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Paediatric Speech Pathologists - Bundaberg

BUSHkids

Graduate and Experienced Paediatric Speech Pathologist Positions Available.

  • Full-time, Part-time
  • Centre based and/or teleHealth
  • New Graduates welcome to apply
  • Various locations: Bundaberg, Emerald,  Mount Isa, Dalby 

BUSHkids Benefits Overview

  • Weekly supervision and mentoring by an experienced speech pathologist
  • Speech Pathology team meetings and online Microsoft team s group for collegiate consultation and collaboration
  • Vibrant state-wide inter-professional fortnightly In-service program
  • Comprehensive individually planned orientation including work shadowing with experienced practicians in other locations, comprehensive telehealth training with bespoke online models
  • Professional development allowance for new graduates $1,061 per year (1.5% of annual salary)
  • Paid professional development leave 5 days per annum plus 2 days professional development travel leave
  • As a not-for-profit salary packaging opportunities for up to a maximum of $15,900 per year + $2,649.99 for Meal & Entertainment Card, increasing the money you take home each pay fortnight.
  • Relocation costs support for remote locations Up to $1,500 by BUSHkids.
  • Strong links with regional and metropolitan universities.
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • 3 days paid Christmas bonus leave
  • Opportunity to work as an Allied Health Assistant while awaiting your registration.

ABOUT BUSHkids ORGANISATION

BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation which works within local communities to support the development of children by increasing community capacity through education, prevention and early intervention programs. 

BUSHkids Services

Children’s Allied Health Services are delivered at regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick, with satellite sites delivering Children and Parenting Support Services in Inglewood, Stanthorpe, Kingaroy/Nanango and Agnes Waters/Miriam Vale. 

BUSHkids is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Partner in the Community for the delivery of NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Services for Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Central Queensland areas servicing Emerald and Gladstone; with the Fraser Coast servicing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Kingaroy and Cherbourg; and the Sunshine Coast servicing Maroochydore and Gympie areas.

BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education (DoE) to provide eKindy in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education. 

Regional activities are coordinated by a team of support staff located in the BUSHkids offices based in Toowong, Brisbane. 

Our Purpose

To support children’s health, developmental, educational and social and emotional wellbeing through equitable and accessible health services.

Our Vision

All Queensland children reach their potential regardless of where they live. 

Our Values • We Are

  • Child-focused and family centred
  • Collaborative
  • Accountable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Speech Pathologist will work as part of a transdisciplinary team in a key worker model providing services to families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline.
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of professional governance structures and adhere to professional practice standards.
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others.
  • Use evidence to deliver services ensuring best practice guidelines are followed.
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research.
  • Undertake professional development as agreed in Professional Achievement and Development Plan.
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally.
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice.

Other tasks include:

  • Actively participate in general staff meetings
  • Attend training sessions (in-house and external) when required
  • Know and apply BUSHkids policies and procedures; and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety and apply these in the workplace.

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Mandatory requirements:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Certified Practicing Membership with the Speech Pathology Australia
  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

Other requirements:

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination and COVID-19 status

Desirable qualities:

  • Experience in working with children experiencing learning, mild to moderate developmental delays and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their families
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Ongoing Professional Development:

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued professional development within the organisation. A Professional Supervisor will be allocated on commencement with BUSHkids

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments, with a focus on early intervention and family centred practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation:

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary for good working relationships and client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.

Leadership/Work Unit Management: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and ability to share knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision and to appropriately manage time and workload.

HOW TO APPLY

Please click "Apply Now" and follow the instructions.

People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

Graduates welcome to apply for positions to start following assessment completion.

Please precise for which location you are applying to when sending your application.

Applications will be shortlisted as received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be made by phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au using the subject line: Paediatric Speech Pathologists - Bundaberg enquiry via EthicalJobs

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