Human Resources
Early Learning Speech Language Assistant - Father Leonard Van Tighem School
School: Father Leonard Van Tighem School
City/Town: Lethbridge


If chosen as the successful candidate, external applicants must provide a current police information (including vulnerable sectors) check, and a current intervention record check prior to receiving a contract.  

The Holy Spirit Catholic Board of Education requires a temporary 27.0 hour per week Early Learning Speech Language Assistant at Father Leonard Van Tighem School in Lethbridge commencing as soon as possible and terminating June 26,2020.  The successful candidate will be required to work on a one on one basis, as well as in a classroom setting.  This position is covered by the CUPE 1825 collective agreement. Visit our website for further details. Please quote Posting #20190802. 

The Early Learning Speech Language Assistant provides speech and language enrichment and individualized programming to children with various degrees of need in the learning environment, under the direction and supervision of the Speech-Language Pathologist, the Early Learning Coordinator, and the Principal.  In this position it is necessary to be physically fit in order to actively engage children in all aspects of the ECS program.  Confidentiality is of utmost importance in achieving the common good for all students.  Through collaborative team-based structure, the Early Learning Speech Language Assistant will carry out tasks as assigned by both the Principal and the Early Learning Professional team.  



  • Program training for support personnel in speech-language pathology (preference given to candidates eligible for membership in the Supportive Personnel Category of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists);
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have SLA certification from a recognized institution.

·         Special consideration will be given to candidates who have completed the Brain Story Certification through Alberta Family Wellness 


·         At least one year experience working in an Early Learning Program and/or with children with speech and language delays. 


  • First Aid Training;
  • Hanen Learning Language and Loving It Certification;
  • Hanen ABC and Beyond Certification. 


  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Good conflict resolution skills;
  • Student supervision skills;
  • Understands that it is of paramount importance to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of the school community.

Application package must include the following:

·          A cover letter indicating the position applied for;

·          Holy Spirit Support Staff Application Form located on our website:

·          Documentation which would support the education requirements for this position;

  • Contact information for 3 references. 

For more information regarding this position, please call the Coordinator of Early Learning, Ms. Lynn Saler at 

Interested, qualified applicants are asked to submit by email a complete application package as described above, by noon on Thursday, August 29, 2019 to:


Mr. Ken Sampson, Deputy Superintendent

Holy Spirit Catholic School Division


Please note:  This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  We wish to thank all applicants in advance for submitting résumés, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the principal or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the application has listed a reference for that employer.


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