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Speech Pathologist

  • Wantirna, VIC, Australia, 3152
  • Part time
  • Part-time 4 days a week, 12 month maternity leave role 
  • Be part of supportive Allied Health Team
  • Excellent not-for-profit Salary Packaging Benefits

About VMCH

VMCH are a Catholic not-for-profit organisation, providing services including affordable housing, residential aged care, retirement living, community and disability services and specialist education to 7,600 people across Victoria. We operate in over 50 locations, have 2,600+ employees and over 600 volunteers maintaining our 24/7 service to vulnerable people across Victoria.

 

About the Role: 

We are seeking a Speech Pathologist to work across a diverse and rewarding disability and aged care client caseload. You will have the necessary training and experience to deliver high quality therapy services to deliver NDIS funded services to support young people and adult clients who have complex needs as well as CHSP and HCP funded services to support the aged.

The role will be based from our Wantirna site with regular travel required throughout Eastern Melbourne metro and surrounds.  This is a 12-month Contract role commencing in October 2021. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Providing clinical services in the areas of communication and swallowing disorders, dysphagia, augmentative and alternative communication and voice quality and control
  • Engaging with clients to develop and implement effective clinical intervention and therapeutic treatments based on quality assessment and evidence based practise standards, ensuring effective outcomes are achieved.
  • Completing detailed reporting adhering to the NDIS and Aged Care reporting frameworks
  • Training and supporting staff to develop and implement support strategies in area of expertise.

 

Skills & experience

  • 2 years + experience as a Speech Pathologist with clients who have significant complex support needs
  • Eligibility for membership with Speech Therapy Australia
  • Experience in delivery of Speech Pathology services for young people and adults and the aged.
  • Knowledge and experience in aged and disability funding streams, eg.NDIS
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working within a positive behaviour support framework.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team within a changing environment and to collaborate with peers and teams to achieve results
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Great relationship building skills
  • Current first aid and CPR or the willingness to obtain
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of communication, organisational and time management skills

 

Benefits:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900/year plus additional benefit of a Meals & Entertainment card 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Competitive salary, regular performance reviews
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Career pathways
  • A positive and supportive workplace culture 

 

If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you!

 

To work at VMCH, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, an Australian Criminal History Check, Evidence of 2021 Flu Vaccination & COVID-19 Vaccination, together with a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check. You may also be required to supply an International Police Check.

 

 We do not accept unsolicited resumes, emails and phone calls from recruitment agencies.



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