Speech Pathologist

Job Title: Speech Pathologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Moonee Ponds
Industry: Allied Health
Salary: AU$67000.00 - AU$106000.00 per annum + Attractive salary packaging
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH317545_1659327862
Contact Name: Allied Health Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: Aug 01, 2022

Job Description

Speech Pathologist

  • Competitive Salary| salary packaging |6 weeks annual leave

  • Flexible work model | part or full-time

  • Unlimited personal / carers leave | 14 weeks paid parental leave

NextSense (formerly Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children) are seeking experienced and new graduate speech pathologists to join the Moonee Ponds team, delivering world-class education, cochlear implant, allied health, therapy, research and clinical services to children, adults, and their families.

The Organisation:

NextSense is a not-for-profit and registered NDIS provider that provides dedicated, innovative, and customised services aimed at breaking down barriers for children, adults, and families of people with hearing loss and vision loss (hearing loss only in Victoria). NextSense has been operating since 1860, formerly Taralye, Royal Institute for the Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) and Early Education Program (EEP).

The role:

In this role, you will:

  • Work with clients that are deaf or hard of hearing. Work across the lifespan with a focus on paediatric and school aged clients.

  • Provide clinical service including individual sessions, group sessions and assessments that focus on achieving speech.

  • Provide capacity building and coaching to families of children who are deaf or heard of hearing.

  • Assist with initiatives to develop quality services that reach more people with hearing loss.

  • Focus on audible communication. Auslan is not used in this program, but clients may be learning this outside of the program.

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to develop comprehensive care plans for clients.

  • Mix of settings - In-clinic, school, and home visits.

  • Moonee Ponds location - servicing the west and north suburbs.

What you get in return:

  • Above award remuneration.

    • New Grad $67,000

    • Experienced clinicians up to $106,000

  • Salary packaging benefits available.

  • Fleet vehicles available.

  • New graduate program and supervision.

  • Unlimited sick days and carer leave.

  • 2 weeks paid leave over Christmas in addition to 4 weeks annual leave.

  • Paid parental leave of 14 weeks for primary carer and 6 weeks for secondary carer.

  • Access to industry leading education and professional development through the NextSense institute and external providers.

  • Extensive training and professional development provided to get up to speed in the area of deaf and hearing loss, through the NextSense institute.

  • Work with NDIS clients through the hearing loss revenue stream which is a much simpler process compared in terms of paperwork.

  • Extremely supportive environment with ongoing supervision and professional development.

  • Opportunities to get involved with research programs. Nextsense has built a strong relationship with Macquarie University.

  • Collaborative, multidisciplinary work environment - Allied health team in Victoria consists of 30 speech pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, and administration support.

  • Wellbeing programs including Employee Assistance Program.

Skills and Experience:

To be eligible to apply you would require:

  • Tertiary qualification in speech pathology.

  • Current registration with Speech Pathology Australia (or eligible).

  • Driver's licence.

  • Working with children check (or ability to obtain).

  • NDIS worker screening (or ability to obtain).

  • Demonstrated speech pathology experience in a range of settings - open to transferable experience.

  • New Graduates encouraged to apply - new graduate program available.

How to apply

Via the apply now button or send your resume to

or call Rebecca on 03 9081 0564 for a confidential conversation.

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