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Employment Opportunities at ASCY

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Objective:  Affiliated Services for Children and Youth (ASCY) is responsible for the implementation of the Early Words/1ers mots, Preschool Speech and Language (PSL).  The Communicative Disorders Assistant is an integral member of the Early Words team operating under the guidelines of the Early Words system and is directly accountable to the Manager of the Early Words Preschool Speech and Language System and the Director of Child and Youth Services of ASCY, in conjunction with the Executive Director of ASCY.

Reports to: Director of Child and Family Services
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 with flexibility to occasionally work outside of regular hours (37.5 hours per week)
Target Hiring Wage Range: $25.00/hr. – $28.75/hr.
Purpose: This position will provide support to the Preschool Speech and Language program

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Organize clinical waitlists of children recommended for intervention by the SLPs
  • Provide educational strategies and materials to parents to support their children in sessions and at home
  • Develop and provide group and individual intervention programs addressing numerous communication areas which may include: phonology, receptive and expressive language, motor speech, social communication, and others as required
  • Deliver parent-child based Hanen interventions (e.g. SPARK, 4”I”s to Socialize)
  • Support the development of new treatment initiatives (e.g. Music for motor speech)
  • Develop and provide parent/community education sessions
  • Create/prepare materials for all team members to use during treatment sessions
  • Create/prepare materials for parents to use during home practice
  • Provide services in person and virtually
  • Other duties as required

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Self-schedule clinical appointments, adhering to agency expectations of number and length
  • Work with colleagues on organizing clinical services and coordinating support for families
  • Maintain records and use the Electronic Health Record accurately and in a timely manner
  • Complete case notes accurately following each session
  • Complete clinical reports at the completion of direct intervention
  • Collaborate as required to the entry and reporting requirements of the Healthy Child Development – Integrated Services for Children Information System (HCD-ISCIS)
  • Adhere to the protocols, policies and procedures of Early Words and ASCY
  • Attend professional development as required due to changes in provincial protocols or as deemed required by the PSL Manager
  • Participate as a contributing member on any committee(s) as designated by the Manager of the Early Words Preschool Speech and Language Program
  • Other duties as required


  • Degree or diploma from a Communicative Disorders Assistant program
  • Access to transportation and, if applicable, a valid Ontario driver’s license and current motor vehicle liability insurance on their vehicle
  • Proficiency in a second language considered an asset
  • 1 year of experience working with preschoolers preferred
  • Preschool placement during CDA training required
  • Experience working in a health care facility with other health care professionals (preferred)
  • Excellent clinical skills with preschoolers and their families
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team

If you are interested in the above-outlined position, please submit a cover letter and resume  by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 30, 2024 to: 

Human Resources
Affiliated Services for Children and Youth (ASCY)
526 Upper Paradise Rd., Unit-A
Hamilton, ON  L9C 5E3 


ASCY is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees — their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

Please note: Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


The position description outlined above indicates the general nature and level of work expected.

It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required by the incumbent.

The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.


Volunteer Board Member

ASCY – Affiliated Services for Children and Youth serving the Hamilton, Niagara, Brant, and Haldimand-Norfolk communities.


ASCY provides multiple services including capacity building via professional learning, mentorship and resources to Early Childhood Educators in the city of Hamilton and Haldimand-Norfolk. ASCY is the lead organization for the Preschool Speech and Language Services in Hamilton. ASCY is the lead agency of the Central South Infant Hearing Program and Central South Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program (serving children and their families in Hamilton, Niagara, Brant and Haldimand -Norfolk).


The ASCY Board operates under a results-based, policy board model. This model is a collaborative partnership between the Board and the Executive Director, with a focus on vision, strategic planning and agency governance. Board members are not involved in the management of operations. The Board meets monthly on the third Monday of each month (except July and August) at 5:00 -6:30 pm. In addition to the monthly Board meetings, there is the opportunity for making contributions by involvement in task-focused committees. The Annual General Meeting is held in June.


ASCY is looking for individuals who can contribute their time and talents to our volunteer Board of Directors. Applicants will share our belief in:

  • quality care and education as an important early investment that leads to later outcomes of success for all children
  • the vision that all children belong and have equal opportunities to thrive
  • capacity building and mentorship of educators that work with young children
  • early identification, prevention, intervention, and capacity building to support children to achieve their developmental milestones
  • collaboration with families, children, professionals, and communities to share knowledge, build capacity and create equitable opportunities for all.

Currently the ASCY Board of Directors consists of members with a variety of lenses, including Human Resources, Health, Legal, Education and Children and Social Services. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive Board culture, rich in knowledge and experience, and seek to create a Board that reflects the diversity of the families and communities we serve.


ASCY Board of Directors,
Recruitment Committee

ASCY Board of Directors Application


ASCY is an equal opportunity employer.
ASCY welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Please note:  Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.