Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologist, Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia

New Glasgow and Truro region, NS

On your application documents, please quote posting number SLP1923

This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.

Start Date: ASAP
End Date: May 31, 2024
This job application will be open until filled

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. NS Government provides funding to HSNS 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 on Nova Scotians.

Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia is an inclusive employer that supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation. Their goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. They welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, religions, physical and mental abilities, family status, and political beliefs and affiliations.

They 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

They are accepting applications for a temporary, part-time (0.9 FTE) position of Speech-Language Pathologist. The home base site is New Glasgow – Provost Street. The successful candidate reports to the assigned Manager.

Schedule TBD.

The current caseload assignment is to support pediatric clients in New Glasgow and Truro, with various communication needs including Autism. Services may be provided through Core Pediatrics, Autism Core, EIBI, and/or the ongoing implementation of Provincial Preschool Autism Services


  • 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 the first language further documents will be required.
  • Recent experience with the provision of preschool speech and language assessment and treatment
  • Familiarity with a variety of service delivery options for pediatric caseloads
  • Knowledge of discipline-specific best practices in the assessment and early intervention of young children with developmental disabilities, specifically those with autism
  • Demonstrated commitment to family-centred care
  • Flexibility in work schedule to provide evening/weekend services
  • Flexibility to travel throughout NS on a regular basis
  • Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Flexibility to travel on occasion to attend continuing education, events and/or meetings
  • Maintain Hanen membership as appropriate to caseload
  • Candidates will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start date
  • 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 a variety of intervention approaches for general pediatric population as well as those specific to autism
  • Experience with the provision of services via telepractice
  • Experience providing caregiver training
  • Experience in the provision of alternative and augmentative communication programs
  • Ability to provide bilingual clinical services
  • Ability to provide clinical services in languages other than French and English
  • Training and knowledge of Pivotal Response Treatment and Picture Exchange Communication System
  • Able to start immediately

Note – All offers of employment will be conditional upon the results of a criminal records check/vulnerable sector search and child abuse registry search, all to be satisfactory to the employer. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.