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Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathologist

Mount Isa

Full time

Speech Pathologist

About Gidgee Healing

Gidgee Healing (‘Gidgee’) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, representing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Northwest, and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. We provide a broad range of primary health care and aged care service. For more information, visit our website at www.gidgeehealing.com 

 

Position Summary

To provide best practice speech pathology services, supporting high-quality primary health care services throughout Gidgee Healing’s geographical footprint. Functional accountabilities of this role include: Clinical Service Provision; Paediatric assessment and treatment, Dysphagia screening; and generalist outpatient and rehabilitation.

 

About you

  • The possession of a tertiary degree (or equivalent qualification) in Speech Pathology providing and current practicing membership or eligibility for practicing membership with Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Demonstrated ability to comply with the profession’s code of ethics and function in accordance with legislation affecting speech pathology practice and all professional development requirements for maintenance of membership with SPA.
  • Experience in providing assessment, case management and speech pathology services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is highly desirable.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the health issues impacting the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health outcomes.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the philosophy and practice of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and the ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Demonstrated skill in working in a primary care setting, in particular the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a sound understanding of your role as a Speech Pathologist in this context.
  • Expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and/or swallowing difficulties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and / or as a sole professional in this environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in supervision of students at undergraduate levels, Allied Health Assistants and less experienced staff in Indigenous primary health care contexts.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills, establishing trust and rapport, maintaining confidentiality and record keeping.
  • Demonstrated competence in use of information technology, internet, and desktop applications; e.g., electronic client record systems, Outlook, Word, Excel and database packages.
  • Current C Class Drivers License (QLD) – essential.
  • Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record.
  • Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas. 
  • Willingness to travel by road and small plane. 

For further information on this position please contact Kate Troxell on 0436 924 495.

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