Are you a Speech Language Pathologist looking for new practice opportunities and an expanded scope of practice? Are you looking for a truly rewarding job that offers one of the best compensation packages in Canada and an excellent work / life balance? Are you interested in working in a place just minutes away from gorgeous wilderness and outdoor adventures? Then a job as a Speech Language Pathologist in the Northwest Territories may be the perfect fit for you!
Why the Northwest Territories?
Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in these communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. With summer just around the corner, northerners are eagerly anticipating all the wonders a Northwest Territories summer has to offer, such as the glorious midnight sun and outdoor adventures including hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing, and exploring the hundreds of easily accessible lakes and rivers.
About the Work
Speech Language Pathologists in the Northwest Territories provide diagnostic, intervention and referral services to communication and swallowing impaired clients in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Rules of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and the philosophy and objective of the NWT Health Authorities to overcome and prevent communication problems/disorders in language, speech, voice and fluency, as well as swallowing impairments.
The Speech Language Pathologist works with patients of all ages who have speech, language, voice, pragmatic, and/or fluency delays or disorders which may be secondary to loss of hearing, congenital or developmental delays, physical illness or the aging process. The focus of the therapy is to maximize and maintain the patient's ability to succeed in professional and social settings as well as to improve the patient's quality of life. Patients that have communication delays/disorders may not be able to request assistance, or communicate needs when required.
Positions are currently available in Behchoko, Fort Smith, Hay River, and Yellowknife.
Typically these positions require a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. The incumbent must be eligible for membership with Speech and Audiology Canada including successful completion of the certification exam and all other certification requirements within 6 months of hire. Specifics may vary by hiring location.
What are the Benefits?
In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance (ranging from $3,700 for Yellowknife up to $6,406 for Fort Smith), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support.
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The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority is responsible for the design and delivery of health and social services to ensure that the residents in the Northwest Territories have the best health, best care, for a better future.