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Employment & Volunteering

Employment Positions​

 

We are currently hiring for the following position:

About Working at Shoreline

What We Look for in Team Members

We look for team members who possess the following qualities:

  • are passionate about the field of speech-language pathology

  • are dedicated to providing high quality clinical services and customer service

  • engage in ongoing continuing education to provide evidence-informed services (e.g., staying up-to-date with research)

  • are willing to expand their clinical skills

  • are flexible and adaptable

  • are reliable and efficient

  • respect policies and procedures

  • are willing to collaborate with other team members

  • are able to be independent in providing care to their clients (but seek support from team members when appropriate)

  • contribute to a pleasant, respectful, and supportive work environment 

To learn about our current clinical team, click here.

Employment Structure

Staff of Shoreline are employees, not contractors. This means that the employer is responsible for the following:

  • the supply of all equipment required to perform the job

  • the payment of the employer contributions for Employment Insurance and the Canada Pension Plan

  • intake of new clients

  • billing and bookkeeping

Staff are compensated based on a billable hours model. They are paid an hourly wage based on booked appointments for both direct time with the client and related indirect work for that client according to a specified ratio. For example, if an SLP staff member's wage is $x/hour and they see a client for one hour, the ratio is 1:1 - they are paid for the one hour with the client plus an additional hour of indirect work (e.g., communication with client, documentation, preparation), totaling two hours that they are paid for. This model allows flexibility for staff while ensuring that the practice remains viable and thus a source of employment.

As our staff prefer to work part time, we are not eligible to offer medical benefits at this time.

Work Environment

We strive to create a pleasant and supportive work environment. Staff share an office space that is separate from treatment rooms. This was mutually decided upon by the team at the time not only to most efficiently utilize work space, but also to foster a collaborative environment. 

 

Shoreline is located at Paddlers Cove on Lake Banook in Dartmouth. Paddlers Cove is an iconic Dartmouth site that over the years has been home to an ice house, lumber yard, and restaurant. It is now home to a variety of businesses including a salon, cafe, allied health services, yoga studio, boutique, and other businesses. Although not the original building, the current Paddlers Cove building is an older Class B building. It was purchased by a new owner around 2017 and has undergone significant renovations (some work is ongoing). Parking at Paddlers Cove is free. The number 62 bus stops outside the building on Prince Albert Road. 

Paddlers Cove is a dog-friendly building. Shoreline's owner frequently brings in her dog, Kate. Staff may not bring in their own dogs, however, as more than one dog in the office would not work well. Kate is a friendly dog, but she is an AmStaff and a rescue - any prospective applicant should keep this in mind if they are uncomfortable with large breeds or remembering to keep a dog gate closed.​

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Volunteer Positions​

Support Volunteers

  • open to undergraduate students (or graduates) who are considering a career in speech-language pathology or occupational therapy and are preparing to apply to a graduate program

  • upper year high school students may also be considered

  • minimum commitment is 3 hours a week for 6 months

  • evening shifts available

  • activities include observation of clinical sessions, preparation of therapy materials (e.g., helping to develop new activities, laminating, cutting), greeting clients, and putting away treatment materials

Please contact the Clinic Manager, Pamela Coulter, at pcoulter@shoreline-therapy.ca to inquire or apply.

High School Co-op Placements (SLP)

Please contact the Clinic Manager, Pamela Coulter, at pcoulter@shoreline-therapy.ca to inquire or apply.

Shadowing Requests

Due to our current commitments to our volunteer program, we are unable to accommodate requests for shadowing at this time.

If you would like to meet for coffee with an SLP or OT to chat about their experience in the profession, please contact the Clinic Manager, Pamela Coulter, at pcoulter@shoreline-therapy.ca to inquire.

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