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Speech Therapist Aide

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Learning Links is coming to Gledswood Hills in June 2019!

Are you a Speech Therapist Aide who would like to be part of a growing values-based organisation where staff are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities?

Would you like to work with children in clinic and school environments without the hassle of finding your own clients and managing the business processes?

Learning Links is opening a new service centre at SOMA Wellness – an innovative new destination for health, wellness, beauty and dining in the heart of Gregory Hills – one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.

We are recruiting for a Speech Therapist Aide to join our brand new Gledswood Hills Learning Centre in June 2019.

Our Speech Pathologists are part of a supportive and collaborative multidisciplinary team. Learning Links is a great place for new graduates to gain on the ground clinical experience with a diverse paediatric caseload, or for more experienced therapists to hone their clinical skills and mentor early career therapists. Our therapists are supported through clinical supervision, mentoring, and regular internal professional development delivered by experts in the field.

About Learning Links

Learning Links is an organisation with a 47-year history helping families and children with learning difficulties.  We are a growing organisation responding to the changing market environment to deliver evidence based high-quality services in literacy, numeracy, speech and occupational therapies, assessments and counselling. Our recent staff survey confirmed that staff are engaged with their work and the organisation’s supportive team environment and value being part of a growing organisation that delivers outcomes for children.

About the Role

This role would suit a Speech Pathology student in their final year of study. Hours and days can be negotiated around current commitments for the right candidate. The role will transition to a 35 hour per week position (Monday to Thursday and Saturday) upon completion of your degree. The role is due to commence 8th June 2019.

The Speech Therapist Aide will utilise their knowledge of speech and language assessment tools, intervention, evidence-based practice methodology and service coordination to provide a high-quality speech therapy program to children and their families.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in regular supervision and professional development to support delivery of quality services;
  • Conduct a variety of speech and language assessments and planning for evidence-based interventions;
  • Collaborate with and support school communities through demonstrations, consultation and professional learning;
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team of Psychologists, Education Specialists, and Occupational Therapists;
  • Provide great customer service and build positive customer relationships through effective communication; and
  • Strive to achieve individual and team KPIs to support Learning Links’ strategy for growth.
  • Contribute to ongoing review and update of resources in collaboration with the Therapy team.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with SPA (Speech Pathology Australia) once graduated.
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check.
  • Current knowledge of the issues facing children and young people with learning difficulties and an understanding of how these can be supported by appropriate speech therapy interventions.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills for a variety of audiences.
  • Willingness to travel with a current driver’s license and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle.

What we offer

A competitive package based on your qualifications and experience. As a Charity you can take advantage of salary packaging where you can access up to $15,900 tax-free as part of your total remuneration package.  Other benefits include:

  • Workplace flexibility supporting work life Balance;
  • Ongoing professional development; and
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Program.

How to apply for this role:

Please apply via the link below or send your application to recruitment@learninglinks.org.au including:

  1. Cover Letter responding to the selection criteria;
  2. C.V.;
  3. Copy of relevant qualifications; and
  4. Details of two current professional referees.

Anticipated Timeframe

In preparation for the opening of the new learning centre in June 2019 we are working towards conducting interviews in late April 2019 and offering employment and induction training from May 2019 and booking of clients from 8th June 2019.

We are a child safe organisation. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a satisfactory police background check and a Working with Children Check before we can make an offer of employment.

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