Careers

Invest yourself for individuals with Down Syndrome

Current Openings:

Speech-Language Pathologist – Full Time

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation has an opportunity for a talented Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children with developmental disabilities and their families. The location is at our center in north Burnaby, BC. The start date for the position is August 1, 2022.

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation was formed in 1995 and has an established history with a strong reputation for excellence. The outcomes for individuals with Down syndrome can be maximized by providing opportunities for rich social connections with family and friends, participation in the community, optimal health care, as well as the opportunity to learn through instruction that is tailored to the profile of the learner. Our aim is to assist in the development of children into adults who are confident, self-reliant, resourceful, socially connected, and able to make positive contributions to their community.

We offer a dynamic working environment where all members of our team problem solve together to create the best possible outcomes for the children and adults we serve. Our collaborative, interdisciplinary team offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, positive behaviour support, mental health services, comprehensive sexual education and one to one academic programs for students of all ages, as well as small group adult programs for students transitioning from high school.

Qualifications:

  • A Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (Master’s degree)
  • Registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
  • Experience in pediatric Speech-Language Pathology

Responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly individual therapy to individuals with Down syndrome
  • Assist in the transfer of skills into the classroom, community, and home environments via mentoring parents and other team members
  • Collaborate with Director of Therapy, Behaviour and Family Support and Senior SLP to ensure quality and effective programming
  • Presentations to parents and professionals in the community on various speech and language topics

The Ideal Candidate:

An interest in continual learning, the ability to be creative and innovative, and a positive, energetic personality are key attributes that you bring to the position. You especially enjoy people of all ages with developmental disabilities and use a play-based approach to learning. You are comfortable collaborating with families. You create a fun and friendly environment in your therapy sessions and appreciate the small gains that lead to success over time. 

Diversity & Inclusion:

To be a diverse and inclusive workplace that is representative (at all levels) of the people we serve, DSRF welcomes and encourages applications from anyone who identifies as Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, a member of a visible minority population, and persons with disabilities. If you are a member of any of these groups and wish to contribute to furthering DSRF’s mission, we encourage you to self-identify in your application, cover letter and/or resume.

Compensation:

The salary is based upon a 37.5-hour work week and is $61,500 to $76,500; commensurate with experience as an SLP in a similar role. Also included, a comprehensive employer funded group health plan, a generous personal time off (PTO) program in addition to a robust sick day program, as well as a flexible remote work program. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates please forward your resume and cover letter to Senior SLP Riley Rosebush at riley@dsrf.org The DSRF team is a close-knit group of professionals who are proud of what they do and their organization. For more information on working at DSRF please view our employees’ video.

Summer Camp Assistant

Do you like dancing and singing karaoke?

Do you want to learn new skills and strategies to support individuals with Down syndrome?

Are you an excellent team player and problem solver?

Do you enjoy being creative and developing engaging activities and crafts?

Do you have any special talents you could teach?

Do you want to work in a multi disciplinary team learning along side teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Behaviour Consultants?

Are you looking for a summer job packed with fun and variety every day?

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic, creative and collaborative member to join our summer program team. The ideal candidate is patient, creative, collaborative and is interested in working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. This position would provide a great experience for someone interested in careers in education, speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy.

Daily Responsibilities Include:

  • Welcoming, supporting and leading individuals (13-25 years of age) with Down syndrome in week long day camps that run daily from 9am-3pm
  • Assisting in developing the daily schedule, activities, and materials for our summer programs through use of Board maker and other software
  • Providing direct support to students to encourage participation, communication, and social development
  • Supporting students to attend and stay engaged in activities
  • Acting as a social role model for students through modeling and supporting pro-social behaviour and social communication skills
  • Problem solving and following positive behaviour support plans
  • Assisting with supervision of program volunteers, prepare weekly family newsletters, and communicate with families -Having fun and participating in daily dance parties!

Diversity & Inclusion:

To be a diverse and inclusive workplace that is representative (at all levels) of the people we serve, DSRF welcomes and encourages applications from anyone who identifies as Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, a member of a visible minority population, and persons with disabilities. If you are a member of any of these groups and wish to contribute to furthering DSRF’s mission, we encourage you to self-identify in your application, cover letter and/or resume.

Contract Length: 8 weeks

Expected Start Date: June 27, 2022

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $16.00 per hour

Interested candidates please forward your resume and cover letter to Eleanor Stewart.