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Speech Pathologist Job at Kids First

Speech therapist - northern beaches - Kids First Children's ServicesAbout You

You are a fun, confident, motivated Speech Pathologist who ultimately wants to succeed in private practice.

You’re a high achiever who is looking to learn new skills, expand your clinical knowledge and relishes new and exciting challenges.

You have great people skills, are a fantastic communicator and enjoy working as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

You are keen to contribute to a culture where whole-hearted connection with children, families and colleagues is an everyday reality.

And you want to be of a vibrant practice where banter and a few laughs is the norm.

You’re cool under pressure. You’re efficient and innovative too.

You want to earn a fantastic base salary and be financially rewarded for the results you achieve.

You’re an experienced Speech Pathologist who knows it’s time for a change because your current job just doesn’t provide you with what you need to develop your craft and reach your potential.

Or you’re returning to the workforce and need a role that helps you balance your personal and professional life.

You’re looking for more than ‘a job’.

You’re looking for a chance to make a real difference to kids’ lives and to work with a team of colleagues who share your passion, professionalism and commitment.

Good news!  A fabulous opportunity is waiting for you at Kids First Children’s Services in Brookvale.

About Us

Kids First is an established, award-winning and family owned private practice with a stellar reputation for clinical excellence and for the fun and friendly way in which we help children to achieve excellent outcomes.

Since 2007, our experienced team of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, child psychologists and teachers has helped more than 10,000 northern beaches children and their families.

With 10 years’ history, we are expanding in order to meet our community’s needs.

Children and families come to us through frequent word of mouth recommendations, medical referrals and our strong networks in the local community, so we’re looking for a personable and outgoing Speech Pathologist who shares our core values and is motivated to develop and excel in private practice.

Our vision

At Kids First, our core values are care, kindness and compassion.

We are proud of our reputation for ‘walking the talk’ and living these values every day as we help children to achieve their goals.

Our culture is positive, supportive and responsive and we know that the quality of our professional relationships is reflected in the high calibre of care that we provide to our clients and community.

And ‘our kids’ and their families are not the only people we care about….

We care about you as much as you care about the clients you work with.

We offer part-time and full-time job opportunities so that you can comfortably meet your work, life and family obligations.

We know that to do your job well, you need support, opportunity and the right tools.

We’ll provide you with excellent facilities, including fully equipped therapy rooms and a vast array of resources.

We’ll make your life easier with a fast and convenient on-line practice management system that makes administration more efficient.

Our full-time professional customer service team will provide you with all the back-up you’ll need so that you can focus on your clinical role.

Because professional development is important, we’ll provide you with regular mentoring and continued learning opportunities.

And we’ll offer an attractive salary with great performance incentives, so you’ll be rewarded for your hard work too.

Not just ‘Any Speechie ‘

We are not looking for just ‘any Speechie’ – but someone who will grow with Kids First.

We’re looking for someone who is a team player, has great clinical skills and a kind heart.

We’re looking for a creative, engaging clinician who kids look forward to seeing each week as they join us for literacy, speech and language support

Does this sound like you?

If you are the person we’re looking for, you’ll be joining a growing team of 4 OTs, 4 speech pathologists, 3 psychologists and 5 teachers and you’ll be ready to dive enthusiastically into the next phase of your career.

Whether you’re a young, energetic Speech Pathologist looking for an inspiring practice to leap frog years in your learning curve, or you are an experienced professional who wants to expand your career opportunities so that you can reach your true potential and balance your life and work needs, we would love to meet you.

What’s next?

We are looking to fill this NEW position quickly, but we know that ‘fit’ is the most important criteria when selecting professionals to join the Kids First team.

If you’re to be Kids First’s newest Speech Pathologist, you’ll need to apply quickly because interest is high and, as much as we’d like to, we can’t interview or employ everyone!

If you’re a suitable candidate, we’ll short list and contact you for an interview within 7 days of receiving your application.

In your application, please include the following information:

  • Your cover letter addressing the criteria (see below)
  • Your current resume
  • Contact details of two professional referees

Apply below or email your application to sonja@kids-first.com.au

Do you have what it takes to be a Kids First Mentor?

In addition to the above clinical role, Kids First is also looking for a Speech Pathologist with wide experience to work with us as a mentor and supervisor.

Perhaps you work in another paediatric setting, but have years of experience in private practice speech, language and literacy to share?

Our mentors meet regularly with our therapists to provide one to one professional development opportunities. This program of individual support and supervision enriches Kids First’s therapists’ skills and is very much valued by them.

Please contact us if you are an experienced clinician who is interested in this unique opportunity for a paid role as a Kids First mentor.

New graduates

Speech Pathology role at Kids First require some clinical experience, however if you are a new graduate who has additional experience working with children (for example, you have teaching qualifications or extensive paediatric experience in another setting) we encourage you to apply for this role

We are looking for an amazing Speech Pathologist who wants to build a career with us, so if you think you have what it takes, meet the criteria below and are willing to learn, work hard, be mentored and demonstrate commitment to Kids First and the children we work with, tell us why we should consider you for this amazing career opportunity.

Essential Criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications (degree minimum)
  • Current membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Immediate eligibility for Medicare Provider status
  • Warm, caring interpersonal skills and a flexible, “can do” approach
  • Experience supporting children with literacy challenges as well as those with speech and language difficulties
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, and proficient computer skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with Children Check
  • Permanent Australian residency*
  • After school and school holiday availability

Desirable Criteria

  • Local resident of northern Sydney
  • Post-graduate experience working with children who have disabilities or other additional needs
  • Proactive approach to continued professional development & learning

* Families at Kids First value therapists who can provide children with stable and continuous support. Visa holders who intend to remain permanently in Australia will be considered for these roles.

Want to know more?

Take a look around our website – www.kids-first.com.au –  to get a feel for what we do, and if you’d like more information, give Kids First Children’s Services a call on (02)9938 5419 and ask for our director, Sonja Walker

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