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Speech Pathologist - NT Friendship & Support - Alice Springs

  • Join a passionate team in Alice Springs NT
  • Competitive Remuneration Package
  • Ongoing CPD

VACANCY DETAILS

NT Friendship & Support Inc is a not for profit organisation offering services to Katherine, Alice Springs and surrounding regional Communities. They provide a wide range of support services to individuals and families living with a disability, social support for seniors, short term accommodation and deliver out of home care for children under the NT Care and Protection Act. NT Friendship & Support are a progressive, contemporary outside of the box innovative organisation, with person centered proactive at their core.

Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) NT are partnering with NT Friendship and Support to find a Speech Pathologist to join their Alice Springs Office in the Northern Territory. This is a newly created role which will encompass NT Friendship and Support’s new placement program partnership with Flinders University. The role will supervise appropriate student placements undertaking Allied Health Disciplines of Occupational therapy and Speech Pathology.

This role will also qualify for Academic status associated with Flinders University.

The Location: Alice Springs

User-added imageFamously known for Uluru, the Red Centre region of Central Australia is a desert environment with mainly dry hot summers and cool dry winters. The area draws tourist interest due to the town of Alice Springs and the impressive natural attractions in the area such as Palm Valley National Park, the West MacDonnell Ranges, the Finke Gorge and popular events such as the Camel Cup. 'The Alice' is the second largest town in the Territory with more than 25,000 people calling it home. The town has all the amenities one needs, with shopping malls, schools and recreational activities available..

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaison with NDIA staff, Aged Care providers, Coordination of Supports and Plan Managers.
  • Working closely with clients, families and stakeholders of the organisation.
  • Provision of Speech Pathology services to client in a clinic, home and community setting.
  • Assessing and developing Behavioural Support Plans.
  • Applying a best practice approach Providing necessary assessment and treatments in relation to client needs and goals.
  • Commitment to client outcomes and evidence-based practice.
  • Working with and partnering with people from various cultures and backgrounds and ensuring cultural sensitivity is applied were necessary.
  • Working independently and collaboratively within a supportive team environment and other Katherine organisations.
  • Collaborate with Flinders University Placement Team regarding Student placements.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

  • Experienced in provision of Speech Pathology services to clients, in clinic, home and community settings.
  • Speech Pathology and registration with AHPRA.
  • Have a strong emphasis on assessment and development of Behaviour Support Plans.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a practicing Speech Pathologist.        
  • Experience in or a sound understanding of Aboriginal cultures and cultural sensitivity. 
  • Superior time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Northern Territory C Class Licence or other state/ Territory equivalent.
  • Have a First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain.

BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES 

  • Exciting opportunity to utilise all your Speech Pathology skills.
  • Ongoing training with CPD.
  • Generous Salary between $71,864 to $94,328 per annum, depending on experience.
  • 6 Weeks Annual leave including leave loading.
  • Salary packaging, includes remote area packaging which could include packaging of the cost of travel back to your home town.
  • The opportunity to make a difference on the ground by providing specialist Speech Pathologist services to the Alice Springs area and associated communities.
  • Receive cultural orientation and support.
  • Work life balance and favourable consideration for flexible working arrangements.
  • Form part of a passionate allied health professional team and gain valuable experience working in a unique aboriginal health setting

The successful candidate must be willing to obtain a satisfactory police clearance and working with children’s check (Ochre) prior to commencement in this role.

For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity contact the Recruitment and Retention Team:

t 08 8982 1000

Check out our Careers Page on LinkedIn!

Photo: Alice Springs Desert Park, Red Centre

Mandatory credit: John Henshall/Tourism NT

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