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Communicative Disorders Assistant – Part Time Temporary (until March 31, 2024) (2)- York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 18, 2023.

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


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 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. This position will include providing school based rehabilitation services for children in kindergarten through a partnership with the Children’s Treatment Network.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing therapy to Kindergarten aged children in the areas of articulation, motor speech, stuttering and voice who
  • are eligible to receive school based rehabilitation services, funded through the Children’s Treatment Network
  • Carrying a caseload under the supervision of a Speech Language Pathologist
  • Documenting in the Children Treatment Network’s shared electronic record
  • Providing occasional evening virtual workshops to parents and caregivers in the areas of articulation, motor speech, and stuttering
  • Engaging in regular communication with parents and caregivers in order to provide home programming to the family
  • Taking an active role in performing and maintaining professional practice standards, guidelines and activities
  • Services are primarily provided within schools throughout York Region during the school year, however, service is also provided within a clinic setting or provided to the family virtually during the summer months.


  • Communicative Disorders Assistant Diploma
  • Previous experience working with children providing school based rehabilitation services is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the team
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to offer services in more than one language is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated good attendance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • 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:

Current schedule is Monday to Friday, Days (2 days per week) availability. Candidates must also be available for evenings and weekends for workshops as needed. Please note schedules may change based on operational needs.


Salary Band YRSLP03: Ranges from $27.87-33.03 per hour


Georgina/East Gwillimbury and surrounding areas

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 435,000 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 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 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?

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 for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. 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.