The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is a dynamic, creative learning organization that fosters the achievement, well-being and dignity of every student. The OCDSB is the largest school district in Eastern Ontario, serving 73,000 students in 147 schools
80%, Term (10 month work year)
$75,822 to $92,665 per year
(effective April 3, 2023)
Under the direction of the Supervisor of Speech-Language Pathology, the Speech- Language Pathologist:
- responds to the needs of school personnel, students and families through specialized therapeutic, consultative, educational, and collaborative services in the area of communication disorders and their relationship to academic performance;
- educates and trains to improve the understanding of communication disorders and their impact on the student's academic, social, emotional and cognitive development;
- actively participates in broad-based system service delivery within the multidisciplinary team including making decisions, recommending and setting priorities;
- fulfills professional responsibilities;
- performs duties related to administration; and
- carries out other related duties as assigned
- provide clinical supervision to Communicative Disorders Assistant(s), as indicated by Supervisor
Formal Education : Master's degree or equivalent in Speech-Language Pathology from a recognized university and registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).
Experience : Two years of related experience is required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position and to become familiar with pertinent board programs, service delivery considerations, policies and procedures. School board experience is an asset. Applicant must have experience with assessing and programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and severe developmental disabilities.
Additional Skills :
This job requires excellent skills/knowledge in the following areas:
- gather and evaluate information related to speech, language, and communication disorders from a range of sources such as formal and information assessments, observation, interviews, consultations and other professional reports;
- apply statistical procedures in interpreting assessment results and generate programming goals and recommendations that can be incorporated into curricular activities;
- analyze evaluation data to prepare targeted programming for students from Kindergarten to high school, and to modify programming as appropriate;
- communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to prepare and explain the assessment results, prepare presentations, and conduct intervention and programming;
- prioritize competing demands and manage time effectively to balance large and varied caseload, deal with urgent matters, and ensure timely assessments, reports, feedback and programming ;
- demonstrate interpersonal skills that apply active listening, diplomacy, confidence, respect and collaboration within collegial and multidisciplinary settings. Assertiveness, discretion, and tact will be necessary to manage unpredictable situations, contentious issues and difficult conversations.
- demonstrate motivation, resilience, adaptability and flexibility. Must be able to cope with and adapt to change;
- interpret Board and Government policies and incorporate key principles into clinical practice, as appropriate;
- Demonstrate computer literacy and comfort with technology
- Use of a vehicle and valid Ontario Class G licence
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board uses Applytoeducation (ATE) to manage applications for job competitions. OCDSB employees can apply to this job posting using their existing ATE account. Please ensure your resume is in the Board approved format before submitting your application. A copy of the template can be found on PSSP conference on GEM. External applicants will submit via applytoeducation.com by providing a cover letter and resume. Please clearly indicate on your resume your full-time and/or part-time regular work experience with school aged children.
Applications will be considered in accordance with the terms of the Professional Student Services Professionals’ Collective Agreement.
Personal information gathered through the application process is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, RSO 1980, c302 (as amended), and will be used to determine the qualification for employment with the OCDSB. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources, 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, Ontario K2H 6L3.
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