Chief of Speech-Language Pathology & Hearing Services

  • Durham District School Board
  • Feb 11, 2019
Full time Other

Job Description

Chief of Speech-Language Pathology & Hearing Services

Permanent, full-time position

Through its “Ignite Learning” campaign, the Durham District School Board (DDSB) has outlined its strategic priorities, which include Success, Well-Being, Leadership, Equity, Engagement and Innovation. This is an exciting opportunity for a Speech Language Pathologist to contribute meaningfully to these priorities.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Education/Inclusive Student Services, and working with a committed team within a school board, you will ensure high standards of service delivery to support student achievement and well-being.

As Chief of Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing Services, you will draw on your ability to work collaboratively and effectively with various internal and external stakeholders, as you work within a multi-disciplinary leadership team to facilitate the integration of services to students, families and schools.

Your leadership will be evident as you develop and coordinate the Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing Services teams to ensure a high-quality and equitable service delivery model for students who have communication and language learning challenges. You will lead the team in providing supports which align with the operational goals of the DDSB as well as the legally binding standards and ethics set by the regulatory College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Through your role as Chief, you will provide clinical/program consultation support to staff, coordinate the contracted Audiologist and related services, and provide leadership support in partnership with a centrally assigned Administrator for the Itinerant Hearing Resource Teachers, along with being responsible for Interpreters and Intervenors providing direct student support.

Within this key leadership role, you will use group service data (encompassing both service statistics and evidence of impact on students) as drivers for service planning and accountability measures, and ensure that communication of team impact is ongoing at all levels of the system and within our community. You will also represent the Durham DSB within various internal and community-based work groups and associations.

Your profile as a qualified Chief of Speech Language Pathology and Hearing Services will include:

  • A master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • Membership in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).
  • Provincial (Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, OSLA) and national (Speech and Audiology Canada, SAC) association membership, preferred.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing direct Speech-Language Pathology services to children, adolescents, and families.
  • At least 1 year of experience:
    • Providing Speech-Language Pathology supports in an educational setting; and
    • Providing management and leadership, including training, in these areas.
  • Experience demonstrating the following:
    • Management skills, including a demonstrated ability to effectively motivate and lead staff;
    • Knowledge of technology to support student programming and clinical resources/tools; and
    • Creativity and innovation skills regarding approaches to supporting implementation of evidence-based clinical practices in the field of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Hearing, Interpreting and Intervening.

Salary range: $109,879 - $122,088 per year (pending job evaluation)

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB accommodates a school population of nearly 70,000 regular day students, through 132 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses.

To apply online for Posting #2647565, by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019, please go to ddsb.ca/employment.

The Durham District School Board is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our Region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Job Category

Chief

City

Whitby, ON