Communicative Disorders Assistant

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Number: 83598
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 27.3500 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 35.0700
Post Date: Sep 21, 2020, 11:00:00 PM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Sep 28, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Unit Summary

Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation is a portfolio within McMaster Children's Hospital. It is comprised of many different programs providing out- patient services to children (and some adults) with developmental, emotional or behaviourial, physical, or communication needs.

Position Summary

The Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) will provide individual and/or group communication interventions, and augmentative communication services to children with communication needs under the supervision of Speech Language Pathologists. The CDA will work within a multi-disciplinary team setting. Services may be offered on-site or in the community (such as child care centres/schools)

Schedule Work Hours

Monday - Friday days: (some evenings or Saturdays may be required). This position is temporary until March 2021.


1. Communicative Disorders Assistant Diploma
2. Experience working with children with special needs (including physical and developmental disabilities)
3. Experience with providing group and individual interventions to children
4. Experience working with augmentative communication users
5. Extensive computer skills including use of Board Maker Application
6. Experience with a variety of office computer applications (Word, email, etc)
7. Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment
8. Demonstrated ability to multi-task
9. Demonstrated ability to be energetic, flexible, adaptable, organized and reliable
10. Access to reliable car and willingness to drive
11. Willingness to participate in a criminal reference screening process
12. Fluency in French will be considered an asset
13. Must be able to obtain a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen (VSS)

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement