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Speech Pathologist

Kevin Heinze GROW
  • Secure permanent part-time contract with flexible work arrangements
  • Opportunity of a lifetime to work creatively in a supportive team environment
  • $42-$49 p/hr + 10% Super + NFP salary packaging

Kevin Heinze GROW

Opening in 1979 as the Kevin Heinze Garden Centre, we have four decades of experience behind us in the field of therapeutic horticulture. Our model uses the peaceful stress-free environment of a garden to support social, emotional, educational and vocational goals, enabling us to work holistically with people to meet their needs and achieve exceptional outcomes. It can be a life-changing experience.

THE ROLE

This position is primarily responsible for the provision of speech therapy to people with a disability, as part of a team of multidisciplinary professionals delivering social, emotional, vocational and skills-based development and resilience training. The Speech Pathologist reports to the Manager - Programs and Clinical Services, and will be expected to use their skills and experience to encourage, support and extend KHG participants while contributing to the development of our service.

A key element of this role is the ability to work creatively within KHG's garden environment, incorporating our nature-based setting to deliver high-quality therapeutic outcomes.

Permanent part-time hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant between 10 and 30 hours per week.

Many clients will be participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

  • Permanent part-time
  • 10-30 hours per week, between Monday and Friday
  • Potential for Doncaster and/or Coburg location
  • Not restricted to delivery only in a traditional clinical setting
  • Supportive peer supervision and client-centered culture
  • Extra superannuation - 10%, plus not-for-profit salary packaging to reduce taxable income
  • $42-$49 p/hr dependent on experience and qualifications

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humour
  • Persistence
  • Commitment to quality service delivery
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Qualifications in Speech Pathology (approved by Speech Pathology Australia)
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct professional assessments
  • Demonstrated capacity to plan appropriate courses of therapeutic intervention
  • Sincere and appropriate levels of empathy, consideration and respect towards others
  • Demonstrated capacity to make timely and appropriate decisions
  • Ability to successfully work independently or as part of a group
  • Highly developed time-management and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy

DESIRABLE:

  • Drivers Licence
  • Experience working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • An interest in horticulture and horticulture-based therapy

MANDATORY:

Police Check, Working With Children Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check.

Please apply at your earliest convenience. Applications will be assessed as they are received.

To discuss the role please call Dr Josh Fergeus on 9848 3695 or email josh@kevinheinzegrow.org.au using the subject line: Speech Pathologist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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