Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC), Halifax, NS (disponible en anglais seulement)

Aides en santé de la communication

Posting Number T0619 (Quote this number on all
applications & subject line of email and fax).

This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.
Start Date – January 2020   End Date – N/A


Communication Disorders Technician



Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC) provides audiology services to Nova Scotians of all ages, and speech-language pathology services to preschool children and adults. NSHSC 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, 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 $40,309], and excellent benefits package
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunities for relocation and clinical specialization


We are accepting applications for the regular, part-time (0.7 fte) position of Communication Disorders Technician. The Home Base is Halifax Community Clinic. The successful candidate reports to the assigned Manager. The schedule will be flexible to allow for occasional participation in special projects.




  • Successful completion of a Communication Disorders Technician formal training program, or equivalent, e.g., Rehabilitation Assistant, OT/PT Assistant, and willing to participate in additional on-the-job training in audiology 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)
  • Recent 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 (SAC)
  • 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
  • Experience with newborn hearing screening



To apply, please submit your application (cover letter, resume, references) to: Human Resources

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres




Note – All offers of employment will be conditional upon receipt of a 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.