Casual - Speech Language Pathologist
Open until filled
Department: Northwest Territories HSSA
Job Code: 16270
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Job: On Demand
About the Job
Lying on the cusp of the northern frontier, 200KM north of the Arctic Circle, is the community of Inuvik. Within that small and welcoming community of 3,200 residents awaits an opportunity for a qualified Speech Language Pathologist. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the close knit team aiming to provide innovative methods and therapy structures that deliver effective speech and language services in a very unique setting to more than 10,000 residents.
Speech Language Pathologists have the option to live and work for a variety of organizations. A few reasons why we think you should consider the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority:
• Travel - you’ll have the opportunity to travel via small plane or over the ice road to remote and isolated communities within the Beaufort Delta and Sahtu regions of the NWT
• Scope of Practice - there is a significant percentage of work that the successful candidate will be completing independently which lends itself to developing a wide range of skills to solve the variety of speech issues you might encounter
• Relocation - the GNWT will arrange and pay for relocation fees for the successful candidate
Speech Language Pathologists often have the option to practice in a number of large Canadian cities but this role offers benefits beyond what you might find anywhere else in Canada. The community of Inuvik is also home to one of the most northern greenhouses in the world and is very family friendly with plenty of year round outdoor activities for family members of all ages. The community provides an abundance of fresh air, minimal (ie: No) traffic and some of the shortest commutes in the country.
If you’ve completed a Masters level degree in Speech Language Pathology and this opportunity, community and lifestyle sound appealing to you please visit our website for more information and to submit your application https://www.gov.nt.ca/careers/en.
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is the single provider of all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Tlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services, protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff
Reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Allied Health Services, the incumbent independently provides assessment, diagnostic, rehabilitative and preventative services to inpatients and outpatients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.
This position plans, organizes, delivers and evaluates SLP services in the IRH (including the Acute Care ward, Long Term Care ward, and the outpatient clinic), in the community health centers, in the home and in school settings both in Inuvik and the Sahtu regions. The SLP assists the Regional Manager, Allied Health Services, in managing physical, financial, and human resources.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is typically acquired through a university degree in Speech Language Pathology at a Masters level. Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years work experience.
This job opening is for a casual employment opportunity from December 3, 2018 for up to four months.
Eligible for membership with Speech- Language and Audiology Canada and be professionally licensed is mandatory for this position.
For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour plus Northern Allowance of $7.14 per hour.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID #16270
Closing Date: Open till Filled