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Communicative Disorders Assistant

Hamilton, ON
  • To be discussed
  • Full time
  • As soon as possible

Communicative Disorders Assistant
Job Number: 94130
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 28.1100 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 36.0400
Post Date: Mar 22, 2022, 4:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External
: Ongoing
Unit Summary

The McMaster Children’s Hospital Autism Program is an ambulatory service for children and youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These services have strong links to McMaster University’s Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART) and the Offord Centre for Child Studies.

Position Summary

As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) will provide individual and/or group communication interventions, and augmentative communication services to children and youth with Autism within the McMaster Children’s Hospital Autism Program, including the delivery of Ontario Autism Program services,under the supervision of Speech-Language Pathologists. Therapy may be conducted in clinic, in home in the community or virtually. Mentoring is available in all areas of practice.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days and evenings; weekend work may be required


1. Communicative Disorder Assistant Diploma from an accredited community college
2. Demonstrated knowledge and two recent years therapeutic experience in the field of pediatric rehabilitation services and specifically autism preferred
3. Experience with providing group and individual interventions to children and youth
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 (e.g., 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. Willingness to participate in a criminal reference screening process
11..Fluency in French will be considered an asset
12. Must be able to obtain a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen (VSS)

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

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 Operations 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


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