Grade 2 Speech Pathologist- Acute Rehabilitation Program

Job posted: 07/02/2024
Applications close: 08/03/2024 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 34703

Reference: 34703

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

• Work in a dynamic and supportive multidisciplinary team
• Support for professional development
• Be involved in delivering an innovative, person-centred model of care
• Generous salary packaging and novated leasing available
• Frankston, Mornington Peninsula & surrounding locations

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

We are excited to be in a position to advertise an employment opportunity for a Grade 2 Speech Pathologist to join our Acute Rehabilitation Program in a permanent part time capacity working equivalent of 2 days per week.

The Acute Rehabilitation Program (ARP) is a multidisciplinary service that provides early rehabilitation in an acute setting.

The Grade 2 Speech Pathologist in the Acute Rehabilitation Program works with the multidisciplinary team to assist patients in regaining their function and independence and facilitate an early supported discharge home where appropriate.

The Grade 2 Speech Pathologist supports patient-centred goal setting and provides high quality assessment, management and discharge planning to assist the patient in meeting their rehabilitation goals.

They provide evidence based Speech Pathology assessment, management with a rehabilitation focus, within a supportive multidisciplinary team.

There may be opportunity to consider combining roles, should future opportunities become available within the Speech Pathology service for suitable candidates.

We are open to discussing and negotiating rostered days (Weekdays) and hours of work should shorter days be preferred.

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:
• Current eligibility for practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).
• Demonstrated excellence in provision of Speech Pathology assessment, treatment and patient management for adult patients, using patient centred principles
• Ability to independently perform high quality Speech Pathology services in the inpatient and/or community setting. Including managing a neurological caseload
• Demonstrated experience in the clinical supervision of Speech Pathologists and undergraduate students with an ability to promote professional competence and foster individual development.
• Demonstrated commitment to Professional Development and evidence based practice.
• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability and experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
• Actively supports change by adjusting work practices and communication these effectively.

Desirable Criteria:
• Competency in Videoflouroscopy
• Competency in Tracheostomy (or willingness to gain and maintain competency with appropriate education and support)

What We can Offer You

• An inclusive, diverse and supportive workplace
• The choice to work on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula with great access to public transport
• A fantastic lifestyle location, a safe friendly environment to live and work with excellent education opportunities
• Low-cost parking across all Peninsula Health sites
• Access to generous Salary Packaging (currently up to $11,660) meaning you pay less tax and have more take home pay!
• Access to Novating Leasing on top of Salary Packing Benefits, meaning you get to drive a new car while saving on tax!
• Employee Assistance Programs to support optimal mental health and physical health including free confidential counselling
• Access to our extensive Workplace Wellbeing Program, which includes a broad range of discounts and special offers
• A range of education and training opportunities, with strong partnerships with providers such as Chisolm and Monash University
• All employees receive annual leave loading (17.5 % on top of ordinary hourly rate)
• Superannuation (currently 11%) is paid on top of your salary
• State of the art facilities and campus partnerships
• Strong professional links to hundreds of staff across Peninsula Health
• A growing healthcare service and exciting new opportunities, with Frankston Hospital currently undergoing a $1.1 billion redevelopment project!

What Next

Apply NOW!

If you would like to discuss this employment opportunity further please contact Fiona Douglas ARP Lead on 0466421623, Please refer to attached Position Description for further details of the role and key responsibilities.

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:


This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Peninsula Health immunisation policy.

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Grade 2 Speech Pathologist- Acute Rehabilitation Program

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Fiona Douglas - 0466421623

Grade 2 Speech Pathologist- Acute Rehabilitation Program