University of Alberta

Speech Language Pathologist

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research

Competition No.  -    A109533536
Closing Date  -    Aug 25, 2017


The Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) is a self-funded institute of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. We offer specialized treatment to children, teens and adults who stutter. Through our Communication Improvement Program (CIP), we work with children, teens and adults with a variety of speech, language and communication challenges including speech and language delays, motor speech disorders, and acquired speech and language disorders. In addition, we offer accent reduction and communication improvement workshops and provide in-person and telehealth services to rural and remote schools in Alberta. In addition to our clinical program, we conduct research in the field of stuttering, offer advanced professional training for speech-language pathology students and clinicians, and promote public awareness of stuttering and its treatment. We believe that Every Voice Matters and our team is passionate about helping individuals achieve their communication potential! 


We are seeking a full-time Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP). With a possibility to continue, the position has an end date of June 30, 2018. The primary purpose of the SLP is to provide assessment and treatment services to Communication Improvement Program (CIP) clients in-person and via telehealth from our Edmonton location. Dependent on caseload, opportunities to work with clients who stutter, individually, in intensive clinics, and camps will be provided. A full mentorship from our expert staff will be provide in these areas.

Some travel to off-site locations will be required to complete in-person assessments or in case of special services contracts such as to Cold Lake contract.

Additional opportunities for participation in research, teaching, clinical supervision and collaboration on special projects will be provided as time and skills allow. Other duties may include, public education and fund development or as assigned by the Clinical Director and the Executive Director.


Specific duties in the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing assessing services to clients of ISTAR and CIP, make recommendations, complete analysis and recording protocols, communicate with technicians to arrange telehealth assessment or with school personnel to arrange school assessments as required, and follow-up
  • Designing appropriate treatment approach and ongoing evaluation system, provide individually tailored treatment as need for fluency or other communication disorders in extended, semi-intensive, telehealth or intensive format in the clinic or school, as appropriate
  • Preparing for and follow up with clients as appropriate including materials preparation home activity preparation, reporting and completing referrals and consultations and filing; conducting school presentations to students as needed to support childrens’ therapy
  • Contribute to clinic operation by overseeing selected resources (eg. equipment, waiting room, materials room, reference materials)," periodically reviews clinical materials, resources and protocol and providing input as requested


  • Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Registered with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) 
  • Client-focused and passionate about helping people reach their communication potential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience/comfort working with culturally diverse populations 
  • Experience working with Speech-Language Assistants or Educational Assistants 
  • Comfortable delivering services utilizing available technology including telehealth equipment and other video calling services
  • Experience with ISTAR or specialized training in the area of stuttering is an asset

In accordance with the Sessional and Other Temporary Staff agreement, this full-time position will have an end date June 30, 2019, with the possibility to extension. Annual salary range commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.