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Act for Kids
Townsville, Queensland (QLD)
26 days ago

Description

About us...

Act for Kids is a for-purpose organisation that delivers evidence-based professional therapy and support services to children and families, who have experienced or are at risk of harm. Established in 1988, we have helped over 170,000 children, young people and families at our 30 centres across Australia.

Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to helping keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

About the job...

We are seeking a dedicated Speech and Language Pathologist to join our Therapy & Education Services team based in Townsville.

This position is Part-Time (0.6FTE) ideally working Tuesday to Thursday, fixed term until 31 January 2025. Extension of employment contract beyond January 2025 is subject to the continued successful government funding of the program.

Key responsibilities

  • Providing an outstanding therapeutic service to children, young people and their families in the Therapy & Education Services team
  • Maintain a client case load as negotiated with the Program Manager Therapy and Education.
  • Identify and work toward client goals, and achieve successful case outcomes for clients.
  • Attend stakeholder meetings for the benefit of clients and develop case plans.
  • Regularly attend and participate in supervision, case reviews and other case discussions as required.
  • Encouraging and strengthening supportive relationships with adult caregivers.
  • Working with other professionals and agencies to enhance client outcomes.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 6.1 – 6.3 under the SCHCADS award;
  • Salary range is $92,704 - $96,805 plus 10% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time);
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay. 

About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values based organisation
  • Excellent professional development options (including annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Paid parental leave and study assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal
  • A friendly and flexible work environment to support work/life balance 

Click here to see a full copy of the position description.

Closing Date: 5 January 2022



Requirements

 About you...

  • Tertiary qualification in Speech Language Pathology.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with children, young people and their families or at least two years’ experience working in similar roles.
  • Experience providing individual and group therapy to children, young people and their families.
  • Understanding of the impacts of trauma on child and family functioning.
  • Knowledge of current trauma treatment trends and child protection legislation and policy reforms.
  • A high level of cultural awareness and experience working with families from different backgrounds, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Eligibility for a positive Working with Children Check in the applicable state of employment in Australia or exemption based on professional qualifications and registration.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Act for Kids require all team members to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated or have an approved medical exemption. Employees covered by a state Public Health Direction must be fully vaccinated by the state relevant date ie. VIC 15 Nov 2021; NSW 30 Nov 2021; SA 8 Dec 2021, QLD 15 Dec 2021. Act for Kids requires all other employees to be fully vaccinated with the prescribed doses of an approved vaccine against COVID-19 by 31 January 2022 or have an approved medical exemption

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60516605
  • Location:
    Townsville, Queensland (QLD)
  • Company Name: Act for Kids
  • Position Title: Speech Pathologist
  • Practice Area: Children (2-5),Children (5-12),Adolescents (12-18)
  • Job Function: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
    Childhood Speech Sound Disorders,
    Disability,
    Language/Learning (child & adolescent),
    Literacy
  • Job Type: Contract - Part time
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