Speech Pathologist


Flexible Work Hours!

Open to all applicants

Part time / casual hours available

Supervision & Professional Development!

A Fun Place to Work!

No KPIs!

Work Life Balance

About Acacia Therapy

Acacia Therapy is an occupational therapy and speech pathology service based in Toowoomba, Queensland. Acacia Therapy provides OT and SP services and treatment interventions to children and adults with physical, intellectual and developmental disability. Our clients are the absolute core of our business and service delivery model.

At Acacia Therapy we strive to promote inclusiveness and respect for people with disability. We aim to provide a high quality, and highly personalised, service.

We are happy when our staff are happy. So work life balance is crucial. There are no KPIs or expected overtime. There is also plenty of time allowed in your day for your necessary non contact work (e.g. notes and reports)

About the role:

Paediatrics and Adults.

Speech Pathologist

We are looking for a friendly, warm and approachable speech pathologist to become a member of our small therapy team. In addition to being a great speechie, it is equally important that our new staff member is someone who has respect and passion for working with people with disability and their families.

As a speech pathologist at Acacia Therapy, you will provide clinic based, home based, and community based support to clients and their families, to enable our clients to reach their chosen goals.  

With four senior therapists (OTs and SP), there is plenty of  opportunity for supervision and opportunity to expand your skills. In addition this, we listen to our staff and what their professional interests may be. We support and provide access to professional development and provide clinical opportunities within their field of interest. 

There is also scope to develop your complex physical disability and  community based neurological rehabilitation skill set, if that interests you.

Because we are are small team, we can tailor your caseload and employment arrangement to suit your needs (e.g. full time/part time/casual etc).

Key responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrated congruency with Acacia Therapy values and strive to promote inclusiveness and respect for people with disability, at all times.
  2. Demonstrate core skills in assessment, intervention and management children disabilities.
  3. Demonstrate independent problem-solving skills and sound clinical reasoning skills.
  4. Support clients to achieve their goals by developing individualised therapy programs that have the family and the client at the centre.
  5. Demonstrate a high standard of oral and written communication skills.
  6. Have exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people with diverse abilities and backgrounds.

Additional responsibilities of the position:

  1. Achieve client goals within available resources, while meeting discipline specific standards of practice.
  2. Contribution of quality and service provision standards while working within agreed timeframes and caseload constraints.
  3. Work collaboratively with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders.
  4. Have a high standard of oral and written communication skills.
  5. Undertake accurate and timely documentation of stakeholder communication and undertake activity reporting accurately and concisely to record all client interaction.
  6. Exercise a high level of skill in developing and maintaining productive relationships, networks and partnerships with external stakeholders, colleagues and clients.
  7. Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal communication, consultation and negotiation skills and the ability to address issues of safe practice and competencies and internal conflict constructively.
  8. Willingness to perform activities or tasks that may fall outside of regular duties, outlined by this document, to meet the needs of clients and Acacia Therapy.
  9. Follow and abide by Acacia Therapy’s policies, work practices and procedures, including Workplace Health and Safety directions.
  10. Ensure client information, corporate documents and records are stored correctly and in line with legislative requirements and organisational Policy.

Position requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  2. Membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  3. Current and valid Qld C class drivers licence
  4. Must be willing and able to obtain both a Health Commission Provider Number & NDIS Provider number.
  5. Eligibility to meet the requirements of a Department of Communities and Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian criminal history screening.
  6. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite.
  7. Be an Australian or NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident, or have a relevant visa.
  8. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance

Benefits

  • A close working relationship with principal OT and senior speech pathologist. 
  • Structured support and supervision
  • Ability to shape service delivery and clinical exposure towards your interests.
  • Flexible work hours and start time
  • Company laptop computer
  • Mobile phone
  • Clinical support and supervision.
  • Professional development allowance

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter (1page) addressing the 'Skills and Experience' criteria as outlined above.
  • A CV (including copies of qualifications)
  • The names, addresses and telephone numbers of two (2) recent professional referees.
  • Applications may be sent by Email to:  ****@acaciatherapy.net      

For further details concerning this role, please contact Louise Edwards on 0419 887 *** or email ******@acaciatherapy.net