Speech Pathologist - Grade 1 or Grade 2

We are seeking a Speech Pathologist to join us in Nhill in a full time or part time capacity, who is passionate about client care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in rural communities!

NEW GRADUATES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THE RIGHT APPLICANT!

You will have the opportunity to apply for our Bursary Program, where contributions of up to 50% of a successful applicant's HECS/HELP debt are negotiable as part of the package!

Midway between Melbourne and Adelaide, Nhill is a thriving country town surrounded by a number of state and national parks, offering endless sunsets and scenic views. Nhill's proximity offers a number of educational, medical and aged care facilities as well as a large range of recreational activities to suit everyone! 

The successful applicant will experience a comprehensive caseload working alongside our skillful, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team. We provide extensive clinical supervision as well as generous support to undertake professional development

ABOUT THE ROLE

  • The Speech Pathology Department at WWHS provides generalist services to a mixed caseload of adult and paediatric community clients, residents and inpatients across WWHS hospitals and residential aged care facilities.
  • The Community Health Team provides services through a range of flexible service delivery models, such as individual and group consultation, health promotion and education, to the communities across its catchment. The Speech Pathologist will be expected to participate in education and quality improvement activities upon request.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential:
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology, Master of Speech Pathology or its equivalent tertiary qualification.
  • Eligibility for membership to Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in assessment and management options for a broad range of communication and/or swallowing disorders.
  • Demonstrated effective and professional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team and relevant stakeholders to achieve optimal client/patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated to learn and improve own performance through feedback and reflective practice.
Desirable:
  • Broad clinical experience, or if a graduate, broad placement experience in a variety of community-based settings or relevant to the role within a rural health service.
  • Interest in rural speech pathology practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision, and ability to manage time and workload appropriately.
  • Competent with using the computer and willingness to learn new software applications.
Prerequisites:
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
  • Working with Children Check
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as per current Department of Health Directive.
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Australian Driver’s Licence

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage a Speech Pathology caseload across acute, aged care and community settings, including home visits as necessary.
  • Actively contribute as a team member to the effective operation of the Speech Pathology Department,
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team within WWHS, other professionals and agencies to provide client centred care and enhance continuity of care.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with external agencies and strategic partners in relation to effective delivery of Speech Pathology services and community development across the Wimmera.Attend and participate in relevant committees, team meetings, case conferences and family meetings as required and relevant to the level of skill and experience.

For a full list of criteria, visit our website: www.wwhs.net.au/about_us/employment


HOW TO APPLY:

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following information in one document:
  • Your resume, including a comprehensive employment history, the qualifications you hold and the contact details for at least three referees.
  • cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria found above, or in the position descriptions on our website, using recent examples of your experiences. 

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.
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