The Regional Speech and Language Pathologist key responsibilities are:
- Work directly with young people who are subject to youth justice interventions to assess and treat speech, language and communication difficulties.
- Provide expert advice, consultation and support for practitioners on complex, profession-specific practice and client issues. This may include collaboration or coordination across disciplines, programs and business units within the Department and other agencies.
- Conduct comprehensive assessments and develop and implement individualised support and intervention plans to assist young people in their on-going development.
- Promote flexible and appropriate models of practice and support and advise on the development of practice within Youth Justice and their partners in supporting Youth Justice clients who have complex speech and communication needs profession-specific and cross discipline).
- Prepare and maintain high standard reports and client records consistent with departmental and professional requirements.
- Lead the development and implementation of training programs for Youth Justice staff and other government and non-government agencies.
Mandatory Qualifications/Other requirements:
- Degree or higher qualification in Speech and Language Pathology and unconditional registration to practice in Queensland.
- Possession of post graduate qualifications and or demonstration of post graduate developmental experience through participation in relevant training programs is highly regarded.
- Applicants are required to nominate an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander person who is recognised and accepted within the community as a referee to support their ability to meet the key responsibilities.
- Travel is a requirement of this position; therefore, it is a requirement that the applicant hold a current “C” Class Drivers licence.
- It is highly desirable that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19.
NOTE: Employees unable to comply with any future mandatory vaccination policy
requirements of the Department may be subject to disciplinary action.
- Blue card: this role provides support services to children and young people and therefore will require a valid Blue Card with the organisation. Please refer to the Blue Card Services website (http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/) for further information
Applications to remain current for 12 months.
Job Ad Reference: QLD/512400/23
Closing Date: Wednesday, 27th September 2023