Person who assesses the functions of language, voice and speech. It determines a treatment and intervention plan and ensures its implementation in order to improve or restore human communication in its environment. She participates in clinical teaching.
• Masters in speech therapy;
• Membre of l’Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ)
• Experience working with First Nations or in an intercultural context is an asset;
• Experience in remote areas is an asset;
• Tele-practice experience is an asset;
• Experience working with an interpreter is an asset.
Connaissances et habiletés
• Ability to provide speech therapy and training in English and with an interpreter / third party.
• 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-health profile of Eeyou Istchee and the impact of colonization;
• Knowledge of Eenou / Eeyou Pimaatsiiun healing practices and paradigms is an asset;
• Various clinical skills;
• Ease of working in an interdisciplinary environment;
• Openness in terms of language, culture, values and beliefs;
• Ability to communicate theoretical and practical knowledge applied to training;
• Ability and willingness to impart 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;
• Available for travel in communities.
• Speak, read and write fluently English;
• Knowledge of the Cree language is an asset;
• Fluency in French is an asset.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION:
• A stimulating practice with many personal and professional benefits with the possibility of:
o Full-time residency in an enriching setting or combination of regular trips to assigned communities and remote practice by tele-practice.
o Possibility of full-time and part-time.
o Nordic premiums when services are offered in the territory.
o Group insurance plan.
o Defined benefit pension plan (RREGOP).
• Other advantages linked to professional practice:
o Support for practice through the management team of multi-disciplinary services.
o Community of practice with other audiologists working in Eeyou Istchee.
o Participation in the development of the program.
o Annual training budget.
o Enriching cultural encounters.
The Cree Board of James Bay is responsible for providing health and social services for all people who live permanently or temporarily in the Eeyou Istchee region, Cree territory of James Bay. It is a remote region in northern Quebec made up of 9 communities of the Cree Nation, indigenous people of nearly 18,000 people.
The health and social services offered are first-line services provided in the 9 local CMCs (CLSC-type clinics / dispensaries) as well as second-line services through the regional hospital in Chisasibi. When 2nd line and 3rd line services cannot be provided in the community, patients are transported to establishments affiliated with RUIS McGill.
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.