(Part time or full time)
The Shepherd Centre (TSC) is a not-for-profit early intervention provider that runs specialised paediatric programs for children with hearing impairment and their families across NSW and ACT. Children achieve excellent listening and spoken-language outcomes at TSC through a focus on Listening & Spoken Language. TSC has worked with over 1500 families in the past 40 years and currently operates 5 centres as well as working with remote and international families using teleintervention. TSC is the 2015 Employer of Choice winner in the NSW business awards and the 2015 Excellence in business and Regional Business of the Year winner and are finalists in the 2017 Sydney City NSW Business Chamber Awards for Excellence in Social Enterprise and in the charity category of the 2017 NSW Telstra Business Awards of the Year.
TSC is closely involved in research as part of the First Voice Alliance and is a research partner of the Hearing CRC. We have a strong emphasis on internal research and use this to drive evidence-based enhancements to early intervention practice both nationally and internationally.
A comprehensive range of audiology services are available at each of the Shepherd Centre sites. Audiologists at TSC are an integral part of the transdisciplinary team that provides diagnostic hearing assessment, Listening & Spoken Language Therapy, guidance and counselling to families. We work with children with a wide range of hearing losses and hearing devices, as well as looking after all aspects of pre- and post-operative management of children and adolescents with cochlear implants and Baha® as part of our First Sounds Implant Program run in association with Sydney Children’s Hospital. We also work closely with other agencies in the hearing and educational fields to ensure that each child receives coordinated service at their local centre.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our rapidly expanding program. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced paediatric audiologist to join our interdisciplinary team and to work across our 5 centres in NSW/ACT. Audiological responsibilities will include all aspects of paediatric hearing assessment, discussing results with families including electrophysiological tests, providing guidance to parents and professionals about maximizing a child’s access to sound and all aspects of cochlear implant and Baha® management from pre-operative evaluation to ongoing post-operative management. Travel between our 5 centres will be required and extensive training will be provided to the successful applicant.
To thrive in the role you would need to demonstrate:
• A proven ability to work in a high performing multi-disciplinary team
• A commitment to family centred practice ideally with experience working with children
• A high standard of effective written and oral communication
• A solid understanding of paediatric audiology and early intervention services in NSW and ACT
• Knowledge of current paediatric hearing devices, including hearing aids, cochlear implants and Baha®
• Current driver’s license
• Strong levels of flexibility, initiative and adaptability in working towards outcomes for each child and family
• All applicants must be, or eligible to be, a Full member of Audiology Australia Ltd with a current CCP (or working towards it)
You will be rewarded by:
For the right candidate we would consider part time applicants with a minimum of 3 days per week. In addition, TSC offers flexible working conditions, salary packaging options (available to professionals working in the not-for-profit sector) and 6 weeks annual leave pro rata.
Enquiries: Karen Bate, Principal Manager, Audiology (02) 9370 4435 or [email protected]
To apply: Email applications including your CV and cover letter to Sharon Hill ([email protected])
PO Box 871, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Applications Close: 22nd September 2017