Senior Speech Pathologist - Cognitive Dementia & Memory Service (CDAMS)

Job posted: 21/10/2022
Applications close: 15/04/2023 (Midnight)
26 days remaining

26 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 28379

Reference: 28379

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Senior Speech Pathologist - Cognitive Dementia & Memory Service (CDAMS)

  • Permanent, Part Time (45.6hours per fortnight)
  • Be supervised, supported and mentored by professionals in the field to take the next step!
  • $84-$112K p.a. (pro rata for part time) + super + salary packaging

‘First of its kind’ learning opportunity for an experienced Speech Pathologist to be supported into a senior CDAMS position

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to join our CDAMS clinic on a permanent part time basis. This position will suit a senior or experienced grade 2 speech pathologist seeking to progress to a grade 3 role and work within a CDAMS clinic, with a relevant clinical background. You will be supported with supervision and CDAMS-specific training from a leading expert in the area of communication and swallowing difficulties resulting from neurocognitive illness. You will be assisted to develop expertise through a newly established CDAMS speech pathology learning pathway.

You will enjoy a diverse adult caseload managing a wide range of speech, language, dementia and swallowing disorders delivered in various settings including home visits and telehealth. As part of the multidisciplinary team you will work closely with clients and their families.

To support your growth and success in this role, you will work closely with the CDAMS Team Leader, profession Senior Clinicians and a professional mentor.   You will have access to clinical supervision from the Grade 4 Clinical Lead and will be supported to participate in professional development, quality improvement & research.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Eligibility for practising membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Significant experience in assessment, treatment and management of persons with dementia and other cognitive impairment clients.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team
  • An established track record of highly developed interpersonal skills
  • A strong commitment to high quality care

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Senior Speech Pathologist - Cognitive Dementia & Memory Service (CDAMS)

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Emma Beer - (04) 1832 3712
Jane-Elise Cherry - (03) 9764 6431

Senior Speech Pathologist - Cognitive Dementia & Memory Service (CDAMS)