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Career Opportunities at Lead Foundation

Lead Foundation is proud to employ a diverse and talented group of staff that work together to provide high quality, effective, and creative services for families in our Lead foundation programs.

Our dedicated teams include:

  • Child Developmental Specialists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Program & Behaviour Specialists
  • Teachers/Early Learning Coordinators
  • Clinical Coordinators
  • Early Learning Program Assistants
  • Administrative Support Staff

Lead Foundation is committed to maximizing our staff’s personal and professional growth through:

  • regular opportunities for professional development,
  • competitive salaries and benefits packages including wellness accounts,
  • flexible work hours,
  • mileage reimbursement,
  • a supportive work environment,
  • an amazing team of professionals and para-professionals, and
  • the opportunity to work with our amazing children and their families.

We thank all applicants for their interest and we look forward to contacting candidates with appropriate qualifications for an interview.


Current Opportunities

Speech Language Pathologist – March 2021 

Who we are:

Lead Foundation provides programs and services to enhance the development of children through partnering with families and the community.  We are committed to helping children show the world what they can do!

Lead is a respected organization within the community and has been for over 19 years.  We take pride in our positive workplace culture that is preserved through an environment of respect, collaboration, creativity and wellness.  This forms the foundation of the excellent work we do with families, children, community partners and each other.  We value what you will bring to our team and we want to be part of your professional journey!

Lead supports all children ages 2-8 and their families.  We believe children learn best through play and within naturally occurring day-to-day activities.  Using an “I do, we do, you do” model for learning, we work through the stages of skill development together with children, families and community partners.  Depending on the needs of the child and family, as well as upon the type of program, support may be provided at home, in the family’s chosen Early Childhood Services (ECS) program (e.g., community preschool, daycare or kindergarten), in the community and/or through online supports.  Together we develop strong, flexible programs that may include a combination of the following:

  • Individual child and family sessions
  • Small groups and/or classroom activities
  • Collaborative coaching and consultation with parents and/or ECS staff
  • Caregiver learning opportunities (e.g., parent training modules and workshops)
  • Other supporting activities essential to each child’s program and success such as team meetings, consultation with other professionals, and documentation of the work we do to remain accountable to families, community partners, and funders.

JOB OVERVIEW:

We are looking for a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) to work within our dynamic programs.  This is a full-time permanent position starting immediately.  In addition to joining a fantastic team, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Child-focused
    • Provide developmentally appropriate screenings, assessments and intervention according to best practice, the needs of the child and family, clinical judgment, and government funding requirements.
    • Create developmentally appropriate goals for program plans.
    • Maintain appropriate documentation for client contact and consistent data collection for tracking progress on goals.
  • Family/ECS-focused
    • Collaborate with caregivers/ECS programs to identify priorities and goals.
    • Collaborate with caregivers/ECS programs to provide strategies that are tailored to their needs and that support an inclusive environment for the child.
    • Provide feedback about the child’s progress.
  • Community-focused
    • Liaison with other programs and professionals in the community for a coordinated approach to services.
    • Participate in community events on behalf of Lead.
  • Team-focused
    • Open communication and collaboration with team members regarding goals, progress, and program details.
    • Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA) if assigned.
    • Support Child Development Specialists across programs.
    • The SLP may also serve as the Coordinator of individual FSCD programs for families. In these instances, this person coordinates the activities of the team, ensuring that team meetings and goal updates occur throughout the year.
  • Lead-focused
  • Maintain Lead’s Mission, Vision, and Philosophy.
  • Support Lead’s values and competencies.
  • Be aware of and adhere to Lead’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Attend and participate in administrative and therapist meetings as requested.
  • Participate in continuing education for self, staff, families, ECS programs, and community.
  • Perform other professional duties designated by the director after consultation and agreement.

This job description is meant to be a guideline and other responsibilities may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Experience, education and skills:

  • Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from a recognized University
  • Registered and in good standing with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (ACSLPA)
  • Demonstrates advanced competency and skills for working with children.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with direction from a supervisor.
  • Familiarity with technology and ability to use virtual platforms such as Zoom.

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter outlining how your experience/background fits with this Speech-Language Pathologist position to Sylvia Cieslik at SCieslik@leadfoundation.ca by Friday April 2, 2021. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Part-time Child Development Specialist – January 2021

Lead Foundation is growing and we are excited to expand our team! We are currently seeking Child Development Specialists for part-time positions. Applicants must have flexible availability.

These positions are a ten month position following the school calendar. If you are looking for a position where you can make a difference with children and their families, while working with a dedicated and dynamic team, then Lead Foundation is the place for you.

As a member of our Lead team, you will work with children, families and preschool staff to provide preschool, home and/or community based supports for children. Within a multi-disciplinary team, you will support children and families to promote each child’s individual needs and self- esteem within a family focused program. All Lead Foundation programs are focused on working with children and their families within their community.

Your Responsibilities Would Include:

  • Working with Lead’s teams & families in developing functional, developmentally appropriate goals for children and their families
  • Providing daily support in developing each child’s individuals needs within a family focused program either within their home or community
  • Completing daily paperwork, submitting detailed notes, monthly documentation and submitting bi-weekly payroll online time sheets
  • Developing, organizing and contributing to the growth and development of our dynamic programs

Your Qualifications Must Include:

  • A degree or diploma in a related field is preferred, along with courses and/or certification in behavior, learning, child development, and other related education
  • More than six months of experience working with children and their families
  • Knowledge of home, community and preschool goal based activities would be an asset
  • Current Alberta driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills;
  • Most importantly, a strong desire to be exceptional and contribute within your new role at Lead

Lead Foundation Offers:

  • An amazing team of professionals and para-professionals
  • Flexible work hours
  • A competitive salary
  • A great benefits package (Staff wellness is our priority!)
  • Mileage and expenses reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A supportive work environment
  • A chance to have fun while making a difference in the lives of children and their families

How to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to Sylvia Cieslik at SCieslik@leadfoundation.ca


Learn With Us

Lead Foundation provides opportunities for upcoming graduates to help develop their valuable workplace skills and build a career through:

  • graduate entry-level employment
  • internships
  • volunteer opportunities

Available learning opportunities for students are regularly posted on this page. Interested graduates are welcome to forward their resume to admin@leadfoundation.ca

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