Paediatric Speech Pathologist - Tamworth Community Health Service

Location: Tamworth Community Health Service
Salary: $102,500 - $105,932 Pro Rata for Part Time + Superannuation
Closing Date: 3 October 2022

There’s never been a better time to join Hunter New England Local Health District! This vacancy is eligible for a NSW Health Rural Health Incentive package of $5,000 - $10,000 per year in addition to award entitlements and accommodation assistance (paid on a pro-rata basis for part time employees). Apply now and negotiate an incentive package that works for you and your family – you can include things like relocation and travel expenses, payment of professional development fees, additional personal leave entitlements, additional base salary, and a range of other options! 

 About the Role
You will be responsible for the provision of service in community is flexible and can involve offsite clinics, preschool visits and home visting. You will work in a small speech team with senior speech pathologists and a level 1/2 speech pathologist; and in partnership with professionals inclusive but not exclusive to Dietitians, Occupational therapists, physiotherapists,  psychologists, Paediatricians, midwifes, child and family and paediatric nurses, and Aboriginal Health Workers. There is a high likelihood of further opportunities past January 2024. The successful applicants will have access to clinical supervision with an experienced paediatric speech pathologist monthly. They will also be supported to engage in shadowing opportunities at John Hunter Children’s Hospital if desired. Clinical leadership and support will be obtained from the HNELHD Northern Profession Lead for Speech pathology. The position will be operationally managed by the Child and Family Allied Health Team Manager.  

Where you'll be working
The Level 3 Paediatric Speech Pathology roles sits within the Child and Family Allied Health Team , Tamworth Community Health Service. The Child and Family Allied Health team is a large multidisciplinary team providing clinical services to children aged 0-17 years of age to Tamworth and surrounding areas. The speech pathology role provides assessment and therapy within the community settings for communication, and paediatric swallowing and feeding concerns. This unique and diverse role also in-reaches to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital children’s ward, special care nursey and maternity ward to provide paediatric swallowing and feeding assessments.

About You
You will be an experienced Speech Pathologists who is competent with paediatric communication, and feeding and swallowing assessments for children aged 0-17yrs of age. You will be passionate about child development, have the competence to provide a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal Families, strong communication and problem solving skills with an ability to work independently.   

What we can offer you:
Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • Proximity to shopping and other services
  • ADO's each month (for full time employees)
  • 4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals


Job share/part time arrangements will be considered.

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary full or part time vacancies.

To be eligible for employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or hold an appropriate visa that allows you to live and work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder will only be offered in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. Please provide proof of booster vaccination if available.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

Selection Criteria
Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2
Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.

Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via email at nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or on 1300 40 25 23.

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For role related queries or questions contact Jodie Peace on Jodie.Peace@health.nsw.gov.au

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time and Part Time until June 2024
Position Classification: Speech Pathologist Lvl 3
Remuneration: $102,500 - $105,932 Pro Rata for Part Time + Superannuation
Hours Per Week: Up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ335023