Supported by OT teamGenerous salary packagingFlexible working arrangementsCollaborative, supportive, and experienced teamStrong clinical supervision structure and professional development opportunitiesWell-resourced for Speech pathology assessment and therapy The OpportunityWe have an exciting opportunity for an experienced speech pathologist to join our Speech Pathology service for adults 18 years and over. We are seeking a Speech Pathologist with excellent clinical skills and enthusiasm to work in our community-based multidisciplinary team. The case mix includes adult clients with chronic and complex communication, swallowing and cognitive issues. This role is supported by a senior speech pathologist and will offer opportunity for professional growth and development. We are an innovative, supportive and friendly team and have a proven culture of success, diverse skills and experience. If you have great communication skills and enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team, you will love working with us. ResponsibilitiesAssessment and management of swallowing, cognitive and communication disorders in people with complex, chronic and lifelong conditions including; progressive neurological disease, acquired brain injury, aged care and palliative careDeliver home, centre based, community and telehealth assessments and interventionsDeliver individual and group therapyWork with eligible clients from various funding streams including NDIS, My Aged Care/CHSP, HACCWork as an effective member of the OT and SP teamProvide high quality, accessible, flexible and client-centred servicesBe an active member of the speech pathology serviceParticipate in ongoing service developmentWork with diverse, vulnerable and disadvantaged community groupsEngage with the community and external stakeholdersIndependently and efficiently manage a community speech pathology caseloadParticipate in speech pathology supervision and mentoring particularly for studentsReports directly to the Manager of Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy Services.Able to work across any of the key sites for speech pathology services including Hawthorn, Doncaster East, Richmond and Greythorn (North Balwyn)Demonstrate our values of accountability, collaboration, equity, excellence, innovation, and integrity in your work Skills & ExperienceMinimum 3 years recent and relevant speech pathology clinical experienceAppropriate and relevant speech pathology qualifications e.g. Bachelor of Applied Science – Speech PathologyEligibility for membership to Speech Pathology AustraliaComprehensive knowledge of health, disability, adjustment issues and group dynamics for a diverse group of clients, their families and significant othersExperience and knowledge in the swallowing, communication and cognitive disorders of neurological origin is highly valuedPrevious experience working with adults in the community setting would be an advantageDemonstrated commitment to evidence based practice and ability to translate this in to practiceHigh level interpersonal skills that promote team development and engagementProven ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team and to relate to people at all levels within an organisation.Demonstrated organisational ability in time and caseload management and to work autonomously.Demonstrated ability to show initiative and flexibility.Demonstrated commitment to client and family centred practice and interdisciplinary approach to service provision.Demonstrated culturally sensitive practicesAwareness of safe practice when working at the centre, at people’s homes and in the community.Demonstrated ability to problem solve in a variety of complex situations.Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for process improvement or redesign.Demonstrated knowledge of community resources.Current drivers licenceMeets the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. Culture & BenefitsPeople love working at Access Health & Community because we offer:a strong supervision framework, including regular individual supervisiona commitment to ongoing Professional Development and career growtha positive team culturea dedicated, supportive and caring staffgenerous salary packaging opportunitiesa commitment to work-life balanceflexible work from home arrangements, established telehealth work practices, comprehensive IT support, and focus on staff wellbeing and healthopportunity to purchase additional leavepaid parental leaveannual leave loading About Access Health & CommunityWe are a not- for-profit community health organisation operating in 16 locations across Melbourne.  With caring at our centre, our mission is to build healthier lives together with our communities and deliver excellent health services for all. Our values include accountability, collaboration, equity, excellence, innovation, and integrity.  AccessHC delivers medical, health and community services for all ages.  We employ over 300 employees across Eastern Melbourne. To ApplyPlease submit your application here including your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.  Please refer to the position descriptions on the website for the key selection criteria and further information: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/.Applications close: 21st August 2022 Screening process will commence as soon as applications are received. Access Health and Community is a Child Safe OrganisationAccess Health and Community is committed to protecting the health and safety of our workers and those who attend our services.  As per Access policy and the Victorian Government public health order, successful applicants will need to provide evidence of their COVID Vaccination prior to appointment.Access Health and Community is a provider of disability services. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Screening Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment. Access Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgroundPosition Description - Speech Pathologist Grade 1Position Description - Speech Pathologist Grade 2 48 AUD Melbourne 3000

