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Graduate Speech Pathologist - Murray Bridge

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  • New Graduate opportunity based in Murray Bridge
  • $92k Inc. Super + Salary Packaging + Meals & Entertainment card
  • Flexible Friendly organisation, WFH & part-time options available

Ready to Make Speech Therapy Awesome?

Are you in the final year of your studies in Speech Pathology / Therapy and ready to launch your career? The Benevolent Society is THRILLED to invite 2023 graduates to find out more about our Graduate Pathways Program, a unique opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary teams and grow in your profession!

Our Organisation

The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.

As part of The Benevolent Society's vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Role

As a Speech Pathologist, you'll join our dynamic multidisciplinary team. We're here to support you every step of the way, with guidance from our experienced Senior Practitioners and fellow Allied Health Professionals. You'll be fully equipped to provide top-quality, evidence-based services, making a significant impact in the lives of those we serve.

You'll have the chance to travel in style using our pool cars to serve clients in Murray Bridge in beautiful South Australia!

At The Benevolent Society, we value the fresh energy, ideas, and motivation that you, as new graduates bring to the table. We recognise your strong desire to create sustainable change and that you understand the importance of providing high-quality support and mentorship to help you develop essential skills and excel in your career.

As part of our commitment to fostering a nurturing environment for graduates, we are looking to employ dedicated and talented individuals on a full-time basis, set to begin in January, following your graduation. Interested? Keep on reading!

Your Graduate Pathways Journey

To help you get acclimated, we will:

  • Pair you with a supportive, peer-buddy
  • Host a comprehensive, 1-week induction with your entire graduate cohort
  • Facilitate connection between graduates and the rest of the Organisation
  • Provide access to various learning opportunities

To assist in your growth, we will:

  • Set up one hour of formal supervision each week, providing you with a safe space to seek guidance and support from your seniors
  • Host monthly workshops for you to expand and deepen your knowledge
  • Provide the opportunity to have exposure to practice across other areas of The Benevolent Society

Our Benefits

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:

  • Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of your pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
  • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full-time employees (that’s an extra 12 days off per year!).
  • Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years
  • Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Professional development – Monthly communities of practice + We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth.
  • Regular clinical supervision from senior Allied Health Professionals to support you in delivering high-quality, evidence-based services.
  • Diverse range of clients from children to adults, through our range of disability programs funded by the NDIS, state education departments and other government programs.
  • Multi-disciplinary team of OTs, Speech Pathologists, Behaviour Support Practitioners, Psychologists and Support Coordinators to deliver outcomes for clients.
  • Our Reconciliation Commitment –First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.

Duties

As a Speech Pathologist, you will:

  • Provide high-quality, culturally appropriate assessment and interventions to people with a disability who have language, literacy, voice and specific eating, drinking or total communication needs
  • Create treatment and therapy plans to suit the individualised needs of our diverse range of clients
  • Implement appropriate evidence-based services that meet the needs of clients according to the goals and within the allocated hours of their NDIS plan
  • Participate in support planning processes for clients to deliver coordinated, effective, service provision that meets the needs of the clients
  • Liaise with relevant persons in the client’s environment e.g. family members, carers etc. regarding implications and management of eating, drinking, etc.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for the role of a Speech Pathologist, you’ll need the following:

  • Current registration with Speech Pathology Australia.
  • A valid driver's license (don't worry, we've got cars covered).
  • A passion for supporting people with disabilities in achieving their goals.
  • Honesty, integrity, and respect for all individuals, regardless of their disability, culture, age, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Experience in applying evidence-based practice frameworks to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate clinical supports.
  • The ability to work flexibly, in a person-centred and strengths-based way, across a diverse range of settings to meet client needs.
  • Willingness to contribute to and develop your professional skills through our incredible practice communities.

Apply now!

Hit "Apply Now" to submit your Expression of Interest and tell us a little bit about you.

Have any questions? Contact [email protected] using the subject line: Graduate Speech Pathologist - Murray Bridge enquiry via EthicalJobs for a friendly conversation!

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.

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