LOOKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN KIDS LIVES?
This is a Recruitment Pool for Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time and Casual appointments, with the possibility of extension(s) and/or permanency.
VCID No. 837792
Position Proﬁle and Role:
We are looking for highly experienced individuals to join our team in the role of Senior Speech Pathologist. As a Senior Speech Pathologist, you will play a critical role in our organization by undertaking the following responsibilities:
- Clinical Services: You will be responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing clinical services within your assigned clinical specialties, as designated by the Head of the Department of Speech Pathology. Your expertise will contribute to the effective delivery of speech pathology services.
- Advanced Practice: As a Senior Speech Pathologist, you will provide advanced-level speech pathology management to your assigned caseload. Your specialized knowledge and skills will enable you to address complex clinical needs and contribute to the overall improvement of patient outcomes.
- Paediatric Speech Pathology: You will primarily focus on coordinating and providing advanced-level speech pathology management to paediatric patients who predominantly present with neurological, neurosurgical, and neurodevelopmental conditions. Your expertise in this area will be crucial in helping these patients improve their communication skills and overall quality of life.
- Clinical Supervision and Consultation: You will serve as a clinical supervisor, consultant, and educator for staff members and students. Your guidance and expertise will support their professional growth and development, ensuring the delivery of high-quality speech pathology services across the organization.
How to apply:
We welcome your application via the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the bottom of this page. Your application should contain the following:
A statement addressing the following questions in no more than 2-3 pages
- In this role, you will be required to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, manage client caseloads effectively, and act as a consultant and educator in paediatric speech pathology. Can you provide an example of a situation where you demonstrated strong interpersonal skills while working with a multidisciplinary team to manage a client's case? How did you ensure effective collaboration, efficient caseload management, and effectively educate and consult with the team, including health professionals, students, and other stakeholders in the process?
- Provide specific examples of how you have demonstrated your commitment to professional development throughout your career? Additionally, please provide examples of how you have effectively provided professional supervision and support to speech pathology staff in their growth and development. Provide what steps you take to ensure reliability and punctuality in your day-to-day practice.
Within the application system, you will be asked to provide your preferred service you wish to apply for:
- Paediatric Feeding Disorder – inpatient and outpatient assessment and management of feeding and swallowing within feeding team or complex airway team.
- Complex Neurological impairment from birth to 16 years including acquired, genetic and degenerative conditions; requiring mealtime and alternative communication assessment and intervention across inpatient and outpatient developmental and rehabilitation streams. This has potential to incorporate community based model of care for rehabilitation.
- Speech Sound Disorders- within the cleft lip and palate and craniofacial services providing education, assessment, management and monitoring in outpatient setting, including patients requiring differential diagnosis for velopharyngeal insufficiency. Knowledge and skills in paediatric articulation and language is essential. Paediatric feeding skills and prior experience with velopharyngeal dysfunction is desirable.
Attach a copy of your current CV outlining your most recent and relevant work experience;
Provide the names and email contact details of two professional referees one of which should be a current supervisor.
This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au
Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.
Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.
WA Health is looking for skilled and experienced health professionals to strengthen its workforce in Western Australia. Health professionals may be eligible to claim an incentive if they are appointed to a permanent or fixed term contract of 12 months or longer with WA Health. For further information click here
The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) is proud to be the leading service provider for paediatric healthcare in Western Australia, as the State’s only dedicated health service for infants, children and young people. CAHS comprises four service areas: Neonatology, Community Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH).
With over 6500 employees, our services are delivered at PCH and King Edward Memorial Hospitals (KEMH), as well as across a network of more than 160 community clinics across the Perth metropolitan area.
In addition, we are committed to growing our Aboriginal workforce as part of WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.
CAHS is committed to providing a workplace culture that is driven and shaped by our values of Compassion, Collaboration, Equity, Respect, Excellence and Accountability. During the selection process you may be assessed on your ability to fulfil the responsibilities of this position in accordance with the values.
To find out more about the benefits of working for CAHS and our services please click here
CAHS oﬀers a number of employee beneﬁts including:
- Salary packaging including car leasing, superannuation, laptop computers, general living expenses, mortgage and several other options.
- Flexible leave and working arrangements and benefits
- Professional development opportunities and study leave
- Values based work culture
- Staff wellbeing focus
We encourage you to contact Basia Hamden, Head of Department Speech Pathology on phone 08 6456 4739.
WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.
In addition, we are committed to growing our Aboriginal workforce as part of WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.
Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until 29/11/2024.
For Assistance including any adjustment needed to accommodate a disability and confidential enquiries – please email the Strategic Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Team via email: email@example.com.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm on the closing date will not be accepted.
LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.