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Speech Pathologist - Mackay

  • Unique opportunity to join UnitingCare Community
  • First stages of NDIS - Early Childhood Early Intervention roll out in Qld
  • Min 1 year+ full time clinical/therapeutic post grad exp req

Purpose of position:

To provide initial support and therapy services to young children with a developmental delay or disability as a part of their engagement with Early Childhood Early Intervention under the NDIS.

  • The role is designed to provide:
  • Information, guidance and practical therapeutic assistance to families and young children with developmental delay or disability.
  • Therapeutic intervention designed to enable young children to attain developmental milestones, with the aim of delaying or deferring development of lifelong disability.

The introduction of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is the greatest change to the disability sector in Australia in decades. UnitingCare Community has been selected to partner with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in the roll out of the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) service in Townsville, Mackay and Toowoomba.

UnitingCare Community is one of the largest providers of community services in Australia, operating in 1,600 sites, employing 40,000 staff and further supported by the work of over 30,000 volunteers annually, this organisation is offering an amazing opportunity to join a truly values based group in working to assist the most vulnerable members of our community.

The ECEI approach has been designed to identify the type and level of early intervention support a child needs to achieve their best outcome. A family centred approach that supports greater inclusion in mainstream settings and builds capacity of a child and their family is proven to have positive effects in early childhood intervention.

In this pivotal role your demonstrated ability to work closely with children developmental delay and disability and their families to meet positive, outcome focused goals and milestones will be highly regarded. Reporting to the UnitingCare Community - ECEI, Team Leader, you will have the opportunity to be part of a like-minded and cohesive team, who are committed to making a difference in the lives of these children and their families.

Through the implementation of the early childhood early intervention approach your guidance and support to enable families to make the best decisions for their children will be crucial to the success of this service.

As an experienced Speech Pathologist with Paediatric experience, you will have:

  • Recognised qualifications and experience in speech pathology and early intervention service delivery.
  • Proven ability to establish meaningful relationships with young children and their families.
  • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of group programmes that support families to recognise their children's full potential
  • High levels of written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A genuine desire to work in this field.
  • Demonstrated success in providing therapeutic intervention designed to enable young children to attain developmental milestones, with the aim of deferring development of lifelong disability.
  • An ability to collaboratively work with key stakeholders to deliver desired outcomes
  • A current drivers license, Positive Notice from Disability Services and Blue Card

Remuneration: base salary + super+ salary packaging

If you are committed to making a difference and feel you genuinely share the values of compassion, justice, respect, working together and leading through learning - we'd love to discuss these unique and exciting opportunities with you. Please also tell us a little about yourself and what you can offer to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families.

People with a lived experience of disability and people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this role: Please attach your resume, a cover letter (quoting 18654) and answer questionnaire following the links below. For a confidential discussion, please contact Kim Keating on 07 3811 1118.

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Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Townsville, QLD
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