As an integral member of the Augmentative & Alternate Communications Clinic (AAC Clinic) the responsibilities of the Communicative Disorders Assistant include the following: interaction with patients to train use of AAC methods or devices for social interaction and life skills practice; creation of communication devices and displays for AAC users; assisting Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists in treatment sessions; educating patients, caregivers, facilitators and others, as needed, to the AAC user’s communication device, including trouble shooting, facilitator strategies and communication tips; collaborating with therapists in the arrangement, set-up and programming of AAC equipment and materials; participating and assisting in team meetings, committees related to the AAC service or patients program planning, team building, etc.; supporting and sharing clerical responsibilities with other AAC team members; ensuring compliance with and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.
- Post graduate diploma in Communicative Disorders Assistant or equivalent
- Teaching or clinical experience with non-speaking and/or physically disabled persons
- Skilled & Knowledgeable in programming of speech generating devices (SGDs)
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
- Ability to construct communication displays – familiarity with Boardmaker & Microsoft Word software preferred
POSTED DATE: October 1, 2020 CLOSING DATE: until filled
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.