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, 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 and telehealth assessments and interventionsWork 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 Services.Able to work across any of the key sites for speech pathology services including Hawthorn, Doncaster East and Greythorn (North Balwyn) 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 focus and interdisciplinary approach to service provision.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 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.  AccessHC delivers medical, health and community services for all ages.  We employ over 300 employees across Eastern Melbourne. To ApplyPlease submit your application through Seek 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: close 30th June   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 background Position Description 45 AUD Melbourne 3000