Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: Drysdale

Paediatric Speech Pathologist working with a child.

  • Are you a skilled Paediatric Speech Pathologist looking for a new opportunity?

  • Full Time OR Part Time hours

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

  • Would you like to be supported by a Senior Paediatric Speech Pathologist, a team of Speech Pathologist peers, and a committed multidisciplinary team?

We are excited to offer this ongoing Paediatric Speech Pathologist opportunity within our multidisciplinary Child Health and Development team. This role is available part time or full time – you tell us the hours you would like to work!

The Position Description for this role is available here: PD Paediatric Speech Pathologist MAR2023

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 is responsible to provide evidenced based best practice speech pathology services to support children and young people to develop their communication skills and/or feeding.

In addition, the Speech Pathologist will:

  • Deliver paediatric assessments, therapeutic and interventional supports in clinical, home, educational and community settings (including to act as the key worker when deemed necessary).
  • Utilise evidence-based practice for individuals and group programs, and where suitable, adopting an early childhood approach to care.
  • Work independently, autonomously and within a team, managing a mixed case load of clients.
  • Demonstrate and model effective written, verbal and non-verbal formal/informal communication skills with others including the multi/interdisciplinary team, clients, carers, and community agencies and stakeholders.
  • Meet KPI’s including funding, performance targets, and the requirements of NDIS participants.
  • Supervise students, early career clinicians, and allied health assistants or volunteers (as required), ensuring the maintenance and adherence of professional, clinical, ethical and safety standards.
  • Participate in and commit to all clinical governance activities, including clinical peer review, case conference, professional development, and clinical supervision.

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 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:

  • Salary in line with professional award
  • 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
  • Discounted gym membership at six sites across the region
  • A supportive positive workplace culture and ongoing training in the role
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible work environment with ability to work some hours from home
  • Generous leave arrangements including annual leave, parental leave, professional development
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance covered
  • 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
  • Immunisation status clearance (including COVID-19 Vaccination evidence)

How to Apply

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

Applications must include cover letter, response to key selection criteria, application form (via the BCH website), and resume in PDF format. Please let us know if you would prefer full time or part time hours too!

The Position Description is available here: PD Paediatric Speech Pathologist MAR2023

Submit your application to [email protected] – applications will be assessed as they are received, so please submit your applications as soon as possible. Applications close at 5.00pm Sunday 23rd April 2023. We look forward to receiving your application today! 

 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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