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Speech Pathology Manager – Hamilton

  • : RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
  • : 07-Jun-2018
  • : Hamilton VIC 3300

Position Description:

  • Full time position

  • Attractive salary range ($42-49 per hour dependent on experience)

  • Salary packaging benefit (increased salary potential)

  • CPD funding allowance ($1000) + continual professional development (internal induction/external opportunities present)

  • Accommodation assistance upon arrival

  • Relocation assistance up to $10,000 through RWAV for eligible candidates

Western District Health Service are seeking an experienced Speech Pathologist to provide comprehensive speech pathology services to clients of all ages with communication and/or swallowing disorders.

The successful applicant will have the ability to provide assessment, treatment and consultancy regarding community and swallowing to clients who are referred to the service. Clients include WDHS inpatients, outpatients and extended care patients. Speech pathology services are contracted to other health and education services in the region as required.

Your services will be provided to inpatients and outpatients of the Western District Health Service as well as to regional hospitals as per required. Services are provided to individuals or groups in a range of locations including the Speech Pathology Department, Wards, Community Rehabilitation Service, schools, homes, hostels and kindergardens.

Key requirements:

  • Degree or qualification in Speech Pathology (recognised by Speech Pathology Australia)

  • Membership of Speech Pathology Australia

  • Proven work history and capabilities within Speech Therapy in rural location

  • Valid drivers license

  • Current National Police Check and Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)

Key responsibilities :

  • Keeping records of assessment, details of treatment and progress notes for all clients referred to the service

  • Contributing as a multisciplionary team member in a patient management through liaison with other hospital departments and attendances at team assessment, patient progress and staff meetings

  • Liaising with outside persons and agencies involved with patient care

  • Promoting community awareness and appropriate use of the service through community education programs, visits to school, pre-schools and other institutions and circulation of relevant literature within the community

  • Designing and implementing research into relevant clinical areas

Further to the above the type of problems managed by the Speech Pathologist may include difficulties with:

  • Making speech sounds

  • Understanding and using language

  • Voice and laryngectomy

  • Stuttering

  • Autism

  • Neurological problems including stroke and head injury

  • Hearing

  • Learning difficulties

  • Eating and drinking

Practice Details:

Western District Health Service (WDHS) is a sub-regional referral centre primarily for the Southern Grampians Shire and surrounding areas. WDHS provide a comprehensive range of acute, aged and primary health services to a catchment population of around 37,000.

WDHS has a total of 91 acute beds, 175 aged care and 35 independent living units, community, allied health services and youth services.

In 2010/11 WDHS treated 7,695 inpatients and 54,822 outpatients, 6,693 accident and emergency patients, 235 babies were born in our Midwifery Unit and 3,014 operations were performed. WDHS accommodated 178 high-care residents, 26 low-care residents, 151 respite residents and our occupancy rate in our aged care facilities was 98.25%. We serviced 39 CACPs clients.

Within your department you will manage one part time Speech Pathologist working two days per week and work collaboratively with other allied health professionals to improve overall community health outcomes.

About Hamilton:

Hamilton was Victoria’s first area of pastoral settlement, and today it remains the heartbeat of a thriving farming district. Nestled in a peaceful valley surrounded by rich grazing land, the regional city retains the feel of a grand old country town.

Hamilton is a vibrant place to live, work, learn and visit. The city boasts a diverse industry base that includes Tourism, Retail, Agriculture, Education, Health Services, Manufacturing, and Mining.

Hamilton is an education centre with two residential schools, Hamilton College managed by the Uniting church and Monivae College associated with the Catholic primary school at St Mary’s. Lutheran primary and secondary schools reflect the long presence of that religious community in the area. At adult level, the Hamilton Rural Learning Institute and the Hamilton Education Centre Limited serve the region. State schools and long standing private schools serve the surrounding area. There is a good range of motel, hotel accommodation, and the town’s proximity to notable natural features: the Grampians ranges, ancient volcanic peaks and lava flows, significant waterfalls and visually attractive countryside make it an excellent tourist centre.

Solo or Group Practice:

Group Practice


Regional Information 

The spectacular Grampians and Mount Arapiles rise above the vast plains of sheep and wheat in this part of Victoria providing a diverse array of native wildlife, picturesque walking tracks, and breathtaking scenic attractions.

The Great Ocean Road is a must-see – the famous road follows the rugged coast from Melbourne to the South Australian border making for a scenic road trip.

Key features:

  • Great Ocean Road

  • Otway Ranges

  • Grampians

  • Major towns: Horsham, Ararat, Ballarat, Warrnambool

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