Making a Difference

SARRAH exists so that Rural and Remote Australian communities have Allied Health services that support equitable and sustainable health and well-being.

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Member support enables SARRAH to deliver landmark projects such as establishing an evidence base for the economic impact of allied health interventions.

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Corporate members strengthens SARRAH's voice and contributes to making a difference by giving a voice to allied health professionals to shape health policy.

Corporate Membership

Location: Moranbah, QLD

Town Information:

Moranbah (located 194km south-west of Mackay). Moranbah is a thriving regional town located within arm's reach of the beach and bush. Weekends could consist of camping, trips into the Whitsunday's, rural race days, rodeos and/or the many community events held within the Isaac region.

Practice information:

Locally owned private practice in Central Queensland. The practice has a driven and proven focus on ensuring families living in geographically isolated areas of Central Queensland have access to high quality, evidence-based speech pathology services.

No after hours requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Administer paediatric speech pathology screenings and assessments. (Experience with the delivery of CELF-5, CELF-P2, PLS-5, QUIL, SPAT-R, Fisher Articulation Survey is beneficial).
  • Develop and administer appropriate evidence-based treatment plans for paediatric clients.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, other professionals, and parents to plan and provide speech pathology advice, support and strategies including goal setting, and contribution to the development of individual education plans.
  • Develop and maintain an effective record keeping system including progress notes, reports, and educational/health related documents.
  • Provide specialist reports to parents and other professionals via oral and/or written communication.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to meet therapy standards for rural and remote clients.
  • Be able to work independently in an enthusiastic manner.
  • Model and actively promote workplace behaviour that reflects the values and service charter of Central Queensland Speech Pathology and maintain standards and ethics as identified by the professional body Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Have a genuine passion for paediatric practice and willingness to develop professional relationships with children and their families to aid their intervention journey.

Candidate Profile:

  • Have a recognised degree in Speech Pathology.
  • Eligible for a Medicare provider number.
  • Must be a registered member of Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • Current Working with Children check.
  • Current QLD drivers' licence and reliable vehicle is a must.
  • Relationship focused, self-starting and able to work both autonomously and as a member of a team.
  • Proven ability to manage your time well and possess an excellent work ethic.
  • Excellent communicator with great client service skills.
  • Familiarity in the provision of evidence-based assessment and intervention within a family centred framework.
  • Experience in working with children with speech, language and literacy difficulties is beneficial.
  • Confidence to collaborate with other health professionals and educators.

If you are looking for a job that gives you the opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of rural families and a chance to balance your work-life with some wholehearted, community based living - this is it!

New graduates are welcome to apply.

Click here to apply for this role.

Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may also be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.

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Latest News

  • Gemma Tuxworth writes: Six days ago, on 12 May, we saw a rare acknowledgement of the difficulties Australians face accessing essential allied health services. An ABC report shone a light on the need for more occupational therapists and speech pathologists.

    At SARRAH we know this is a mere snapshot of endemic shortages in allied health professionals and service access across Australia. And, if you live in a regional, rural or remote community that access is harder and, too often, non-existent.

    READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

  • Gemma Tuxworth, SARRAH’s acting CEO, explains: “Skilled allied health professionals - the second largest group of health professionals nationally – lead jobs demand yet they are all but ignored by policy makers. This is unfathomable given existing shortages and the findings of the Aged Care and Disability Royal Commissions that identified this workforce is critical to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable Australians.”

    Read the full media release here 

  • You will be aware of much of the high level priorities and detail included in the Commonwealth Government’s proposed 2022-23 Budget delivered on Tuesday night (29 March) and the Opposiiton response delivered on Thursday night (31 March
    This document provides a summary of announcements made in the Budget that are likely to be of most relevance to SARRAH members and our organisation’s objectives. We use the original source material (copied where necessary) and links to importance sources.

    Click here to read the full report 

SARRAH National Conference 2022

SARRAH NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022 This year’s theme – People, Purpose Passion: Pathways to Success with the sub-themes of Growing and Sustaining the Rural Allied Health Workforce, Strengthening Partnerships, and Leading Change will provide collaborative opportunities for people live in rural and remote areas and work in allied health sector offering the chance to share knowledge, perspectives, and best practices.

SARRAH National Conference 2022