Pilbara - Karratha

Vacancy Number: 1690

Speech Pathologist

About the Role
  • Seeking an experienced Speech Pathologist to join our growing team, in the town of Karratha.

    As a Speech Pathologist within our team, you will provide assessments and intervention to our paediatric clients with a wide range of developmental conditions and special needs including autism. You will be based in our Karratha clinic and be required to work from the practice, be involved with schools where required and attend home visits.

    Our team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Counsellors and Physiotherapists support children and families with disabilities and developmental difficulties using innovative transdisciplinary relationship frameworks. We offer holistic, family centred services to our clients and provide clinicians with the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team.
Experience & Skills
  • Relevant Tertiary degree as a speech Pathologist
  • Accreditation with Speech Pathologist Australia
  • Proven track record managing a general paediatric and/or adult caseload
  • Previous 2 years minimum experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Delays
  • Current membership with SPA, Working with Children and Police Check
  • Access to own car and current drivers licence
  • Patient, self-motivated and adaptable to the needs of each client
  • Passion for supporting and empowering families of children with special needs
What's on Offer
  • Competitive remuneration package dependent upon skills and experience
  • Full time caseload- negotiable as to employee or independent contractor work arrangement
  • Flexible work arrangements. The role is applicable for someone wishing to work full time, parents with school aged children who need to be home after school or during the holidays or those working around a roster or any other requirements
  • Employment benefits and 9.5% superannuation
  • Eligible candidates may be assessed for rent and relocation assistance through Rural Health West
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Pilbara


The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.