New Graduate Speech Pathologist | Melbourne Inner South

Role: Permanent Full Time or Part Time  
Location: Melbourne Inner South

Are you nearing the completion of your Speech Pathologist studies and eager to kickstart your career? Vivir Healthcare is excited to extend an invitation to all 2023 graduates who are interested in exploring our Graduate program. This exceptional opportunity allows you to become part of our diverse team and advance in your career! 

About Vivir Healthcare:    
Vivir Healthcare is Australia’s leading Healthcare Provider within the Aged, Community and Disability sectors. We make a difference to over 20,000 lives every week by providing Allied Health solutions in residential aged care facilities, the community, and retirement villages    
Our team has been working to improve the lives of elderly Australians for over 20 years, blending expert aged care services with a genuine commitment to high-quality care.     
Vivir Healthcare works alongside our clients to develop individualised Speech Pathology programs to cater for all their relevant support needs. Guided by our core principles of ‘Stronger together’ and ‘Even better tomorrow,’ our new programs ensure older and Australians with disability continue to have access to essential Allied Health services.    

Why join Vivir Healthcare: 
  • Individually tailored clinical supervision framework to support your professional and personal development as a Speech Pathologist. 
  • Weekly peer supervision to share clinical cases and ideas. 
  • Face-to-face support in the induction stages with a graded approach to independent practice. 
  •  Ongoing learning and development support is provided. 
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities to help you meet the Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) requirements 
  • A variable caseload including clinical populations over the age of 65 who may have diagnoses of Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, and more, where you are involved in the assessment and management of Dysphagia and communication.  
  • Opportunities to expand your clinical experience through engaging in different service streams such as Telehealth and the NDIS 
  • Access to internal Learning Hub that provides assessment resources, therapy resources and in-house Professional Development 
  • Flexible working arrangements offered for clinicians seeking employment during school hours and part-time schedules.  
  • Employee assistance program – Access to 24/7 confidential mental health and wellbeing support    
  • Reward and recognition program – Monthly, quarterly, and annual peer-nominated recognition rewards    
  • Novated leasing - Finance a vehicle using your pre-tax income.  
  • Salary Packaging 
About the role: 
As a new graduate, you will receive support to work in both residential care & in the community, as your independent clinical skills develop, you will be supported to engage with clients within the NDIS and via Telehealth to broaden your professional experiences. 

Residential Care  
Our clinicians who work in the residential care space provide reactive dysphagia assessment and management, in addition to regular reviews. They provide education to facilities on IDDSI management, safe swallowing, and supportive communication strategies. With the additional availability of funding via the AN-ACC model, our clinicians can expand their practice in this space to include communication assessment and intervention, working alongside facility staff to improve the quality of life of their residents. 

Community and NDIS  
Our community services are those provided to Australians within their home through mostly one-on-one home or community visits. These range from one-off assessments to proactive management of Dysphagia, Language, Speech, Voice and AAC across diverse clinical populations involving neurological, respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, and mental health diagnoses.  

Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Predominately Dysphagia caseload and management  
  • Assessment and management of speech, language, voice, and swallowing difficulties in adults with diverse medical backgrounds within both the community and in residential aged care facilities 
  • Advocating for Speech Pathology intervention to optimise function and maximise quality of life. 
  • Collaborating with clients, their families, and other staff members to ensure a patient-cantered model of care. 
  • Provision of education and support to clients, their families, and staff members on the management of dysphagia and communication difficulties 
  • Blended roles of face-to-face and tele-health delivery   
Skills and Qualifications:  
  • Eligibility for Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) membership    
  • Drivers’ license and reliable vehicle  
  • Professional indemnity insurance, or willingness to obtain.  
  • Valid NDIS Worker Screening Clearance, or willingness to obtain.  
  • 2023 Flu Vaccine Certificate, or willingness to obtain.  
  • COVID vaccine certificate, or willingness to obtain.   
Apply directly or get in touch today!   
For more information, please feel free to contact

Job details

  • ReferenceBH-152578
  • LocationSt Kilda
  • SalarySalary Packaging Available + PD
  • Job typePermanent
  • Postedabout 2 months ago
  • ConsultantRicca Bravo