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Communicative Disorders Assistant - Full Time Temporary (Until Approx. March 2025) - York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program


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381 Church Street, Markham, Ontario

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Land acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion and courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


What we are looking for:

The York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program is administered by Oak Valley Health (OVH).  We provide a coordinated community based speech and language service for children, birth to Junior Kindergarten entry.  The program engages in collaborative service delivery with other community agencies such as Early Intervention Services, the Children’s Treatment Network and the York-Simcoe Autism Network (YSAN).  Flexibility to provide services across York Region and in a variety of settings (e.g., clinic, child care centres, entry to school programs, virtual) is required. 


Responsibilities include:

  • carrying a caseload of children under the supervision of Speech Language Pathologists
  • providing group and paired therapy
  • supporting families on our wait list through phone calls and evening workshops
  • home and child care consultation visits
  • providing consultative support to Entry to School Programs offered through YSAN
  • position will include supporting children with special needs
  • ability to offer services in more than one language is highly preferred
  • preparation work - including boardmaker material, parent education material and therapy materials
  • general office support
  • Current position may include providing virtual and in-person services


What you bring to the role:

    • Communicative Disorders Assistant Diploma
    • Previous experience with children with special needs
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the team
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
    • Demonstrated good attendance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
    • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required.  



Work schedule:

The successful candidate will be available:

  • work on Monday to Friday 
  • Please note schedules are subject to change based on operational needs.



Salary Grid: YRSLP03:

$30.6 - $36.56 per hour


Location:   Various locations throughout York Region.  Location can change based on program needs.      


Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?


COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Oak Valley Health diversity statement 

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.


We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada's Best Employers for Diversity 2023. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI

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Non - Union