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Speech Pathologist (South West Sydney)

At Learning Links, we work together with thousands of families to help children reach their full potential. Learning Links’ approach is evidence-informed, engaging, results-focused – and it works. Each year, we are proud to help over 5,000 children thrive through our paid, funded, and subsidised services. Our staff make a lifetime of difference to children experiencing difficulties with their learning. 

Learning Links is a great place to get a wide range of experience with children while being provided with tons of clinical support and mentoring. Our team is growing to increase our reach – and we have many families and schools waiting for support.

We are looking for passionate Speech Pathologists to join the team in our South West Sydney Sydney, starting end of January 2024. Early career and new graduate speech pathologists are encouraged to apply! Positions are based in our clinic at Gledswood Hills (Camden area) and Liverpool, with school-based work in the South West Sydney area. Our roles are flexible with options to work part time or full time (up to 38 hours per week) from Monday to Saturday. There are also flexible arrangements for you to work from home or work with families online over ZOOM.

Click on this link to meet the Therapy Manager Liz and learn more about positions available at Learning Links.

Your role

Use your empathy and expertise to make a difference to the lives of children and families across Sydney. In this role day to day, you will be:

  • Working with a wide range of children including those with learning difficulties and disabilities and their families and teachers.
  • Working in a clinic close to home, with assessment tools and resources provided for you.
  • Working collaboratively to support school communities through assessments, intervention with students, and collaboration with teachers and school teams
  • Conduct screening, assessment, and diagnosis for children with speech, language, and communication needs.
  • Planning and delivering effective and evidence-based intervention for children and families.
  • Documenting intervention goals, progress, and outcomes through our online system (Salesforce).
  • Actively participating in regular supervision and professional development to support delivery of quality services.
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team of Psychologists and Educators
  • Providing great customer service and build positive customer relationships through effective communication.
  • Achieving individual and team KPIs to support Learning Links’ strategy for growth.

You’ll have dedicated administration support from our Intake and Customer Care teams who manage all bookings, enquiries, and questions from our wonderful families. We also provide full technology support including supplying you with a laptop, iPad, and WIFI – which means you’ve got the tools and support you need to spend more of your time helping children.  

Your benefits

  • An amazingly supportive and welcoming team
  • Comprehensive clinical and professional support including:
    • An invitation to complete the Gallup Strengths based assessment
    • Dedicated weekly clinical supervision with one of our senior clinicians
    • Group supervision each term
    • Case conferences
    • Opportunities to join an Evidence Based Practice Network.
  • Access to an amazing brains-trust of expert colleagues to bounce ideas and discuss best practise.
  • Five dedicated internal professional development days per year; $1000 budget to use in your first 12 months for external professional development events, and free access to all webinars and courses run by Learning Links professionals.
  • A competitive salary package plus the ability to salary sacrifice up to $18,549 to reduce your pre-tax income Variety at work with exposure to multiple disciplines and programs (e.g., psychology, education, early intervention, and community programs etc.).
  • Work in schools as well as clinical settings to expand your skillset.
  • Systems and digital skills training in Salesforce to allow you to focus on clinical support.
  • Career opportunities as you grow! We have opportunities to step up and deliver parent workshops, mentor other staff, lead professional learning activities, oversee student placements, provide clinical supervision to other members of the team
  • Insightful focus on leadership and working with all leaders to build their toolkit of skills.
  • Give back to communities by helping kids from low socio-economic or disadvantaged background.
  • Flexible work options galore (part time, various locations, telehealth consults etc.)

Your team

Our Speechie team at Learning Links are special. We work hard to support children and families, but we also enjoy a few laughs at our team days and social events (e.g., Friday night dinners; board game night). We set up our timetable and clients to maximise your growth and learning, and to allow opportunities for you to work with sites and schools nearest to you. Our team work permanent hours across the year, and we come together every school holiday period to connect and learn.

Your knowledge and qualifications

  • Relevant qualification in Speech Pathology (Bachelor or Masters)
  • Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia (Provisional in your first year of practice after graduating)
  • A passion for working with children
  • Strong knowledge of evidence-based practice in the areas of paediatric assessment and intervention including speech, language and fluency disorders.
  • Willingness to travel with a current driver’s license and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle.

Child safety is top priority for us, and we are a child safe organisation. You will be asked to undergo a police check and Working with Children Check.