Speech Pathologist | Community Aged Care

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  • Location: Canberra  
  • Flexible work arrangements 
About Vivir Healthcare:
Vivir - in Spanish means ‘to live’ a ‘Zest for life and healthy lifestyles’ which gives purpose to our Brand name – Vivir Healthcare. Find out how we make a difference to over 20,000 elderly people’s lives every week, and how we make a better tomorrow within the residential, community and disability sector

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Speech Pathologists who are passionate about providing evidence-based practice within the Aged Care space.

This will involve:
  • 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
  • Working with clients, their families, and other staff members to ensure a patient-centered model of care
  • Provision of education and support to clients, their families and staff members on the management of dysphagia and communication difficulties
We work with clients who received funding through the following government funded models:
  • Home Care Packages (HCP)
  • Short Term Restorative Care (STRC)
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Aged Care Funding Model (ACFI)
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Graduate experience in the assessment and management of speech, language, voice and swallowing difficulties within the adult population
  • A passion for empowering adults to achieve their goals and maximising their Quality of Life
  • Excellent interpersonal communication with strong analytical skills and evidence-based problem-solving abilities
  • A flexible approach to clinical care, with the ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to take on feedback and alter to enhance their practice accordingly
To be Considered
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) or equivalent
  • Eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Have a car and drivers’ license
  • Valid National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Screening Clearance*

Company Benefits:
Due to rapid growth we have exciting opportunities for energetic and passionate clinicians to join our dynamic team, and we are currently offering:

  • A highly competitive remuneration package including superannuation, with paid annual and sick leave
  • Individually tailored supervisory framework, with access to one-one-one adhoc support, formal individual supervision sessions and peer support sessions
  • Access to the Speech Pathology resource library, containing assessment and intervention tools, in addition to clinical guidelines, journal articles, fact sheets and formal education training packages
  • Access to hundreds of internal online modules to support continuous professional development
  • External professional development reimbursement
  • Relocation assistance for regional and rural locations
  • A structured and progressive career path that has the potential to lead to a management role
  • Refer a friend scheme $1500

*Please note NDIS referrals will be paid at an enhanced rate, please discuss with your recruiter if you are interested.


For more information, please send a CV through to tina@vivir.com.au / 0459 668 439 

Job details

  • ReferenceBH-14891
  • LocationCanberra
  • SalaryCompetitive
  • Job typePermanent
  • Posted30 days ago
  • ConsultantTina Boghosian