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Position: Senior SLP for Child Language Services
Job type: Full-time

This is a senior full-time position for someone with extensive clinical experience with children who have language delays and their families, which includes offering the It Takes Two to Talk® Program. Experience with the Target Word™ Program is an asset. Reporting to the Director for Child Language Services, this position is ideal for someone who has several years of clinical experience, as well as some managerial experience and some involvement in program or product development. If you are ready for the next stage in your career, this stimulating position offers opportunities for leadership in this division of The Hanen Centre and for assuming primary responsibility for some of the tasks listed below.

This position will involve working remotely unless the successful candidate lives in the GTA or close to Toronto. Currently, we are working from home, but are considering some form of a hybrid model after March 2022 for staff living in the GTA.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Content Creation

This involves working closely with the Program Director, as well as with marketing and/or membership staff on the following:
  • Program development and program revision
  • Program-related resources – develop cutting-edge, research-based resources (primarily electronic) based on identified needs. These may involve development of resources for use within a program but may also involve creating standalone resources
  • E-seminars – related to the program and portfolio content
  • Member resources – e.g., tutorials
  • Presentations – related to the program and portfolio content
  • Other – as technology evolves!

2. Member Support

Contribute to member support by:
  • keeping up to date with the latest literature in the field
  • assisting with or leading online member meetings
  • contributing articles to the Wigwag member newsletter
  • offering technical support and information to Hanen SLPs worldwide
  • assisting with the development of updates and online trainings for Hanen SLPs
  • writing for the website, as required
  • developing new member benefits

3. Research

Since Hanen is committed to offering evidence-based interventions, the senior SLP contributes to research projects in a variety of ways, as required.

4. Promotional activities

The Senior SLP plays a major role in promoting the portfolio’s program/s, workshops and resources by:
  • developing presentations that create awareness of and interest in the programs, workshops and resources
  • participating in the creation of promotional materials
  • annual submissions to conferences, especially ASHA
  • attendance at conventions and Hanen booths

5. Support SLPs

The Senior SLP may provide support and clinical guidance to SLPs at The Hanen Centre.

6. Maintaining Clinical skills

This may include offering one or more Hanen programs within the portfolio annually.

7. Other responsibilities, as assigned

Key Requirements
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology (CASLPO license is required)
  • Current Hanen membership
  • Hanen certification in ITTT program
  • Approximately 10 years of clinical experience
  • Experience leading a number of ITTT Programs (2018 version)
  • Management experience
  • Experience offering presentations to professional audiences
  • Experience in program and resource development is an asset
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent administrative and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing skills – for both professional and public audiences
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including facility with PowerPoint – facility with editing software is an asset
  • Ability to undertake travel as needed

Start Date – Feb/March 2022

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV and expression of interest in this position to Executive Director, Elaine Weitzman, at by Dec 8, 2021

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Hanen Team

* We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.