Kimberley - Kununurra

Vacancy Number: 1428

Speech Pathologist

About the Role
  • PATCHES Therapy Services are seeking a Speech Pathologist to work in Kununurra with opportunity to grow caseload up to full time. The work is varied and very rewarding. You will work as a part of team with Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Therapy Assistants. Our goal is to deliver a functional family centred service.

    You will manage your own caseload of clients with complex needs and will receive training and support as required. This role will provide you with a unique experience in working with people with a range of disabilities ranging from 0 all the way up to adult years. The successful candidate will liaise with community and health agencies regarding clinical management of clients and educate other professionals and carers in allied health matters.
Experience & Skills
  • Ideally seeking a speech pathologist with a minimum of one years’ experience
  • The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • They will have the ability to work independently, use initiative and set priorities as well as work constructively within a team and observe a professional code of conduct
  • Experience with relevant computer applications
  • Knowledge of the laws and ethical standards governing clinical practice and therapy provision with NDIS and relevant state bodies
  • Working with Children Check for all relevant states where child related work will be conducted and Current National Police Clearance
  • The position will also require the candidate to drive a manual motor vehicle or be willing to use their own car to drive large distances (>400km) and on unsealed roads.
What's on Offer
  • Generous hourly rate
  • Flexible work arrangements to promote work life balance
  • Varied caseload, with the ability to grow caseload
  • Superannuation contribution
  • Travel allowances and reimbursements
  • Relocation assistance may be provided to eligible applicants through Rural Health West
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.