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07 3105 7800
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Role Title: Lead Speech Pathologist
Job Type: Full Time or Part Time
Salary: $90,068.94 per annum. Plus super contributions and salary packaging opportunities, professional development allowance and leave.
Location: Negotiable – Any organisation Service Centre (Toowong, Warwick, Dalby, Emerald, Mt Isa, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Gympie, Maroochydore or Caloundra.
This organisation is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation which works within local communities to support the development of children by increasing community capacity through education, prevention and early intervention programs.
Children’s Allied Health Services are delivered at regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick, with satellite sites delivering Children and Parenting Support Services in Inglewood, Stanthorpe, Kingaroy/Nanango and Agnes Waters/Miriam Vale.
This organisation is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Partner in the Community for the delivery of NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Services for Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Central Queensland areas servicing Emerald and Gladstone; with the Fraser Coast servicing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Kingaroy and Cherbourg; and the Sunshine Coast servicing Maroochydore and Gympie areas.
They also works in partnership with the Department of Education & Training (DET) to provide eKindy in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education. Regional activities are coordinated by a team of support staff located in their offices based in Toowong, Brisbane.
To support children’s health, developmental, educational and social and emotional wellbeing through equitable and accessible health services.
All Queensland children reach their potential regardless of where they live.
Child-focused and family centred
PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION
Supervisors are employed to help support the professional and personal development of Service Delivery Team Members across all sites of the organisation to ensure quality client care. The outcome of this will be timely and appropriate services through evidence based practice, ensuring appropriate skill development and support for employees.
Individual Team Member support to help maintain, support and develop their clinical and personal skills to provide optimal client care and increased job satisfaction
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
To contribute to strategic and operational organisational goals by contributing discipline and industry specific perspective
To lead and contribute to projects, portfolios and program development as agreed with service manage
Provide professional supervision to allocated team members across all sites of the organisation according to the established supervision guidelines [Supervision Guidelines]
Utilise high level skills to support and guide allocated team members on service delivery issues
Provide Team Members with advice, support, and direction to promote their personal and professional development
Facilitate, implement and review the performance and development of individual team members by contributing to the performance, appraisal and development process led by the staff member’s line manage
Identify resources and professional networks to support individual team members personal and professional development
Provide endorsement of professional development applications and forward to staff member’s line manager
Identify training opportunities that may be utilised by the organisation to meet identified training needs as well as provide income generation for the organisation
Contribute to training and development of staff in discipline specific area
Clinical Service Delivery
This role carries a small clinical caseload as negotiated with Clinical Services Manage
Participate in recruitment processes as required
For all new staff – support line manager to complete required documentation during allocated probationary periods
Contribute to discipline specific orientation of new team member
Provide clinical expertise to help support the ongoing review and planning of services to ensure optimal outcomes for clients and equitable, efficient and transparent service delivery across the organisation
Relevant meetings as requested by the Clinical Services Manager
Provide reporting for CEO report to Council
Report any issues that need addressing in a timely manner to the Clinical Services Manager
This role may be required to co-ordinate discipline-specific clinical placements in line with the organisations policies and procedures and in consultation with service managers
Support the Clinical Services Manager in identifying and developing research opportunities within the organisation
Provide endorsement of individual team member applications to the supervisee’s line manager for:
Professional Development Application
Tertiary qualifications in Speech Pathology.
Membership of Speech Pathology Australia
Experience / qualifications in rural/remote practice
Relevant Post-Graduate Training
Training in Professional Supervision
Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card no Start
NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Create a welcoming and helpful image for this organisation, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
Adhere to their code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
Treat all other organisation staff in a professional, respectful manner
Adhere to their policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regard to client and organisation sensitive information
Implement all reasonable directions of their direct Manager
Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
Represent this organisation in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required
This organisation is a not-for-profit organisation - the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding and is at the discretion of the direct Manager according to service needs
Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion be required of this position
A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
A non-smoking policy applies within all organisation buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
All staff are required to complete a 6 month probation period on commencement of employment
As they are a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required
ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organisation is committed to supporting its clinician’s ongoing professional development (PD). Clinician’s will be allocated an annual PD budget to support their ongoing professional development needs
The organisation provides regular supervision/peer learning/working shadowing opportunities to help support continued clinician development within the organisation.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in contemporary family-centred approaches
Demonstrated high level clinical skills in contemporary transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary paediatric clinical practice relevant to qualification
Demonstrated experience in the provision of professional supervision
Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary for good working relationships and client care
Demonstrated ability to work in a consultative and collaborative way with service managers
Leadership/Work Unit Management
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development and ability to share knowledge and skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision and to appropriately manage time and workload
Applications will be shortlisted as received, early applications are encouraged.
Closing date for applications is close of business on 10th August 2021
Short Listing completed by 13th August 2021 and candidates advised of interviews.
First interview 18th August 2021
Second interview 23 August 2021
Successful candidate advised by 24th August 2021
Proposed start date 4th October 2021
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