Position Details
Reference Number 37946
Position Title Speech Pathologist - Community
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Child and Family Program
Location Monash Health Community
Position Summary

Grade 2 Speech Pathologist School Readiness Program   

About Monash Health

 Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between, and we have recently opened the new 230-bed Monash Children’s Hospital.

Child and Family Program

The Child and Family Program, including Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) is comprised of numerous disciplines that focus on  assessment and  Child and Family focused care. The program consists of Counsellors, Occupational Therapists , Speech Pathologists, Dietician's, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Community Development Workers and Family Support Workers.  The team is committed to working with communities, families and individuals who have poor health outcomes and to providing high quality, multidisciplinary programs which embrace  child and family centred practice, evidence based practice and the Social Model of Health.

Job Summary School Readiness Funding

The School Readiness Program is an exciting new initiative at Monash Health that will provide kindergartens with access to quality programs and supports to help children get the most out of their early learning.

Kindergartens within Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia areas will receive school readiness funding from 2019, with access to allied health being one of a number of supports available to kindergartens. Through the funding, kindergartens with large numbers of educationally disadvantaged children will receive increased allied health support.

The  Speech Pathologists  will work with kindergarten educators and families in their communities to build capacity to support young children’s learning in the areas of communication (speech, language and communication development), motor skills (fine and gross motor development) and wellbeing (social and emotional development and regulation). You will enhance the professional and parenting practices of educators and families – using evidence-based practice.  The allied health clinicians will work in collaboration with educators and families to build their capability to create an environment for kindergarten aged children that promotes:

  • improved speech, language, social interaction and early literacy outcomes
  • self-regulation and positive and pro-social behaviours
  • Social and emotional wellbeing and mastery of everyday tasks.

The allied health clinicians will be required to:

  • work collaboratively with kindergartens and DET area staff across Dandenong , Casey and Cardinia area to plan for how they will utilise their allied health entitlement
  • build the capability of educators and families to support children through coaching, modelling, group training, case consultation support and other discipline specific services
  • provide child focussed psychology, occupational therapy and speech pathology support to kindergartens and to families and communities.
  • travel to kindergartens within Dandenong , Casey and Cardinia area

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Contact Person
NamePositionPhoneEmail
Samantha Challands Child and Family Program Manager 8558 9115 Sam.Challands@monashhealth.org
Lara Callaghan Senior Clinician /Team Leader School Readiness 0438 027 563 Lara.Callaghan@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 06/05/2019
Proposed End Date 03/05/2021
Position Documents
DescriptionTitle
School Readiness Grade 2 Speech Position Grade 2 School readiness Position Description.doc
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