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Paediatric Therapist Early Childhood Early Intervention - Toowoomba

UnitingCare Queensland

Are you a Speech Pathologist who wants to work with young children and their families for a highly respected non-profit organisation in partnership with the NDIS?

Do you want the freedom to be able to provide quality assessment and intervention flexibly, and in line with early childhood best practice?

Do you want the chance to use your professional knowledge and skills to make a long term difference to children and families through early intervention with the opportunity to contribute to innovative service design?

If yes, we would love to hear from you!

UnitingCare Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is seeking a Speech Pathologist to join our team based in Toowoomba. Part-time hours will be considered for the right applicant.

The Role:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Successfully “get to know” children with developmental delay or disability and their families.
  • Provide best practice Early Childhood Early Intervention: https://www.ecia.org.au/Resources/National-Guidelines-for-Best-Practice-in-ECI
  • As part of a transdisciplinary key worker team, provide flexible, short term ‘initial supports’ including information, guidance and practical therapeutic strategies to families and young children aged 0-7 years with developmental delay or disability.
  • Work collaboratively with families and educators to build their capacity to support the child’s development within natural settings (e.g. home, childcare/education and the community) to enable young children to attain developmental milestones and increase their participation in daily routines and activities.
  • Support children and families to be fully integrated into the life and opportunities of their communities, educational opportunities and where appropriate, to the NDIS for a funded plan.

Requirements

  • Recognised qualifications and registration in Speech Pathology.
  • Current Drivers Licence and flexibility for travel within the region.
  • A current (or willingness to apply for) Positive Notice from Disability Services.
  • Ability to undergo a “Working with Children Check” under the screening provisions of the Commission for Children and Young People Act (2000) and obtain a Suitability Card (Blue Card).

Post graduate experience working in paediatric therapies within a community and multi/inter/transdisciplinary setting is preferred but not essential as supervision, mentoring, peer support and opportunities for professional development are available.

Remuneration

Base salary + super + salary packaging + employee benefits. 

The UnitingCare salary packaging program offers employees the opportunity to significantly increase their take home pay.

Culture and Benefits

Our shared values drive the way we work- Compassion, Respect, Justice, Working Together and Leading through Learning. Aligned to our values, our commitment to you is:

  • Training for your role now and development opportunities for your career
  • Diverse work arrangements and opportunities
  • Support to undertake tertiary study
  • Corporate private health discounts
  • Competitive personal and income insurance

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At UnitingCare, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

How to apply

To submit your application please click here and follow the prompts. 

So don't hesitate! Take the next step in your career with UnitingCare and apply now by submitting your cover letter and resume!

Please contact Clare Wallace on 0447 601460 for further information.

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