Speech Pathologist, full time

We seek to employ a full-time speech pathologist with solid knowledge of reading/learning science. 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 therapy targets.

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.

About you

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.

What else?

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 alison.clarke@spelfabet.com.au 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 alison.clarke@spelfabet.com.au to start a conversation about opportunities to work at Spelfabet.

Last updated: 18 June 2024