Senior Speech Language Pathologist (Clinical) – Metropolitan Region

Metropolitan Region is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to join the regional team in a temporary part-time capacity (19 hours per week). In this role you will support other speech language pathologists in the region to use complex, clinical evidence-based speech language pathology to achieve student learning outcomes, and provide professional leadership and high level expertise in clinical aspects of school based speech language therapy services. Initially your focus will be speech language pathologists new to the region and scoping a mentoring program for the team. You will report to the base school Principal on operational and administrative matters and to the nominated Senior Regional Advisor, Speech Language Pathology on all professional practice and clinical matters.

  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Location: Brisbane – North,Brisbane – South,Brisbane – East,Brisbane – West
  • Yearly Salary: $54752 – $58917
  • Contact Name: Sandy Cook
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 28-JAN-21

Base Location

Please note the base location is able to be negotiated with the successful candidate to a state school within Metropolitan Region.

Your Role

As the Senior Speech Language Pathologist (Clinical) you will have responsibility for but not limited to the following:

  • Support students to achieve their potential using evidence-based contemporary speech language pathology knowledge and frameworks to assist schools to identify and make reasonable adjustments and implement inclusive teaching strategies.
  • Collaborate with schools, the designated supervising Speech Language Pathologist and other service providers to assess barriers to student learning, and develop and implement speech language pathology services and interventions across schools including complex and specialist interventions, where required.
  • Participate as a member of the school team, in the planning and management of at risk behaviours of students with the aim of preventing the use of restrictive practices.
  • Provide training and support to other state schools speech language pathologists to build capacity and promote and ensure best practice in speech language pathology service delivery.
  • Participate in service planning at a whole school and regional level.
  • Facilitate group supervision on clinical topics.
  • Provide professional leadership to ensure identification of appropriate response and interventions to support curriculum delivery and enhance learning outcomes for students with speech language communication difficulties.
  • Provide professional advice to the Principal Advisor, Therapies and Nursing, schools and other stakeholders on policies, systems and practices related to the delivery and continuous improvement of speech language therapy services within schools.
  • Provide authoritative expert advice across the department on specific or specialised clinical areas of speech language therapy.
  • Lead and conduct specialised projects and innovative research activities relating to the delivery and continuous improvement of speech language therapy services within schools.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Possession of a degree in speech pathology from a recognised tertiary institution, or other equivalent formal qualifications which, in the opinion of the Director-General, Department of Education, or delegate, are acceptable
  • Eligibility for certified practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

The possession of current registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority is required for this role.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor and ensure you have discussed this opportunity with them)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed‘ section in the attached role description.
  • Throughout your response, please articulate you will address the following:
    • Provide training and support to regional schools speech language pathologists to build capacity to ensure best practice in speech language pathology service delivery.
    • Lead and conduct specialised projects and innovative research activities relating to the delivery and continuous improvement of speech language therapy services within Metropolitan Region schools.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.