Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia
Posting Number T0821 (Quote this number on application documents)
This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: September 30, 2022
CLOSING DATE: 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.
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 is New Glasgow – Provost Street. 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.), 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 and French. 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)
- Experience working with adults and children with communication disorders
- Computer literacy skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Demonstrated good organizational/workload management skills
- Experience with newborn hearing screen procedures and equipment
- 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 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 supporting caregiver training services
- Experience with provision of services via Telepractice
- Able to start immediately
Note – All offers of employment will be conditional upon receipt of a vulnerable sector check and child abuse registry search, all to be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.