About the Position
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 34 clinical sites, located in 24 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 $38,546 , and excellent benefits package
Continuing education opportunities
Opportunities for relocation and clinical specialization
We are accepting applications for the regular, full-time (1.0 fte) position of Communication Disorders Technician. The Home Base is Sydney Mines.
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. 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
Demonstrated familiarity with Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Guidelines for Supportive Personnel and Scope of Practice
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 immunizations and / or boosters by the end of the probationary period
Recent 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