

We work with and fund roughly 120 health service providers that offer about 240 health programs in hospitals, community support services, mental health and addiction services, community health centres, and long-term care homes. The Champlain LHIN also delivers home and community care services.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Manager, Home and Community Care, the Speech Language Pathologist provides speech language therapy services to Champlain LHIN clients in homes, schools, and nursing homes through clinical assessment, treatment plans, goals, consultation with family and other interdisciplinary team members. The Speech Language Pathologist provides recommendations for follow-up and management of the client’s condition.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for assessing, implementing treatment, setting goals, and ongoing evaluation of speech therapy treatment plans for Champlain LHIN clients.
  • Responsible for scheduling treatment visits to meet client priorities.
  • Responsible for keeping the Care Coordinator informed of the client’s progress, through verbal and written reports.
  • Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team involved in ongoing communication concerning the client.
  • Maintains client records and provides reports according to Champlain LHIN policies.
  • Responsible for teaching client, family and other team members, the treatment program and management.
  • Acts as a resource person and consultant for homes for the aged and nursing homes - provides therapy to residents who meet Champlain LHIN admission criteria.
  • Maintains supplies and recommends equipment for department use within budget limitations.
  • Acts as a resource person for other health professionals.
  • Interprets the role and objectives of the LHIN to the community and interested agencies.
  • Partakes in professional development activities and maintains knowledge in the professional field
Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Speech Therapy Registered with the Ontario College of Speech and Language Pathology
  • Community experience is an asset
  • CPR-C certification
  • Related experience in a similar community-based setting is an asset
  • Experience with preschool speech therapy
  • Experience working in both a clinic and community setting
  • Experience providing communication assessment and intervention to preschool children and their families
  • Experience providing communication support to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families is an asset
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of community needs, partners and resources
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation (e.g., regarding privacy, the provision of health care services, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate using various software programs to clearly articulate patients’ status and service needs
  • Demonstrated ability using computer technology, including use of email, internet, various software systems, and applicability of electronic communication etiquette
  • Uses information from client, client’s family, and providers to formulate recommendations
  • Refers to known resources, established standards and precedents, legislation, policies and procedures to develop solutions to meet client needs
Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse client groups with varying levels of comprehension and language capability
  • Strong ability to manage difficult conversations/situations in a healthy and effective manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in both a team environment and independently
  • Effective communication skills to establish and maintain a wide range of contacts with professionals and organizations within the community
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills
  • Effective listening and strong facilitation skills are necessary to work with clients and their families/caregivers/SDMs in order to ensure best possible service is provided to the client
  • Ability to deliver information effectively in a variety of settings including one-on-one, team meetings, and to assist in delivering presentations/information regarding the Champlain LHIN speech therapy program
  • A valid provincial Driver’s License and access to a motor vehicle are required.
  • Valid N95 Mask Fit Test results or documentation of a medical exception within the past two years
  • Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the last six months
Pay Rate: Wages are in accordance with the collective agreement between Champlain LHIN and OPSEU and starting salaries range from $40.54/hr. - $43.49/hr.
Shift: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: 1100 Pembroke street, Pembroke, Ontario
Assignment: Peds preschool
All applications will be reviewed; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Champlain LHIN welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in any aspects of the selection process.