The Speech Pathologist is responsible for promoting positive speech outcomes for children and their families/carer’s through individual and group interventions. The Jiji Program is primarily based in schools providing teachers with training and techniques to assist learning, however can also occur in other family settings (E.g. painting centres, camping and outdoor activities). This role is on a Fixed Term Contract until 30/6/2022.
Your role will be based across the four remote Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji, with administrative support from our Newman hub. Your role will involve: -Professional Development Workshops - You will be responsible for the support and implementation of culturally appropriate professional development workshops, programs for individual children and classes and the training of school staff to enhance relationships between the school, community and external health service providers. -Clinical Program - You will work in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist to undertake a range of assessments and intervention programs. -Cultural Inclusion in Program - You will incorporate techniques to ensure cultural complexities are responded to during delivery of services to Martu communities -Teaching and learning - Liaise with Curtin University and Edith Cowan University to establish annual program of student placements.
To be considered you will meet the following criteria: -Bachelor of Speech Pathology or equivalent tertiary qualifications and eligibility for full membership of Speech Pathology Australia. Meet the requirements of the Speech Pathology Australia Professional Self-Regulation Program. -At least 5 years post graduate experience in Speech Pathology, demonstrating a sound professional competency in service delivery, management and coordination -Strong understanding and a commitment to the principles of Community Development. -Understanding of the principles of the model of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. -A demonstrated understanding of the unique issues affecting and impacting on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. -An ability to work, reside and travel independently in a remote region. You will also ideally identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be acknowledged as such by your community however this is not an essential requirement for the role.
While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $96,350 - $110,564 per annum plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including: -5 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading -Support to further invest in your career -Employee Assistance Program -Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy
Remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji - East Pilbara, WA