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Senior Speech Pathologist

Autism Association of Western Australia - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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About Early Childhood Services

Our Specialist First Steps for Autism Early Intervention Program supports over 800 children across Western Australia including regional communities. Our multifaceted Early Intervention program includes a specialist team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Specialist Educators, and Therapy Assistants. Together the team deliver early intervention services including diagnostic assessment, specialist play groups, and a diverse range of therapy programs delivered individually and in groups at our specialist centres and across community settings including home, childcare, and school. Our Early Intervention team also includes a specialist Augmentative and Alternative Communication team, specialist Mealtime Management team, and a specialist Positive Behaviour Support team. Our manualised, evidence-based program integrates research best practice.

About the Role

We are looking for dynamic and highly organised Senior Speech Pathologists to join our First Steps for Autism Early Intervention Program. In addition to a passionate commitment to providing a service of excellence to young children with Autism and their families; the successful applicant will possess strong clinical skill experience as a Speech Pathologist, experience working with young children with disabilities, excellent leadership skills, high level communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to the rights of people with disability and their families.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Clinical and operational supervision of therapists
  • Training and supervision of Allied Health assistants
  • Direct assessment, development, and implementation of Individual Therapy Plans
  • Coaching of families to integrate communication strategies across home routines including Hanen Training
  • Overseeing staff and program performance
  • Strategic planning and execution of growth strategies

About You

You'll be looking for a meaningful position and be passionate about supporting individuals with autism and their families. In addition you'll have the following attributes and qualifications:

  • Highly motivated with a can-do approach
  • Highly organised and an ability to prioritise
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team builder
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Eligibility for registration with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Extensive experience in working with young children with disability and their families
  • Demonstrated Leadership experience
  • High level communication skills
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to working with children with Autism and their families.

To join our team you’ll also be happy to get a seasonal flu vaccination, and complete required selection clearances including an NDIS Workers Check.


You’ll make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, join a ‘for purpose’ organisation and also receive:

  • A competitive salary and access to generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunities for up to 6 weeks annual leave
  • Clinical supervision to support your ongoing professional registration
  • Specialist Autism training and development
  • 8 days of internal training annually
  • Option to access 2 days of external training annually
  • Leadership and development training
  • International Autism Masterclass opportunities
  • Health and Wellbeing program, flexible working arrangements and additional leave opportunities
  • Extensive training, growth and specialist development opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

You can see the opportunities and benefits available in the Therapy and Clinical Services Department here.

Apply Now

Please provide your resume along with an introduction letter sharing with us why this position inspires you! For more information about our Early Childhood Services, you can also contact Heather Kell at Heather.Kell@autism.org.au

Applications close 5pm on Friday the 14th May 2021, but please apply as soon as possible as shortlisting may occur prior to this date.