KO Education - Communicative Disorders Assistant

Date Posted: May 2, 2017

Deadline for Applications: May 19, 2017 or until filled Anticipated

Start Date: August 21, 2017

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education (KOBE) services the following First Nation schools in Northwestern Ontario:

  • Wasaho Cree Nation School, Fort Severn;
  • Deer Lake First Nation School, Deer Lake;
  • Keewaywin First Nation School, Keewaywin;
  • Ahgwahbuush Memorial School, Poplar Hill;
  • Victoria Linklater Memorial School, North Spirit Lake;
  • Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS); and
  • Working in close collaboration with KOSSS and K-Net Services.

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education is currently searching for a 1.0 Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) to provide videoconference/telemedicine therapy sessions, assist the Speech Language Pathologist and work with the Special Education team. The CDA will work with both high school and the elementary students requiring services.

This position will be based out of the KOBE office in Balmertown or Sioux Lookout, Ontario, starting August 21, 2017 for a 12-month period, with possibility of renewal. Salary:​ To commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing treatment, consultation and in-class support for clients of all ages (individual and group sessions). Working in the following areas: articulation, language, fluency, Autism Spectrum Disorder, motor speech and AAC.
  • Participating in professional development activities for school staff members as well as public education for parents/guardians.
  • Developing new programs and services as well as therapy activities.
  • Documenting intervention in client charts.
  • Travel to First Nation communities as needed.
  • Other relevant duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Diploma from a CDA program from an accredited college.
  • Registration with CDAAC.
  • Possess an attitude of respect and sensitivity towards clients with varied backgrounds, abilities, and educational status.
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Innovative, independent with strong problem solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Current Criminal Record Check.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in one or more of the following areas: school board or preschool setting for articulation, language, AAC, motor speech disorders, ASD and other developmental disorders. Experience providing therapy to high school students.
  • Training in behaviour management, ASD, self-regulation skills, etc.
  • Experience with Proloquo2go, LAMP, or other high-tech AAC devices.
  • Experience with Boardmaker, and other therapy materials.

Applicants interested in these positions are welcome to submit their resume and cover letter with three recent employment references (including a letter of permission for KOBE to contact these references) to:

Attention: Communicative Disorders Assistant


Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education
Attn: KOBE Hiring Committee
Box 340
10 Mine Road Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
Fax (807) 735-3392

KOBE would like to thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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