Speech Language Pathologist
The Surrey School District respectfully acknowledges that our schools reside on the traditional, unceded, and shared territories of Coast Salish peoples: The q̓ ícə̓ y̓ - Katzie, the qʼwa:n̓ƛʼən̓ - Kwantlen and the SEMYOME - Semiahmoo First Nations, who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial.
Surrey Schools, recipient of BC's Top 100 Employer and Canada's Greenest Employer awards, is spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia. Surrey Schools is the city's second largest employer and is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC with 77,000 students. Surrey Schools District team of approximately 13,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.
This growing city, with its ever-changing demographics and dynamics has vacancies for qualified professionals to work with our students.
Through quality support and learning, we commit to engaging our students in their growth as individuals and in their development of knowledge, skills and attributes to contribute to a healthy, democratic and diverse society.
DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT LEVEL DELIVERY MODEL
Speech Language Pathologists require:
- knowledge of speech-language pathology theory, intervention strategies and practices
- the ability to deliver service to communicatively impaired students in a manner which recognizes and reflects a range of service delivery models
- possession of strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, other professionals and support workers
- the ability to work independently and establish priorities for service to several schools in highly demanding situations
- knowledge and a commitment to a consultative, collaborative process in working with school teams, parents and other relevant people
The primary goal of the speech-language services program is to support students with communication challenges by:
- coordinating their Speech-Language Services with the teams in their assigned schools
- identifying, assessing and evaluating children suspected of significant communicative challenges
- planning, developing, providing and/or directing appropriate and effective intervention programs
- providing on-going monitoring of children with communicative disorders through informal and formal assessments, and providing suggestions for management both at home and in the classroom
- collaborating with school teams to support language goals connect to curriculum (e.g. team teaching, I.E.P. accommodations)
- communicating with parents to discuss their child’s progress and methods in creating an atmosphere conducive to enhanced communication
- acting as supportive personnel and counsel for school teams to better understand the needs of the children who are identified as communicatively disadvantaged
- providing current schedules and caseloads of identified students receiving speech- language services to school teams and the Director of Instruction
- performing those recording and reporting tasks necessary to maintain effective communication with all involved in the child's program
- initiating referrals, when necessary, to other district staff, agencies and community professionals in collaboration with the school teams
MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
- a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or equivalent academic training and experience
- must be registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals ofBC (CSHHPBC)
- eligibility for membership in Speech and Hearing BC and/or Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)
Experience in speech-language pathology in public schools preferred but not required.
The personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned duties to a Director of Instruction.
- full time and part time positions available
- term assignments have the ability of becoming continuing assignments within the district
- as per the collective agreement, annual SLP College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals fees are reimbursed annually
- participation in professional development activities on scheduled district Pro-D days
- opportunities to work within a variety of clinical frameworks (ex. consultation, paper-based or digital assessments, direct therapy etc.)
- medical and dental benefits are available
- benefits associated with membership in the BCTF including the BCTF pension plan
- this position is eligible for the BC Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Interested and qualified applicants should apply by clicking "apply online" below. Please ensure to upload resume, cover letter and any supporting documents. If you have any questions, please contact Carla Green, District Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org
This posting will remain open until filled.
Note: The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only applicants selected for interviews are contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.