Speech Language Pathologist

Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Competition No.  -    A108845283
Closing Date  -    Aug 15, 2021

In accordance with the Temporary Librarian, Administrative and Professional Staff (TLAPS) agreement, this temporary, part-time (0.9FTE) Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) position will be used to cover a maternity leave from September 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022 and offers an annual salary of $59,315 - $98,795 (pro-rated). 

ISTAR) is a not-for-profit, self-funded institute of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. We offer specialized treatment to children, teens and adults who stutter. Through the 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.

About the Role

The primary purpose of this position is to provide assessment and treatment services to clients at ISTAR and in the Communication Improvement Program (CIP) in-person and via telehealth practice from our Edmonton location. Delivering extended therapy to ISTAR and CIP clients, providing assessments and therapy in a school contract where pre and post assessments are done on-site at a school in Northern Alberta and weekly treatment is done remotely is expected. Additional opportunities for participation in research and stuttering refresher clinics will be provided as time and skills allow. Other duties may include public education and fund development, or others as assigned by the Clinical Director.

Responsibilities

  • Manages personal caseload.
  • Performs assessment services, including: making recommendations, completing analysis and recording protocols, and communicating with technicians to arrange telehealth assessments or with school personnel to arrange school assessments as required.
  • Designs appropriate treatment approach and ongoing evaluation system for clients.
  • Provides individually tailored treatment for fluency or other communication disorders in extended, semi-intensive, telehealth, or intensive formats as needed.
  • Prepares for and follows-up with clients as appropriate, including: preparing materials and reports, home activity preparation, completing referrals and consultations, and filing.
  • Conducts school presentations for students to support children’s therapy as needed.
  • Contributes to clinic operation by overseeing selected resources (e.g. equipment, waiting room, materials room, reference materials).
  • Periodically reviews clinical materials, resources, and protocol, providing input as requested.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Must be registered with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) 
  • Must have personal professional liability insurance in accordance with practise standards
  • Must be client-focused and passionate about helping people reach their communication potential
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has experience and is comfortable working with culturally diverse populations 
  • Experience working with Speech-Language Assistants and/or Educational Assistants is an asset
  • Is comfortable delivering services utilizing available technology, including telehealth equipment and other video calling services
  • Previous experience with ISTAR and/or specialized training in the area of stuttering is an asset

How to Apply

Apply Online

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

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.