Speech Pathologist

  • Grade 1 Year 3 or Grade 2 Speech Pathologist
  • Permanent Full-Time role with ADO
  • Not for Profit Organisation; Very Supportive team

  • Supported by OT team
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Collaborative, supportive, and experienced team
  • Strong clinical supervision structure and professional development opportunities
  • Well-resourced for Speech pathology assessment and therapy

 

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced speech pathologist to join our Speech Pathology service for adults 18 years and over. We are seeking a Speech Pathologist with excellent clinical skills and enthusiasm to work in our community-based multidisciplinary team. The case mix includes adult clients with chronic and complex communication, swallowing and cognitive issues. This role is supported by a senior speech pathologist and will offer opportunity for professional growth and development. We are an innovative, supportive and friendly team and have a proven culture of success, diverse skills and experience. If you have great communication skills and enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team, you will love working with us.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assessment and management of swallowing, cognitive and communication disorders in people with complex, chronic and lifelong conditions including; progressive neurological disease, acquired brain injury, aged care and palliative care
  • Deliver home, centre based, community and telehealth assessments and interventions
  • Deliver individual and group therapy
  • Work with eligible clients from various funding streams including NDIS, My Aged Care/CHSP, HACC
  • Work as an effective member of the OT and SP team
  • Provide high quality, accessible, flexible and client-centred services
  • Be an active member of the speech pathology service
  • Participate in ongoing service development
  • Work with diverse, vulnerable and disadvantaged community groups
  • Engage with the community and external stakeholders
  • Independently and efficiently manage a community speech pathology caseload
  • Participate in speech pathology supervision and mentoring particularly for students
  • Reports directly to the Manager of Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy Services.
  • Able to work across any of the key sites for speech pathology services including Hawthorn, Doncaster East, Richmond and Greythorn (North Balwyn)
  • Demonstrate our values of accountability, collaboration, equity, excellence, innovation, and integrity in your work

 

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 3 years recent and relevant speech pathology clinical experience
  • Appropriate and relevant speech pathology qualifications e.g. Bachelor of Applied Science – Speech Pathology
  • Eligibility for membership to Speech Pathology Australia
  • Comprehensive knowledge of health, disability, adjustment issues and group dynamics for a diverse group of clients, their families and significant others
  • Experience and knowledge in the swallowing, communication and cognitive disorders of neurological origin is highly valued
  • Previous experience working with adults in the community setting would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated commitment to evidence based practice and ability to translate this in to practice
  • High level interpersonal skills that promote team development and engagement
  • Proven ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team and to relate to people at all levels within an organisation.
  • Demonstrated organisational ability in time and caseload management and to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client and family centred practice and interdisciplinary approach to service provision.
  • Demonstrated culturally sensitive practices
  • Awareness of safe practice when working at the centre, at people’s homes and in the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve in a variety of complex situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for process improvement or redesign.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources.
  • Current drivers licence
  • Meets the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

 

Culture & Benefits

People love working at Access Health & Community because we offer:

  • a strong supervision framework, including regular individual supervision
  • a commitment to ongoing Professional Development and career growth
  • a positive team culture
  • a dedicated, supportive and caring staff
  • generous salary packaging opportunities
  • a commitment to work-life balance
  • flexible work from home arrangements, established telehealth work practices, comprehensive IT support, and focus on staff wellbeing and health
  • opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • paid parental leave
  • annual leave loading

 

About Access Health & Community

We are a not- for-profit community health organisation operating in 16 locations across Melbourne.  With caring at our centre, our mission is to build healthier lives together with our communities and deliver excellent health services for all. Our values include accountability, collaboration, equity, excellence, innovation, and integrity.  AccessHC delivers medical, health and community services for all ages.  We employ over 300 employees across Eastern Melbourne.

 

To Apply

Please submit your application here including your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.  Please refer to the position descriptions on the website for the key selection criteria and further information: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/.

Applications close: 21st August 2022

 Screening process will commence as soon as applications are received.

 

Access Health and Community is a Child Safe Organisation

Access Health and Community is committed to protecting the health and safety of our workers and those who attend our services.  As per Access policy and the Victorian Government public health order, successful applicants will need to provide evidence of their COVID Vaccination prior to appointment.

Access Health and Community is a provider of disability services. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Screening Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment.

Access Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background

 

For further information contact:

Anna Dimmer

Manager of Speech Pathology services

anna.dimmer@accesshc.org.au