Speech Pathologist

  • : HEEA Therapy Services
  • : 09-Oct-2020
  • : Hervey Bay QLD 4655


Role: Community Speech Pathologist – Early Career (New Graduate) and Experienced 2years+ Positions

Employment type:  Full Time 

Term: Permanent & Ongoing  

Location: Hervey Bay and Maryborough Locations 

Salary Range: $69,160 (new graduate) to $98,800 (experienced) + $10,000 Annual PD Budget + Superannuation 

Who We Are: 

At HEEA we are HEEA to help! We care about our people, both employees and participants. Our team consists of Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists who are passionate about supporting people of all ages (0-65) living with a disability. 

Our Fraser Coast offices are currently looking for enthusiastic Speech Pathologist (both graduates and experienced) to join our team. We believe in a strong work-life balance and making your time in the office as enjoyable as possible. We help with all your administration tasks meaning you can focus on the participants choosing our service! We are a social bunch and enjoy bonding over anything food related – especially cake and lunch! 

Our Vision and Approach: 

Everyday our team works towards themselves and our organisation to “Be the best, do the best, give the best”, the participants who choose our services are at the forefront of everything we do.  We apply the following Visions to our everyday:  

Be Honestly Human We are proud to be an organisation that is Honestly Human, where we accept everyone has room for improvement, each person has vulnerabilities and we work as a team to overcome them and help each other grow.  We have a workplace where we genuinely care about each other and our participants, where personal and professional development is encouraged and supported. 

Be Ethical - Our participants and team rely on us to be ethical in all aspects of their support and your role, we ask our employees question, discover and defend their values, principles and purpose in all work that they do. 

Be Enthusiastic - We are a team of people who genuinely love what they're doing, we know that the best outcomes are achieved for participants because our team is enthusiastic about the impacts they are making every day.  

Be Authentic - In everything we do we are authentic, we know our actions and conversations are driven by our beliefs and values.  

Your New Role: 

This is a unique opportunity to join our Fraser Coast team.  You will be supported across all steps of your role to develop and strengthen your clinical expertise by providing both assessment based and therapeutic interventions to a variety of people between the ages of 0 and 65 years old. You will be working with participants and their families and caregivers who have NDIS funding, both in the community setting and in our clinic spaces. 

At HEEA, no two days are the same, though a typical week may involve: 

  • Monday to Wednesday you will see your participants with a maximum of 5 face to face appointments per day
  • providing treatment to a variety of people who rely on you to improve their lives. You will assess their needs, design appropriate therapy plans, and advocate on their behalf.  
  • Supporting participants with disability across several areas including adult and child language, social communication and swallowing/dysphagia by using a range of AAC devices. 
  • Thursdays and Fridays you're in the office, sit on the lounge, bean bag or a desk to: 
  • Collaborate with the HEEA team and or supervisors, to share knowledge and ideas  
  • Non-Face to Face activities 
  • Reporting directly to the NDIS 
  • Attending formal and informal opportunities  
  • Weekly supervision 
  • Fridays are our day to unwind for the week, we share our challenges, celebrate our successors and unwind with a team meeting beach walk or bowling competition 

The participants you will see could mean you are conducting assessments, both formal and informal observations, writing reports for the NDIS on the persons current function, conducting swallow assessments and writing meal time management plans, delivering therapeutic interventions for both Early Intervention and Adults for participants who choose ongoing therapy, creating resources for PECS and communication tools, as well as trialling appropriate AAC. In short this role is varied, exciting, an opportunity to learn and meet some amazing individuals where you will make an impact on their lives. 

When You Join Us: 

We understand the importance of structured onboarding and ongoing support and assistance for all staff, especially new graduates. 

When you join HEEA, we ensure that you are provided with dedicated, tailored support including: 

  • Two weeks HEEA specific onboarding including a comprehensive introduction to community practice, working with people with a disability, the NDIS and life at HEEA.  
  • Weekly connection to a Supervisor to help you navigate all areas of NDIS across your discipline and guide your internal and external professional development activities 
  • A buddy within your office to answer any ad hoc questions that you may have 
  • A supportive and experienced team to collaborate with and learn from.  
  • A smart phone and Surface Pro to support flexible working and work/life balance as access to our vast resources to ensure you are well equipped when working out in the community 
  • On the job training and career development opportunities including a $10,000 external PD Budget 
  • Potential to commence earlier as a fulltime Allied Health Assistant whilst awaiting SPA Registration 

We Value You: 

Without you, there is no us. In order to provide the best support possible therapy services to our clients, we need to empower our team by providing workplace autonomy, flexibility, structured training and development initiatives, as well as strong opportunities for career progression. As our newest team member, you will have your developmental pathway clearly defined. 

HEEA utilises GreenX7 principles that support YOU in the workplace include: 

Movement – we encourage you to get out of the office on time and do a movement you enjoy 

Environment – we know that sunshine, water and green space is essential to mental and emotional well being, take your lunch break at the beach or in a park, you will feel better for it 

Earthing – at our team meetings we want you to take your shoes off and feel the ground beneath your feet! 

Time – we want you to take your time, if your busy writing a report take 10 minutes to sit in a bean bag and look out the window! We encourage it! 

Connection – connecting with our team will be organic, we are a great bunch of people with excellent values! 

Reflection – Take time each day to reflect, emotional intelligence is critical for you to be the best version of yourself, be open about your vulnerabilities and confident about your strengths! 

Breath – Slow down, take a breath and enjoy the moment, the surroundings, and where you are, you only have one life so make it worthwhile! 

Full details check out https://greenx7.com/ 

What we are Looking For: 

We are looking for employees who are resilient, wanting to tackle new challenges and are keen to overcome their own areas for development! If you meet the below criteria, we would love to speak with you: 

  • You are driven, autonomous and passionate about pursuing your life and career goals 
  • You are comfortable working in a high-growth business 
  • You approach your work with flexibility and are highly adaptable 
  • You are a people person and want to be a part of something bigger 

At HEEA we believe all people deserve the opportunity build their capacity, increase their independence and live the life they want, we do this by knowing and understanding the person, using formal and informal methods to assist them to achieve their goals. Join us to help make an impact. 



  • You are about to graduate or have graduated with a tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology 
  • You have your own car and a valid drivers’ licence
  • SPA registration 
  • Working with Children Check (or eligible to apply for)
  • Job Function: All
  • Clinical Population: Children (2-5),Children (5-12),Adolescents (12-18)
  • Work Setting: Private
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: 69,160.00 - 98,800.00 Australian Dollars (Yearly Salary)


Job Location (Area or Region)
Job Type
Business Type
Private Practice
Job Title
Speech Pathologist
Salary / Pay Type
Salary / Pay Range
$70k to $80k
Start timeframe
Posted By
HEEA Therapy Services
Contact Phone
Candidate Criteria
Hervey Bay QLD 4655
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