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Speech Pathologist - Cairns

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  • $85k - $101k + Salary package $15,900 pa + meals & entertainment card $2,650 pa
  • Clinical supervision + communities of practice to keep you connected to your peers
  • We are a flexible friendly organisation. We provide you with mobile tools to enable you to work from home!

We are Australia’s oldest charity, providing a range of services across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. We are a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation that has assisted people, families and communities to achieve positive change since 1813.The Benevolent Society’s vision is for a just society where all Australians can live their best life.

Your new role

The Cairns Early Years Centre provides universal and targeted services to families, using a family-centred and strengths-based approach. Our adjoining kindergarten provides inclusive early learning activities and supports participation for all students as part of their preparation for school.

Our Speech Pathologists work collaboratively with families, the CEYC team and other services to facilitate children’s speech and language development and to encourage healthy eating. Services are provided to infants and children 0 -8 years and their families in early years settings and natural environments with opportunities to develop and deliver playgroup and individual programs. An emphasis on capacity-building and coaching is integral to this position. You will work in our purpose-built centres, in community settings (including schools and community centres) and in family homes, as well as having access to excellent resources for virtual service-delivery. We are committed to reflective practice, professional development and responsive support to ensure your ongoing professional growth.

The Early Childhood Approach is delivered by the Benevolent Society as a community partner for the National Disability Insurance Agency in far north Queensland. The ECA approach supports families to help children 0-6 who have a developmental delay or disability, to develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life. The ECA team are responsible for the assessment of children to determine their eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and in the planning and delivery of short-term, family-centred intervention and integration with community services.

Terms: Permanent full time position supporting both the Cairns Early Years Centre and the ECA. The position is based in Cairns, with remote service delivery to ECA families in the South East region.

What you need to succeed?

You will be a member of Speech Pathology Australia and have:

  • Experience providing communication and feeding support to children
  • Ability to appropriately respond to the needs of people of all abilities and cultural backgrounds
  • Work within a client centric approach while maintaining a positive mindset
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and connect to peers using technology
  • Current drivers licence and ability to travel to clients

Our Benefits

  • Salary Benefits - Salary packaging + meals and entertainment card + discount program and package a brand new car!
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part-time hours + laptop & mobile provided to work remotely + purchase 2 weeks additional leave per year
  • Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years
  • Wellness- 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees + fitness passport
  • Job Security- Ongoing learning, training and career progression opportunities
  • Positive Culture- We are an inclusive and diverse organisation welcoming people from all walks of life!
  • Click for more of our benefits https://www.benevolent.org.au/careers
  • Relocation assistance + you may be eligible for remote living benefits! Visit AccessPay to find out more

Interested? Apply below today!

Call Cassy Bishop on 0438 996 390 for a confidential discussion.

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. 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. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.

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