Position Details

Reference Number 43681
Position Title Speech Pathologist - Early Career
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Speech Pathology
Location Various Facilities
Position Summary

Do you want to work with a progressive, supportive speech pathology department and make a real difference to people you work with? An exciting fixed term opportunity is now available for an innovative and motivated early career Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander speech pathologist to join our team. Kick start your career at Monash Health, Melbourne’s largest metropolitan public health service.

About Monash Health & Allied 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. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne

Speech Pathology at Monash Health covers the continuum and the life span. We have a large adult bed based department across five hospital sites; Monash Medical Centre, Kingston Centre, Dandenong, Moorabbin and Casey hospitals and teams of speech pathologists in Monash Children’s Hospital, community health, community rehabilitation, clinics and mental health programs. All speech pathology employees have undertaken mandatory cultural awareness training, working to increase cultural safety and responsiveness.

About the Role

With a rotation program spanning the continuum of care across sites, this is a unique opportunity to establish your clinical experience to set you up for your career. We offer experiences in acute and sub-acute settings and provide the opportunity to develop a wide variety of clinical skills. This role focuses on your skill development allowing for additional learning objectives to be pursued. Clinical and cultural supervision is provided.

What we’re looking for in you

  • An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander speech pathologist within three years of graduation
  • Eligibility for practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • A reflective and flexible mindset with a willingness to work in different areas to develop your skills
  • A team approach and ability to lead by example
  • A current Working with Children and Police check

Your application must directly address the required person specifications and include your academic record. Please also include the details of three professional referees with your application.

Benefits, Rewards and Remuneration

We are a diverse team of speech pathologists and allied health assistants. Our people report working here is positive because we are a supportive, flexible, and highly skilled department. We support career progression and professional development, with an abundance of opportunities to develop your professional identity within the workplace and grow your career in many different directions.

This role is classified as a Grade 1 Speech Pathologist and is paid according to award rates. Salary packaging is available.


The role will commence at Casey Hospital, Berwick. Travel will be required across the five main hospital sites and community locations.

Want to know more?

For more information see our video explaining the position further. 

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries regarding the position 

This position is an Aboriginal Designated Position under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

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 Employee 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 only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 

Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

Does this sound like you? Apply now!

Selection Criteria Your application must address the person specification highlighted in grey in the position description.
Contact Person
Michelle O'Rourke Head of Speech Pathology 0410493805 michelle.o'rourke@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 18/12/2020
Proposed End Date 30/12/2022
Position Documents
PD Update Grade 1 Early Career Program (1).pdf
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