Australia – HEALTHCARE

Senior Speech Pathologist – WA - 5164

Location: Pilbara WA
Salary: $75,000 - $107,500 DOE
Position: Full Time

We are looking for a Senior Speech Pathologist on behalf of our client, a growing family centred practice in the Pilbaram Western Australia. As providers of paediatric theraphy services, the practice is committed to providing innovative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based therapy approaches. Their relationship-based approach aims to create connections to support the whole child and their family, faced with disability and/or communication challenges.

They are offering above award salary rates, relocation and accommodation support as well as a fabulous and supportive work environment with a commitment to training and development.

Role and Responsibilities


  • Assessment, diagnosis of children and young people presenting with communication and/or feeding disorders.
  • Plans and provides high level speech pathology services to clients through individual therapy, group therapy, telehealth, home programs and school programs for children.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of therapy programs and services.
  • Identifies and documents client goals, evaluate progress and plan re-evaluation.
  • Consults with family, school and other relevant stakeholders regarding assessment, diagnosis and management, including for clients with complex needs.
  • Provides clinical support and guidance to members of the Speech Pathology and multidisciplinary allied health team.
  • Provides appropriate programming and supervision to allied health assistants as required.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary assessment and treatment programs.
  • Develops and maintains resources for client management (e.g. programs).
  • Initiates and participates in quality improvement in consultation with line manager to evaluate service delivery and meet customer needs.
  • Participates in ongoing evaluation of clinical practice.
  • Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team.


  • Maintains own calendar and client database.
  • Maintains client information in accordance with organisational, professional and the National Disability Insurance Scheme requirements.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies.


  • Develops, prepares and presents training for staff in relation to speech pathology interventions.
  • Develops resources and programs for the use of other staff in areas of expertise.
  • Assists with supervision and development of students and colleagues.
  • Engages in continued professional development/education and ensures continued eligibility for membership with Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Participates in performance planning and performance reviews.


  • Performs duties in accordance with organisational Policies and Procedures.
  • Performs duties in line with the organisation’s, Speech Pathology Australia’s (SPA) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Codes of Conduct.
  • Performs duties in line with the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) and Disability Services Act (1993).
  • Performs duties in accordance with relevant Occupational Health and Safety and Equal Opportunity Legislation.
  • Conducts duties in a manner that is ethical and promotes a positive image of Connect Paediatric Therapy Services.
  • Delivers outreach services as required.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Skills and Experience

Essential Position Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology and eligible for full membership of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).
  • Ability to undertake advanced assessment and treatment of complex communication and swallowing disorders in children.
  • Demonstrated high quality written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, and as an individual within a team.
  • Demonstrated time management and organisational skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to family centred practice.

Desirable Position Criteria

  • Experience in the provision of speech pathology services to people living with disability.
  • Experience providing supervision or mentoring for speech pathologists or allied health assistants.
  • Ability to work with clients from various cultural backgrounds.

Appointment prerequisites

  • Provision of the minimum proof of identity requirements – 100 points.
  • Evidence of eligibility for or current full membership of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Current WA Working with Children Check.
  • Current C or C-A Class driver’s licence.


  • Salary: $75,000 – $107,500 DOE (this is 20-30% above award rates)
  • Relocation assistance (claimable through Rural Health West)
  • A retention bonus of $3,000 after 2 years continuous service.
  • Loyalty Leave – of one weeks additional leave after 3 years continuous service
  • Incentive bonus scheme – $300 per quarter if staff reach 100% of their billable target (after 6 months’ probation)
  • Accommodation support (based on eligibility requirements)
  • Flexible workplace arrangements – 9-day fortnight/rostered days off/part time options
  • Additional 1-week North West Leave after 12 months of service
  • Paid Professional Development Leave – up to 3 days paid leave (pro-rata)
  • Rural Health West Scholarships available – on acceptance of applications and dependant on eligibility criteria. Up to $10,000 per annum.
  • Structured clinical supervision – regular line management supervision, regular clinical supervision, peer supervision, multi/trans-disciplinary training workshops every 6 weeks, plus weekly whole team meetings.
  • Professional growth and development – possible Outreach opportunities, an environment of continuous and lifelong learning
  • Resources: use of work laptop, work mobile phone (during clinic hours) and vehicle (to attend appointments)
  • Access to quality Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing free sessions with qualified psychologists to help improve mental health and overall wellbeing
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team (over 200 years of combined experience) to support the needs of children and their families
  • Career progression opportunities with a ‘promote within’ culture.
  • Structured ‘end of term’ social events
  • Further to this there is a a labour agreement with the government which will allow us to apply for 494 visas – the practice gets priority with applications and age concessions up to 55 years of age.
  • Full-time staff work 8-hour days with a half an hour lunch break. The clinic is open 8-5.30 and the daily hours are usually set around client needs.

What’s Next

If you are interested or would like to hear more information on this role, email Edel McDermott with your CV at [email protected].

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