Speech Pathologist - Wagga Wagga, NSW

Job No: RDN840
Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

Speech Pathologist

LiveBetter

Wagga Wagga, NSW

 

LiveBetter Community Services are one of the largest regionally based providers of community services in Eastern Australia. We strive to enable the people of regional Australia to live their best lives. We know that our staff are our greatest asset. So, what can we offer you?

  • Support! - Backing from an experienced and professional clinical services team.
  • Satisfaction! Build on your career and have access to progression and training opportunities.
  • $$$ - Take advantage of great salary packaging benefits.
  • Enjoyment! - A varied, challenging and rewarding role making a difference in the day to day lives of your customers.
  • Opportunity - Join LiveBetter as we expand and grow and make this role your own.

About the Role

The Speech Pathologist works with the LiveBetter clinical services team and other professionals to support service delivery to customers with complex needs and communication difficulties including children and adults. Some key accountabilities include:

  • Work in partnership with Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation in the delivery of the Healthy Ears, Better Hearing, Better Listening (HEBHBL) program
  • Assess and identify speech, communication and swallowing difficulties and disorders and devise and implement individual customer programs and plans.
  • Train personnel, families, carers and others in the implementation of individual customer programs and development and delivery of generalist communication and dysphagia education.
  • Monitor, review and evaluate customer progress and adjust programs accordingly.
  • Assess communication environments and make recommendations for modifications and improvements to meet individual customer needs; assist in the implementation of these changes.
  • Advocate for customers with communication difficulties and support initiatives to overcome barriers to communication and facilitate clear and transparent communication of information.
  • Manage a caseload of customers, as delegated by Senior Speech Pathologist.
  • Fully utilise LiveBetter systems to manage work, risk and compliance tasks.
  • Participate in case reviews of customers with complex needs.
  • Maintain customer case notes and reports and communicate with stakeholders in order to obtain best outcomes.
  • As a member of the clinical team, participate in organisational projects to further the objectives of LiveBetter.
  • Participate in Clinical Supervision, Communities of Practice and Professional Development.
  • Supervision, Communities of Practice and Professional Development.

What LiveBetter needs from you

We would love to hear from you if you are a professional and caring person who is prepared to embrace our values of Integrity, Respect, Cooperation, Empowerment and Excellence in your day to day work life. To convince us that you are the best person for the job, please tell us how you meet the following selection criteria:

Essential

  • Degree/Diploma in Speech Pathology and eligibility for practicing membership as recognised by Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Experience working with an adult caseload, including experience in management dysphagia and complex communication difficulties.
  • Experience working with a paediatric caseload, including providing high quality, evidenced based assessment, intervention and support for the customer and their support network.
  • Demonstrated Flexibility in communication style, as well as proven track record of creating sustainable professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and clients.
  • Person-centred approaches to working with customers and their supports.
  • Experience delivering training or therapy programs to staff, customers and their families.
  • Literacy and IT skills for reporting and communicating internally and externally according the requirements of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to problem solve and manage chronic and complex customers.
  • Current drivers licence.

Desirable

  • Experience working in community settings (placement).
  • Experience working closely with the members of a clinical team (placement).
  • Strong human rights and social justice agenda.

You will also be required to undertake and pass a National Criminal Check, pre-employment medical (including drug and alcohol screening) & a working with children check.

To apply for this role you must provide as part of the online application process:

  • A cover letter that addresses each of the above-mentioned selection criteria; AND
  • An up to date copy of your resume.


Enquiries: Peta Larsen, Senior Manager of Clinical Services - 0421 953 256

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