SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
A person who assesses the functions of language, voice and speech. It determines a treatment and intervention plan and ensures its implementation with the aim of improving or restoring communication between the human being and his environment. She/he participates in clinical teaching.
• Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology;
• Member of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ).
• Experience working with First Nations or in a cross-cultural context is an asset;
• Experience in remote areas is an asset;
• Experience in telepractice is an asset;
• Experience working with an interpreter is an asset.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Ability to provide speech therapy interventions and training in English and with an interpreter/third person;
• Good professional record in speech therapy;
• Good knowledge of speech therapy theory and practice, current trends, the MSSS network and regulations;
• Knowledge of Cree culture is an asset;
• Knowledge of the socio-sanitary profile of Eeyou Istchee and the impact of colonization;
• Knowledge of Eenou / Eeyou Pimaatsiiun healing practices and paradigms is an asset;
• Varied clinical skills;
• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment;
• Spirit of openness in terms of language, culture, values and beliefs;
• Ability to communicate theoretical and practical knowledge applied to training;
• Ability and willingness to transfer knowledge effectively to other staff;
• Sense of autonomy, flexibility, discretion and empathy;
• Excellent interpersonal communication, teamwork skills;
• Excellent critical thinking, synthesis, organization and decision-making skills;
• High adaptability.
• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree and French is an asset.
• Willing to travel a minimum of 1 week per month to Eeyou Istchee if living outside the region
Other ways to apply
Please forward your resume to:
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.
We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.
Life in Eeyou Istchee
We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.
The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling.