Speech Language Pathologist

Join us to make a lasting impact!

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is currently looking for a dedicated, energetic and organized Speech Language Pathologist to join our hard-working team who work collaboratively and diligently to improve education for all First Nations students in BC.

The Speech Language Pathologist is part of the FNESC Special Education team and will provide the necessary speech-language assessments, student programming, and community staff training as required. The Speech Language Pathologist will collaborate with the FNESC Special Education team to develop a realistic approach to addressing the speech language needs of students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work within the First Nations schools as designated by FNESC;

Provide the necessary speech-language assessments, student programming, and community/staff training as required;

Conduct Speech Language assessments and screenings for approved students in assigned schools;

Collaborate with school staff, parents, and community members where applicable to develop a realistic approach to addressing the speech language needs of students within the resources available;

Collaborate with the FNESC Instructional Services team assigned to the school;

Provide follow-up support via telephone/videoconference as applicable and as deemed necessary by the school and as approved by FNESC;

Provide aggregate data and a monthly summary of activities to the Director, Special Education

Program Management & Administration

Provide data, statistical reports as required to meet program accountability requirements and identify and implement strategies to increase program success;

Complete student assessment reports utilizing the FNESC SLP Report template;

Administrative duties include but are not limited to the collection of data from school visits; monthly written report for the Director, Special Education; completion of necessary paperwork to meet the requirements of finance and personnel policies.

Other Duties: As requested within the same scope and level

Qualifications/ Requirements:

Current registration with the BC Association for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA) and a Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Speech Language Pathology;

Demonstrate experience and clinical competence including successful observation, assessment and therapy skills;

Ideally experience working with First Nations in the field of Speech Language Pathology;

Valid driver’s license;

Satisfactory criminal record check;

Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

Comprehensive understanding of First Nations education issues and First Nations issues in British Columbia;

Utilize sound judgement, tact, and empathy;

Knowledge of current standards, trends, issues, best practices, philosophy, and techniques in speech language pathology;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to discuss speech language therapy techniques;

Demonstrated ability to work and complete follow up activities independently;

Ability to provide analyses, identify trends and other indicators to generate recommendations to improve program delivery and management;

Ability to lead by example, demonstrate leadership including proven training and coaching skills, and client service attitude;

Ability to establish and maintain relationships, and collaborate and advocate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to develop, manage, and evaluate programs/services, Including considering client needs and service potential.


This is a part time contract position. The Employee shall perform his/her duties at such places and during such times as may be reasonably necessary. Extensive frequent travel is required throughout the province of BC.


Regionally based within the province of BC.

What we offer:

The wage for this position is $57.00 per hour and $47.00 per hour while travelling;

Professional development and a health and wellness subsidy for all of our employees;

Great deal of flexibility/ability to schedule your own hours;

Opportunity to visit remote First Nations communities that you may not be able to visit otherwise;

Opportunity to see beautiful British Columbia close up;

Being part of a multi-disciplinary team made up of educational professionals, speech language pathologist, occupational therapists, assessment coaches, etc.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest in FNESC. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants who are selected for an interview. We cannot respond to telephone or email inquiries.

If what we have to offer fits what you’re looking for, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@fnesc.ca

Job Category:
Management & Professionals
First Nations Education Steering Committee
Posting Date:
10/2/2021 8:00:00 PM
Vancouver, British Columbia