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Speech Language Pathologist, York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program Full-Time Temporary (until March 31, 2024) (2)

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 18, 2023.

Land Acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.

COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


The York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program is administered by Oak Valley Health (OVH). We provide a coordinated community based speech and language service for children, birth to kindergarten entry. The program engages in collaborative service delivery with other community agencies such as Early Intervention Services, the Children’s Treatment Network and the York-Simcoe Autism Network. These positions will include providing school based rehabilitation services for children in kindergarten through a partnership with the Children’s Treatment Network.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Assessment and treatment of Kindergarten aged children in the areas of articulation, motor speech, stuttering and voice who
  • are eligible to receive school based rehabilitation services, funded through the Children’s Treatment Network
  • Documenting in the Children Treatment Network’s shared electronic record
  • Providing occasional evening virtual workshops to parents and caregivers in the areas of articulation, motor speech, and stuttering
  • Services are primarily provided within schools throughout York Region during the school year, however, service is also provided within a clinic or provided to the family virtually during the summer months.
  • Engaging in regular communication with parents and caregivers in order to provide home programming to the family
  • Preparing assessment, reassessment, progress updates and discharge reports
  • Making treatment decisions based on the assessment results
  • Implementing therapeutic techniques with individual clients
  • Supervising Communicative Disorders Assistant(s)
  • Counseling the child’s caregivers and /or families
  • Taking an active role in performing and maintaining professional practice standards, guidelines and activities


  • Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
  • Registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)
  • Previous experience dealing with paediatric populations would be a definite asset
  • Ability to offer services in more than one language is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the team
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated good attendance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required.


Salary Band YRSLP01: Ranges from $39.85 – $50.77 per hour


1. Vaughan/Woodbridge & surrounding areas

2. Newmarket/Aurora/King & surrounding areas

Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community Healthcare Organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond.. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?

Oak Valley Health Diversity Statement

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.