Speech-Language Pathologist - 2022/2023

Job Code: 3274590

Job Description

Position: Speech-Language Pathologist (Full-Time, Contract and Temporary Positions available)

Work Location: Regional Student Services (Education Centre - Newmarket, Centre for Leadership and Learning, 300 Harry Walker Pkwy S, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8E2)

Salary Rate: $68,888 - $99,944

Work Schedule: 35 hours/week (full-time)

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023

Please Note: Travel from site to site will be required.

Important : Internal YRDSB staff must apply to internal job postings posted through the BWW.

In compliance with Board policies and procedures, responsible for two main areas of responsibility for any student with a communication difficulty involving speaking, listening, reading and/or writing. These areas are: consultation and liaison, and assessment.


  • To consult with regular and special education teachers, Student Services staff, educational assistants, administrative staff and parents regarding speech and language programs, resources, accommodations and modifications for any student with a communication difficulty involving speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing.
  • To act as a resource to the In-School Team to support the preventative approach through consultation.
  • To provide workshops to meet identified needs of York Region District School Board staff.
  • To liaise with and refer to community services and agencies such as Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and hospitals.
  • To assist in the interpretation of medical information and assessment reports from outside agencies as they relate to Speech-Language Pathology.
  • To support the development of the Individual Education Plan.
  • To provide formal and informal assessment and observation of students with communication difficulties involving speaking, listening, reading and/or writing.
  • To interpret and discuss assessment results, recommendations and program modifications with appropriate staff and parents.
  • To assist preschool children with special needs to make the transition from preschool programs to school programs.
  • To work with teachers and administration to assess students’ needs with respect to SEA funding.
  • To carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Coordinator Speech Language Pathology Services, Principals of Student Services, Student Services Coordinators and/or the Superintendent of Student Services.


  • A Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).
  • Effective verbal and written communication, interpersonal, analytical and computer skills are required.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals and groups both within and outside the Board is required.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);
  • South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle East/West Asian, Latino/Hispanic (in alignment with YRDSB Workforce Census to address disproportionalities identified);
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check from the police jurisdiction in which they reside or an Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) through Sterling Backcheck prior to commencing employment with the Board. The Police Vulnerable Sector Check and Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) documents are only valid if issued within the last six months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment.

On-line applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. Only candidates selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest.

Posted On
May 23, 2023
Closing Date & Time
June 30, 2023 11:30 PM EST/EDT

Job Type
Full Time, Contract, Occasional
Job Category
Management & Professionals
Job Open To
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents, ECE, EA and Support Staff
Regional Student Services
$68,888 - $99,944
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter