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April

Outreach Speech Pathologist

Peninsula Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION


• We work with a diverse range of people - everyday is new and exciting!
• Immerse yourself in an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture
• Enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care.
In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.
What You Will Be Doing

We are seeking a highly motivated speech pathologist with a passion for working with consumers in their home or community environment.This position is available short term from March until July on a limited term/pert time or Casual basis and provides clinical cover for a secondment.

Outreach speech pathology assists eligible HACC and CHSP clients by providing home and/or centre based assessment and intervention for clients who have a progressive or chronic condition affecting swallowing or communication and who have goals relating to improving their independence, safety, level of function and life participation.

You will be working with clients from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds in a variety of settings including the home, supported accommodation, and the community. Interpreter services are readily available to promote client-centred practice.

About The Allied Health Outreach service

The Allied Health Outreach service is a HACC and Commonwealth funded program providing service across the beautiful Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Local Government Areas. The team is integrated across Community Health Centres on the Peninsula, and consists of 26 staff including 16 occupational therapists, 6 physiotherapists, 1 speech pathologist, an allied health assistant and a carpenter.

We have a management team consisting of a Program Manager and two Team Leaders.
We provide a caring, supportive and dynamic team environment to assist staff to develop their skillset and own personal development. Our team vision is “Working together with people in the community, to enhance their independence and wellbeing at home”. In particular, we dedicate time to orientate new staff, teach new processes, and provide individual support to clinicians.
We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will share our commitment and passion to make a positive impact on our community.

We offer flexible arrangements regarding hours and days up to a maximum of 0.8 EFT (4 days per week) and a mixture of working from home with on site and community visiting.

Click the links below to see past articles and blogs showcasing our staff and the work we do.
https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/2019/03/13/dysphagia-a-difficult-diagnosis-to-swallow
Benefits
• Clinical support will be available
• Excellent opportunity to experience community based service delivery.
• We offer flexible arrangements regarding hours and days up to a maximum of 0.8 EFT (4 days per week) and a mixture of working from home with on site and community visiting.
What You Need

We anticipate you will have:
• Current practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia
• Demonstrated excellence in adult community based Speech Pathology service provision in accordance with person-centred care principles
• An understanding of Peninsula Health Community Health principles and values.
• Experience and expertise in the provision of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) options.

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:
https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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