Communication Disorders Technician (T0322)

CDT · Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Department CDT
Employment Type 1.0 Reg FTE

Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia


Posting Number T0322 (Quote this number on application documents)

This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.


Start Date: ASAP                                                                             

End Date: N/A

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled


Communication Disorders Technician

Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology


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.


Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation. Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical and mental abilities, family status, and political beliefs and affiliation.


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 Antigonish. The successful candidate reports to the assigned Manager. The schedule will be flexible to allow for occasional participation in special projects. The successful candidate will receive safety training in First Aid, CPR, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) and is eligible for Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training and Hanen workshops.



  • Successful completion of a Communication Disorders Technician formal training program or equivalent. A recognized diploma in a related field (e.g. OTA/PTA, ECE, CCA, LPN, etc.) from a college will also be considered. May also be currently enrolled in one of these programs if graduation is anticipated before start of employment.
  • Successful completion of additional on-the-job training in speech, language, and hearing services.
  • 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 wide 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
  • 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



  • 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)
  • Familiarity with adult communication disorders
  • Experience with provision of services via telepractice
  • Experience supporting caregiver training services
  • Able to start immediately
  • Experience with newborn hearing screen procedures and equipment

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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  • Location
    Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    1.0 Reg FTE