Vacancy: Speech Pathologist - Grade 2

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. 

Your new role

As an Speech Pathologist in our MerriKids Team, you will:

  • Participate in a Key Worker role assessing and delivering therapy to children (0-10 years) with significant development delays and challenges
  • Liaising and collaborating with other Allied Health Professionals involved in a child's care to ensure the provision of best practice principles 
  • Supporting and networking families into relevant support services and organisations
  • Assisting to run therapy groups and parenting information groups/training

Based at both our Preston and Craigieburn sites, this is a full-time position offered on an fixed term basis until July 2020. To be considered for this position, applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Extensive experience as a Paediatric Speech Pathologist working within a community based,
    transdisciplinary Allied Health Team
  • Working knowledge and experience within the Early Intervention sector (children 0-10 years), the NDIS and experience in providing family centered care to a diverse, multicultural population
  • A proven track record in creating efficiency and meeting targets
  • Experience in a changing dynamic environment and ability to be flexible and adaptable in a time of change

What we offer

You will have the opportunity to work in a transdisciplinary model within a passionate, supportive Allied Health Team. In addition, there is exposure to learning opportunities within the evolving NDIS environment.

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.

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, please contact Ellyn Thake, Team Leader MerriKids on (03) 8419 2614 or

When you’re ready to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to

Applications close by 5pm Monday 19 August 2019.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.

What else do I need to know

Successful applicants will be required to have a current National Police Check and, if relevant to the position, a Working with Children Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and full Drivers Licence.

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 Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the GLBTIQ community and those living with a disability to apply.