As the speech pathologist you will be required to assess, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. You will work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language. Additionally, you will support people who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely and managing their secretions. You will be required to work independently and also as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure positive client outcomes.
Being a mobile service, you will be required to travel to client’s homes and local businesses around Tamworth and its surrounds. Due to the extra time that is allocated for travel and admin, you would typically be seeing four to seven patients on a regular work day. You have the freedom to inform admin as to the structure of your schedule and work hours, in alignment with the business’ goals.
The caseload will be a mixture of NDIS and Lifetime Care clients. The majority of the caseload can be tailored to fit your skills and interests, however, a therapist who is confident in managing the needs of neurological or paediatric clients would be most desirable at this point in time.
A two week paid on-boarding/ training process will be provided, wherein you will spend time with the practice manager learning the business' software and systems, and attend joint appointments with our speech pathologists.