Speech-Language Pathologist

Niagara Children's Centre

Who Are We?

Niagara Children’s Centre is recognized throughout the Niagara Region as the provider of rehabilitation and support services to over 5,800 children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities each year. Core services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language services, augmentative and alternative communication, family services and therapeutic recreation.

Our family centered programs aim at helping each child achieve their own unique potential within their home, school and in the community.

Niagara Children’s Centre is looking for :

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ( 1.0 FTE 12 Month Contract ending March 2025 ) x 1

Why join Niagara Children’s Centre

Feel the difference of a career at Niagara Children’s Centre. From your first day, you’ll feel the support of the welcoming atmosphere where staff respect and care about each other.

Working at Niagara Children’s Centre means you’ll feel the impact of your knowledge and expertise firsthand as you develop lasting relationships with our families, parents/caregivers. We host a variety of social activities and recognition events to ensure our staff feel loved and our competitive salary, benefits and opportunities for personal development ensure you’ll feel supported throughout your career.

If that’s not enough, what about:
Employee Recognition by celebrating each other regularly
Employee Wellbeing initiatives and program
Social events throughout the year, it’s not just all work!
Invest in your future with a pension plan from HOOPP
Inclusive environment that allows everyone to feel welcomed and part of a dedicated team
Constant Professional Development to strengthen your skills to be the best clinician you can be
Work life balance with flexible schedules, summer hours, centre closure days, personal days, paid vacation, paid sick days, etc.

What will you be doing?

The Speech-Language Pathologist works to assess, identify, and treat communication difficulties in children in conjunction with parents and other caregivers to enhance quality of life and participation.

Communication difficulties may be in one or more of the following areas: language (understanding others and expressing themselves); speech (sound development); fluency; voice/resonance; hearing (aural habilitation); need for augmentative and alternative communication; and pragmatics.

This position may be required to work with children and youth with a complex profile of needs to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to care with community partnering agencies in an outreach capacity in the home, community or school.

This is just a snapshot of what you would be doing. To learn more, you can find a full job description and an organizational chart at

Does this sound like you?
Registration and membership in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
Post-secondary degree in Speech Language Pathology
Sound understanding of speech language therapy amongst children and youth
Ability to identify goals and establish appropriate treatment plans to achieve said goals with children, youth, families and other care providers both in-person and virtually through telepracticing
Effectively educate children/youth, families and other care providers related to their specific needs, utilizing a variety of strategies and through a variety of mediums (group, individual, lectures, online, etc.)
Current CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certifications
Bilingualism considered an asset

Vaccination and Accommodation Policy

All employees are subject to mandatory immunization requirements as a condition of employment.

Accommodations can be provided as required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Please notify Human Resources if such accommodations are required.

Application Process:

If you are inspired by the work of Niagara Children’s Centre and would like to join our team, we would love to hear from you!.

Qualified and interested applicants are asked to submit the following:
Cover letter

Applicants are to submit their application package as one document to: .

We will be evaluating applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage early submissions.

We thank all applicants for your interest, however, only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted.

_Niagara Children’s Centre is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our clients, employees, job applicants, visitors, and any other individual who enters our Centre or access our information. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Customer Service Standard, and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations.

If you require an accommodation(s) during the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources._

_Don’t meet every single requirement?_

_Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every single qualification outlined._

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12 months

Company events
Company pension
Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Flexible schedule
Life insurance
On-site parking
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Vision care
Wellness program
Work from home
Monday to Friday

Application question(s):
Have you been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted?
This position requires some travel within the Niagara Region, are you able to travel?

Master’s Degree (preferred)

Registration with CASLPO (required)

Ability to Commute:

Catharines, ON L2T 4C2 (preferred)

Work Location: In person