Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia, Sydney, NS

Speech-Language Pathology

Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia

Posting Number SLP1721 (Please quote this number on your application along with subject line of email)

This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position. 


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Speech-Language Pathologist


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, develop and monitor provincial clinical standards, and collaborate with partners to deliver a number of special programs. 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 $75,519), 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 Speech-Language Pathologist. This position is located in Sydney. The successful candidate reports to the assigned Manager. Schedule to be determined.



  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Nova Scotia College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (NSCASLP) licensure or eligible for licensure
  • Excellent communication skills, including proficiency in spoken and written English. If English is not first language; documentation of English proficiency will be required.
  • Experience with provision of pediatric speech and language assessment and treatment
  • Familiarity with a variety of service delivery options for pediatric caseloads
  • Knowledge of discipline specific best practices in assessment and early intervention of young children with developmental disabilities, specifically those with autism spectrum disorder
  • Demonstrated commitment to family-centered care
  • Flexibility in work schedule to provide evening/weekend services
  • Flexibility in work schedule to support outreach/parachute services
  • Flexibility to provide evening caregiver training programs
  • 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
  • Maintain Hanen membership as appropriate to caseload
  • Candidates will have to demonstrate current immunization and/or boosters at the end of the probationary period



  • Experience with off-site/home-based service delivery model
  • Experience working with transdisciplinary clinical teams and working with supportive personnel (e.g. Communication Disorders Technicians)
  • Experience with provision of services via telepractice
  • Experience providing caregiver training 
  • Ability to provide bilingual clinical services

Please apply using the following link: Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP1721)

Note – All offers of employment will be conditional upon receipt of a vulnerable sector check, child abuse registry search form and employment references, all to be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.