Paediatric Speech Pathologist (Gr 2)

Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: Drysdale

  • Are you a skilled Speech Pathologist who is passionate about working with children and young people?

  • Would you like to join a strong team that includes a Senior Paediatric Speech Pathologist, a team of speech pathologist peers, and a broad multidisciplinary team?

  • Are you looking for a balanced and varied caseload with both Community Health funded and NDIS clients?

We are excited to share that we have a fabulous opportunity for a full time OR part time Paediatric Speech Pathologist (Grade 2) to join our dedicated and professional Child Health and Development team.

The Position Description for this role is available here: PD Paediatric Speech Pathologist Feb 2024

About the team

The Child Health and Development team provide a multidisciplinary allied health service for children and young people primarily aged 0-12 years. It is comprised of a dynamic, collaborative and friendly team of occupational therapists, speech pathologists, a play therapist, and a child and family engagement practitioner. Children are supported by several other services within BCH, including dental, continence, nutrition and dietetics, podiatry, physiotherapy, and mental health professionals/Headspace.

About the role

The Paediatric Speech Pathologist (Grade 2) will work within the Child Youth and Families directorate and will be required to provide an efficient, high-quality service to children from across the Bellarine region. You will function as a member of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, working closely with team members from the Child Health and Development team to promote an integrated and holistic service, including:

  • Managing a caseload of both community health and NDIS clients.
  • Providing high-quality clinical speech pathology services to children and young people who experience communication (and/or feeding difficulties).
  • Completing clinical assessments, the provision of therapy (individual or in group), and relevant follow up.
  • Practicing in a holistic, child and family centred, and strength-based manner.
  • Working in clinic, early childhood, schools, and home environments.
  • Supervising students, early career clinicians, and allied health assistants or volunteers (as required).
  • Participating in and have a commitment to all clinical governance activities.

To be successful you will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in speech pathology, and registration with Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Advanced clinical skills and demonstrated high level clinical problem solving in paediatric speech pathology
  • Demonstrated ability to practice in a collaborative, strength based, family and child centred model, with emphasis on parent upskilling on how to best support their child.
  • High level and effective interpersonal skills, including teamwork, leadership, and communication.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, efficient and flexible work practices including the ability to manage a busy caseload, meet deadlines, prioritise, and respond to change.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development by maintaining, applying, and sharing clinical knowledge.

What we offer

To support you to balance your work/life commitments, grow your skills and expertise, enjoy work and feel valued we offer the following:

  • Generous salary packaging benefits – you can access some of your annual salary tax free each year
    • Living Expenses capped at $15,900 annually (includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans, and rental payments)
    • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650
  • Monthly accrued days off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Career advancement opportunities and frequent graded clinical supervision with a senior speech pathologist
  • A supportive positive workplace culture, a team of speech pathologists for clinical support and training in the role
  • Generous leave arrangements including annual leave, parental leave, and professional development
  • Flexible work environment with ability to work some hours from home
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance covered
  • Discounted gym membership at seven sites across the region
  • Employee assistance program: up to 5 counselling sessions per year

Conditions of Employment

  • A current National Police Check
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • A current Victorian Driver’s License
  • NDIS Worker Screening check

How to Apply

To find out more, please contact Gus Campbell, Child Health and Development Manager, by phone on 0407 851 895 or email [email protected].

The Position Description is available here: PD Paediatric Speech Pathologist Feb 2024

Applications must include cover letter, response to key selection criteria, application form (via the BCH website), and resume in PDF format. Please submit your application to [email protected] today – applications are being assessed as they are received. Please indicate your preferred hours in your cover letter.

Bellarine Community Heath embraces diversity and encourages applicants from different backgrounds to apply. BCH is a family friendly organisation with excellent salary packaging available.

Bellarine Community Health Ltd is committed to protect children and reduce any opportunities for abuse or harm to occur.

Bellarine Community Health acknowledges the Wathaurong people as the Traditional Custodians of the Wadawurrung land on which our sites are located and across which we provide services and programs for the diverse community. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace and welcome people from all cultures and backgrounds to our service.

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