Speech-Language Pathologists

Now Hiring: Speech and Language Pathologists - Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay



The CBHSSJB offers unique working conditions to allied health professionals who are open to the challenge of the north.  You must be dynamic, self-sufficient, team-spirited and open to Cree culture and the reality of northern life. Allied health professionals work within the Community Miyupimaatisiiun Centers (CMCs), and Multi-services Day Centres (MSDC), which are similar to a CSSS (Centre de santé et des services sociaux) environment elsewhere in Quebec.  There is a CMC and a MSDC in each of the 9 communities of Eeyou Istchee, offering a modern workplace and tools.


      • This is a great opportunity for professionals who want to make a difference in our communities
      • We work with a community-based service model that focuses on the roles of paraprofessionals and family members as stakeholders
      • We provide support to children with language and communication problems
      • We work hand-in-hand with other Allied Health professionals to intervene in Cree language
      • We use an evidence-based culturally safe approach in our interventions and we put cultural safety into practice with our clients

If you want to meet new challenges while contributing to the development of a population, this job is for you!


Allied health professionals employed by the CBHSSJB are members of the CSN union. In addition to your salary we offer:

      • Furnished housing with no monthly rent (Electricity provided)
      • Paid moving and storage cost
      • Three or four annual paid round trips for you and your family to your original hiring location in Quebec.
      • Isolation + retention premiums 


      • Assess and treat speech, language, swallowing and voice functions in people of all ages within the Cree territory of Eeyou-Istchee 
      • Clinical skills in the following areas are considered an asset:
        • Language delay/disorder (multilingual context)
        • Developmental disorders
        • Craniofacial
        • Stroke
        • Dysphagia
        • AAC
      • Provide coverage for several communities within Eeyou-Istchee
      • Work in collaboration with community partners (daycare workers, community health representatives, special needs educators, rehabilitation workers) and health professionals in order to provide culturally adapted best care for clients
      • Coach and train community members and healthcare professionals on prevention and promotion within speech-language therapy


      • Master’s Degree in Speech Language Therapy
      • Be a member and in good standing with l’Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ)
      • Experience in a remote area is an asset
      • Experience working with interpreters and assessing a non-standardized population using formal/informal tools
      • Knowledge/experience of Cree culture and language and social/health issues in Eeyou Istchee or of Speech-Language practices within an indigenous context 


      • Proficient in English
      • High degree of autonomy in the workplace while being able to work within a team
      • Strong interpersonal skills
      • Culturally sensitivity
      • Ability to adapt rapidly to change 



All applicants must be Canadian citizens or have a Canadian work permit. Professionals must be licensed to practice in Québec. The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay aims to hire qualified Cree beneficiaries of the JBNQA, whenever possible. English is the working language of the CBHSSJB.

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter to jobs.reg18@ssss.gouv.qc.ca or fax 1-819-855-2680. For contact a recruiter directly, please call 1-877-562-2733.