Speech Pathologist

Job No: 105915
Location: Mount Isa

  • Exciting opportunity for a Speech Pathologist to live and work in Mount Isa - the 'Oasis of the Outback'
  • Join the leaders in the provision of community-based allied health
  • Excellent remuneration package including base salary of $68,680 - $84,176 PLUS super, relocation assistance, rental and travel subsidies, and more!
  • Recent graduates are encouraged to apply!

About North and West Remote Health (NWRH)

Leaders in the delivery of community based aged care, allied health, wellbeing, disability and outreach services in remote Australia since 1993, North and West Remote Health (NWRH) harnesses the diversity, energy and professionalism of a large team of multidisciplinary health care professionals delivering comprehensive healthcare services in remote and indigenous communities across Australia.

This dynamic and evolving organisation continues to break new ground in the provision of direct health services and preventative health programs and is a leading advocate for rural and remote health care.

Please visit our website for more information, including this video to see our incredible team in action, or check out the video below and hear from some of our team on why NWRH is a great place to work!

Your new career awaits!

North and West Remote Health (NWRH) now has a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Speech Pathologist to join their team in Mount Isa on a full-time basis.

As a Speech Pathologist, your main aim will be to plan, deliver and evaluate discipline specific clinical services and community education activities across the local area, in accordance with organisational and program funding guidelines. You will provide diagnostic assessment and management of disorders of communication and swallowing through direct intervention, education, consultancy and advocacy or a combination of these approaches by:

  • Administering standardised and informal tests and observing clients to determine the nature and extent of their communication disorders or swallowing difficulties;
  • Providing treatment and management of speech, language, learning and communication disorders that may be developmental, part of a disability, or acquired as a result of injury or disease;
  • Advising on the positioning of the body and on the textures of food and fluids which assists an individual to eat and swallow safely without choking; and
  • Assisting health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues

To view the full position description please click here.

For further information please contact Matthew Lelievre on 07 4744 7600 or email matthew.lelievre@nwrh.com.au

About You

To be considered, you must hold a tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology, and current registration with Speech Pathology Australia, the national peak body, or eligibility to obtain.

Experience working for a not-for-profit organisation, holding a current blue and yellow card and/or holding credentials from Queensland Health will be highly regarded, but are not mandatory.

Through the provision of high-quality discipline-specific assessment, prevention, treatment and intervention, you will achieve maximal outcomes for a broad range of clients and conditions. An awareness of Indigenous Health issues and an ability to work in a culturally sensitive manner is vital. Candidates with an understanding of the issues and organisations involved in the delivery of health services to rural and remote communities will be highly regarded.

Please Note: There may be some travel needed to support neighbouring catchment areas, as such you must be willing to travel by small plane as needed. A 'C' Class Driver's License is also a requirement of this position. 

Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Why you'll LOVE working with NWRH!

Whether you are looking for a change of scenery, a new adventure or a chance to give back to the community, this is an opportunity to make a real and valuable contribution.

NWRH is one of the largest health service providers in Mount Isa. You'll be joining a vibrant community and a close-knit team where you will be well supported and have plenty of learning, ongoing professional, and career development opportunities!

If successful, you will receive an attractive remuneration circa $68,680 - $84,176, commensurate with your skills, experience and qualifications, plus super, and a range of further benefits will be provided, including:

  • Salary sacrificing options up to $15,900; 
  • Leave loading of 17.5%; 
  • Rental Subsidy; 
  • Travel subsidy;
  • 5 weeks annual leave; and 
  • Relocation assistance, including the initial provision of paid accommodation while you look for something more permanent 

Furthermore, you will have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, with high-level support from your Team Leader and colleagues.

Use your knowledge and passion for Speech Pathology to make a difference as part of a dynamic and dedicated organisation - Apply Now!

Please note:

  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this role;
  • All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check; and
  • Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply.

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