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BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation providing free multidisciplinary allied health services to children aged 0-10 years and their families living in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST – BUNDABERG

BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation which provides multidisciplinary allied health services to children aged 0-13 years and their families living in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Pathologist who is passionate about working with families with children experiencing communication difficulties.

As the Speech and Language Pathologist in the team you will have the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with families and other organisations in the provision of speech pathology services to children who require support for their communication development in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care
  • Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team setting with particular emphasis on the delivery of speech pathology services to optimise development and independence for children and their families
  • Promote the importance of early intervention and its role in preventing long term educational and behavioural issues through community development and health promotion strategies

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia

Other requirements:

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Desirable:

  • Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or indigenous communities

Additional Information:

A range of generous conditions of employment and entitlements are provided, such as a nine-day fortnight work arrangement for full-time staff and learning and development leave.

BUSHkids is committed to supporting its clinician's ongoing professional development through the provision of regular specialist supervision from an experienced speech pathologist and a generous annual professional development budget.

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments with focus on early intervention and family centred practice

Communication/Team Participation 

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary for good working relationships and client care
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.

Leadership/Work Unit Management

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development and ability to share knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision and to appropriately manage time and workload 

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Applicants are to submit a brief resume and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the following key selection criteria.  Please email your application to Clinical Services Manager at recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Enquiries about the role should be directed to Clinical Services Manager on 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

 

A position description can be found here. 

Closing date for applications is by close of business on Thursday 3rd August 2017.

 

 

 

EARLY INTERVENTION FACILITATOR – AGNES WATER

 

BUSHkids is looking for an Early Intervention Facilitator to work in the Agnes Water area and whois passionate about supporting those in a parenting role in local communities.

The role is part-time capacity (19 hours per week)

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

As an Early Intervention Facilitator you will provide early Intervention and prevention services aimed at improving children's development and well-being and supporting the capacity of those in a parenting role by providing the following services:

  • Parenting skills and support
  • School readiness programs
  • Home visiting
  • Supported playgroups

 Mandatory Requirements

  • A practical, can-do attitude and a passion for children, families and the community
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience working with children and families

 Desired requirement for this role:

  • Experience in working in early childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience and/or qualifications.
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

 QUALIFICATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics or Teaching
  • Current Registration requirements by specific qualification
  • Working with Children Blue Card – Positive Notice
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
  • Willingness to learn/ engage in relevant professional development

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Professional Practice 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in early intervention and prevention services for families and young children including parenting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience multiple barriers to accessing services 

  Communication/Team Participation 

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary to work effectively in a local community to provide high quality services
  • Demonstrated ability to develop professional networks and work collaboratively with other service providers 

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and ability to share knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision and to appropriately manage time and workload 

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Applicants are to submit a brief resume; contact details for 2 referees (one of whom is to be your current line manager); a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the key selection criteria.

People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

 

Applications received directly from SEEK or recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

 

Please email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

 

A full job description with further information about the position can be downloaded here

 

Enquiries can be directed to the Social Worker Team Leader by phone: 07 4667 1200

Closing date for applications: Close of Business Monday 14 August 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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