Speech Pathologist | Community | Far North Coast NSW

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Speech Pathologist | Community setting, Paid travel, Flexible days/hours
Location: Kingscliff, Richmond, Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Pottsville, Ballina
Casual/Contractor role

About Vivir Healthcare:

Vivir is one of Australia's leading healthcare providers in the aged care sector and the wider community. We make a difference to over 20,000 lives every week by providing staffing solutions in residential aged care facilities, as well as in the homes of elderly people 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.

The Role:

  • Due to growth within our business, we are currently looking for Speech Pathologists to pick up flexible referral work at aged care facilities and home care.
  • This position will see you providing assessments to post-stroke clients with a focus on the assessment, treatment and review of patients with Dysphagia.
  • If you enjoy work flexibility, this is the role for you - Pick your own hours and days of work and manage your own caseloads

Skills and Experience we are seeking:

  • Demonstrated competency in assessment and management of swallowing disorders across different patient populations
  • Demonstrated competency in assessment and management of communication disorders across different patient populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to proactively seek assistance
  • Skills in prioritising and managing personal and professional demands through high-level time management skills
  • Ability to act within scope of practice in aged care (individual understanding of what this means)
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Understanding of the IDDSI standardisation system for diets/fluids in comparison to previous Australian standards

Job Description:

  • Assess and diagnose swallowing and communication difficulties in adults
  • Help to improve mealtimes for residents in aged care facilities and in the community
  • Advocate for communication support for clients with communication difficulties
  • Work closely with clients, families and organisational staff to ensure optimum care needs are met
  • Devise, implement and revise relevant treatment programmes
  • Advise carers on implementing treatment programmes and training other professionals in therapy delivery
  • Assess communication environments
  • Monitor and evaluate service users' progress
  • Work with service users on a one to one basis, and in groups, to deliver therapy
  • Write and maintain confidential client service user case notes and reports, as well as information for service users, carers and other professionals
  • Manage a caseload taking account of priority service uers, successful outcomes and referral and discharge of service users
  • Work with others to improve the effectiveness of service delivery

What We Offer:

  • Excellent hourly rates
  • Immediate Start
  • Work when and where you want
  • Paid Car Allowance - Paid KMs from and to referrals in the Community
  • Great variety of work across Homecare and different award-winning aged care facilities
  • Friendly, fun and supportive team environment.

To be Considered:

  • Full working rights in AUS
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) or equivalent
  • Certified Practicing Speech Pathology Australia membership
  • Flu Vac certificate
  • Certificate of currency for Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Have a car and drivers' licence
  • Current AUS Police Check
  • Australian Business Number (ABN)

For more information, please send a CV through to Johnnyl@vivir.com.au or call 0434 090 712

SA: LHS 298364

Job details

  • Reference376567C_1624926750
  • LocationBallina, Ballina, New South Wales
  • Job typeContract
  • Posted28 days ago
  • ConsultantAdira Wiryoatmojo