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Speech Language Pathologists (Bank of Candidates) - Special Education Services *up to 5 positions

Job Number:
Job Type:
Job Category:
Professionals - Pedagogy
Number of Positions:
Posting Date:
September 22, 2023
End of Posting:
October 5, 2023
$27.46 - $50.39/Hour
Northern Allowance:
$9,004 - $14,403 / Year
Retention Premium:
$5,500 - $10,000

Priority shall be given to qualified Cree Beneficiaries


  • Are you interested in a unique opportunity to make an important contribution to the development and implementation of a new model of services to offer high-quality speech and language services for school-age children in Eeyou Istchee?
  • Are you motivated to continue building the Cree School Board’s vision of offering culturally-sensitive, strengths-based, holistic and collaborative services based on best practices?
  • Are you motivated when working in close collaboration with teachers, school staff and families? 
  • Are you curious to learn about Cree Language and Culture?
  • Are you interested in traveling to or living in a dynamic Cree community with amazing landscapes?

If yes, the Cree School Board wants to hear from you!


  • Are motivated to participate in the development and implementation of new high-quality S-LP services based on research and best practices;
  • Are sensitive to the cultural, social and regional context when developing and implementing services;
  • Have working knowledge of cultural competency, client-centered approach, child development, early intervention, inclusive education, consultative model of services and community-based services;
  • Have excellent interpersonal communication, leadership, relationship building and teamwork skills;
  • Are able to think critically, work independently, solve problems collaboratively, and be highly adaptable, organized, reliable and self-motivated;
  • Are a member of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec;
  • Can work in English;
  • Can provide a current vulnerable sector criminal record check.


Prioritizes a Culturally Sensitive Consultative and Collaborative Model of Services:
Contributes to the development, planning, delivery or supervision of school-wide initiatives to promote early prevention and identification, and to support the development of speech, language and communication skills in a culturally relevant manner.

Plans, organizes and conducts culturally relevant training, information and awareness-building activities related to communication difficulties. 

Establishes and maintains collaboration and relationships with partner organizations.

Participates in program evaluation measures, in accordance with departmental requirements. 

Contributes to advising management staff, prepares expertise and makes appropriate recommendations to support decision-making. 

With a culturally sensitive approach, administers dynamic assessments, supports case planning and provides targeted tiered intervention, while prioritizing in-class and inclusive education support when possible:

Contributes to the detection and identification of students experiencing communication difficulties.

Makes clinical conclusions on student communication skills, including the use of informal and dynamic measures when necessary, using a culturally informed perspective.

Works collaboratively with local staff and caregivers to identify functional intervention priorities, goals and means.

Works with a multidisciplinary team to draw up and review a student’s individualized intervention plan, if necessary.

Provides advice, support and modeling for adapting or modifying the classroom, teaching strategies, intervention/communication tools and instructional material for identified students with communication difficulties.

Informs school staff of the nature of the communication difficulties of identified students, and how it impacts their learning process and their functioning at school.

Ensures the development and adaptation of culturally-relevant tools for school resources and family members to address specific speech, language and communication goals.

Works directly with other team members to coordinate, support or provide culturally relevant interventions and to assess the achievement of objectives, either virtually or in-community.

Prepares and updates files, progress notes, evaluation or progress reports and other documentation according to the standards related to the practice of the profession and the rules defined by the school board.


Must be a member of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec

The following knowledge and experience are an asset:

  • 2-5 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist with school-age children;
  • Knowledge of Cree and/or Indigenous culture and/or language; 
  • Knowledge of French language; 
  • Experience with telehealth


Regular, full-time position.
35 hours per week.


  • Northern Allowance* (Pro-rata of the days spent in the communities);
  • Retention Premium (if living in-community);
  • Budget for Continuing Education;
  • Paid relocation and accommodation, if the candidate should decide to live in Eeyou Istchee.

*Ranges and additional benefits are subject to qualifications and collective agreement.

The available positions offer a flexible home-based location, whether it’s in your hometown or in one of the nine picturesque and serene Cree Communities within Eeyou Istchee. Each S-LP may work in 1 or a maximum of 2 Eeyou communities.  The position requires working in communities of Eeyou Istchee for a minimum of 1 week per month.