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Taree, New South Wales (NSW)
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Early Connections-Manning & Great Lakes (Taree & Forster-Tuncurry sites)

Speech Pathologist

$40 - $54.99 per hour (dependent on exp. level)

Full time (or Part time can be negotiated)

COME AND SEE WHY OUR STAFF LOVE WORKING FOR EARLY CONNECTIONS! We are seeking another motivated Speech Pathologist to join our team!

Part or Full Time Position / New Grads Welcome!

Early Connections- Manning and Great Lakes (formerly Manning and Great Lakes Early Intervention) is seeking a highly motivated Speech Pathologist to join our team. Our staff of 22 includes skilled SP's who will offer a supportive environment for our new staff member. Our team are skilled in the paediatric field, using a "team around the Child", family centred approach across the beautiful Manning and Great Lakes region which includes the tourist destination of Forster-Tuncurry. The position is available either as a full or part time position and offers a family friendly, flexible workplace. 

Early Connections - Manning and Great Lakes is the leading service provider within the region, servicing children 0-12yrs with a diagnosed disability or significantly delayed development. Our mission is to provide a quality early childhood intervention service, which works in partnership with families and the community to improve each child's participation in inclusive mainstream environments in the Manning and Great Lakes areas.  We are a registered NDIS Service Provider and have had success in operating within this system since 2016.

Why work for us:

  • Full or Part time roles negotiable.
  • Diverse range of clients with a variety of needs and diagnoses.
  • Highly experienced team of Early Intervention Specialist Teachers, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, Psychologist and Allied Health Assistants.
  • Be a part of the Early Connections Alliance (from Taree to Coffs Harbour) and benefit from the knowledge and experience of a vast allied health and education team.
  • Work along side our experienced senior staff and have access to individual and team supervision and mentoring.
  • Access to generous professional development opportunities.
  • Access relocation costs where needed.
  • Flexible, family-friendly work arrangements
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • Salary packaging and financial incentives, including significantly above award rates.
  • We are an established NDIS and also offer short term supports such as through Medicare plans.

The role:

  • Provide assessments, interventions and therapy to children 0-12yrs with a diverse range of disabilities.
  • Service aimed at building the capacity of the child and family in natural, inclusive settings. Early Connections - MGL has extensive existing relationships within the community.
  • Opportunity to work within a transdisciplinary model and to provide consultation to Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Psychologists and Early Childhood Teachers and families.
  • Support Allied Health Assistants.
  • Working between two sites (Taree and Tuncurry).
  • Using state of the art technology including the Echidna CRM (client record management) system and personal laptop & Ipad.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have relevant qualifications and registered with appropriate Board eg Speech Pathology Australia.
  • commitment to Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention, inclusive practice, family centred approach to service delivery
  • Have excellent communication and documentation skills using technology effectively
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Have a minimum 1 year experience in disability or paediatrics (desirable not essential). New grads are welcome to apply and will be provided increased supervision.
  • Ability to organize time and set priorities
  • A fundamental understanding of child development
  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is essential under Public Health Orders.

Travel is required, your own car and a current driver's license and comprehensive car insurance are a pre-requisite for the position. A current Working with Children Check, Police Check and First Aid Certificate is also required.

Part Time status can be negotiated on employment and may be dependent on applicants level of experience.

Location: Taree and Tuncurry

Send Applications to: Applications must address the selection criteria. Send applications to Rachel Wieckowski, Speech Pathologist and Allied Health Team Leader:

Applications close: 28th February 2022

For a confidential discussion call Rachel on (02) 65572016.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current NDIS worker check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?


New graduates are welcome to apply and will be supported and offerred a generous PD budget.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Must have current drivers license and access to own vehicle.

Must be elligible for SPA membership and NDIS worker check clearance.

Must have experience or strong interest in working in an Early Intervention setting and delivering a family centred approach as part of a transdisciplinary team.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60942217
  • Location:
    Taree, New South Wales (NSW)
    TUNCURRY, Forster
  • Position Title: Paediatric Speech Pathologist
  • Company Name: Early Connections
  • Industry: Infants (0-2),Children (2-5),Children (5-12)
  • Job Function: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC),
    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
    Childhood Speech Sound Disorders
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time,Part-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 25-50%
  • Salary: $40.00 - $54.99 (Hourly Wage)
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