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Reference Number 20884
Position Title Paediatric Speech Pathologist
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location NEWCASTLE NSW, GOSFORD NSW
Hours Per Week 30.00
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  • Permanent Part Time Opportunity 4 Days Per Week
  • Newcastle and Gosford Location
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Generous Salary Packaging Benefits

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; 30 clinics; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

An exciting opportunity awaits a Speech Pathologist, ideally with Paediatric experience to join our team in both Newcastle and Gosford.

Responsibilities

As a Paediatric Speech Pathologist at Vision Australia you will:

  • To provide appropriate and effective speech pathology services for clients and their families who receive a service from Vision Australia.
  • Work within a transdisciplinary team of Orthoptists, Occupational Therapists, Access Technology Specialists, and Orientation and Mobility Specialists
  • Provide Speech Pathology intervention in different settings including clients home, school or Vision Australia location.
  • To write appropriate and effective goals for individuals and groups based on person centred practice.
  • As required, act as the Primary Service Provider to coordinate the provision of services internally to clients and families and to liaise with external service providers to achieve desired outcomes for clients.
  • Identify, develop and review information and resources; promote and represent Vision Australia regarding speech pathology issues in relevant forums; develop and maintain internal and external networks. Provide professional development as appropriate to relevant parties.
  • Monitor and maintain accurate, up to date client records in accordance with professional standards, Vision Australia policy and procedures and other relevant legislation including Disability Act.
  • Continuous professional development including keeping up to date with new research and maintaining skills & knowledge level.

Essential criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in Speech Pathology
  • Experience in providing speech therapy for paediatric clients with a variety of complex needs
  • NSW drivers Licence
  • Proficient use of technology e.g. computer systems, mobile technology

Preferred:

  • Experience in the areas of early intervention and/or school age intervention
  • Experience in Augmentative and Alternative Communication modes and Paediatric feeding
  • Experience working within the NDIS framework and billable targets
  • Experience in providing and developing group programs
  • Professional registration with Speech Pathology Australia 

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environments
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers 

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

Contact Person Melissa Stewart
Contact Number 0429042359
Closing Date 26/10/2018
Position Description
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