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Speech Therapist

Bega Garnbirringu Health Service

Location: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Employee Benefits:
  • 2 year contract;
  • $128,745.00 p/a total package (incl. base salary $100,000.00 p/a; 9.5% Super; 17.5% leave loading; $16,000.00 p/a housing allowance);
  • 35 hour working week, Monday -Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Paid 2-week end of year shutdown, subject to achieving organisational KPI's
  • Additional Public Holiday
  • Tax reducing salary-packaging options
  • Opportunities for Professional Development
  • Flexible Work Environment 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
About the Role
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Support (ECS) program is to approach, engage and support children under 7 years with developmental delay or disability through timely access to early intervention supports delivered by community service providers. The aim of the NDIS ECS approach is to support families to assist children to gain and use functional skills to participate meaningfully in their daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

About the Position
Under the direction of the Team Leader (Child Health Nurse) NDIS ECS, the Speech Therapist provides a culturally appropriate service including assessment, treatment and evaluation of clients and work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to support the care and developmental needs of Aboriginal children and their families in the Goldfields. This position provides specialised assessment, health promotion and community development activities.

This position requires travel to the Northern and Southern Goldfields areas on a regular basis, up to 3-4 days at a time.

To be considered for this position, you must have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Speech Therapy;
  • A current registration with Speech Therapy Board of Australia;
  • A minimum of 1-2 years working experience, in a similar setting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of varied methods of assessment, treatment and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cultural factors and social determinants particularly relating to Aboriginal Health;
  • High level oral and written communication skills, including the ability to relate well to staff and to liaise effectively with key stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated commitment to confidentiality and a high level of accuracy;
  • Ability to manage a clinical caseload and time effectively;
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and the ability to effectively determine priorities to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Work effectively as a member of a team in an environment of competing priorities;
  • A current Working With Children Check and Police Certificate (within 6 months)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you believe you are up for the challenge, possess the appropriate skill set, and want to join the dynamic team at Bega Garnbirringu Health Service, please submit a covering letter addressing the essential selection criteria and tell us why you are the best candidate for this exciting position.
A detailed position description can be downloaded from the Bega website
by email: or calling Human Resource on 08 9022 5571.

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Allied HealthBega Garnbirringu Health Service
Location WA
Classification Allied Health
Sub Classification Speech Pathology
Job Type Full Time
Closing Date 29-08-2020

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