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A future of possibilities

If you are seeking a dynamic and challenging role in supporting the development of children and youth with a variety of physical, developmental and communicative challenges, THRIVE has a position for you. Using a family-centred, strengths-based approach, our experienced and dedicated professional staff provide a range of assessment, intervention and community-based services building on the child’s unique strengths, gifts and talents so that they and their families can truly THRIVE!

We are looking for a full-time Communicative Disorders Assistant for a 10-month contract to assist the supervising therapist (ST) to support children & youth in-Centre, in-home and/or in-school, within Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District (travel will be required). The position will be located out of one of THRIVE’s office in Sault Ste Marie. Both positions will start early January 2024. We believe in the power of teamwork and partnership, and achieving excellence through innovation, curiosity and optimism. In addition to our fun and collaborative working environment, we also offer: a competitive salary, access to an Employee Family Assistance Program, a flexible schedule, vacation pay, paid time off during winter break office closure and optional participation in a defined benefit pension plan (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan HOOPP).

Salary Range: $28.27 – $33.59/hr

What we need from you:

Post-graduate diploma in Communicative Disorders Assistant from accredited college is required.
Membership in the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada
Experience in pediatric rehabilitation an asset
Experience providing virtual therapy and working with children with ASD would be an asset
Self-motivated and able to work independently, balanced with a commitment to a collaborative team approach and work well under supervision.
Sensitive to linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual and positional differences among staff, providers and children/families served.
Ability to organize, and prioritize in a fast-paced service-oriented environment
Satisfactory criminal background check and vulnerable sector screen (CPIC)
Current CPR/First Aid Certification is required.
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required.
A valid Class G driver’s license and personal transportation are required.
Willing to work flexible hours and to travel across the District of Algoma is required.
The ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset.

THRIVE Child Development Centre/Centre de développement de l’enfant is an incorporated, non-profit Children’s Treatment Centre made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, therapy assistants, early childhood educators, ABA Therapists and support staff. We provide inter-disciplinary pediatric rehabilitation, respite care, an on-site childcare program and resource support to community childcare centres in Sault Ste. Marie and throughout the District of Algoma. Visit for more information.

We are located in Northeastern Ontario with our home office in beautiful Sault Ste Marie. If you enjoy big city life with a small town feel and love the outdoors, the Soo is the place for you. Check out what the Soo has to offer at Relocation assistance for eligible candidates is available.

If you are interested in joining an amazing team of professionals to creating a future of possibilities for children, submit your resume and cover letter through our Career Centre. The posting will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

Everyone is welcome — as an inclusive workplace, we are committed to creating positive and welcoming space within our organization, for our clients, families, volunteers, staff, and community partners.

All applications are appreciated; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. THRIVE Child Development Centre is an equal opportunity employer, and provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. THRIVE’s requirement that employees be fully vaccinated is subject to any accommodation obligations it may have under the Human Rights Code.

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