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Posting # 42035 - [ Non-Union ]
Communicative Disorders Assistant - 1 position
Regional Rehabilitation Allied Health
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Full Time


Term position anticipated to extend until April 14, 2021 subject to the availability of work.

The Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) will work in an adjunctive capacity as supportive personnel to a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist. The CDA will implement rehabilitation programming after the Speech-Language Pathologist has completed the assessment and determined the treatment plan.

Based on a thorough understanding of physiological and functional speech, language, cognitive-communication and hearing, the CDA will demonstrate programming skills and intervention techniques to evoke and sustain communication behaviours. In addition, the CDA is aware of vital behaviours and environmental factors that can potentially support or erode the efficacy of treatment.



Essential Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma in a health related field such as communication disorders, linguistics, human anatomy and physiology, social sciences, or human services.
  • Successful completion of a Post-Graduate Certificate as a Communicative Disorders Assistant, from an accredited college.
  • Current Certificate of Registration with the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC)
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Ability to establish work priorities and ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Ability to resolve issues or to re-direct enquires to the appropriate resource to ensure the resolution of the issue
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to diffuse situations involving conflict
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a fast pace environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to offer and receive constructive feedback with fellow team members.
  • Demonstrated self-awareness and an understanding of personal strengths and weaknesses in pursuit of continuous improvement
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: February 13, 2020
Submission deadline: February 19, 2020

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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