The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is an independent society led by a strong and diverse board of over 100 First Nations community representatives. FNESC is committed to improving education for all First Nations students in BC. FNESC works in partnership with the First Nations School Association (FNSA), and the Indigenous Adult Higher Learning Association (IAHLA), as well as other partner organizations.
Since its establishment in 1992, FNESC has worked to communicate the priorities of BC First Nations to the federal and provincial governments and to support First Nations communities in working together to advance education issues. Communications, research, partnership-building and advocacy are all central to FNESC’s activities.
We are currently recruiting for a Speech Language Pathologist to join our team and play a key role in our commitment to improve education for all First Nations students in BC.
The Speech Language Pathologist is part of the FNESC Special Education team and will provide the necessary speech-language assessments, student programming and community staff training as required. The Speech Language Pathologist will collaborate with the FNESC Special Education team to develop a realistic approach to addressing the speech language needs of students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Work within the First Nations schools as designated by FNESC;
· Provide the necessary speech-language assessments, student programming and community/staff training as required;
· Collaborate with school staff, parents and community members where applicable to develop a realistic approach to addressing the speech language needs of students within the resources available;
· Collaborate with the FNESC Instructional Services team assigned to the school;
· Provide follow-up support via telephone/ video-conference as applicable and as deemed necessary by the school and as approved by FNESC;
· Provide aggregate data and a monthly summary of activities to the FNESC Director, Special Education;
· Provide data, statistical reports as required to meet program accountability requirements and identify and implement strategies to increase program success;
· Complete student assessment reports utilizing the FNESC SLP Report template;
· Administrative duties include but are not limited to the collection of data from school visits and a monthly written report for the Director Special Education. Completes necessary paperwork to meet the requirements of finance and personnel policies.
· Current registration with the BC Association for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA) and a Master's Degree from an accredited school of Speech Language Pathology;
· Demonstrate experience and clinical competence including successful observation, assessment and therapy skills;
· Ideally experience working with First Nations in the field of speech language pathology;
· Valid driver's licence and a satisfactory criminal records check; and
· Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
· Comprehensive understanding of First Nations education issues and First Nations issues in British Columbia.
Hours of Work:
20- 40 hours per week. The nature of this position is such that some additional time with notice may be required and there is a possibility of work on weekends or during the evenings. One year contract.
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We thank everyone who applies for their interest in FNESC. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants who are selected for an interview. We cannot respond to telephone or email inquiries.
Please send your resume and cover letter