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Speech Pathologist

Launch Housing
  • Contractor opportunity until 30 June 2023
  • From 30.40 - 45.60 hours per fortnight
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to organise your own timetable
  • $75 per hour as a Contractor to Launch Housing, ABN Required
  • Make a difference in the lives of children experiencing homelessness and/or family violence

About Launch Housing

Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne based community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness. From providing high quality housing to an innovative range of support, education and employment services, we bring solutions to homelessness under one roof for thousands at risk of, or experiencing the crisis and trauma of homelessness. With over 400 staff working across 14 locations in metropolitan Melbourne, we combine direct action with advocacy, research and innovation to drive widespread change.

About the role

Are you wanting to make a difference in the lives of children who experience homelessness and/or family violence?

This role provides the unique opportunity to work with our most vulnerable cohort of children, with the aim to break the cycle of homelessness.

You will be working closely with social workers, psychologists and schools to provide outreach wrap around care to children who have a trauma history and significant lost learning time.

Flexible working hours and the opportunity to organise your own timetable, this contractor role would suit someone who values work autonomy with a passion for working with disadvantaged children.

  • You will implement a wide range of assessments, predominantly in the areas of language, literacy, learning, social skills and speech, to identify individual strengths, challenges and diagnoses.
  • You will identify goals for intervention and collect data on progress across interventions.
  • You will provide evidence-based intervention in individual and group formats for children and young people.
  • You will regularly liaise with schools and attend meetings to ensure a team-based approach to support.
  • You will regularly provide written and verbal information and advice to the individual, their families and other professionals to keep them informed of your progress. ​

About you

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

  • Degree or Masters in Speech Pathologist and eligibility for membership of discipline specific association
  • Valid Driver's Licence and reliable transportation
  • Strong knowledge of child development and developmental trauma
  • Experience working with children and parents impacted by homelessness, family violence and disadvantage will be advantageous
  • Experience working with children who have experienced lost learning time and have gaps within their learning
  • Have experience conducting formal language and literacy assessments and providing feedback to parents and teachers
  • All relevant insurances and ABN required to practice as a Contractor

Note: Full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Exemption certificate, Working with Children and police checks are mandatory at Launch Housing.

How to Apply

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the 'Apply Now' instructions.

If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Cicely.Alderson-Hughes via Cicely.Alderson-Hughes@launchhousing.org.au, using the subject line: Speech Pathologist enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

Please note there is no closing date for this role and shortlisting will occur on a rolling basis, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children check and Police check. Launch Housing is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

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