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Role Title: Speech Pathologist
Job Type: Full Time, Part Time negotiable
Location: Bundaberg Centre
Service Stream: Children’s Allied Health Services
Salary Range: From $70,739.66 to $85,730.28 negotiable upon experience. Plus super contributions, professional development allowances and paid professional development leave, leave loading and salary packaging. Additional locality allowances, dependent on region
Salary Packaging: Generous salary packaging benefits including $15,899 each year tax free, increasing the value of your take-home pay. Plus salary packaging cards including dining expenses and holiday accommodation.
ABOUT BUSHkids ORGANISATION
BUSHkids 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.
BUSHkids 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.
BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education (DoE) 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 the BUSHkids offices based in Toowong, Brisbane.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION
This position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team. This team consists of family health support worker/social work, occupational therapy, psychology, and speech-language pathology.
As the Speech Pathologist you will:
Collaborate with families and other organisations in the provision of speech pathology services to children who require support for their communication development in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care
Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team setting with particular emphasis on the delivery of speech pathology services to optimise development and independence for children and their families
Promote the importance of early intervention and its role in preventing long term educational and behavioural issues through community development and health promotion strategies
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Provide a range of evidence based speech pathology services to children in accordance with the BUSHkids Model of Care
Provide evidence based assessment, diagnosis, program planning, intervention, referral and monitoring for children on allocated caseload
Provide consultative and educational services to families and other organisations as required to support the child’s ongoing development
Maintain data / accurate records of speech therapy service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards
Maintain and care for equipment and resources provided for Speech Pathology and identify resource requirements as required
Monitor and review clinical therapy services in your local centre in consultation with the Service Manager – Children's Allied Health Services and Professional Lead
Contribute to and participate in professional development and supervision activities as deemed appropriate by the Professional Lead and Service Manager - Children’s Allied Health Services for continued skill development in contemporary speech pathology practice
Participate in allocated clinical project work and research activities in consultation with the Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services and Professional Lead
Supervise Speech Pathology students during placement following consultation and endorsement from the Professional Lead and approval from the Service Manager - Children’s Allied Health Services.
Other tasks include:
Actively participate in general staff meetings
Attend training sessions (in-house and external) when required
Know and apply BUSHkids policies and procedures; and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety and apply these in the workplace.
Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
Certified Practicing Membership with the Speech Pathology Australia
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.
Experience in working with children experiencing learning, mild to moderate developmental delays and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD
Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their families
Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Ongoing Professional Development
BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD)
BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued professional development within the organisation. A Professional Supervisor will be allocated on commencement with BUSHkids
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 BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
All staff are required to complete a 6-month probation period on commencement of employment
As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments, with a focus on early intervention and family centred practice.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience barriers to accessing services
Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary for good working relationships and client care.
Demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.
Leadership/Work Unit Management:
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and ability to share knowledge and skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision and to appropriately manage time and workload.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (2) page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the above Key Selection Criteria.
People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
Graduates welcome to apply for positions to start following assessment completion. Applications will be shortlisted as received, early applications are encouraged.
For more information on this position, please contact our team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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