Call for Public Representative

Call for Public Representative

New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NBASLPA)

The New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NBASLPA) is a statutory body committed to advancing the provision of quality professional practices of audiology and speech-language pathology in New Brunswick.  The Association has been in existence for over 35 years.

NBASLPA establishes and enforces registration and continuing competency requirements for registered members in accordance with its mandate to protect the interests of the public.

NBASLPA also advocates for the advancement of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology and the individuals served by those professions. It also promotes the professions through education to members and stakeholders, including the public.

The Role

The NBASLPA is seeking an individual to serve as its public representative on the governing Council. The public representative cannot be a member of the speech-language pathology or audiology professions.

A Public Representative provides a positive and effective mechanism for the NBASLPA to demonstrate transparency, independence and accountability. The Public Representative will ensure that the public perspective is represented in the decision-making of NBASLPA Council. He/She will have full voting rights and will be expected to attend monthly Council Meetings, as well as the Annual General Meeting, either in person or virtually. The Public Representative is also eligible to sit on the various Committees within the NBASLPA and is expected to sit on the Discipline Committee.

Appointment shall be for a 2 year-term. Council members are entitled to a per diem and are reimbursed for expenses incurred during activities required to carry out their duties on behalf of the Association.

Desirable Public Representative attributes include:

  • Knowledge of the position
  • Familiarity with the New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Experience with community volunteer activities
  • Communication skills and behaviours grounded in respect and transparency, and discretion where appropriate
  • Integrity and application of high ethical standards in all actions and exchanges of information
  • Collaborative interpersonal skills and sound business judgement
  • Ability to place the interest of the Association above any personal agenda
  • Free of conflicts of interests that would affect their ability to perform duties as council member
  • Ability to commit time to prepare for and attend council and other required meetings, planning sessions and Association events
  • Bilingualism in French & English would be an asset

In addition to experience with governing council and volunteer boards, experience in one or more of the following areas is an asset:

  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Governance
  • Professional Registration

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward a cover letter indicating their reasons for wishing to serve on the NBASLPA Council, along with a current resume, no later than May 30, 2021 to