Position Details
Reference Number 39084
Position Title Speech Pathologist - Adult Mental Health
Employment Type Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Transitional Support Unit
Location Casey Hospital
Position Summary

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 that supports the delivery of clinical are.

In a new initiative between Monash Health and the Department of Health, we have opened a new Transitional Support Unit (TSU) to support clients with a dual disability to transition from hospital to community care.  With several permanent roles available, we’re now looking for energetic, committed nurses with a keen interest in dual disability (Mental Health and Intellectual disability) to help drive our Model of Care in this new 10 bed unit. 

About the TSU

The TSU is a community based service, which will be a transition point for consumers between an acute setting and community, or community and the more intensive supported environment of the TSU.  Clients eligible for the TSU are also likely to be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Operating on a model of least restrictive care, including reduction in the role of chemical restraint in addressing behaviours of concern, we will incorporate a co-design approach in the delivery of activities of daily living.  Each of our clients will work in partnership with the occupational therapist and peer worker in designing relevant activities (ie. groups) consistent with their behavioural support plan. 

About you

You have experience in Speech Pathology.  You may already have expertise in working with consumers who have an Intellectual Disability and/or consumers with a neurological impairment e.g. acquired brain injury (ABI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) although this is not mandatory.  More important is your genuine interest in supporting clients in this specialist area as we will work collaboratively with you to develop and maintain any existing skills gaps you may have.

You are a recovery focused professional with insight into the recovery model of care.  You have a keen interest in dual disability and a focus on recovery with individual care planning.  To be considered for this role, you need

What you need

  • Bachelor Degree in Speech Pathology or equivalent as recognized by Speech Pathology Australia
  • Minimum seven years relevant clinical speech pathology experience
  • Eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Proven relevant clinical experience
  • Relevant qualifications
  • A current Victorian Driver’s License

What we offer?

This is a great opportunity to join a new service, which innovative and ground breaking.  You will derive satisfaction from assisting our target group to access specialised mental health support, navigate community services, facilitate community access and successful discharge.

As an employee of the largest public health service in Victoria, you will have access to salary packaging, onsite staff car parking and gym and a generous Employee Assistance Program.

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

Contact Person
Fred Gorah Nurse Manager 8572 5020 fred.gorah@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 26/07/2019
Position Documents
Position Description Position Description SPEECH TSU May 2019 (Recovered).doc
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