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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24539
Position Title Speech Pathologist- Grade 2
Employment Status Limited Term Part Time
Location All Sites - Community & Continuing Care and Allied Health
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• Exciting opportunity for outreach speech pathology
• Enjoy the beautiful Mornington Peninsula
• Supportive multidisciplinary team

About Peninsula Health
Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Position Summary

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and person centred focused speech pathologist to join our allied health Outreach Service for 5 weeks to cover long service leave. Days and hours are negotiable up to a maximum of 64 hours per fortnight.

The Outreach Service provides high quality evidence based speech pathology service to eligible consumers in their home and community environments and at community health centres. Innovative person centred care may include supports for people (and their carers) to maintain a maximum level of independence and safety in their community, through the provision of swallowing and communication assessment, management of complex communication and swallowing disorders, education for clients, carers and staff, low intensity therapy and prescription of high and low technology and non-electric communication aids.

The Outreach Service is a HACC and Commonwealth funded program and registered NDIS service provider, providing allied health services across the beautiful Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Local Government Areas. The team is integrated across Community Health Centres on the Peninsula. The Outreach Service provides a supportive and dynamic team environment with an emphasis on innovation. The Outreach Allied Health team comprises Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Assistant and Carpentry Services.

We are looking for:
• An enthusiastic, experienced and motivated Speech Pathologist with current SPA registration
• Current Victorian Drivers Licence
• Ability to provide person centred care in the home environment.
• Experience in assessing and managing clients with complex needs.
• Exceptional time management skills and ability to work unsupervised in the community
A working knowledge of the My Aged Care System and NDIS will be advantageous.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide quality, safe, evidence based speech pathology services within a multi-disciplinary team.
• Develop and maintain effective partnerships with patients, families, carers and multidisciplinary team members in support of optimal patient safety and person-centred care delivery.

Essential Criteria

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.


• Generous Salary Packaging - maximise an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage
• Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
• Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location
• Career development opportunity
• Supportive and innovative team environment

How to apply

Applicants must apply online and address the selection criteria. To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

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1. Click 'Sign in' and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

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1. Click 'Register' to create an account
2. Once registered, click 'Sign in' in the top right hand corner
3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

If you experience any issues signing in or registering to our careers page, please feel welcome to contact our HR Hotline on 03 9784 2700.

If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below.

Other Information

• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Current practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia
Essential: Demonstrated excellence in adult community based Speech Pathology service provision in accordance with person-centred care principles
Essential: An understanding of Peninsula Health Community Health principles and values
Essential: Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with clients, families and multidisciplinary teams
Essential: Commitment to multidisciplinary team collaboration
Essential: Demonstrated effective time management and organisational skills and ability to work unsupervised in the community
Essential: Current Victorian driver’s license and willingness to transport clients as necessary
Essential: Commitment to Continuing Professional Development and associated evidence based practice
Desirable: Experience and expertise in the provision of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) options.
Desirable: Experience in working with people with progressive neurological disorders
Contact Person Kate Rennie
Contact Number 97881320
Alternate Contact Person Pip Veerman
Alternate Contact Number 97881828
Closing Date 10/12/2018
Position Description Speech PD Nov 08.11.18.pdf