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SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Full Time and Part Time starting July 2019
New Graduate Clinicians and Clinicians with paediatric experience are invited to apply
Are you a speech language pathologist who thinks working with children is the world’s best job? Would you enjoy working in a private practice which strives to make a difference in children’s lives? We love what we do and are looking for someone who wants to join a team which has depth and vigour, who is excited about learning through professional development and mentoring, who is keen to deliver evidence informed practice, and who knows the importance of meaningful partnerships with parents, teachers and other professionals.
This is an exciting opportunity for a speech language pathologist to work at Skills for Kids, a well-established, dynamic and enthusiastic private practice situated in Penrith. This is a perfect position for a highly motivated clinician who demonstrates excellent time management skills, superior oral and written communication skills, and a passionate commitment to working with children.
The private practice
We provide a wide range of innovative, evidence informed services to children who have difficulties with academic and/or social participation including children with learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual impairment, brain injury and attention deficit disorder. Children’s ages range from 2 – 18 years.
Our focus at Skills for Kids is to work closely with parents and teachers, linking current research theory to clinical practice, in order to guide the successful participation of children in their everyday routines and activities.
Skills for Kids serves children from a wide geographical area, is well resourced and is located in an attractive setting.
Joining a team of 20+, you will be employed, along with other speech language pathologists and occupational therapists to work in strong partnership with parents and preschool, primary school and high school teachers providing assessment and intervention services.
We provide regular weekly/fortnightly intervention sessions in natural contexts (including many local schools and preschools) as well as at the clinic. Our school holiday group programmes are a vital and exciting part of our service delivery.
An attractive salary package is provided. Skills for Kids also offers opportunity for a rewarding career pathway with progression to Senior Clinician, Clinical Leader and Clinical Manager positions.
Our 2 year graduate programme offers an exceptional opportunity for clinicians (either new graduates or clinicians transferring to paediatrics) to gain wide-ranging experience with clients while also learning how to apply current research to clinical practice. Skills for Kids is a highly respected practice, committed to professional excellence. Our reputation has been achieved through a deliberate focus on quality in the application of research. This programme provides grounding in evidence informed assessment and intervention. It includes
fortnightly group clinical education
extensive and targeted individual mentoring
access to our customised and comprehensive clinical resources
constructive 3 monthly performance evaluation
The following criteria are highly regarded
Knowledge and experience in the areas of Learning Difficulty and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Experience with assessment and intervention for language based literacy difficulties
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in partnership with children, families, teachers and other allied health professionals
Commitment to evidence-informed practice and ongoing professional education
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work efficiently using a range of strategies to manage priorities and workload
The following criteria are essential
Recognised degree in speech pathology
Membership with Speech Pathology Australia with CPSP status
Approved Working with Children Check (WWCC)
Own car and valid driver’s licence
For further information about Skills for Kids please see our website: www.skillsforkids.com.au
For further information about this position, contact Jackie McCarty (Clinical Manager Speech Language Pathology) on 4739 0267.
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