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Creating brighter futures for children and their families

Speech Pathologist (Early Intervention)

  • 501390
  • Full Time
  • Part Time

We are looking for a Speech Pathologist (Early Intervention) to join our team at our clinic based in Hawthorn, VIC who is passionate about delivering assessment and intervention to children and adolescents.

Our renowned and unique autism early intervention service has expanded into a bespoke Early Intervention Therapy Centre to offer our exceptional services to more families. With high-level local and national clinical governance and expertise, Early Start Hawthorn offers our Early Start Denver Model programs and transdisciplinary pediatric services. Our client group is predominantly young children identified on the spectrum and their families who we support to meet their developmental goals in a safe, warm, nurturing space. Our team consists of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, educators, behaviour analysts and early intervention therapists who are all passionate about early play-based interventions.

You will have the opportunity to develop and extend your clinical practice in a friendly, well supported team in an organisation that values your growth, passion and skills!

What we offer you:

Early Start Australia is a national organisation - our clinics offer you the small practice feel with big corporate support.  We have friendly and well-organised administration teams booking appointments, invoicing and managing NDIS changes, leaving our therapists to get on with what is most important to them.

When you join us, you will have access to some of the best brains across Australia. Early Start Australia provides additional professional leave days on top of your annual leave; a professional development budget for each therapist; monthly in-house training; and regular supervision.  

You have the opportunity for flexible working hours, offering permanent part-time or permanent full-time employment.

In addition to a competitive salary and the incredible professional development and supervision on offer, you will also have access to performance incentives, our Mental Health and Wellbeing Program, paid parental leave and a discount marketplace with hundreds of products at reduced prices from groceries to movie tickets.

The Opportunity:

The role will provide effective and efficient evidenced-based speech pathology within the allocated caseload of Early Intervention Programs. The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is our evidence based early intervention program we provide to children under school age.

You will work in a transdisciplinary model alongside other health professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Special Education Teachers and Behaviour Therapists. You will also be responsible for individual speech pathology assessments and intervention services in our Allied Health Teams. This position enables you work collaboratively in a transdisciplinary team while still maintaining and enhancing your own speech pathology skills with your own speech caseload.
Onsite training in ESDM is provided and working in a transdisciplinary model.

  • Provide evidence based assessment and therapy to a paediatric caseload - direct support to children with developmental delays and/or disabilities;
  • Day to day in the role will include assessment and intervention sessions with a mixed caseload;
  • Interventions are one-on-one with focus on evidence based practice;
  • Appointments can take place in our fantastic clinic space, at client’s homes, schools and via telehealth - administer assessments, providing direct and indirect intervention, liaising with families, teachers, professionals and support staff;
  • Work collaboratively within a transdisciplinary team environment to deliver quality, evidence-based outcomes.

What do you need to join?

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline;
  • Passion for making a difference with a focus on making therapy fun, engaging and meaningful for families!
  • Exceptional communication skills that enable you to work in a culturally rich and diverse environment and collaborate in a multidisciplinary team environment;
  • Effective time management and attention to detail;
  • Experience in working with children and/or disability and confidence in your role with children and their parents;
  • Compliance – SPA Membership, Working with Children Check, National Police Check, NDIS workers screening check, Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, First Aid Training, Driver’s License & Vehicle.

Apply now:

Don’t miss your chance to be part of a growing organisation committed to making a real difference to the everyday lives of children and their families.

***Closing date is not applicable, candidates are encouraged to apply without delay***

Early Start Australia places a high priority on the principles of respect, equity and diversity. As an employer of choice, we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. 

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