Speech Pathologist

Mackay, Queensland, au
Company: Health Workforce Queensland
Category: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Published on 2021-07-30 06:16:27

Speech Pathologist Position

Full-Time, Mackay

Town Information:

Here are some great things about living in Mackay:

  • The great barrier reef is on your doorstop
  • See platypus in the wild at Eungella Dam
  • Chase waterfalls or enjoy the freshwater swimming holes at Finch Hatton Gorge
  • Explore the rainforest by walking track or on a zipline adventure
  • A magnitude of great fishing sites around the area
  • Some of the best international food you'll ever have - from Greek to Italian to Indian to Japanese, Mackay has the best restaurants serving up the most delicious foods I've ever tasted.
  • Short drive to Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays
  • A range of beautiful cafes and bars for enjoying both the days and the nights.
  • A community that is used to having new people come into so is always very welcoming and easy to make friends in.
  • Why work with us?

    * You want to be part of a supportive and fun team that treat each other like family.

    * You want to provide the best holistic and client-centred care to your clients without all the red tape.

    * You want to be supported to grow and progress to be the best therapist you can be. Or you want to be supported to continue your growth and be a Senior Speech Pathologist or open a SpeechEase clinic of your own.

    * You want flexible working hours that meet your personal and family needs.

    You'll get:

    * Above award wage with bonuses

    * Flexible working hours - Want to have a long weekend every weekend or every second weekend? Let's do it!

    * Regular supervision - Weekly group supervision and weekly individual mentoring to ensure you grow both as a person and a professional.

    * Regular planning days:

    o Quarterly planning days where the whole team get together to talk about how we can better support our clients.

    o Quarterly clinical training days where members of the clinical team provide in-depth in-services based on training that has been attended.

    * Structured 2 year internship program to ensure you are confident and comfortable working with a complex and varied caseload. This includes paid registration at the following courses (if you haven't already attended):

    o Introduction to PODD & Alternate Access

    o SOS Approach to Feeding

    o Hanen More Than Words

    o Introduction to Auslan

    o Introduction to PROMPT

    * Exciting pathways to continue your professional growth and development after completing your internship with us:

    o High Income Earner - Be the best therapist you can be and be rewarded for that financially.

    o Clinical Leader - Learn the skills to be a Senior Speech Pathologist and provide supervision and mentoring.

    o Operations Leader - Learn the skills to manage a clinic from business to marketing to finances.

    o Partnership - Operate, lead and share in the profits of your own SpeechEase clinic.

    o Side Hustle - Do that extra thing you've always dreamt of, create a resource, become a certified presenter in a technique, complete further study.

    Practice Information:

    We are a team of fun, bubbly and supportive individuals with a desire to help those with speech and language challenges to be known for who they are, to have a voice and to show the world that they have something to say worth listening to. We work with both children and adults within all domains of Speech Pathology, in a fun fast-paced environment as a close-knit team.

    About the Role:

    We are recruiting for enthusiastic, fun and committed Speech Pathologists to join our team in Mackay on a full-time basis.

    You will be providing assessment and therapy for people of all ages who have communication and swallowing difficulties due to developmental disability, acquired disability, degenerative neurological onditions and/or learning difficulties.

    Skills and Experience:

    * Bachelor of Speech Pathology (or equivalent) - New graduates are welcome and encouraged to apply - you will be joining a team that will completely support you to meet the needs of our clients.

    * Registered as a CPSP member of Speech Pathology Australia

    * The ability to pass a Working with Children's Check

    * Demonstrated ability to learn to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team to assist children and adults with complex communication and swallowing needs including:

  • assesses, prescribe and implement a variety of AAC tools;
  • assist children who have oral aversions; and
  • support people with challenging behaviours
  • * Possession of a C class driver's licence and own vehicle for home and community-based sessions.

    * Be driven, flexible, enthusiastic, evidence-based, willing to learn and able to have fun!

    How to Apply:

    Please attach your resume and cover letter outlining why you are the most suitable applicant to join our team when applying.

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