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Permanent position, unionized or unionizable nonunionized

SPEECH THERAPIST

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2021 May 21

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with more than 900 employees, is part of the Québec health and social services network (Nunavik region). It provides front-line health and social services, notably for prevention, evaluation, diagnostics and treatment, rehabilitation and support, for the population of the Hudson subregion of roughly 7 000 persons. Moreover, it provides services related to youth protection and assumes the administration of  Ullivik, located in Dorval, for the Nunavik region. The Ullivik’s mission is to receive Inuit travelling to Montréal to receive health services in participating institutions. The Inuit population is spread among seven communities along the Hudson coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.
The person who reports to the Director of Professional and Hospital Services. The speech therapist evaluates the functions of language, voice and speech. It identifies a treatment plan and a speech-language intervention plan that it is responsible for in collaboration with various stakeholders. The speech therapist's interventions aim to develop, restore or maintain the person's ability to communicate and to promote autonomy and integration into family, school, professional and social activities. The speech therapist works closely with other members of the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team.
The person sought will demonstrate initiative, a great capacity for autonomy and ease in all stages of the evaluation and intervention process with a clientele 0-100 years with varied health problems. She must also have a great sense of organization and an ease of adaptation in her work, in addition to having skills to communicate and work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. It will need to be willing to visit all the communities served by the IHC.

Functions:
Assess the functions of language, voice and speech;
Determines and implements a treatment and intervention plan to improve or restore communication;
Participates in the development of response plans and service plans;
Follow-up of the treatment plan in the speech therapy component;
Intervenes on an individual or group basis;
Participates in the process of accompanying children with developmental delays;
Works closely with other health care professionals
Acts as a contact for clients, colleagues and the interdisciplinary team;
Plans and organizes training activities for colleagues, various stakeholders, families or support groups;
Teach the client and his family the exercises and activities that promote customer communication;
Supports clinical education at the level of continuing education for stakeholders;
Participates in the orientation and training of new staff and trainees;
Refers to his immediate supervisor any situation that jeopardizes the health or safety of the client;
Respects the values and mission of the IHC;
Apply the code of ethics and the institution's policies and procedures.
Ensure compliance with the confidentiality rules of the customer's information and its support network.

Related functions:
Uses all means at its disposal to develop and implement programs to restore or maintain the person's ability to communicate and to promote autonomy and integration;
Organizes stimulation and early intervention activities; 
Establishing partnerships with users, their families, social caregivers (SFAs) and with the various stakeholders from the North and the South;
Ensures that the safety of the users is ensured for each of the tasks performed;
Apply, contribute and collaborate in the process of risk management;
Compiles computer working time statistics;
Performs any other duties related to the performance of his duties and/or required by his immediate superior.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in speech therapy.  
Member in good standing of the Professional Order of Speech and Audiologists of Quebec.
Minimum two years of experience as a speech therapist;
French English bilingualism required, both oral and written, knowledge of Inuktitut will be an asset;
Experience in remote areas will be an asset;
Knowledge of Inuit culture and values will be an asset;
Knowledge of child development 0-5 years of age and screening and assessment tools will be an asset;
Ability to work with the various stakeholders in the community.

Conditions and benefits

Full time position based in Puvirnituq
Hourly rate from $25.25 to $45.22
Furnished housing provided
Three to four annual personal trips depending on status
Maximum of 16 weeks’ vacation per year
Cargo premium $115.64 per week 
Isolation premium from $191.93 per week or $338.29 with dependants
Retention premium $114.99 per week
Moving expenses assumed by the employer
Storage expenses, if applicable, assumed by the employer

**Candidates presently working in the health and social services network may apply for northern leave without pay (up to 48 months) to work in Nunavik**  
 

Additional details

Please send resume and cover letter to melanie.lepage.mnq@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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