Part time, Canberra, 12 month contract
The Shepherd Centre (TSC) is a not-for-profit early intervention provider that runs specialized 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 and the First Sounds Implant program, run in association with Sydney Children’s Hospital. TSC has worked with over 2000 families in the past 40 years, and currently operates 5 centres as well as working with remote and international families. 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 as finalists in the 2017 Sydney City NSW Business Chamber Awards for Excellence in Social Enterprise and a 2017 finalist in the charity category of the 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®. 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.
Given the significant growth of the early intervention and cochlear implant programs, The Shepherd Centre is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced paediatric audiologist to provide services at our Canberra centre. Given current growth in the service this position may be increased over time. Audiological responsibilities will include all aspects of paediatric hearing assessment, discussing results with families including electrophysiological tests, providing guidance to parents and professionals about maximising a child’s access to sound, and all aspects of cochlear implant and Baha management from pre-operative evaluation to ongoing post-operative management. Some travel between centres may be required, and extensive training will be provided to the successful applicant.
To thrive in the role you 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, CI and Baha®
- 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
For the right candidate we would consider regular working arrangements between 15 and 30 hours per week which could be worked between 3 to 5 days. 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.
Karen Bate, Principal Manager, Audiology at Ph: (02) 9370 4435 or email: email@example.com
Email applications including CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to: Karen Bate
PO Box 871 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Applications must be received by 28th July 2017