Speech Pathologist - Graduates Welcome
Nambucca Valley, NSW
- Fantastic opportunity to make a sea change within a local government area community service provider
- Make a difference in the lives of Australian children
- Enjoy a great above salary, along with complete flexibility in working hours
About the Organisation
Lifetime Connect is a not for profit community based organisation that specialises in providing services to local communities across the Nambucca Valley, Bellingen Valley and Coffs Harbour local government areas. The organisation is committed to providing person-centred services, enabling consumers to choose their own care and support services.
The organisation has a focus on providing quality and inclusive community based services that will enhance the lives of people we support.
To know more, please visit http://lifetimeconnect.org.au.
About Nambucca Valley
Situated along the Pacific Highway halfway between Sydney and Brisbane on the North Coast of NSW, the centrally located Nambucca Valley is within close proximity to Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour as well.
The Nambucca Valley is a perfect choice to discover more. On top of all the attractions of a pristine coastal location, the Nambucca Valley offers an amazing range of activities and tours. Visitors can explore the history of the river and local towns, experience the diverse artistic culture and visit the many museums, galleries and markets.
About the Opportunity
Lifetime Connect has a fantastic opportunity for a Speech Pathologist to join their dynamic team, with very flexible hours based on a minimum of 14 hours a week.
In this role, you will be responsible for promoting the optimal growth and development of infants and pre-schoolers with disabilities and/or developmental delays. You will also be key in enabling and empowering families and promoting the acceptance and support of their children in society and as such enrich the total community.
More specifically, some of your key duties will include (but not be limited to):
- Assisting in the establishment of collaborative relationships with key local child and family services and participate in the local network of family and children’s services;
- Providing/arranging developmental assessments and facilitating educational plans and programs to children, 0 to 8 years living in the Nambucca Shire;
- Preparing written reports on children's functional abilities for presentation to parents and other relevant professionals;
- Conducting individual and small group sessions for children or community members (either ECI, EC centre or home based);
- Monitoring and documenting each child's progress following each session; and
- Advocating for clients and families where appropriate.
To be successful in this role, you will have relevant tertiary qualifications in Speech Pathology and although experience is desirable, Lifetime Connect is happy to accept applications from recent graduates. As this organisation is dedicated to paediatric speech pathology, experience working with children who have developmental delays will be highly regarded.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively document client information, is a key requirement of this role. You'll have strong problem solving skills, with the ability to resolve issues as they arise, ensuring the needs of your clients are met. Above all, you'll be a reliable and self-motivated people-person, with a commitment to improving the developmental outcomes of the children and families you work with.
You will be joining an incredible transdisciplinary team who work with the child to prepare them for a classroom situation and as such, Lifetime Connect is looking for a compassionate individual who has the ability to empathise and connect with the families of developmentally delayed children. This is a role where you will end each day knowing you have made a difference.
It is essential to complete a Federal Police Check prior to commencement of this position, as well as to hold a valid driver's licence and your own registered and insured vehicle.
About the Benefits
In this rewarding role, you will have very felixible working conditions with a minimum of 14 hour week, enabling you to have an excellent work/life balance.
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will enjoy a great above award salary (commensurate with experience and qualifications) plus super and salary sacrifice options.
As a not for profit organisation with an excellent reputation, you will enjoy a great work environment and a supportive, enthusiastic and transdisciplinary team! Lifetime Connect are generous regarding training and development opportunities, and will provide on-the-job training to familiarise you with various services. You'll be able to make this varied role your own, and set the direction for growth for the organisation.
Please note: To be considered you must have the right to live and work in Australia.
If you're ready to make a real difference in the lives of children with disabilities - Apply now!
Lifetime Connect are also recruiting for a Case Manager. For more information click here.
Lifetime Connect are also recruiting for a Coordinator - Early Connections. For more information click here.