Speech Pathologist (Full or Part Time minimum 3 days per week)
Plumtree Children’s Services Inc
· Join a passionate, supportive team where your skills and ideas will be valued.
· Work in a variety of settings to provide a high quality service to families.
· Enjoy a flexible, family centred working environment.
· Receive generous salary sacrifice benefits for working for a NFP
Join Plumtree as a Speech Pathologist, working with young children and their families. Full time and part-time roles are available.
Who we are:
Plumtree is an independent, community based, not for profit organisation, working across the Inner West and South East of Sydney. We offer a range of services for young children (aged 0 – 8) of all abilities and their families. Most families who use our service have a child with a disability or delay in development. Much of our work is through the Key Worker model, and we support each other to develop as trans-disciplinary practitioners by sharing our skills and experience. We value family centred practice, inclusion and diversity. We strive to be innovative and welcome the contributions of all families and staff towards developing better ways to assist families in reaching their goals. Plumtree is registered with the NDIS.
What the role involves:
- You will work with families in their homes, online, in children’s preschools, childcare centres and schools, as well as our Marrickville Centre.
- You may also have the opportunity to work in one of our playgroups, project programs or in our Learning Together program of workshops for families.
- While using your skills and knowledge as a Speech Pathologist, you will consider the whole child and all the families’ priorities, calling on team members from other disciplines as needed.
- In all your work, you will build on strengths. Where challenges arise, you will approach them collaboratively, in partnership with families, carers, teachers and colleagues.
You will have opportunities to learn from others and to contribute your own knowledge and experience. Our Speech team are passionate about sharing their skills with each other, and meet regularly for this purpose.
- You will be welcome to participate in online training programs in the Keyworker model and/or in Positive Behaviour Support.
What you need:
You are a qualified, experienced Speech Pathologist who wants to make a difference for children and families while working in a supportive and creative team environment.
· Tertiary qualifications in Speech Pathology
· Membership of your professional association
· At least 5 years’ experience working with young children with a disability
· Experience working with families who have complex needs
· Experience working with families from an Aboriginal or CALD background
· Experience in developing plans with families
· Great written and verbal communication skills
· The ability to work collaboratively within childcare and preschool settings and/or schools
· A comprehensively insured vehicle
· A Working with Children Check
· NDIS worker screening check if applicable
You are able to demonstrate your understanding of:
· Plumtree Values
· Family centred practice
· A trans-disciplinary team approach
· The Key Worker approach
· The service system, especially within the Sydney area, or a capacity to understand service systems
While the above criteria are essential, you may also have particular interests or skills which you would like to tell us about, such as:
· Speaking a second language
· Working with children with complex feeding issues
· Setting up AAC systems with children and families
· Using IT creatively in the workplace
· Supervising students
· Developing and/or conducting workshops for parents
Some of the reasons staff enjoy working at Plumtree:
- We offer services six days a week and you choose which days you work
- You can choose your start and finish times to suit your families and your own situation: work hours can vary across a pay cycle, and working from home can be negotiated
- We offer above award salaries, and salary sacrifice is available
- We support each team member’s professional development through individual training goals, weekly team meetings and several whole team training days each year
- We use technology, including iPads for all therapists, which we use in a variety of ways
- Work is varied – there is always something new happening at Plumtree
- We are a friendly, caring team which welcomes new members
In your application, please include a cover letter in which you address all relevant criteria under ‘What you need’ above, plus your CV. Please indicate your preferred days of work and nominate two referees. For more information, or to apply, please email Elif on [email protected].
Plumtree is an equal opportunity Employer. People from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.
Applications close COB Friday 22 Jul 2022