Speech Pathologist - Grade 1 & Grade 2

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified Speech Pathologist to join the Allied Health Team at Maryborough District Health Services!
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/23124
Closing Date: 03-Mar-2024
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Speech Pathologist Grade 1 - August 2023.pdf (PDF, 298KB)


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

Contact: Meagan O'Halloran or Merren Petrass
meagan.ohalloran@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 5461 0463

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 – Generalist & Paediatric Positions

Permanent Part Time – Several Positions Available – to commence ASAP

Speech Pathologist Grade 2 - Permanent Part Time or Full Time - Up to 80 hour per fortnight

Classification: Speech Pathologist Grade 1 & Grade 2 /year level depending on experience

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

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified Speech Pathologist to join the Allied Health Team at Maryborough District Health Services. This position will work collaboratively to provide an effective generalist/paediatric 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.  Both adult & paedicaric caseload availability, fleixible hours and good professional development opportunities.  Government grants of up to $15,000 availiable for new graduates applying for the position.  Apply now!

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
  • Ability to work within a team and independantly
  • 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 Permanent 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

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

Specialist Expertise

  • Broad understanding of issues facing vulnerable families in the community.
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate and advocate in a timely and effective manner with clients, their families/ carers and other health professionals.
  • Understanding and commitment to person-centred care and the principles of self-management.
  • Computer skills and willingness to learn new software applications.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • To meet the minimum requirements of the position as stated in this Position Profile and as expressly agreed with your Manager
  • To meet the objectives as agreed in your Performance Review and Development Plan · Meet the objectives in your Continuing Professional Development Plan
  • Completion of all prescribed annual competencies

Personal Qualities

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

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

Applications for this position close on Sunday, 3rd March 2024.

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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