Speech Pathologist - School Readiness Program

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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1762745
Closing Date: 10-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: SPEECH PATHOLOGIST - School Readiness Program - Position Description Nov 2023.pdf (PDF, 152KB)

Contact: Kait Brown, Acting Manager Speech Pathology,
(03) 5563 4349 or email kbrown3@swh.net.au

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Speech Pathology team is seeking a part-time Speech Pathologist to work with kindergartens within the South West. The role will see the successful candidate work with teachers, educators and families to promote:

-          Improved speech, language, social and early literacy outcomes

-          Self-regulation, positive and pro-social behaviours

-          Social and emotional wellbeing and mastery of everyday tasks

The School Readiness Team is an experienced team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. The successful candidate will work in this multidisciplinary team delivering services as part of the School Readiness Funding and Speech Pathology in Schools initiatives in partnership with the Department of Education and Training (DET).

There is also scope within this role to provide direct clinical Speech Pathology services to our paediatric clients within our community health program.

Position Overview

  • This is a Fixed Term, Part Time (64 hours a fortnight) position until the end of October 2024
  • This can be based in Hamilton and / or Warrnambool

What you bring

If you are passionate and committed to evidence-based approaches such as the capability building approach of School Readiness, we'd love you to join our team. This role is a great opportunity to extend your clinical skills beyond traditional 1:1 therapy, strengthen your understanding of the intersection of health and education and whole-class supports.

Early career (Grade 1) and more experienced (Grade 2) clinicians will be considered for the role.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions.
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities.
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs.
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values: Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 10 of December 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Kait Brown, Acting Manager Speech Pathology, on (03) 5563 4349 or email kbrown3@swh.net.au

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the  Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2026,with the appropriate classification Speech Pathologist Grade 1 or 2. With salary range of $67,849.60 - $99,699.60

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au

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