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Speech Language Pathologist

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted July 26, 2022.

The Speech-Language Pathologist works in partnership with the neonatal follow-up multi-disciplinary team to provide S-LP services to high-risk infants from birth to 3 years of age. As a member of the developmental care team for preterm infants, the Speech-Language Pathologist contributes knowledge about speech and language development and the potential speech and language sequelae for this population. The S-LP provides early identification of communication difficulties to at risk infants and children aged 0-3 years. S-LP responsibilities include consultation regarding: Early identification, assessment, monitoring, intervention parent/caregiver education; liaise and referral to treatment centres and community services; development of education materials; provision of knowledge-sharing of best practice and research; participation in research.

1. CASLPO Registration
2. Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology
3. Minimum 5 years relevant pediatric experience
4. Extensive knowledge of preschool speech and language services in Hamilton as well as other community agencies
5. Demonstrated ability to interface with intake services at DPR and Early Words
6. Comprehensive knowledge of communication development, preschool communication disorders and developmental
7. Comprehensive knowledge of neuro-developmental and cognitive communication disorder/delay as it relates to preterm and/or high risk infants.
8. Demonstrated computer skills in Outlook and Meditech
9. Demonstrated teamwork skills and the ability to initiate and work independently
10. Willingness to participate in a criminal reference screening process
11. Fluency in French will be considered an asset
12. Must be able to obtain a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen (VSS)

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement