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Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia

Posting Number T0422 (Quote this number on application documents)
This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.

Start Date: Jul 18, 2022
End Date: Mar 8, 2024
CLOSING DATE: open until filled 

Communication Disorders Technician
Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
QEII – Dickson

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 temporary, full-time (1.0 FTE) position of Communication Disorders Technician. The home base site is QEII – Dickson Building. The successful candidate reports to the assigned Manager. Schedule to be determined.


  • 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.
  • Experience working with adults with communication disorders
  • 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 to travel on occasion to attend continuing education, events and/or meetings
  • 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


  • Recent experience working with Audiologists and/or Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Familiarity with adult communication disorders

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.

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