Casual Speech Pathologist/Clinical Educator

La Trobe University
January 31, 2023
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Casual Speech Pathologist/Clinical Educator

Job No.: 565559

Work type: Casual

Min. working hours per week/fortnight: To be confirmed Location: Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus

Salary range: Based on experience

Position Purpose

The purpose of this role will be to provide high quality speech pathology services to preschool children presenting with speech and language delay/disorder within a community health setting, and to provide high quality clinical education for undergraduate and postgraduate speech pathology students. This position reports to the Clinical Coordinator and works in close collaboration with the S&L Coordinator and academic colleagues in the Discipline of Speech Pathology.

The School of Allied Health, Human Services & Sport (SAHHSS) is a leading provider of training for a range of allied health professional disciplines in Victoria. An integral part of the practical learning in the disciplines of Speech Pathology, Podiatry, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Audiology and Orthoptics involves student-led internal clinics delivered largely on the Bundoora campus of La Trobe University in dedicated facilities. The primary function of the School's clinics is to provide a supported environment for students to progressively develop clinical competencies, for which there is not the capacity in external health and community organisations to support. Additionally, the School clinics provide a service to the community (including some outreach to locations such as schools and other community organisations) and are an active base for clinical research.

La Trobe Communication Clinic is a teaching, learning and research clinic that provides speech pathology and audiology services to the community, both on the University campus at Bundoora and at satellite clinics. The clinic allows a progressive scaffolding of student skills in speech pathology from novice to entry level students, interlinking with coursework subjects, and enabling students to confidently attend external placements.

Clinical programs include:

  • Audiology
  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Paediatric Speech and Language (S&L)
  • Duties at this level will include:
  • Deliver evidence-based assessment and intervention services to pre-school children & their families
  • Provide clinical teaching and supervision of 3rd Year students enrolled in the undergraduate speech pathology course
  • Support students in the writing of session plans and summary reports
  • Use nominated assessment tool to assess student performance at both mid and final placement relevant to level of competency

  • Deliver evidence-based assessment and intervention services to pre-school children & their families

  • Provide clinical teaching and supervision of 3rd Year students enrolled in the undergraduate speech pathology course
  • Support students in the writing of session plans and summary reports
  • Use nominated assessment tool to assess student performance at both mid and final placement relevant to level of competency
  • Work within relevant policy, procedural and planning frameworks. This includes:
  • Following the guidelines for supervision as outlined in the Discipline of Speech Pathology Clinic Education Handbook.
  • Participating in relevant Discipline of Speech Pathology and LCC planning and review processes.
  • Adhering to relevant funding agencies' implementation and reporting requirements
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining clinic stores and supplies, and monitoring clinical aids, resources and rooms.
  • Key Selection Criteria:

  • Recognised qualifications in speech pathology and eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia, with at least 4 years of clinical experience as a speech pathologist.
  • Extensive clinical experience working in the area of pre-school speech & language.
  • Experience in and demonstrated commitment to quality student education.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the capacity to work collaboratively and cooperatively in small teams.
  • Demonstrated high level of self-motivation and personal management skills.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development in the area of pre-school speech & language, and clinical education.
  • An active commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  • High level of computer literacy with Microsoft Outlook products and use of the internet.
  • Essential Compliance Requirements

    To hold this La Trobe University position the occupant must:

  • hold, or be willing to undertake and pass, a Victorian Working With Children Check; AND
  • be willing to obtain a current National Police Check; AND
  • take personal accountability to comply with all University and clinic policies, procedures and legislative or regulatory obligations; including but not limited to the Child Safe Standards, Privacy and Data Protection Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Position Flexibility

    La Trobe University is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

    How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm 31st January 2023

    HR/Recruitment Enquiries: [email protected]

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;
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