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Speech Language Pathologist, Career opportunity in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Job description
  • To evaluate Client need based on presenting impairment/ disability / handicap, employing standardized assessment tools;
  • To assess the safety and risk factors of the client/caregivers/health care team and set out appropriate resolutions and/or coping strategies ;
  • To determine whether Speech-Language Pathology is required ;
  • To design a treatment plan considering evidence-based information, relevant best practice guidelines and clinical expertise;
  • To set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-limited and client centered goals;
  • To determine the need for additional or alternative services;
  • To organize workload considering client and other team members’ needs;
  • To incorporate discharge planning into treatment planning/process;
  • To select and execute appropriate, cost effective intervention strategies;
  • To educate Clients, Families/Caregivers and the health care team regarding the nature of the client’s illness/ problem, purpose of the interventions, and self-management strategies;
  • To link Families/ Clients with appropriate community partners/ services;
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention, the client’s response, and progress toward goal attainment and/ or need for changes in service;
  • To evaluate client outcome using appropriate outcome measures;
  • To collaborate and communicate with the Health Care Team regarding assessment findings, possible barriers, treatment and future planning ;
  • To participate in case conferences as required;
  • To maintain daily and weekly records of client care activity, which comply with Revera’s regulatory body standards;
  • To submit timely and accurate clinical and administrative reports, including billing and payroll invoices;
  • To comply with Revera’s and college/professional regulatory agency standards of practice;
  • To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct;
  • To complete all other tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to integrate Client-centered care into clinical practice
  • Ability to function within an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible
  • Demonstrated ability in problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Ability to generate new solutions and develop creative improvements
  • Demonstrated awareness of Client’s rights
  • Masters degree or equivalent in Speech Language Pathology
  • Registration/ license with appropriate professional regulatory college ( New graduates will be supported in completing requirements through an appropriate mentorship program)
  • Minimum two years related clinical practice
  • Commitment to service excellence including continuing education and continuous quality improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Clients & colleagues
  • Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).
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