Casual Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Job Code: 3577431

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Casual Speech-Language Pathologist

Position: Casual Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: HDSB Schools
[Burlington, Halton Hills (Acton & Georgetown), Oakville, Milton]

Pay Rate: $71,337.00 - $96,375.00 per year as per the collective agreement
Salary step would be determined based on previous experience

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) is one of the fastest growing school districts in Canada. Together, our 10,000+ staff serve more than 66,000 students in more than 100 schools in the communities of Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown and Halton Hills. We are seeking qualified Casual Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) to be placed in the SLP casual pool. Individuals within this casual pool may be offered temporary, short-term employment up to 3 months in length to fill temporary vacancies during the absence of the regular incumbent.

Casual pool applicants who are successful in the interview and provide the board with a clear vulnerable sector check and a confirmation of their diploma/degree will be contacted when short-term and long-term temporary assignments become available. Once employed in a short-term or long-term temporary Speech-Language Pathologist position, casual/replacement SLP applicants will have priority consideration for long term occasional and permanent job opportunities as they are posted as per the PSSP Collective Agreement. For temporary long-term occasional (LTO) positions, longer than three months, a comprehensive Employee & Family Benefits plan applies to those in positions longer than 90 consecutive days.
Once an applicant is offered an accepts a short-term or long-term temporary position, they become employees of the HDSB. Successful casual pool applicants will be placed within the casual pool for a period of up to 2 years.

Benefits of working as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Halton District School Board:

  • Direct opportunity to impact student wellbeing and academic success
  • Opportunity to work in a Board where collaboration, inclusion, and innovation are fostered
    Professional Development / Mentorship
  • Opportunity to actively engage and learn collaboratively with peers
  • Participate in a variety of ongoing ad-hoc committees and teams

Position Summary:

  • Reporting to the Special Education Manager of Speech-Language Pathology Services, the Speech-Language Pathologist will work primarily in a variety of elementary and secondary schools within a defined geographic region.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing student-specific assessment, consultation, preventative and interventive services to support a
  • Caseload of students with a wide range of communication delays or disorders, including students who range from nonverbal to highly verbal
  • Engaging in in the provision of professional development and supports related to whole class, small group and individual learning
  • Providing consultative/collaborative support to educational staff, students and parents
  • Collaborating with educators and students in specialized language programs/classrooms
  • Collaborating with educators to support early literacy programs
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary teams/committees and School Resource Team meetings
  • Providing clinical direction to Communicative Disorders Assistants
  • Independently maintaining and managing a caseload across a number of schools, obtaining informed
  • Consent from parents/guardians/students, maintaining appropriate, confidential records, and providing timely reports
  • Consulting/collaborating with administrators and teachers on school-based supports, providing
  • Recommendations for programming and making referrals, as appropriate, for other services to support students

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited University
  • Current registration in the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility, patience, tolerance, enthusiasm, creativity and team-oriented
  • Experience working with children with receptive and expressive language and early literacy delays Experience supporting children with significant communication delays/disorders and/or neurodevelopmental delays. Disorders including students on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Strong computer skills
  • A commitment to ongoing learning
  • Excellent judgment, organizational and time management skills
  • Authentic, resilient, dependable, reliable and have the ability to problem solve effectively
  • Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstration of knowledge of current evidence-based practices in Speech-Language Pathology
  • At least one year of experience working as a Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to work at a variety of locations throughout the day

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a School Board setting
  • Experience in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Familiarity with assistive technology
  • Experience supporting individuals from a variety of lived experiences (socio-economic, cultural, etc.,)
  • Lived experience as a member of an equity-deserving group
  • Broad understanding of and an inclusive approach to relationship building with diverse stakeholders in the community and in schools
  • Experience and/or interest in providing clinical skills training to post-secondary students
  • Experience implementing and/or familiarity with Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum or similar social communication methodologies

Appointments are conditional upon:

  • Provision of an original copy of a criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening dated within 6 months
  • Agreement to comply with the Board’s policies, procedures and code of conduct

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Apply To Education through the following link Job Category: Management and Professionals - Job Code #3577431

The Halton Region has been growing fast and growth is projected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. The region's population is anticipated to almost double in size by 2051, from a current population of 596,637 to a projected population of 1,100,000 by 2051.

Applications submitted directly to the Human Resources Department or the School will not be considered or processed.

We thank all applicants for their interest in opportunities with the Halton District School Board. Contact will be made with applicants whose experience and qualifications most closely match the requirements of the position. Communication with short-listed applicants will ordinarily be made through email addresses provided on applicants' Apply To Education profile page or through applicants' HDSB email addresses. Please ensure that contact information provided at the time of application is current.

First consideration for posted vacancies will be given to qualified applicants from the employee group in which the vacancy occurs.


The Halton District School Board recognizes that, consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, employment practices and procedures at all levels should reflect, demonstrate understanding of and respond to a diverse population. The Board is committed to providing a workplace environment that is fair and equitable to all.

In our efforts to ensure an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce, we will:

  • value, promote and encourage the hiring of staff from under-represented communities;
  • grant first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities. Where a collective agreement or terms and conditions govern the hiring or promotional process, this will be done in a manner that is consistent with the School Board’s obligations.

Applicant Self Identification Questions:

As part of the recruitment and selection function, the HDSB will collect voluntary self identification data from applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, HDSB’s Teacher Hiring Practices Administrative Procedure, HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy and Ontario’s Anti Racism Data Standards:

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Anti-Racism Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 15, in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56. In accordance with HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy, personal information collected on this form will aim to achieve an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce. It works to intentionally identify and remove barriers for equity-deserving communities at each stage of the hiring process. Encouraging diversity of the workforce in the school board is vital because the workforce should be reflective and representative of the community.

Although hiring policies must adhere to the qualification requirements set out in applicable Regulations (eg. Regulation 298, “Operation of Schools – General”) and any applicable collective agreement provisions, the Board recognizes the importance of the following when developing its selection and evaluation criteria:

  • valuing applicants’ additional experience, lived experience, skills, backgrounds and perspectives; and
  • granting first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities.

We encourage you to respond to our voluntary applicant self-identification questions. This data will inform our understanding of the diversity of our applicant pool as well as the progress of applicants throughout the hiring process. This data will inform our goals, strategies and actions and our progress towards creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workforce. Any information that you provide in response to these questions will be referred to during the hiring process for this position, and will be shared with the hiring manager and/or committee members responsible for the hiring process.

The section includes questions from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards (Standards, 2017). The Standards were established to help identify and monitor systemic racism and racial disparities within the public sector. The Standards establish consistent, effective practices for producing reliable information to support evidence-based decision-making and public accountability to help eliminate systemic racism and promote racial equity (adapted from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards, 2017).

Questions about this collection may be directed to Marsha Sulewski, Supervisor of Staffing and Recruiting at


Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates who have temporary or permanent disability, or who otherwise require accommodations based on the protected grounds highlighted in the Ontario Human Rights Code in respect to the recruitment and selection process.


The HDSB is committed to providing a respectful and healthy work environment.

Posted On
February 20, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Job Category
Management & Professionals
Multiple locations
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter