Speech Pathologists, full time
From early 2024, two full-time Speech Pathology positions will be available at Spelfabet in North Fitzroy. One is ongoing, and the other is a 12 month Parental Leave position. Our dynamic team provides reading, spelling, speech and language assessment and intervention and related speech pathology services to school-aged children and teenagers, and a small number of adults.
About the workplace
You will provide assessment and therapy (face-to-face and via telehealth) to a full-time, clinic-based caseload of mainly school-aged children and teenagers with reading and/or spelling difficulties. Our caseload is quite neurodiverse, so you will need a calm, friendly, flexible approach, and a good sense of humour.
As most of our clients seek appointments at either end of the school day, and the traffic in our area can be very congested at peak hour, start times are either 7.45am (first client 8am, suitable for earlybirds) or 11.00am (first client 11.15am). Initial assessment sessions are usually 75 minutes, and therapy sessions can be between 40 and 60 minutes long, depending on client age, attention skills and how many things we’re working on.
Maximum client load based on qualifications and experience. You will attend regular professional development, help create resources and participate in supervision/mentoring and quality assurance.
You must have a tertiary qualification in Speech-Language Pathology, current membership of Speech Pathology Australia (CPSP), eligibility for a Medicare provider number, professional indemnity insurance, and a current Working With Children Check. Training and experience using Sounds-Write or a similar systematic, explicit synthetic phonics program is highly desirable, as is experience working with school-aged clients. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
About the pay
The salary range is $82,927 to $92,885 depending on qualifications and experience. Conditions are as per the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2020, and the National Employment Standards. Annual leave during school holidays is encouraged.
Spelfabet is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. VAHPA membership is encouraged, and environmentally sustainable work practices are expected. A six-month probationary period applies.
Please email email@example.com for the selection criteria and position description, or contact Alison on 0402 075 306 for more information.
Occupational Therapist, Educational & Developmental Psychologist
We are also interested in hearing from Occupational Therapists with a special interest/expertise in handwriting, and from Educational and Developmental Psychologists with experience and expertise in assessment of children with learning difficulties.
Please send your CV to Alison Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org to start a conversation about opportunities to work at Spelfabet.