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Speech Pathologist

Location: Warrnambool
Company: South West Healthcare
Hours: Full time
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About the role

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Speech Pathology team is seeking a Grade 1 Speech Pathologist to join our paediatric team. This exciting opportunity will see the successful candidate delivering services to community-based paediatric clients in Warrnambool.

The role will be an integral part of our Child Health and Development (CHAD) team delivering outpatient speech pathology services to preschool-aged children with speech, language and fluency disorders. This role involves assessment, 1:1 and group therapy which are delivered face-to-face and via telehealth. In the role you will receive regular supervision from a Grade 3 paediatric speech pathologist and also have the opportunity to participate in group supervision.

The role is a temporary full-time role until January 2023.

What you bring

As a new graduate Speech Pathologist or early career clinician, you will bring a passion for the delivery of family-centred Speech Pathology services in regional communities. We are looking for a clinician who is innovative, collaborative, and demonstrates SWH values in their everyday work.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Working in our region's largest Speech Pathology team;
  • Monthly clinical supervision and new graduate/early career Allied Health program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • As a regional health service our new graduates commence at the Grade 1 Year 3 rate of $68,520 pa pro rata. More experienced Grade 1 clinicians will start at the appropriate year rate.
  • Increase your income further by reducing taxable income up to $11,660 per year via our excellent salary packaging options. Novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions are also available
  • Accrued days off (1/month) & 4 weeks annual leave per annum
  • Temporary accommodation available to assist in relocation to our region

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 23 January 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Allied health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, with the appropriate classification Speech Pathologist Grade 1.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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