Paediatric Speech Pathologist (Early Career/Gr 1)

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Drysdale

Paediatric Speech Pathologist working with a child.

  • Do you want to work with children and young people?

  • Are you looking for a supportive environment for career development, clinical supervision and opportunities to grow your skills?

  • Do you want to join a team that includes a Senior Paediatric Speech Pathologist, a team of speech pathologist peers and a broad range of Allied / Mental Health professionals?

  • Are you looking to work for an organisation that is government funded, community minded, and holistic in primary health care?

We are excited to share that Bellarine Community Health are now recruiting for a full time ongoing Paediatric Speech Pathologist – Early Career (Grade 1).  New graduates, recent graduates, or Speech Pathologists who are wanting to work more with children should apply.

The Position Description for this role is available here: PD Paediatric Gd 1 Speech Pathologist Dec 2023

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 – Early Career 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:

  • Provide high quality clinical speech pathology service to paediatric clients.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide assessment, therapy via individual sessions or groups programs as appropriate.
  • Practice with child and family centred, strength-based framework and incorporate early childhood early intervention principles.
  • You will be allocated a Community Health funded caseload with children aged from 0-6 years presenting with mild-moderate developmental delays, or communication difficulties.
  • Contribute to the speech pathology team and child health and development service.

To be successful you will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in speech pathology, and registration with Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Clinical skills in managing communication, speech and language difficulties including in the assessment and delivery of interventions and assessment.
  • Passion in working with children and families.
  • Demonstrated capacity to practice in a collaborative, strength based, family and child centred model.
  • High level and effective interpersonal skills, including teamwork, leadership, communication, and the ability to adapt and be flexible.
  • 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.
  • Be willing to learn and be committed to providing excellent care through 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
  • 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

  • National Police Check (within 12 months from date of application)
  • Working with Children Check
  • Victorian Driver’s License
  • NDIS Worker Screening check
  • Immunisation status clearance

How to Apply

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

The Position Description is available here: PD Paediatric Gd 1 Speech Pathologist Dec 2023

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.

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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