Speech Pathologist - Grade 2

  • 3 days per week to full time employment to give you greater life flexibility
  • flexible work arrangement with some working from home
  • ADO/RDO, purchased leave schemes available

Join one of Victoria’s biggest community health providers, renown for its great work culture. Make a real difference to the lives of carers through coaching them through challenges.

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

You new role:

Make a huge positive impact on the lives of people aged 18+ living with a physical, cognitive or psychosocial disability by:
• Conducting assessments to provide recommendations on the functional impact of disability on positioning, eating and swallowing
• Assessment, recommendation and development of meal time management plans in consultation with Speech Pathologists from mainstream medical services, medical specialists and other allied health disciplines
• Assessment/prescription/referral for AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) systems under the NDIS and other external funding agencies, this includes the preparation of funding applications
• Develop training packages and training to clients, carers, support workers and other communication partners on AAC, mealtime management and optimising function for eating, swallowing and drinking

You’ll be working as part of a supportive, friendly and committed multidisciplinary team, with great opportunities to grow your skills and experience

You will be responsible for

Helping NDIS participants achieve their goals through high quality service provision.

To succeed in the role you will have:

• Tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology
• Current membership with Speech Pathology Australia
• Good knowledge and understanding of the NDIS
• Knowledge and experience in AAC, assessing function for positioning, eating and swallowing, and mealtime management
• Prior work experience or lived experience of disability
• Demonstrated experience in client centred care through effective assessment, care planning, case conferencing and review of clients
• A commitment to Merri Health values and philosophy, and ability to engage in the enhancement of Merri Health culture in meeting organisational objectives
• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
• Proven track record in creating efficiency and meeting targets

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

Merri Health also supports its employees with other benefits such as:
-Information and advice on work/life balance
-Leave options including Purchase Leave Scheme, ADO/RDO arrangements, Parental Leave and recognition of prior service
-Proactive approach to employee health and wellbeing including wellness programs and initiatives, ergonomic assessments, free flu vaccinations and Employee Assistance Program
-Training will be provided to the successful applicant to undertake the requirements of this role.
-Employee partnerships including discounted movie tickets, discounted membership for Coburg Leisure Centre and discounted BUPA Health Insurance

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description. If this peaks your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you have any questions, contact Shelley at ndis@merrihealth.org.au. When you're ready to apply, email your CV and cover letter to jobs@merrihealth.org.au 

Applications close 30/09/22.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.