JOB VACANCY
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Speech Pathologist – Carpentaria – Darwin

  • Exciting and Diverse work experience
  • Attractive salary package
  • 5 weeks annual leave

VACANCY DETAILS

Rural Workforce Agency Northern Territory (RAW NT) is partnering with Carpentaria to find a Speech Pathologist to join their multi-disciplinary team. Carpentaria is a values-based organisation which focuses on the needs and goals of each individual. They are committed to a person-centred philosophy that respects the rights of everyone to make informed choices about their lives and to receive the necessary support, information and encouragement to participate, and be included, in all aspects of community life.

As part of this role you will be responsible to plan, deliver and evaluate person-centred speech pathology services that deliver choice and control to NDIS and other participants and meet participant plan goals for the NDIS or other schemes.

The Location: Darwin

User-added imageThe Top End region is home to Darwin, Australia's only tropical capital city. Darwin is arguably one of Australia's most cosmopolitan cities with a population consisting of more than 60 nationalities. The greater Darwin area has a population of approximately 120,500 people. The city's multicultural mix is highlighted by its many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets. There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained including the Deckchair Cinema, sailing, museums and shopping centres as well as being nearby Litchfield National Park for great camping and swimming. The region has a tropical climate with a distinctively dry and wet season.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess participants and develop and evaluate outcomes for evidence-based speech pathology interventions for participants presenting with a wide range of conditions
  • Work collaboratively with families/caregivers to assess, plan, implement and review targeted and meaningful developmental therapy interventions
  • Provide Speech Pathology services to children, adolescents and adults with a range of abilities which may include complex developmental needs
  • Design, select and develop augmentative and alternate communication systems, programs and resources for participants with communication needs based upon speech pathology assessments
  • Commitment to continuous professional development including participation in regular clinical supervision, being part of local clinical networks, keeping up to date with relevant research and attending professional development events/activities.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

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

  • Tertiary level Speech Pathology qualification and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Speech Pathology Australia
  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience with an adult or pediatric caseload
  • Demonstrated clinical competency, person-centred practice and skills in consultancy, education and training and direct service provision, including the ability to work in partnership with stakeholders
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural context with people from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and CALD backgrounds
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact and negotiate with a wide range of people

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Knowledge of formal and informal assessment tools, AAC prescription and implementation and intervention options
  • Experience with trialing and prescribing AAC devices and software
  • Experience in assessment and management of mealtime/pediatric feeding

BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES 

  • Salary range $78,097 - $108,126 (dependent on level of experience)
  • 2-year fixed term contract, full time
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Superannuation contribution of 9.5%
  • Training and career development opportunities  

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.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact our Recruitment and Retention Team for a confidential discussion today.

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