Speech Pathologist Grade 1 or 2

An exciting opportunity exists for suitably qualified Speech Pathologists to join the Allied Health Team at Maryborough District Health Service!
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/22130
Closing Date: 08-Oct-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Speech Pathologist Grade 2 - September 2022.pdf (PDF, 505KB)
Job Specification

Speech Pathologist Grade 1 September 2022.pdf (PDF, 540KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Merren Petrass or Meagan O'Halloran
5461 0463, mpetrass@mdhs.vic.gov.au

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 2

  • Fixed Term Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight, ASAP until 31st October 2023

Classification: Speech Pathologist Grade 1 or Grade 2, depending on experience

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

An exciting opportunity exists for suitably qualified Speech Pathologists to join the Allied Health Team at Maryborough District Health Services. This postion will work collaboratively to provide an effective generalist Speech Pathology service at Maryborough District Health Service, 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.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Recognised degree in Speech Pathology
  • Eligibility for practicing membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Ability to cooperate well with others in pursuit of team goals
  • Strong level of verbal and written communication skills
  • 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 Centre of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.

Qualifications / Experience

  1. A recognised degree in Speech Pathology and eligibility for practising membership with Speech Pathology Australia.
  2. Evidence of a commitment to ongoing learning in relevant fields. Demonstrated ability to identify, and actively participate in quality improvement activities and positively influence change as required.
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop and empower others through supervision, modelling and training.

Specialist Expertise

  1. Knowledge and understanding of issues facing vulnerable families and those from diverse backgrounds
  2. Sound knowledge and experience in providing high quality assessment and management options for a broad range of communication and/or swallowing difficulties
  3. Recognition of possible challenges to work effectively in a community setting, to achieve best client outcomes. 
  4. Ability to communicate and advocate in a timely and effective manner with clients, their families/ carers
  5. Ability to contribute to an interdisciplinary team to achieve optimal patient care and outcomes to minimise clinical risk
  6. Understanding and commitment to person-centred care and the principles of self-management.

Personal Qualities

  1. Ability to cooperate well with others in pursuit of team goals. 
  2. Demonstrated ability to monitor, evaluate and modify own performance through reflective practice.


For further information, please contact Merren Petrass viampetrass@mdhs.vic.gov.au or Meagan O'Halloran via meagab.ohalloran@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 5461 0463.


Applications for this position close on Sunday, 8th October 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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