The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is a dynamic, creative learning organization that fosters the achievement, well-being and dignity of every student. The OCDSB is the largest school district in Eastern Ontario, serving 73,000 students in 147 schools
Speech-Language Pathologist, Casual
$45.58 per hour
Reporting to the Supervisor of Speech-Language Pathology, the casual Speech-Language Pathologist responds to the needs of school personnel, students and families through specialized therapeutic, consultative, educational, and collaborative services in the area of communication disorders and their relationship to academic performance. The Speech-Language Pathologist educates and trains to improve the understanding of communication disorders and their impact on the student's academic, social, emotional and cognitive development, and actively participates in broad-based system service delivery within the multidisciplinary team including making decisions, recommending and setting priorities. The Speech-Language Pathologist fulfills professional responsibilities, performs duties related to administration, and carries out other related duties as assigned.
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Speech-Language Pathology from a recognized university and registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). A minimum of two (2) years of related experience is required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position and to become familiar with pertinent board programs, service delivery considerations, policies and procedures. School board experience is an asset. Applicants must have experience with assessing and programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and severe developmental disabilities.
Required Skills and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will possess skills/knowledge in the following areas:
gather and evaluate information related to speech, language, and communication disorders from a range of sources such as formal and information assessments, observation, interviews, consultations and other professional reports;
apply statistical procedures in interpreting assessment results and generate programming goals and recommendations that can be incorporated into curricular activities;
analyze evaluation data to prepare targeted programming for students from Kindergarten to high school, and to modify programming as appropriate;
communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to prepare and explain the assessment results, prepare presentations, and conduct intervention and programming;
prioritize competing demands and manage time effectively to balance a large and varied caseload, deal with urgent matters, and ensure timely assessments, reports, feedback and programming;
demonstrate interpersonal skills that apply active listening, diplomacy, confidence, respect and collaboration within collegial and multidisciplinary settings;
assertiveness, discretion, and tact will be necessary to manage unpredictable situations, contentious issues and difficult conversations;
demonstrate motivation, resilience, adaptability and flexibility; must be able to cope with and adapt to change;
interpret Board and Government policies and incorporate key principles into clinical practice, as appropriate;
demonstrate computer literacy and comfort with technology
Use of a vehicle and valid Ontario Class G license
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board uses Apply to Education (ATE) to manage applications for job competitions. To apply, please visit our Careers section at www.ocdsb.ca to locate the job posting.
Application Deadline: September 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
If you are not an OCDSB employee and do not have an existing ATE account, go to www.applytoeducation.com and register as an External Applicant, Select the Category (ie. ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Custodians, etc.), create your username and password. Once you have set up your account, you can customize your portfolio; search for the jobs at the OCDSB; Choose the applicable job posting and then Apply as an external applicant. Remember to attach your resume and cover letter as these are mandatory requirements on the posting.
Applications will be considered in accordance with the Professional Student Services Personnel (PSSP) Collective Agreement.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.