This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.
Reporting to the Manager, Rehabilitation Services, the Speech Language Pathologist is a licensed health care professional who is part of the Rehabilitation Services team in the Department of Health. This position plans, develops, organizes, delivers and evaluates Speech Language Pathology Services to all populations in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, in accordance with: Rehabilitation Services, Department of Health; Speech Language Pathology policies and procedures; the Code of Ethics of the Speech-Language Audiology Canada (SAC) and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of a Canadian Provincial College.
The incumbent works with individuals of all ages who have speech, language, fluency, pragmatic, voice, and/or swallowing disorders or delays and is responsible for decisions regarding all aspects of client care as well as clinical supervision of Community Therapy Assistant. This also includes developing and delivering skills training to families, communities, home-care workers, community members, organizations and other health care professionals.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology or equivalent along with Certification and membership in the Speech-Language Audiology Canada (SAC) and registration with a provincial licensing body. The incumbent must also have one (1) year of clinical experience.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to GNHR@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
- Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
- Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
- Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
- Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.