CBVRCE - NSTU 2024-2025 - Speech Language Pathologist

The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education is responsible for the administration of the public school system within the boundaries of Cape Breton and Victoria Counties, supporting approximately 12,000 students in 38 schools. 


We foster a caring, dynamic and creative environment that provides educational opportunities, promotes a love of learning, respect for others and challenges all persons to develop their full potential to become confident, versatile, lifelong learners and thinkers.  We are committed to ensuring the success and achievement of all students within a culturally responsive, safe and inclusive school environment. 


The CBVRCE invites applications for the above noted probationary/permanent position as we work together to create success for all students in our region.   Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve.  The Centre for Education welcomes applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and members of other racially visible groups, persons with disabilities, women in non-traditional roles, and persons belonging to sexual orientation, gender expression, and/or gender identity minority groups.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, we encourage you to apply and self-identify on your application.  


Application Deadline: June 15, 2024 by Midnight (While the official application deadline is June 15, 2024, we encourage interested candidates to submit their application as soon as possible.  This position(s) may be filled before the deadline if the right candidate is identified.


Position Effective date: August 1, 2024 


To Apply: Complete the online profile/resume – you can attach a resume, security checks, transcripts, reference letters, etc. to your profile. Ensure your resume is attached, up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certificates.  Your application must include at least three (3) work-related references, one must be your most recent supervisor or your practicum associate teacher or administrator. 


Speech-Language Pathologists are an important part of a comprehensive model of Student Services.  They serve the school board and contribute to educational programming by assessing, treating and/or promoting the prevention of language, speech, voice and fluency disorders.   In addition, Speech-Language Pathologists may assist their education colleagues with the selection and use of Assistive Technology in classroom settings.  They contribute to program planning for students in the areas of communication and social skills development.  School-based Speech-Language Pathology services occur within the collaborative program planning team process.  Collaborative consultation with parents, teachers, other school board colleagues and other professionals (i.e. medical, mental health, etc.) allow Speech-Language Pathologists to participate in appropriate programming for students.   



  • A Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or equivalent, which includes course work in designated topics and supervised clinical practicum experience. 

  • Must be registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (NSCASLP).



Through the collaborative service delivery model, the Speech-Language Pathologists contributes to the students’ progress in a variety of ways, including the provision of assessment information, the provision of direct therapy to the student, consultation with parent/guardians and teachers on communication and the provision of professional development for school staff. 



  • Increase awareness of communication challenges. 

  • Teach parents/guardians and educators strategies to address communication challenges. 

  • Collaborate with school staff and community agencies to provide services aimed at facilitating the early intervention and development of students’ speech and language skills. 

  • Promote the understanding and appreciation of diversity in language acquisition. 

  • Participate in school-level committees and/or board/provincial committees, as required.



  • Work collaboratively with teachers, administrators, parents/guardians and other professionals to find effective solutions to communication challenges. 

  • Provide teachers and parents/guardians with specific information about regarding students’ speech and language development. 

  • Consult with and participate on Program Planning Teams. 

  • Consult with classroom teachers regarding interventions strategies in the areas of speech and language. 

  • Assist parents/guardians in the integration of Speech-Language Pathology updates. 

  • Help others understand the relationship between development and communication skills.  



  • Review pre-referral and referral information. 

  • Conduct assessments that identify students’ strengths and challenges in the area of communication skills. 

  • Contribute to the development of individual learner profiles of strengths and challenges through the formal, individual assessment of communication skills in the school setting.



  • Contribute to program planning for individual students. 

  • Develop strategies/interventions/instructional materials to support educational programming. 

  • Support school personnel and parents/guardians in the implementation of programming recommendations. 

  • Work directly with students and their families on Speech-Language intervention programming. 

  • Provide teaching in phonological development, language facilitation and other areas of expertise. 

  • Assist with the selection, use and generalization of assistive technology as it relates to speech and language development across home and school settings. 


Professional Development 

  • Provide individual and group information sessions for parents/guardians and educators for a variety of topics related to communication. 

  • Share expertise with members of program planning teams and others, as appropriate. 

  • Conduct and or collaborate on research. 

  • Be knowledgeable about current speech-language and educational research and how it applies to educational practices. 


Thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Following the shortlisting and interview process, those selected could be offered a probationary or term contract with CBVRCE. Salary and benefits are as outlined in the Nova Scotia Teachers Provincial Agreement.  Specific positions (Grade, school, circuit, etc) will be available at a later date and communicated to successful applicants.   


Employment with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education is contingent upon providing a satisfactory Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Registry check.