Speech Pathologist - St John Of God Health Care Hawkesbury District Health Service

Welcome to St John of God Health Care
St John of God Health Care is a leading health care provider, with private and public hospitals, home nursing and Social Outreach services throughout Australia.

With over 120 years' experience in health care, we have an excellent reputation as a caring, nurturing and supportive employer. Learning is highly valued and there are many opportunities for professional development.

The Position – Speech Pathologist

St John of God Hawkesbury District Health Services is seeking a Speech Pathologist to join the Allied Health Team. As a Speech Pathologist, you will work alongside the multidisciplinary team to provide clinical speech pathology services to general paediatric outpatients, including infant feeding, through Hawkesbury Community Health Centre and a smaller number of adult and infant inpatients, predominantly with dysphagia, in Hawkesbury Hospital.

You will ensure practice is in accordance with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) Professional Standards and Code of Ethics and SJGHC policies and guidelines.

You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of service delivery models and to be involved in developing service provision and quality initiatives. 

This role will be offered on a 12 month fixed term full time contract from October 2020, 76 hours per fortnight.

The successful candidates will meet the following criteria:


  • Ability to work within and contribute to the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Speech Pathology.
  • Eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in assessment, treatment and evaluation within paediatric Speech Pathology practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Sound computer skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of EEO principles and commitment to complying with the WH&S Act.
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence.


  • Experience in dysphagia management
  • Experience managing a paediatric caseload including infant feeding clients.

The Benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Parking Available
  • Professional Development

* All applicants must address the Selection Criteria listed above *.  Applications can be submitted via our Careers Page.  

All enquiries to Glenda Woodley on (02) 4560 5***.  Applications close on 20th September 2020.

SJGHC Hawkesbury District Health Service promotes Health and Wellness for all their Caregivers. If successful you and your immediate family members will be eligible to join the Fitness Passport. This program allows members to access over 100 gyms, pools and health facilities throughout NSW.

Qualifications in Speech Pathology with eligibility for practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia.Demonstrated application of professional and ethical boundaries to the delivery of patient care in the context of a multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrated application of evidence based practice and critical thinking to advocate for and implement individualised person centred care patient care.Demonstrated capacity to interact with others in a personable and professional manner and personally resolve conflicts when they arise.Demonstrated commitment to work and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait, Islander patients and families and employees to enhance health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.Evidence of participation in own professional development and commitment to maintaining competence and enhancement of skills, and willingness to apply and share professional expertise with colleagues.Evidence of sound knowledge in Primary Health Care Models with experience working in acute care, community and/or paediatric Occupational Therapy. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills within a multidisciplinary team.