Career Opportunity: Speech Pathologist

You change kids’ lives for the better!

If making a positive, permanent impact on the lives of children and their families is your mission, this job could be for you.

Kids First Children’s Services in Sydney’s northern beaches has a unique career opportunity for a Speech Pathologist who has experience helping kids and families overcome their communication challenges. 

About You …

  • You are a confident, caring, and experienced Speech Pathologist who loves to support kids and their families.
  • 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.
  • You want to be of a vibrant practice where banter and a few laughs are the norm.

And maybe right now …

  • You’re looking for that ‘perfect paediatric role’ that will give you the chance to build meaningful relationships with children and families.
  • You want more satisfaction from your job than you are currently experiencing.
  • You need a professional role that respects your personal priorities.
  • You’re working in another paediatric environment and are keen to experience the advantages of private practice.

What to expect - Speech Therapy for Children

About Us …

  • Since 2007, Kids First’s multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and early intervention specialists has supported thousands of local children and their families.
  • Our ‘all under one roof’ approach gives clinicians a unique opportunity to learn, be supported, and build a broad range of clinical skills.
  • Our Core Values – Care, Kindness, Compassion, and Making a Contribution – play a daily role in our practice and the charities we support through our ‘Therapy For Good’ initiative.
  • Our longevity as the Northern Beaches’ most awarded multi-disciplinary team is the result of passionate people who are outstanding professionals. We genuinely care about our work, the clients we support and one another.

When you join the Kids First team, you will …

  • Provide warm, responsive and evidence-based therapeutic support to children aged 2 to 16.
  • Work in partnership with families and educators to help children to overcome their communication challenges.
  • Collaborate with your Kids First colleagues – psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and early intervention specialists – who are part of Kids First’s on-site multi-disciplinary team.
  • Get the chance to broaden and deepen your skills through daily contact with like-minded professionals who share your commitment and values.
  • Be part of our innovative service delivery program which includes individual interventions, evidence-based small group programs and valuable school holiday activities.
  • Benefit from allocated collaborative time, weekly case conferences as well as regular off-site team retreats.
  • Develop your professional skills under the guidance of experienced clinical leaders

At Kids First, you’ll work with colleagues who are …

  • Personally aligned with the Core Values that underpin the work we do.
  • Team players who respect and care about their colleagues and clients.
  • Positive people who enjoy a challenge, love to laugh and are committed to constant personal and professional growth.
  • Excited by opportunities to be creative and chances to ‘do therapy differently.’

Join the Kids First team as a speech pathologist

As a member of the Kids First team you will benefit from:

  • Flexible options so you can balance work and life.
  • A fun, motivated, and supportive team environment.
  • The support and tools you need to succeed with well-organised mentoring, professional development and induction programs.
  • A diverse caseload within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Support from experienced leaders who place priority on staff satisfaction and wellbeing.
  • Assistance from our experienced Customer Service Team who will manage your clients’ ‘logistics’ and leave you to focus on your therapeutic role.
  • Regular social get-togethers, team lunches, and other rewards

Days and hours …

This is a full-time role, however we are open to a 3-4 day a week position if this suits you best.

Opportunities to start with us part-time and increase to full-time in the future are available if this suits your personal circumstances right now.

  • Kids First Children’s Services values the contribution that its team members make and offers competitive salary packages and other personal and professional benefits.
  • In addition to your salary, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in Kids First’s inclusive Profit Share program that rewards team members for the contribution they make to our practice.
  • Every team member receives a generous PD allowance + supervision opportunities within working hours.
  • Your salary will be commensurate with your years of experience supporting children with unique needs and previous work in a paediatric therapy setting.

Speech Therapist Job at  Kids First Children's Services

What you’ll need to be successful …

  • Recognised degree or equivalent in Speech Pathology
  • Current registration with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Current Working With Children Check
  • Eligibility to hold a Medicare provider Number
  • Permanent Australian residency
  • Ability to support kids and families outside school hours.
  • Alignment with our values of acting with care, kindness and compassion
  • Enthusiastic consumer of cake, treats and the occasional team lunch that may or may not involve pizza – yes, Kids First is that kind of place.

If you are excited by this opportunity, apply now or get in touch with Sonja Walker on (02) 9938 5419  for a confidential chat about your next career move.

Application Process

Please include a brief cover letter as well as your CV outlining how you meet the above criteria and the contact details of two professional referees.

Email your application to sonja@kids-first.com.au or call Kids First Children’s Services on (02) 9938 5419 for a confidential chat with our Director, Sonja Walker

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