- Job posted on: 27th May 2020
- Applications close:
Melba Support Services is a highly ethical and committed NFP which supports people with disability to live fabulous lives of their choice. Melba provides a wide range of services across much of Victoria, including individualised support, day services, community living, recreation and respite, and support coordination. Melba is a highly inclusive and extremely principled service provider with an absolute commitment to zero tolerance of abuse and neglect, and are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate individual with experience in disability to join their fun and dedicated team! This role will be primarily based in Dandenong, however a requirement of this role includes working and travelling across the Gippsland, Eastern, Southern and Central Highlands and Wimmera regions of Victoria.
This role partners with people with disability to help them optimise communication outcomes. You will have a solid and practical understanding of augmentative and alternate communication that will ensure that purchasers of services have the tools they need such as equipment and appropriately developed plans to achieve their goals. You will also ensure that appropriate funding is sought to address each person’s needs. You will skilfully manage risk issues such as swallowing disorders to ensure the safety of participants. This is a leadership role and you will contribute to the engagement and development of a small team and provide guidance in your specialist area to other staff.
You are a member of Speech Pathology Australia and are confident in your technical and leadership skills. You have worked across the lifespan of recipients of speech pathology services and you have significant experience of disability. You are a skilled coach and guide and gain satisfaction from building the skills of those around you. You are an approachable team player who enjoys working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You are strongly committed to social justice and ensuring that you support participants in achieving their life goals.