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Speech Pathologist

The Shepherd Centre

About the role

We are entering an exciting new chapter at TSC, as we grow and expand our services to even more children and families and we have a number of exciting projects happening right across the organisation.

We are interested in hearing from highly motivated and enthusiastic Speech Pathologists, who would like to join our friendly and dynamic teams at our brand new Oran Park centre and our Macquarie centre (working across both centres). The role is initially a 12-month fixed term contract with a view to permanency. There is also potential to move into a role at one of our other centres (Newtown, Liverpool, Wollongong, Canberra) in the future.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Guide and coach parents/care-givers to become the primary facilitator of their child’s listening and spoken language development in their everyday environments, through individual, group and consultative sessions
  • Work with other team members such as audiologists and child and family counsellors, to provide an integrated approach to family goals around listening and spoken language
  • Develop, facilitate, implement, monitor and evaluate annual Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) with the team
  • Carry out NDIS activities, including drafting Service Recommendations and Service Agreements
  • Monitor and evaluate the child’s progress via formal and informal diagnostic assessment
  • Prepare and participate in delivery of group programs where required

Why join The Shepherd Centre?

At The Shepherd Centre, we are passionate about improving outcomes for the children accessing our programs. We support a genuine work-life balance and offer benefits including;

  • Competitive not-for-profit salary packaging (tax-free salary component)
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Flexible work hours, including a 9-day fortnight (in a full-time role)
  • Great internal, professional development mentoring program
  • Training for international certification in Listening and Spoken Language
  • A supportive and collaborative working environment
  • A family friendly and professional company culture

Essential Criteria:

  • An experienced professional with a couple of years + experience
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology or Education of the Deaf
  • Eligibility for registration with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Highly developed verbal communication and writing skills
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment
  • Passion for working with children and supporting their families
  • Ability to work flexibly and resourcefully in a busy environment
  • Current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain one
  • NDIS Worker Check (where required)
  • Full working rights to work in Australia
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Driver's license and access to a car, as travel will be required between centres

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working in the area of hearing loss
  • Experience working in family centred practice
  • Experience working with children in an early Intervention setting
  • Experience working with families under the NDIS

to apply

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We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as we will be actively shortlisting applications as they are received. As such, this position may be filled prior to the closing date. We thank you for your application, but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note: Under The Shepherd Centre COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees and workers performing in-person work must be fully vaccinated with an Approved COVID-19 Vaccine and evidence is to be provided in the form of a current COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

The Shepherd Centre is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing a work environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Please let us know if you have any support or access requirements at the time of your application.

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