Pilbara - Karratha

Vacancy Number: 1792

Senior Speech Pathologist

About the Role
  • Seeking a motivated Speech Pathologist to join our growing multidisciplinary practice in Karratha, Western Australia. As a Senior 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 also be responsible for leading a team of Speech Pathologists and providing them with clinical supervision and mentoring.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.
Experience & Skills
  • Tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology and eligible for membership with Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Demonstrate experience and advanced level of skills and knowledge in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Speech Pathology services.
  • Demonstrate high level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (including information technology, conflict resolution and negotiation) skills
  • . Demonstrate clinical leadership and governance in Speech Pathology services and practice.
  • Demonstrate experience working in a cross cultural setting considering the social determinants, particularly as they relate to Indigenous Health and Culture.
  • Demonstrate personal, team and program/department management skills.
  • Current C Class drivers licence with the ability to travel within the region, with possible overnight stays.
What's on Offer
  • Full time position preferable. Also open to part timers. The role allows the clinician to have flexibility over their work days and times. This means it 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, those working around a roster or any other requirements.
  • Competitive remuneration above award rate. Comprehensive progression portfolio
  • Extra Week North West Leave Allowance after 12 months of continuous service
  • Structured supervision plan in place
  • Access to further relocation support and professional development support to eligible applicants 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.