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Speech Language Pathologist, ABI & Specialized Dementia Unit

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 7, 2021.


Position: Speech Language Pathologist
Site: Toronto Rehab, University Centre Departments: ABI Inpatient Services & Specialized Dementia Unit
Reports to: Program Services Managers
Scale/Grade: D0:08   
Salary:  $38.81 – $48.51 per hour
Hours: 22.5 hours per week  Days
Status: Temporary Part-Time (Approximately  6 months)



As an integral member of Allied Health, the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) provides swallowing and communication intervention to inpatients on both the ABI and Specialized Dementia units.  The successful candidate will: provide evidence-based assessment, management and counselling of patients with voice, fluency, language, cognitive-communicative, swallowing and motor speech disorders.   They will also provide treatment and education services to patients in the Specialized Dementia Unit; and planning for return to work or return to school goals for the ABI services.   Rehabilitation potential of patients based on environmental considerations, assessments of other health care professionals as well as speech and language assessment will result in innovative individual and group-based models of clinical intervention; realistic goals and objectives for effective patient management, and referrals to community agencies where appropriate.  The SLP will facilitate communication exchanges between patients and other professions; provide family members, caregivers, staff, and volunteers education in management techniques/approaches; initiate and participate in inter-professional and service specific patient-focused research; participate in program planning and quality improvement initiatives; manage own caseload and waiting lists. The SLP will also provide clinical supervision to SLP graduate students, interns, volunteers and CASLPO initial practice registrants on occasion.


  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, or equivalent, required
  • Registration with College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathology of Ontario (CASLPO) required
  • Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) preferred
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (C Level) Heart Saver Plus Canada (on employment)
  • Minimum of two years of relevant clinical experience with adult neurogenics required
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience in neurorehabilitation and /or clinical experience working with geriatric population
  • Clinical experience with acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and /or experience working with patients with dementia an asset
  • Dysphagia experience (including videofluoroscopy assessment) preferred
  • Experience in the assessment and treatment of adult neurogenic communication disorders
  • Experience in dysphagia and video fluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing
  • Experience in implementing group models of therapy and education
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency preferred
  • Able to meet need for flexible hours/schedule, if required

POSTED DATE: January 7, 2021     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply. University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position.  Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.