Trillium Health Partners

Communicative Disorders Assistant

System ID
Job Type
Part Time
Credit Valley Hospital
Number of Positions

Job Description


Position: Communicative Disorders Assistant

Dept.Health System: 1D Rehab and Subacute Geriatrics OA Oncology

File#: 2022-29306

Status: Permanent-Part Time

Site Credit Valley Hospital

Role Level: Allied Health (AH06.2) $30.24 - $34.82

Shift: Weekday and hours TBD (possibility to work weekends/holidays as operational needs require)

Posted: September 22, 2022

Internal Deadline: September 29, 2022



Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital, the Queensway Health Centre, and the Reactivation Center at Humber. Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission:     A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

Our Values:       Compassion, Excellence, Courage

Our Goals:        Quality, Access, Sustainability

Our Enablers:    People, Education, Innovation, Research




Position Summary:


This position is accountable to support inpatient Speech-Language Pathology (S-LP) services across the Credit Valley Hospital - Rehab/Subacute Geriatrics, Medicine, Oncology and Surgery.  For reporting purposes, the CDA will report to the manager of 1D as the most responsible manager as the largest portion of the position is within 1D rehab/subacute geriatrics unit.


Job Description:

  • Work with a large interprofessional team including but not limited to S-LP’s, Physicians, other health professionals, clerical staff and volunteers
  • Provide direct treatment to patients after assessment and treatment programs have been designed by the supervising S-LP.
  • Document and report to S-LP regularly regarding patient progress, goals, change in performance and updates.
  • Conduct, without interpretation, speech and language screens.
  • Educate staff, family, clients and community.
  • Prepare and maintain therapy materials.
  • Manage SLP service supplies and materials. This includes checking inventory and ensuring sufficient supplies and materials are in working order for assessment and treatment.
  • Coordinate booking, transport and set up for videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS).
  • Conduct mealtime observations for diet tolerance and report findings to S-LP.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary rounds, team meetings and family conferences and reporting information to S-LP.
  • Assist S-LP in research projects, in-service training and family or community education.
  • Assist with departmental operations: data collection, record keeping, safety procedures, maintenance of supplies and equipment.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Ensure all hospital and departmental policies and procedures are followed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure that duties stay within the scope of practice as outlined by CASLPO.




Formal, minimum education required:


Undergraduate degree in a related field from an accredited institution, followed by a college level program as a Communication Disorders Assistant from an accredited institution.


Previous related or special experience necessary:


Previous experience working with adults with communication and swallowing impairments

Excellent organizational skills

Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including verbal and written communication.

Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional development

Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary care team is an asset.




Credit Valley Hospital


Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.


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Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage.  To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.


 In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


 All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.


We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 



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