Posting Number T0121 (Quote this number on application documents)
This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.
Start Date: ASAP CLOSING DATE: Until filled
End Date: N/A
Communication Disorders Technician Department of Speech-Language Pathology T0121-Dartmouth-Feb 2021-externalDartmouth Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia (HSNS) provides audiology services to Nova Scotians of all ages, and speech-language pathology services to preschool children and adults. HSNS is funded by the NS Government to deliver integrated and standardized provincial services across 35 clinical sites, located in 25 communities. Nationally certified Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists, with support from Communication Disorder Technicians and Administrative Support Professionals, provide core services (prevention, diagnosis, and treatment), develop and monitor provincial clinical standards, and collaborate with partners to deliver a number of special programs (e.g., Autism, Stroke, Cochlear Implant). Established in 1963, HSNS works to prevent and reduce the impact of communication disorders for Nova Scotians.
We are proud to offer:
– A nationally accredited program with SAC
– A Province-wide support network of professional colleagues, clinical resources, and coordinated clinical services
– Varied caseloads and work settings
– Salaries (full-time) commensurate with experience [starting at $41,119], and excellent benefits package
– Continuing education opportunities
– Opportunities for relocation and clinical specialization
We are accepting applications for a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) position of Communication Disorders Technician. The Home Base is Dartmouth.
The successful candidate reports to the assigned Manager. Schedule to be determined.
– Successful completion of a Communication Disorders Technician formal training program (or equivalent) or currently enrolled in a
formal training program and anticipating graduation within (6) months following start of employment
– Successful completion of a Communication Disorders Technician formal training program or equivalent (e.g. Rehabilitation Assistant,
OT/PT Assistant, etc.), and willing to participate in additional on-the-job training in speech and language support
– Excellent communication skills, including proficiency in written and spoken English. If English is not your first language further
documents will be required.
– Available to work in a variety of settings (e.g., clinic, preschool, nursing home)
– Computer literacy skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
– Demonstrated good organizational/workload management skills
– Demonstrated familiarity with the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Guidelines for Supportive Personnel and Scope of Practice (SAC)
– Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle as travel is required
– Flexibility to travel on occasion to attend continuing education, events and/or meetings
– Flexibility in work schedule to support evening and weekend programs
– Candidate will have to demonstrate current immunization and/or boosters at the end of the probationary period
– Fluent in written and spoken French and able to support clinical services to the Francophone community
– Experience working with Audiologists and/or Speech-Language Pathologists
– Familiarity with pediatric communication disorders (Autism, phonological disorders, language delay, hearing loss)
– Experience supporting caregiver training services
– Experience with provision of services via telepractice
Additional Notes: This position is eligible for a relocation incentive.
Please apply using the following link: Communication Disorders Technician (T0121)
Note – All offers of employment will be conditional upon receipt of a vulnerable sector check, child abuse registry search along with employment references, all to be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be