Speech and Language Therapist
The Speech-Language Therapist will be responsible for the treatment of paediatric populations, including assessment, diagnosis, formulation of evidence-based treatment plans, therapy, caregiver counselling and documentation, for children with speech, language, swallowing or voice disorders. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for providing occasional hospital ward coverage, when needed, for adults with acute communication or swallowing disorders.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides in-patient treatment on the paediatric ward, when needed
- Conducts daily paediatric outpatient speech-language therapy clinics for individual clients or therapy groups, when applicable.
- Provides leave coverage or additional support on the acute adult medical wards when needed (informal training opportunities to be provided on-site to enhance candidate’s knowledge or experience set in medical speech-language pathology).
- Provides evidence-based, compassionate caregiver counselling and parent training, using a family-based care model.
- Liaises with doctors and multi-disciplinary therapists, including other speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and dieticians regarding patient care, as needed.
- Provides supervision of students, as needed.
- Adequately documents assessment reports, treatment plans, progress notes, data from sessions and other information as needed.
- Recommends referrals to other multidisciplinary treatment providers when applicable.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
- From Trinidad and Tobago, the USA or Canada, a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology; the Bachelor’s degree is obtained first.
- From the UK, a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
- Proof of at least 350 clinical hours in the field under a registered therapist (Candidates in their clinical fellowship year may also be considered, as opportunities for mentorship can be provided).
- Registration by the Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Therapy Board of Trinidad and Tobago in the Council for Professions Related to Medicine (CPRM).
- Preferred: At least 1-year experience working with paediatric populations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Must have sound knowledge in the principles and techniques of assessing, diagnosing and treating the main areas of speech-language pathology, including speech production, fluency, language, cognition, voice, resonance and swallowing.
- Must be able to develop and evaluate the appropriateness of evidence-based treatment plans.
- Must have good organizational, time management and communication skills.
- Must be able to work within a professional unit and multi-disciplinary team.
- Must be self-motivated and able to work with a great deal of autonomy.
- Must be able to develop client rapport and maintain a positive therapeutic atmosphere, focusing on family-centered care.
Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with copies of all relevant certificates (including Police Certificate of Character not more than six (6) months) by 12th July, 2021 to:
The General Manager Human Resources
Tobago Regional Health Authority
#197 Marie, Scarborough, TOBAGO
Or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please clearly indicate the position for which you are applying either in the subject line
of your email or on the envelope.
- All external certification must have Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) certification.
- We thank you for your interest in Tobago Regional Health Authority but unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
Tobago Regional Health Authority
Speech and Language Therapy
June 28, 2021
July 12, 2021