Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Work Area: 
PHC Multi-site
Base Site: 
St Paul's Hospital
Temporary Full Time
End Date: 
Dec 31, 2021 or return of incumbent
Job Category: 
Therapy & Rehab Services
Acute Care Hospital
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


Within the context of a patient, client and family centred model of care and, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader Speech-Language Pathology (PPL S-LP) and receiving work direction from the Speech-Language Pathologists, the position performs a variety of speech duties at various sites within PHC, such as administering routine screenings and procedures, assisting the Speech-Language Pathologists with patient treatments, and monitoring and maintaining inventory and equipment. Schedules patient procedures, admits and discharges patient referrals to Speech & Hearing services, and performs clerical duties as required.


Ability to keyboard at 45 w.p.m.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Valid BC, Class V Drivers’ Licence and access to a vehicle.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


Completion of a recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program with includes Speech-Language content (such as a Speech and Language Assistant training program ) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.