Speech Pathologist

  • Full Time

Website Far North Community Services

About this Job

Far North is the largest registered NDIS provider based in the iconic Kimberley and we continue to grow! We are a dynamic not-for-profit organisation that is founded, based and operating in the stunning Kimberley with therapy teams based in Broome, Derby and Kununurra.

Our mission is to provide high quality, culturally sensitive therapy intervention to individuals throughout the wide Kimberley region. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Speech Pathologist  who shares our values to join our team in Broome. Our aim is to be culturally aware and assist in building the capacity of the person, their families, their community and/or their support teams to develop the strengths of each individual to promote engagement within their community. 

Living in the Kimberley Region
The Kimberley region offers one of the most diverse and breath taking landscapes in the world. Enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear ocean water and spot some whales, drive your car on the beach and watch the sunset with a locally brewed ginger beer, explore boasting stunning rivers and incredible national parks, go for a camping and fishing trip up the famous Cape Leveque – you’ll never run out of places to explore and adventures to go on.

The Role
Work within a transdisciplinary team of passionate therapists throughout the East Kimberley. We provide therapy in our well-equipped facilities but mainly visit our participants in their own homes. Furthermore we provide therapy services in very remote areas and communities. Therefore we offer professional 4WD courses to make sure you have the best experience reaching your clients in our company cars on dirt roads or through river crossings. We also charter private aircrafts to get you in some of the most remote and pristine communities that Australia has to offer. You will have the opportunity to work with children and adults who are culturally and linguistically diverse and have a wide range of disabilities.
We believe in flexibility and have casual, part-time and full-time fixed contracts available immediately.

  • Essential skills, experience & qualifications
    • Bachelor degree in Speech Pathology or equivalent
    • Current membership with SPA
    • Therapists with all skill levels are encouraged to apply
    • Excellent interpersonal manner and cross-cultural skills for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • Willingness to learn and grow
    • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
    • Willing to obtain NDIS Worker’s Clearance
    • Current Australian Driver’s Licence
  • triple vaccinated for Covid-19
    • Current Working with Children’s Check (or willing to obtain)
    • Current First Aid Certificate including CPR

 

Benefits
• Relocation allowance and accommodation support considered for the right candidate
• Above award salary
• Salary sacrificing
• Generous professional development allowance and supportive supervision structure
• Use of company pool car for work purposes
• Supportive transdisciplinary therapy team environment that values you and supports your development
• Travel opportunities to some of the most pristine areas of Australia.

If you enjoy finding meaningful and functional approaches to therapy input and are keen for the unique Kimberley life then we would like you on our team. Come grow with us and live and work in one of Australia’s most unique/sought-after tourist destinations!

Apply via Seek or alternatively, forward your resume and cover letter (addressing selection criteria) to: Recruitment@farnorth.org.au

For further information, please contact Brooke Lane on: 0428 688 138

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