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Speech Pathologist - Graduate

Graduate Pathways is the start of your journey with The Benevolent Society.

Our graduate program, Graduate Pathways, helps you transition from university to practice with professional skills to begin building your career. Graduate Pathways offers you a role in an environment which is exciting, varied and builds a strong, competent, and confident workforce to deliver high quality services to the clients of The Benevolent Society.

The program includes:

  • A high level of quality formal and informal support to orient you to your new role and profession as you integrate your university learning with your new role and deliver services to children and families.
  • A monthly learning program consisting of group workshops and self-paced learning modules to grow your reflective practice and positively impact the quality of service you provide. The modules firstly support the development of your technical skills and then focus on specific knowledge areas such as domestic and family violence or child development.
  • Short placements with other programs within The Benevolent Society such as disability, ageing and our support centre to provide you with experiences in other roles, with different client groups and expose you to future career options whilst you gain a greater understanding of the whole service system your clients exit in.

In this intake we are seeking a Speech Pathologist to join our Gosford Disability Services Team.

About your new role

You will support children and adults to participate fully in life and achieve their movement, health, recreation and community participation goals. We provide services in line with individual NDIS plan; your role is responsible for assessment, planning, monitoring and review of client outcomes.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team including Case Managers, Behavioural Support Practitioner, Speech Pathologist, OT’s, Physiotherapist and Senior’s. We deliver services across the NSW Far North Coast.

What you need to succeed

Successful Graduate Pathways participants will have:

  • Completed all degree requirements by 31 December 2021 and eligible for graduation with a Bachelors or Masters in Speech Pathology or relevant degree.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team to accelerate your own learning.
  • Personal values which align with those of The Benevolent Society.
  • A keen interest in working with people who have disabilities.
  • Holistic strengths-based approach to achieve lasting change. 
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community.
  • High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every person has the right and potential to live their best life.
  • Work within a client centric approach while maintaining a positive mindset
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and connect to peers using technology
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • A current drivers licence, WWCC and willingness to complete a NDIS worker screening.
  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia and be available to commence work in February 2022

Some of the benefits we offer

  • We support you to work flexibly; from home, other hubs or flexible hours 
  • We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
  • We celebrate the best life moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
  • Self care is important; Monthly accrued day off & purchase additional leave
  • Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program available

Interested? Apply online today!

Email Tara on Tara.Sheehan@benevolent.org.au for any questions about the role.

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.