Speech Language Pathologist – PUF (Preschool Unit Funding) (Full-Time, Temporary – 7 month Contract (EDMONTON))

*** This position is posted for a 7-month contract to June 30, 2023

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children, teens, and young adults with autism and their families. Established in 1997, the Centre has grown to offer a wide range of services to individuals on the spectrum and their families and is the largest accredited autism service provider in northern Alberta. Our mission is to provide comprehensive and innovative supports and services to those affected by autism.

The people we serve come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from various backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it strengthens the Centre for Autism Services Alberta (CFASA). If you share our values and our enthusiasm to empower Autistic individuals and their families to thrive, you will find a great career at CFASA. We welcome the unique contributions future staff can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, color, religion, different abilities, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

Principles of person-centered and family-centered care are embraced.  Within a classroom environment, this key individual will focus on building skills around communication and social skills.

The Centre’s PUF program runs Monday to Thursday 8:15 am to 4:15 pm, Fridays are scheduled as an office day.

Experience and knowledge of autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions are preferred.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Striving to work in a transdisciplinary team through the provision of expertise in speech-language pathology
  • Working directly with individual students and groups of students within a classroom environment
  • Select and conduct standardized/non-standardized assessments to guide clinical practice
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders (e.g., teachers, education assistants, caregivers, and other school personnel) on programming that supports learning and participation
  • In collaboration with Teachers and caregivers, develop, Implement, and evaluate IPPs for all students
  • Coach, problem-solve, and mentor EAs with the implementation of speech-language pathology-related strategies
  • Maintain current knowledge of best practices in speech-language pathology as it relates to individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Support the development and implementation of goals across contexts for all common approach students (school, home, and community)
  • Collect and summarize clinical data to inform clinical practice
  • Recommend the purchase of materials and supplies related to classroom programming
  • Support training of Education Assistants (orientation, individualized training on SLP programming)
  • Contribute toward educational opportunities and workshops across the Centre
  • Anticipate, assess, and report risk management issues to the appropriate supervisor
  • Prepare and/or contribute to critical incident reports as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Registered Speech Language Pathologist
  • Member of ACSLPA
  • Knowledge and understanding of direct teaching strategies, theory and principles of child development, and early education services
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Clean Criminal Record Check
  • Clean Child Welfare Check
  • Valid certification in Child and Infant CPR and First Aid

 

Apply to Human Resources by mail, e-mail, or fax:
Mail: #1, 9353 – 50 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6B 2L5
E-mail: humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca
Fax: 780-488-6664 (confirm fax transmission at 780-488-6600)

 

 

 

 

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    Questions? Email humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca