Speech Pathologist - Early Intervention

About Us

The Autism Association of Western Australia is the largest specialist lifespan organisation in Australia, providing support to people with Autism through a wide range of services from early childhood to adulthood. We are deeply committed to enhancing the quality of life of every individual with Autism. The organisation has well established professional links both nationally and internationally and the programs we develop are best-practice and based on leading international peer-reviewed research in the field of Autism. Our team are passionate, courageous, and committed to delivering evidence-based best practice for the people we support and their families.

About Early Childhood Services

Our Specialist First Steps for Autism Early Intervention Program supports over 800 children across Western Australia including regional communities. Our multifaceted Early Intervention program includes a specialist team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Specialist Educators, and Therapy Assistants. Together the team deliver early intervention services including diagnostic assessment, specialist play groups, and a diverse range of therapy programs delivered individually and in groups at our specialist centres and across community settings including home, childcare, and school. Our Early Intervention team also includes a specialist Augmentative and Alternative Communication team, specialist Mealtime Management team, and a specialist Positive Behaviour Support team. Our manualised, evidence-based program integrates research best practice.

About the Role

We are looking for dynamic and highly organised Speech Pathologists to join our First Steps for Autism Early Intervention Program. In addition to a passionate commitment to providing a service of excellence to young children with Autism and their families; the successful applicant will possess sound clinical skill experience as a Speech Pathologist, experience working with young children with disabilities, high level communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to the rights of people with disability and their families. Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Clinical assessment, development, and implementation of Individual Therapy Plans
  • Direct Therapy across environments include in a clinic, home and school and community
  • Delivery of Social & Communication skill development groups
  • Delivery of Specialist meal time individual and group programs
  • High Tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication- Assessment and implementation of Communication systems.
  • Training and Coaching of families to integrate communication strategies across home routines including Hanen Training/ PECS

About You
You will need to possess the following attributes and qualifications

  • Highly motivated with a can-do approach
  • Highly organised and an ability to prioritise
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team builder
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Eligibility for registration with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Sound experience in working with young children with disability and their families
  • High level communication skills
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to working with children with Autism and their families.

To join our team you’ll also be happy to get a seasonal flu vaccination, and complete required selection clearances including an NDIS Workers Check.

Benefits

You’ll make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, join a ‘for purpose’ organisation and also receive:

  • A competitive salary and access to generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits  
  • Opportunities for up to 6 weeks annual leave
  • Clinical supervision to support your ongoing professional registration
  • Specialist Autism training and development
  • 8 days of internal training annually
  • Option to access 2 days of external training annually
  • Leadership and development training
  • International Autism Masterclass opportunities
  • Health and Wellbeing program, flexible working arrangements and additional leave opportunities
  • Extensive training, growth and specialist development opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

You can see the opportunities and benefits available in the Therapy and Clinical Services Department here.

Apply Now

Click ‘Apply Now’ to upload your resume and introduction letter. Applications close 09 July 2021, but please apply as soon as possible as shortlisting may occur prior to this date
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