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February

Speech Therapist G2

Austin Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.


An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Grade 2 Speech Pathologist to join our Health Independence Program (HIP), Community Rehabilitation Service (CRS).


This is a part time (24 hours per week) maternity leave cover position.


Details of position: 


The Grade 2 Speech pathologist will work as a member of the HIP Community Rehabilitation Services Team; an interdisciplinary team of allied health professionals providing therapy to clients receiving home based and centre based services. The work will involve speech pathology assessment and management of clients at home, in the centre or in the community to optimise or maintain independence and functional capacity.


To be successful in this role you must demonstrate:



  • Strong clinical skills in speech pathology rehabilitation interventions, in particular with neurological clients.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of health, disability, adjustment issues and group dynamics for a diverse group of rehabilitation clients, their families and significant others.

  • Commitment to evidence based practice and ability to translate this into practice.

  • High level interpersonal skills that promote team development and engagement, and a proven ability to relate to people at all levels within an organisation.

  • High level written and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate with clients, their families, the clinical team and other hospital and community based health professionals.

  • Organisational ability in time and caseload management.

  • Ability to work autonomously and within an interdisciplinary team.

  • Ability to show initiative and flexibility.

  • Commitment to client focus and interdisciplinary approach to service provision.

  • Awareness of safe practice when working at the centre, in clients homes and in the community.

  • Understanding of the Health Independence Programs model within Austin Health

  • High level of experience and competent computer skills in MS Office applications including MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to problem solve in a variety of complex situations.

  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement or redesign.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources.

  • Current drivers licence


Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.


Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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