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Speech Pathologist Team Leader

Date: 07-Jan-2019


Company: Goodstart Early Learning

We have a unique and exciting opportunity for a Speech Pathology Team Leader to join our Social Inclusion Team on a 12 month fixed term contract working full-time (38 hours/ week) The Speech Pathology Team Leader will work within a strengths based approach to lead and manage a team of Speech Pathologists.

The Speech Pathologist will oversee the implementation of the TaLKERS speech pathology program in VIC/TAS which forms part of the organisation's national Social Inclusion Strategy within the Enhancing Children's Outcomes (EChO) approach.


Key responsibilities include delivery and day to day management of the program including:


  • Strengths based coaching and mentoring regarding ways of working in the program
  • Line management, practice support and leadership of Vic/Tas speech pathologists working as part of the program
  • Promoting an integrated, evidence-informed approach to deliver improved outcomes for children and families within the early childhood education and long day care setting
  • Providing formal and informal consultation and coaching around evidence-informed practices that enhance the care and education of children and their families within the early years setting
  • Building the capability of the early years educators to approach families and sensitively discuss their observations and access additional supports and services for the child and family, including referral
  • Building linkages with local support services and streamline referral pathways into and out of the centre
  • Maintaining close liaison and attend regular supervision with the National Manager – Speech Pathology
  • Contributing to the development/procurement of resources for use in the program
  • Contributing to progress reporting for the Speech Pathology Service as well as to centre reporting


To be considered for this position it is essential you possess the following skills and experience:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in Speech Pathology and be eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching, mentoring and supporting the professional development of others
  • Demonstrated experience leading a small team
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of innovative speech pathology services in early childhood settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • A commitment to the access and participation of vulnerable children in early learning and care settings


Why Goodstart?

  • We have a generous remuneration package on offer
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Childcare discounts - up to 30%
  • A tool of trade car, laptop and mobile phone
  • Flexible work arrangements in line with the changing needs of the business
  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
  • Ongoing support for training and professional development


This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a highly successful national organisation who are making a difference to the lives of children and families across Australia every day. Goodstart Early Learning value people with Integrity, Passion, Professionalism and the desire to do something that's above and beyond what's expected. We are committed to providing you with opportunities for career growth and progression, outstanding learning and development opportunities and fun culture, coupled with flexible work life balance.

Goodstart is committed to child safety, with a zero tolerance of child abuse, and we look to reflect this commitment in our employees. Should you strive to uphold and reflect these values then we would love to hear from you.

If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Pam (please do not e-mail your application to this e-mail address, please apply directly through the website to be considered for the role).





Posting Notes: PORT MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE || VIC || Australia (AU) || Social Inclusions || SF:LI || No Early Childhood Qualification || Full-Time

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