Graduate Speech Pathologist - Mount Isa
- : Health Workforce Queensland
- : 03-Sep-2020
- : Mount Isa QLD 4825
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This organisation has a fantastic opportunity for a graduate Speech Pathologist to join their team in Mount Isa, on a full-time basis, working predominately with a paediatric caseload.
Working as part of a supportive, multidisciplinary team, you will provide comprehensive assessments and tailoring/implementing custom programs for your clients within Mount Isa and neighbouring communities to treat and manage speech, language, learning and communication disorders.
Your day to day duties will include, but will not be limited to:
- Administering standardised and informal tests and observing clients to determine the nature and extent of their communication disorders or swallowing difficulties;
- Providing treatment and management of speech, language, learning and communication disorders that may be developmental, part of a disability, or acquired as a result of injury or disease; and
- Delivering a range of early intervention services to children and families.
To join the team, you must hold a tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology or be in your final year of studies, and current registration with Speech Pathology Australia, the national peak body, or eligibility to obtain.
Whilst practical experience isn't essential, you will need to bring with you a genuine desire to learn - from your team, external mentors, and the communities themselves. The staff come from across Australia, and include a wide range of ages, skills, and specialisations, so you'll be learning from the best!
With fantastic training and mentoring structures in place, this organisation is an ideal environment for any graduate to learn and expand on their skill set, and as such is open to applications from both current Speech Pathologists or students in their final year of studies, who are looking for a role to step into after graduation.
Please note: A current, unrestricted C class Australian Driver's Licence and the willingness to consent to a criminal record check prior to commencement is essential to being considered.
Why join the organisaton?
It is one of the largest health service providers in the state, servicing an area 1/3 the size of Queensland. Often one of the only organisations in the region providing these services, the organisation offers the chance to truly make a difference in the wellbeing and overall lives of those living in these communities.
You will be joining a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team who have come from across Australia, with a mix of experiences, from fresh graduates to seasoned experts!
You'll have access to a fantastic support network, from your teammates in Mount Isa, to the wider team of allied health professionals. You'll be able to have your say in how to best treat the clients in your care, with your preferences and feedback taken into account, and a hands-on admin team to organise everything behind the scenes, according to how you work best.
Passionate about providing training, mentoring, and career progression, the organisation will ensure there are plenty of opportunities made available to you as you grow into a seasoned member of their team. They also provide a flexible working environment, so you can work at your best and produce the optimum outcomes for your clients.
In return for your commitment and passion is an attractive remuneration package starting from $88,680, inclusive of super and a broad range of benefits, notwithstanding:
- Salary sacrificing up to $15,900;
- Your choice of subsidised, fully self-contained accommodation, or an accommodation allowance;
- Financial support for a discipline-specific mentor;
- Annual leave loading of 17.5%; and
- 5 weeks annual leave.
In addition to the above you will also receive Relocation Assistance to the value of $5000, flex-time for any time spent travelling in the communities and a travel subsidy for any outreach trips.
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- You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this role;
- All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check; and
- Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply.
Following successful placement eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives
This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.
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