Speech Pathologist Grade 2

Job Classification
Speech Pathologists
Job Type
Part Time
Start timeframe
Melbourne VIC 3000
Posted By

Location:                 West (Sunshine office location but servicing Victoria state-wide)

Vacancy Type:         Permanent - Part-time (Single vacancy)
Job reference:         494045
Applications close:  June 2nd 2022 

Are you an experienced Speech Pathologist with knowledge and expertise working with people with disability to support their Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) needs?

Do you enjoy working in a consultancy role, with a variety of people with disability and their referring Speech Pathologists?

Would you like an opportunity to expand your knowledge of AAC and AT and work as part of a flexible and supportive team?

Then, why not join the passionate Yooralla ComTEC team?

A therapy role with Yooralla offers:

  • The opportunity to support children and adults with a disability, with their primary therapist, to achieve their goals and live the life they choose.
  • Excellent formal and informal professional development opportunities – including opportunities to develop clinical, administration and management/leadership skills; a generous professional development allowance and paid study leave.
  • Communities of practice to support professional networking and development – you’ll be working with the support of a large, multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary team of therapists, with structured ongoing clinical supervision from Senior Clinicians.
  • A supportive employer who understands the need for work/life balance and flexibility in your workplace (including flexibility in hours and location of work). Our allied health positions can be undertaken full-time or part-time, and we will support you to balance your lifestyle goals with providing excellent care to our customers.
  • Administration and logistical support - including administrative staff and team leaders to assist with intake, NDIS coordination and billing.
  • A competitive salary, including salary packaging, and generous paid leave entitlements for personal, caring or parental purposes (21 days personal and/or carer’s leave and 10 week’s primary carer parental leave).

About the role

Yooralla ComTEC has a vacancy at our Sunshine office with flexible working arrangements, for a passionate, positive relationship builder, with experience working in a transdisciplinary consultative model. working with people with disability to support their Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) needs, to join our team as a permanent part time Speech Pathologist.

Yooralla’s Communication and Assistive Technology (ComTEC) supports children and adults with disability, their families and primary therapists across Victoria to access information about AAC and assistive technology.

ComTEC provides information, advice and training on a range of suitable assistive technology options for achieving goals in daily life, work, communicating, learning and recreation.

This fulfilling role will provide best practice, evidence-based speech pathology assistive technology consultation to a wide range of people with disability, their families and support teams, to achieve the best Assistive Technology solutions.

Your working days may involve the following, delivered in person or remotely:

  • Advisory sessions: individual consultations to work with people with disability, their family and primary therapist to explore assistive technology options to meet their goals and needs.
    ComTEC specialises in:
    • High Tech AAC e.g. Speech Generating Devices, communication apps on tablets to provide a backup or alternative when it is difficult to get your message across using speech;
    • Technology and support for device access. e.g.Alternative keyboard and mouse options, specialized software to assist literacy, learning, and leisure; and ways to adjust settings to make using things easier, safer, and more effective
    • Accessible home controls e.g. Mainstream and specialised solutions to enable people to perform functions such as change channels on the TV, manage lighting functions, operation of heating and cooling systems and other operations.
  • Training: training sessions provided to therapists and families on how to set up and get the best out of their equipment such as speech generating devices, communication apps on an iPad, computer software, computer access and mounting systems.  These can be one-off sessions or a series of ongoing training sessions.
  • Support to implement assistive technology:  individual support and mentoring provided to therapists in relation to how to implement speech generating devices, apps, computer software, computer access and mounting systems.  These can be one-off sessions or a series of ongoing support sessions.
  • Short-term hire equipment library: supporting equipment loans from our short-term library. 
  • working part of an interdisciplinary team of Specialist Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists,

About You

You’ll be an established and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist with a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, good interpersonal skills, and ability to engage people with a disability, motivate them and build their capability. You’ll have an ability to work in partnership with children and adults with a disability to set and achieve goals, and to work collaboratively with the person, their family and their primary therapist to explore AAC and assistive technology options.

To be successful in this role you’ll share Yooralla’s values and have:

  • experience working within a transdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team model
  • experience working with people with disability and AAC and assistive technology
  • the ability to build positive relationships with customers and their families
  • a willingness to improve on your clinical practice – including the ability to self-reflect and a focus on developing clinical skills in areas you’re not familiar with
  • care for the work you do and for the people you work with
  • competency in a variety of IT platforms, particularly client management systems
  • good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Speech Pathology Australia membership
  • an Australian driver’s licence and own vehicle, and a willingness to travel [[across X region Melbourne or around the X region]] as required

If you hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline, even better!


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Job Title
Speech Pathologist Grade 2
Posted By
Melbourne VIC 3000
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