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Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia

Posting Number T0122 (Quote this number on application documents)
This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.

Start Date: ASAP
End Date: N/A
CLOSING DATE: Jan 13, 2022

Communication Disorders Technician
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Halifax Community Centre

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 Accreditation Canada
  • 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 $41,325], 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 Halifax Community Clinic (HCC). The successful candidate reports to the assigned Manager. Schedule to be determined.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a Communication Disorders Technician formal training program or equivalent (e.g. Rehabilitation Assistant, OT/PT Assistant, etc.), or currently enrolled in a formal training program and anticipating graduation within six (6) months following start of employment. 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a variety of clients (adults and pediatric) and professionals
  • 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)
  • Flexibility in work schedule to provide evening/weekend services
  • 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 programs, including evening caregiver training programs
  • Candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date
  • Candidate will have to demonstrate current immunization and/or boosters at the end of the probationary period

Assets:

  • Experience working with Audiologists and/or Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Ability to provide bilingual clinical services
  • Familiarity with pediatric communication disorders (Autism, phonological disorders, language delay, hearing loss)
  • Experience with provision of services via telepractice
  • Experience supporting caregiver training services
  • Able to start immediately

Note – All offers of employment will be conditional upon results of a criminal records check/vulnerable sector search and child abuse registry search, all to be satisfactory to the employer. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit nshsc.bamboohr.com.