Communicative Disorders Assistant – Level 4

Specifics on location/schedule identified below

Job Posting #C-2021-45

Seniority is a determining factor

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 38,000 learners and provides services to students in 50 schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12 and adult learners) across the Waterloo Region.

The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.

All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination.  Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting.  Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Board’s hiring processes.

The Communicative Disorders Assistant assists the Speech-Language Pathologist (SPL) in the delivery of programs and services to students with communication disorders. The supervising SLP will determine the students with whom the Communicative Disorders Assistant will work, including student admission/demission, program goals, and intervention strategies.


Under the direction and supervision of the SLP, Communicative Disorders Assistants may:

  • Implement individual/group programs.
  • Assist during assessment by-eliciting and/or collecting language samples, note taking, demonstrating test expectations, collecting demographic information, scoring of assessment results (without interpretation), transcription of recorded speech samples.
  • Conduct various screens using established screening protocols without interpretation.
  • Prepare materials and resources for individual programs.
  • Maintain concise, accurate documentation.
  • Assist SLP’s with in-services and other system-wide activities.


  • Must have completed the Communicative Disorders Assistant Diploma.
  • Must be a member of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC).
  • Follow all requirements and procedures set by Speech and Language Services with respect to documentation of activities, reporting and communication.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development by attending all scheduled in-services and training sessions required by Speech and Language Services.
  • Maintain regular contact with the supervising SLP regarding all aspects of programs and services.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Manage time effectively to maximize student contact time while meeting requirements for record-keeping and preparation.
  • Strive to provide the best possible learning environment for student sessions.
  • Prepare and collect materials based on program plans developed by the SLP.
  • Have a reliable vehicle and a valid Ontario driver’s license as travel throughout the Waterloo Region is required.

Hourly Rate:                    $24.53 to $25.97 per hour

Hours/Week:                    Permanent Full-Time, 35 hours per week

                                       Work schedule determined by the supervisor

Weeks/Year:                    Approximately 41 weeks/year

Effective Date:                 Approximately January 17, 2022

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  Please see the Application Process below.

Application Process:

Internal Applicants

Internal applicants must submit a resume via

Include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line.

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience to perform the duties of this job.  Include your resume, covering letter and diplomas/certificates in your application.

External Applicants

External Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: https/ / .  For ApplytoEducation assistance, please contact 1-877-900-5627 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience to perform the duties of this job.  Include your resume, covering letter and diplomas/certificates in your application.

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Detailed information on the application process can be found at:

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on December 14, 2021.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

To request this file in large print, please email  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.