Communicative Disorder Assistant (CDA)

    Communicative Disorder Assistant (CDA)

    Job Summary

    The CDA will report to SHSS Manager and work under the direction and clinical supervision of the contracted Speech Language Pathologist (SLP).

    The CDA will provide direct one-on-one therapy sessions to individuals and small groups of children ranging from two to 21 years old in schools on Manitoulin Island, the Northshore and surrounding areas, under the supervision of the contracted Speech Language Pathologist. The qualifying CDA will need to drive between schools and home base office.


    • Plan and carry out treatment sessions based on specific therapy goals established by the supervising SLP;
    • Collect and record client data;
    • Report on client progress and any related issues to the supervising SLP and SHSS Manager;
    • Provide Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) support for students; create low-tech communication aids; set up and program high tech voice output devices; assist with the training of students, teachers, Early Childhood Educators and Educational Assistants in the use of the devices;
    • Implement individual and group communication, speech and language programs for eligible students; prepare lesson plans, activities and materials; document student performance, comfortable with play-based individual and group therapy.


    • Graduate from an accredited CDA Program; Member of the CDAAC or equivalent.
    • Excellent and written communication skills.
    • Good computer skills and knowledge of MS Office applications.
    • Training and experience related to: child development and childhood exceptionality, specific articulation and language development, speech and language disorders, treatments and interventions used.
    • Set up and use of augmentative communication systems and technology, i.e. Proloquo2go, PECS.
    • Assistive listening equipment, i.e. FM systems.
    • Evidence of effective customer service, organizational, interpersonal, communication, judgment and decision-making skills.
    • Able to work independently in carrying out communication screens and given therapy programs.
    • Flexible, self-directed and able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
    • This position requires travel to schools with the contracted First Nations Reserves, and therefore, the successful candidate must have a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s licence.

    All applicants MUST submit a letter of application, current resume, copies of credentials and two work-related reference contacts, marked CONFIDENTIAL to:


    Attention: Melissa Roy

    NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre

    P.O. Box 101, 16 A Complex Drive

    Wikwemikong, Ontario    P0P 2J0         

    Telephone: 705.859.3164 Fax: 705.859.3300 Email:


    Deadline: Until filled

    Copies of the following will be requested from the SUCCESSFUL candidate: CPIC/VSS,

    Driver’s Licence and Abstract. DO NOT INCLUDE IN PACKAGE.

    We thank all applicants; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. No return of submissions.