Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education
Speech Language Pathlogist (225) (Employment Equity)
Closing Date: Midnight, July 29th
Terms and conditions of employment, including wages, are in accordance with the Nova Scotia Teachers' Provincial Agreement.
The goal of the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all levels, of the students and families we serve. This position is only available to applicants from peoples of Indigenous ancestry, peoples of African ancestry, and persons with disabilities.
The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) provides support to students, parents and staff in the areas of assessment, intervention and programming for students with communicative disorders and challenges in literacy development, behaviour and language acquisition.
Qualifications and Abilities:
Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders or equivalent Masters Degree;
Eligible for certification by the Nova Scotia College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists;
Training in Assistive Technology, Early literacy development;
A valid Nova Scotia driver’s license.
The SLP will display the ability to work without direct supervision, ability to work effectively in a team, flexibility and adaptability to varied school contexts;
The SLP will display a thorough understanding of Inclusion and MTSS and will provide support to teachers and students at all 3 tiers using evidence-based practices.
The SLP is required to demonstrate competency in developmental articulation/phonological disorders, neurologically based speech disorders, voice disorders, resonance disorders, fluency disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, hearing disorders and related speech-language disorders, and dysphagia;
The SLP will be a participating member of the school’s teams: Student Planning Teams and Teaching Support Teams, and will contribute in a variety of ways including the provision of assessment information, direct therapy to the student, consultation with families and teachers on student achievement, language development, communication and behaviour concerns, and the provision of professional development for school/regional staff;
The SLP must consider diversity issues such as social dialects, and bias in assessment and instructional materials in the delivery of the services;
The SLP’s roles and responsibilities include prevention, consultation, assessment, intervention, and personal professional development and research.
Applications from peoples of Indigenous ancestry, peoples of African ancestry, and persons with disability will be considered: first to teachers of the AVRCE in accordance with the Local NSTU Agreement and then to external applicants.