Speech Pathologist - Grade 1 or Grade 2

This is a great opportunity for a Speech Pathologist to join the team at MDHS! New graduates are welcome to reply.
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/22055
Closing Date: 09-Apr-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Speech Pathologist Grade 1 September 2022.pdf (PDF, 540KB)
Job Specification

Speech Pathologist Grade 2 - September 2022.pdf (PDF, 505KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Robyn Jordan
rjordan@mdhs.vic.gov.au or 5461 0483

Position Details

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

Speech Pathologist – Grade 1 or Grade 2

Part-Time – 32 hours per fortnight

Fixed Term – to commence ASAP until 31st December 2023

Classification: dependent on experience and qualifications

Award: Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2026

This is a great opportunity for a Speech Pathologist to join the team at MDHS! This position will work collaboratively to provide an effective generalist Speech Pathology service at Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) across the range of services and programs offered by the health service. This will occur within the principles of care coordination, where clients/patients have access to a highly coordinated health care and community support system. This is a great opportunity for new grad or early career Speech Pathologist to join a vibrant multi-disciplinary Allied Health team. Clinical supervision provided. Paediatric focus with occasional adult work at times or on request.  New graduates are welcome to apply!

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) or equivalent
  • Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary team
  • Basic Life Support Certificate

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a Fixed Term contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under the Allied Health Professionals EBA with Salary Packaging available.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centred of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.


Qualifications / Experience

  1. Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) or equivalent;
  2. Eligibility for practising membership with Speech Pathology Australia.
  3. Broad clinical background, or if a graduate, broad placement experience relevant to the role within a rural health service
  4. Current driver's licence.

Specialist Expertise

  1.  Broad understanding of issues facing vulnerable families in the community.
  2. Recognition of possible challenges to work effectively in a community setting, to achieve best client outcomes.  Able to discuss client needs with colleagues in a professional manner.
  3. Ability to communicate and advocate in a timely and effective manner with clients, their families/ carers and other health professionals.
  4. Understanding and commitment to person-centred care and the principles of self-management.
  5. Computer skills and willingness to learn new software applications.

Personal Qualities

  1. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


For further information, please contact Merren Petrass via mpetrass@mdhs.vic.gov.au or Meagan O'Halloran via Meagan.ohalloran@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 5461 0407.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 9th April 2023.   


Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. NDIS Workers Screening will be required for workers identified as working within a risk assessed role.

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