Speech Pathologist - Giant Steps Tasmania (Deloraine)

Giant Steps Tasmania

Location: Northern Tasmania       Occupation: Speech Pathology       Position Type: Full Time, Part Time      

Giant Steps Tasmania is seeking a fun and energetic speech pathologist to join their speech pathology team, working with a small but varied caseload of clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Graduates are welcome to apply. HR+ will even pay $5000 towards your relocation costs!

The Position

Giant Steps Tasmania is seeking an experienced or graduate speech pathologist to progress or start your career and work in Tasmania’s only autism-specific school.

It is a flexible permanent position (days/work load to be negotiated with the candidate) which involves working collaboratively with another speech pathologist, an occupational therapist, parents, class room teachers and support staff.

This is a unique opportunity to gain or consolidate skills in the area of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), as many of the students are AAC users.

Speech pathologists at Giant Steps work with a varied and complex caseload, of both verbal and non-verbal children, primarily in the areas of AAC, language, literacy, speech and social communication. The allied health team work according to the Response To Intervention (RTI) model, providing assessment and intervention at a school-wide and classroom level, in small groups, and one on one.

This role gives you the chance to really be involved in the children’s goals, their ongoing care and to collaborate with school staff, families, other schools, and other health professionals or speech pathologists that may be working with the children.

To be eligible for this exceptional opportunity you must be a practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia, have a police clearance, a working with vulnerable people check and a drivers license.

The Organisation

Giant Steps Tasmania is the state's only autism-specific school and therapy centre. It is a not-for-profit organisation and accepts students from the age of 5 to 18.

There is only a handful of schools that offer this kind of specialised care in Australia and Giant Steps is large enough to provide a broad caseload while small enough to still enjoy being part of a small, friendly and warm team.

As an added bonus this school is located in the picturesque, riverside town of Deloraine and is just a 40 minute drive from both Launceston and Devonport.

You will never feel isolated as this team thrives on collaboration and you will be a critical member of this multi-disciplinary team that is always looking at how they can be doing things better, with a focus on training and professional development.

What's on offer?

In addition to all of the benefits already listed and the reward of making a difference in the lives of many children and families.

Giant Steps also provide:

  • Competitive salary package, including access to salary sacrifice
  • Professional development days and ongoing access to professional development
  • Ongoing support, mentoring and supervision- discipline specific and individualised training
  • A positive team culture and open door policy
  • Opportunities to take on responsibilities / caseloads in areas that interest you

The salary is extremely generous and will be negotiated based upon experience and will be in the range of $60,600 to $90,000 plus superannuation.

HR+ is also offering a $5000 relocation grant to help you make the lifestyle change.

The successful applicant will also be eligible to apply for a Health Workforce Scholarship Program through HR+ for up to $10,000. This will allow you to enjoy working in a rural setting and still have access to training that may only be provided in a capital city.

Application Instructions

If this sparks your interest then we want to talk to you about what more we can offer you!

For further information or a confidential discussion please contact Principal Tim Chugg on 0427 281 479 or email!

Date advertised: Monday 20th September 2021
Northern Tasmania

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