ECS Speech Pathologist

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Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services
Broome, Australia

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ECS Speech Pathologist

Job ID: 11315
Job Views: 18
Location: Broome
Post Code: 6725
Category: Healthcare & Medical
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 14/05/2024


About the Organisation

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services LTD (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.

KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 22 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence based best practice in primary health care.

The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 421,000 square kilometres. The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air or sea.

Job Requirements:

About the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Support (ECS) Program

The purpose of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Support (ECS) program is to approach, engage and support children under 7 years with developmental delay or disability through timely access to early intervention supports delivered by community service providers. The aim of the NDIS ECS approach is to support families to assist children to gain and use functional skills to participate meaningfully in their daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

About the Opportunity

KAMS now has an opportunity for a Speech Pathologist to join the Early Childhood Supports team in Broome, WA, on a full-time basis. This an amazing opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team in a beautiful location that provides a family centred, culturally appropriate and holistic service to the local community. The ECS team support Aboriginal and Torrres Strait Islander children aged 0-7 and their families to learn, grow and develop. We work with families, education providers, and other service providers to understand the child’s needs and tailor intervention to the individual.

Some of your key responsibilities will include

  • Assessing and treating children 0-7 years who have speech, language, fluency and literacy difficulties
  • Provide culturally responsive assessment and intervention for families/children
  • Liaise with local educational services, allied health services and support providers WA regarding the services available
  • Working with the framework of a family and client centred practice, in our ACCHO, in the clinic, at family homes or in the community

How to Apply:

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor or postgraduate degree in Speech Pathology and eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia. You'll also require demonstrated competency in the assessment and management of children with communication difficulties. Ideally, you would have lived and/or worked as a Speech Pathologist in Aboriginal Health and have two or more years' clinical experience (required), with a commitment to the principals of an Aboriginal community controlled health service and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team. A high level of integrity and a dedication to maintaining patient confidentiality will ensure you flourish in this position. Due to the nature of this role a current manual driver’s licence with the capacity to drive a 4WD is required. Additionally, you will need to be able to travel by light aircraft.

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Please note: It is a requirement that successful candidates hold a current WA Working With Children Check, and be willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with KAMS.

About the Benefits

KAMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by KAMS. This role is a highly attractive opportunity for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive salary package including a base salary of $118,139 plus super and a further host of benefits, including:

  • District allowance $2,920 p.a pro rata;
  • Electricity allowance $1,440 p.a pro rata;
  • Accommodation allowance $13,000 p.a. pro rata;
  • Annual airfares subsidy to the value of $1,285 p.a. (after 12 months of service); and
  • 5 weeks annual leave p.a.; 
  • Mobile allowance 

Please note: People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in stunning outback locations. Make a positive difference — Apply Now! Applications close 26/05/2024

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