Program: Adult Program
Status: Full-time, Contract (12-months)
Hours: 36.25 hrs/week
Salary: $37.2430 – $47.1997 per hour
Date Posted: May 12, 2021
Closing Date: May 26, 2021
About Surrey Place:
At Surrey Place we help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.
Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 12 locations in the GTA and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in northwestern Ontario.
The Adult Program at Surrey Place is seeking a Speech-Language Pathologist. Reporting to the Manager, Adult Program, the Speech-Language Pathologist works as part of an interdisciplinary team to enhance the communication skills and quality of life of adults with developmental disabilities through speech-language assessment, treatment, consultation, research, education and outreach in person and using video conferencing technology.
- Conduct comprehensive speech-language assessments and provide recommendations and training to caregivers using a mediator-based model.
- Prescribe high tech face-to-face communication aids and develop/implement treatment programs through the Augmentative Communication and Writing Aids (ACWA) program.
- Conduct groups and caregiver training workshops for parents and other professionals.
- Work collaboratively with and supervise Communication Disorders Assistants (CDA).
- Promote and initiate new services to enhance service models and address waitlists.
- Provide community consultation schools, day programs and group homes.
- Graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
- Registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologist of Ontario (CASLPO).
- One-year related experience.
- Individual Authorizer, Ontario Assistive Devices Program.
- Experience developing and implementing intervention programs using low and high tech with Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Sign Language.
- Experience with AAC Software including Boardmaker, Proloquo2Go, Unity, LAMP, TouchChat etc.
- Experience with the developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder population.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
- Fluency in French is considered an asset.
- The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening).
Due to the pandemic, this position is a combination of in-person and remote work for now. Candidates will be expected to deliver in-person services if needed. When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, candidates will be required to work from a Surrey Place location.
To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one file saved in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith) to Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting file 21045 the subject line of your email by the closing date.
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.