Speech Pathologist - Start Smart Tasmania (Launceston)

Start Smart Tasmania

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

If you are an experienced or graduate speech pathologist then don’t miss out on this rare opening to join a high quality Tasmanian organisation that offers a number of specialised services. It also happens to be based in Launceston, one of Australia’s most liveable regional cities!

The Position

Due to the growth of their business, mainly attributed to word of mouth and an exceptional reputation in Launceston and surrounds, Start Smart Tasmania is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic speech pathologist to join their speech pathology team. This is a full time, permanent role but, in line with their family friendly and flexible philosophy, Start Smart Tasmania will absolutely consider part time and alternative work arrangements for the right person.

Their speech pathology service provides assessment and intervention for clients with needs in the areas of speech and language, orofacial myology, feeding and fluency. You will support a mixed paediatric caseload, working with children and their families in a one on one setting, across a range of communication and feeding difficulties. A burning desire to see children succeed as well as the ability to relate to children (and your team members) is a must! An interest in fluency, school age language or disability would be an advantage.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside two experienced speech pathologists in an organisation that encourages and supports employees to develop expertise in their areas of clinical interest. Their enthusiasm is contagious! Graduates with the desire to learn from some of the best in the business are encouraged to apply.

To be considered you must be a certified practicing speech pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia, have a working with vulnerable people registration and hold a current Australian drivers licence.

The Organisation

Start Smart Tasmania is a one-of-a-kind provider. It was established in 2017 when a speech pathologist, Tania Innes, and a special needs educator, Clare Weare, sat down to have a chat about how their respective services could work together to best meet the needs of the children in their care. This robust discussion resulted in a growing practice that now offers a range of speech pathology and education services. Smart Start Tasmania has continued to grow and improve outcomes for children and their families since then.

Their services include speech pathology, special learning need support for schools and families, mentoring and a range of professional learning courses and workshops for parents, families and educators. Visit to learn more.

These two teams, speech and literacy work collaboratively to complement each other’s services and improve outcomes. Outside of having the right skills and qualifications, this team knows it is just as important to have the right person to maintain their impeccable standards and culture.

What's on offer?

As well as being a unique organisation, Start Smart Tasmania also has an exceptional team. They are looking for an individual that will fit in and add a positive element to their enviable culture! A substantial, above award salary and a generous professional development allowance will be negotiated with the successful applicant, along with relocation assistance. This together, with ongoing mentoring and professional supervision is designed to nurture individuals to pursue their professional goals and dreams.

In addition to mentoring / supervision, the speech pathology team meets fortnightly and every quarter the whole team comes together for a full day of planning, development, food and fun- laughter is mandatory! They are absolutely committed to working and growing as a team.

On top of all of this their office is in Launceston, a perfect base to start exploring the city that is built alongside the iconic Cataract Gorge. You are just a short trip to coastal destinations, bushwalking and mountain biking, wine routes, fresh produce and many markets and festivals. Enjoy the atmosphere of living in a big country town, with its lower cost of housing & living and outstanding work-life balance, while you explore, discover and enjoy Tasmania!

Application Instructions

Do you like the sound of this role, this organisation or the opportunity to live and work in one of the best locations in Australia? Then please give Tania Innes (Director/Speech Pathologist) a call and she can walk you through what an amazing opportunity this is. Her number is 0448 660 885, or if you prefer you can text or email to arrange a suitable time to discuss this opportunity.

Date advertised: Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Northern Tasmania

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With Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city located in this region, the Northern Region offers a lifestyle with world-class activities including premium cool-climate wines, some of the best mountain biking in the world, museums, art galleries, year-round events, heritage trails and much more. You are only minutes away from the Launceston Airport and close to beautiful coastline and rich farmland estates.