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Speech Pathologist

Work Type: Parttime
Classification: Other Jobs
Area: SA-Other
Listed By: Private Advertiser

Goodstart is Australia's largest early learning provider. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia's children and their families. Every day, 13,500 Goodstart staff support over 60,000 families and the 71,500 children that attend our 648 centres nation-wide. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.

We have the unique opportunity for a Speech Pathologist to join the Social Inclusion Team on a 2 year month fixed term contract for 1 day per week (7.6 hours) based at our Mount Gambier Centre. The Speech Pathologist will perform a range of professional, educational and administrative functions to support the TaLKERS speech pathology program which forms part of the organisation's Social Inclusion Strategy within the Enhancing Children's Outcomes (EChO) approach.

Key responsibilities include delivery and day to day management of the program including:

  • Delivering the program in consultation with others.
  • Orienting key stakeholders to the program.
  • Providing support to Goodstart educators, Centre Directors and Centre Support staff to increase their understanding of how they can create environments that encourage and support children's speech, language, emergent literacy and social/emotional development.
  • Working alongside Goodstart staff to build their understanding of the tools and techniques they can use in practice.
  • Communicating regularly with staff about the program, its goals, strategies and outcomes.
  • Contributing to the development of resources for use in the program.
  • Contributing to the evaluation of the program.
  • Providing regular information about the progress of the program and the outcomes for children.

To be considered for this position it is essential you possess the following skills and experience:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in Speech Pathology and be eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of innovative speech pathology services in early childhood settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • A commitment to the access and participation of vulnerable children in early learning and care settings.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a highly successful national organisation who are making a difference to the lives of children and families across Australia every day. Goodstart Early Learning value people with Integrity, Passion, Professionalism and the desire to do something that's above and beyond what's expected. We are committed to providing you with opportunities for career growth and progression, outstanding learning and development opportunities and fun culture, coupled with flexible work life balance.

Goodstart is committed to child safety, with a zero tolerance of child abuse, and we look to reflect this commitment in our employees. Should you strive to uphold and reflect these values then we would love to hear from you.

If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Stephanie Hartley (please do not e-mail your application to this e-mail address, please apply directly through the website to be considered for the role).

Posting Notes: MOUNT GAMBIER || SA || Australia (AU) || Social Inclusions || || No Early Childhood Qualification || Part-Time

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