Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (Cobequid Community Health Centre), Halifax, NS

Communication Health Assistants

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres

Posting Number T0817 (Quote this number on all applications & subject line of email and fax)
This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.
Start Date – July 17, 2017
End Date – Not Applicable                                                                                                                     CLOSING DATE:  June 23, 2017


Communication Disorder Technician
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Lower Sackville/Halifax

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC) is a program of the provincial Department of Health and Wellness. Established in 1963, NSHSC works to prevent and reduce the impact of communication disorders for Nova Scotians.

We are proud to offer:

  • A nationally accredited program with SAC
  • 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 Disorder Technician.  The Home Base Site is the Cobequid Community Health Centre and other facilities as required.  The successful candidate reports to the assigned Manager. Schedule to be determined. 


  • Successful completion of a Communication Disorders Technician formal training program (or equivalent) or currently enrolled in a formal training program and anticipating graduation within (6) months following start of employment
  • Eligible for Supportive Personnel Membership with Speech Pathology Audiology Canada (SAC).
  • 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 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Guidelines for Supportive Personnel and Scope of Practice
  • Valid Nova Scotia drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle as travel is required
  • Flexibility to travel throughout N.S. on a regular basis
  • 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
  • Candidates will have to demonstrate current immunizations and/or boosters by the end of the probationary period
  • Provisions of services on some Saturdays and/or evenings


  • Familiarity with pediatric communication disorders (Autism, phonological disorders, language delay, hearing loss)
  • Ability to provide bilingual clinical services
  • Experience supporting caregiver training services

To apply, please submit your NSHSC application form along with resume, cover letter and three references, to email below:

Brenda Graham
Human Resources
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres
5657 Spring Garden Road, Suite 401, Box 120
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4

Note – All offers of employment will be conditional upon receipt of a pre-employment medical questionnaire, vulnerable sector check, child abuse registry search along with 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.