Graduate Speech and Language Pathologist - North - North West - Multiple Permanent Vacancies

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 13, 2023
Medicine Part Time - Continuing, Full Time - Continuing, Flexible

Job Description:

Are you a speech pathology graduate or final year student considering the first step in your career? You could work with us and play a key role supporting students’ communication and language development in Tasmanian schools. We will support your career and professional development, tailoring supervision, clinical support and mentoring to meet your needs.

You will be welcomed into a highly supportive team-based environment. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, you will use your clinical skills to assess and provide support to students in schools and child and family learning centres.

You will also be part of an innovative team of Speech and Language Pathologists, and benefit from their wide range of experience and opportunities to collaborate on projects. There will be capacity for you work across all areas of clinical practice including speech sound disorders, language and literacy, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), feeding and fluency. As you become established you can choose to specialise in early intervention or complex communication needs.

DECYP offers generous leave entitlements to support your work life balance, including 10 non-attendance days during school holidays. You will have $1,000 per annum for professional development expenses and access to a wide range of professional learning opportunities. You may also be eligible for a DECYP Speech Pathology Scholarship (see below).

Tasmania is a truly remarkable place to work and live. Enjoy the benefits of the ideal work-life balance, surrounded by stunning nature with pristine beaches close by. Explore the many unique galleries, museums and festivals the island offers, and delight in the incredible produce and food culture. When you apply, we’ll ask you to indicate your preference for the equally enticing North or North West region.

Read a story about a new graduate who achieved her goal to have an adventure and start her career at the same time by moving to Tasmania to become a DECYP Speech and Language Pathologist.

We encourage you to speak to Harmony Turnbull, Clinical Education Lead Speech and Language Pathology, to find out more about the role, support for new graduates and relocation assistance (where relevant). Contact Harmony by email or call 0456 976 478.

DECYP Speech Pathology Scholarship

Students in their final year of an accredited speech pathology program at an Australian university can also submit an application for our Speech Pathology Scholarship at the same time as their job application (see the Scholarship Guidelines for full details including eligibility criteria).

The Scholarship provides $25,000 to support the costs of studying your course. Scholarship recipients will receive: $5,000 in your final year of study; another $10,000 when you commence your job; and $10,000 following completion of three years’ service as a DECYP Speech and Language Pathologist.

A limited number of scholarships are available and will be awarded on merit. An offer of employment does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship. Please refer to the Scholarship Guidelines for more information.

To apply for the scholarship please complete the scholarship section in the online job application form (see below). You will be asked to answer two questions and to upload your academic record or transcript which should include your Grade Point Average (GPA) or Weighted Average Mark (WAM).

Details of appointment

Period of Appointment: Permanent

Hours of work: up to 76 hours per fortnight (part time hours may be negotiated - minimum 0.6 FTE)

Salary Range: $74,225 to $105,575 (per annum, pro rata) + 11% superannuation

Relocation Assistance: Support for travel, relocation and initial accommodation costs may be considered.

Professional development: $1,000 per annum (pro rata) for professional development expenses. An employee may accumulate unspent funds from the preceding 5 years.

Essential Requirements

Desirable Requirements

A current driver's licence.

Information to help you prepare your job application:

Statement of Duties (pdf)

Information for Applicants (pdf)

Information about working with us (web page)

DECYP Speech and Language Pathology Services (web page)

How to apply

To apply online please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen and complete the online application form.

You will be prompted to answer 2 questions with reference to the selection criteria and Statement of Duties:

  1. Outline a situation that demonstrates your skills and knowledge in providing speech and language pathology services for children and/or young people (maximum 500 words).
  1. Describe a scenario where you have worked collaboratively highlighting how you overcame any challenges to achieve positive outcomes for children and/or young people (maximum 500 words).

Please Note:

Applications should be made via the Apply Now button and submitted online by 11.55pm AEDT on the advertised closing date.

Should you have any difficulties regarding applying for this vacancy online, please contact Department of Education HR Recruitment and Employment phone +61 3 6165 6285.

For more information please contact:

Name: Harmony Turnbull
Title: Clinical Education Lead, Speech and Language Pathology
Phone: Ph 0456 976 478