We’re Hiring: Speech-Language Pathologist

About the SAAAC Autism Centre

The SAAAC Autism Centre is a Toronto based charity whose mission is to make autism services equitable for all Canadians. The Centre provides culturally responsive autism services targeting culturally and linguistically diverse families. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, our Centre offers a dynamic range of services that support the development of individuals on the autism spectrum at all life stages, along with their caregivers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performing comprehensive assessments of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder for children and adults using different therapeutic approaches and techniques
  • Conducting hearing or speech/language evaluations, tests, or examinations
  • Providingaural rehabilitation for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Analyzing, interpreting and documenting assessment results of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Eliciting and conveying client information effectively and efficiently for the purposes of assessment and treatment
  • Providing direct intervention on an individual or group of children with varying age groups
  • Maintaining clear, accurate and appropriate records of client encounters and clinical documentation which will comply with regulatory and organizational documentation and recording keeping standards
  • Providing home programming to families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Conducting social skills group program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder’
  • Supervising support personnel (CDA interns) throughout their placement term
  • Conducting training workshops for parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Required Skills, Knowledge and Characteristics

  • Must possess excellent observational, listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Must be compassionate and empathetic
  • Strong ability to perceive and convey non-verbal information effectively
  • Creative problem solving and judgment are necessary to address the individual needs of each client in a safe, effective and efficient manner
  • The ability to analyze, integrate, synthesize and apply information using appropriate clinical models and theoretical frameworks of the assessment and management of human communication and swallowing disorders
  • Strong interpersonal skills with analytical mindset to interpret health regulations and apply them to programs
  • Solid organization skills with a keen eye for details is important in order to maintain client records, schedules, and programming in order
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, take initiative, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Interested candidates are asked to send their resume to Dharshi Polio, Director of Human Resources: dharship@saaac.org

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