The Shepherd Centre (TSC) is a highly regarded not-for-profit, providing specialised programs for children with hearing loss and their families. Our programs meet the needs of children of all ages; from our world-leading early intervention program for babies and toddlers, through to our mentoring program ‘Hear for You’ for school-aged children and teenagers. We have been empowering generations of children with hearing loss to listen, speak and have a voice for over 50 years, creating a world of choice and amplifying possibility.
TSC currently supports over 900 families all over Australia, providing in-person and online support from 10 locations across NSW, ACT, Queensland and Tasmania. Our global platform HearHub, supports health professionals working with children with hearing loss all over the world.
About the role
We are growing and expanding our services to even more children and families and we are interested in hearing from highly motivated and enthusiastic Speech Pathologists, who would like to join our fantastic team at our Wollongong centre.
There are opportunities for permanent full-time and part-time hours and as we are a family friendly and flexible organisation, actual days and hours can be negotiated with successful part-time candidates. We also encourage mobility and there is longer term potential to move into a role at any one of our other centres, including Newtown, Macquarie Park, Liverpool, Oran Park, Canberra or Hobart.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Guiding and coaching parents/care-givers to become the primary facilitator of their child’s listening and spoken language development in their everyday environments, through individual, group and consultative sessions
- Working with other team members such as audiologists and child and family counsellors, to provide an integrated approach to family goals around listening and spoken language
- Developing, facilitating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating annual Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) with the team
- Carrying out NDIS activities, including drafting Service Recommendations and Service Agreements
- Monitoring and evaluating the child’s progress via formal and informal diagnostic assessment
- Preparing and participating in delivery of group programs where required
Why join The Shepherd Centre?
We don’t just profess our values, we truly practice them through the work that each and every one of us performs each day. We act and communicate with Compassion and Integrity in everything we do. We strive to Empower everyone we meet – our children, families and stakeholders. We foster Innovation – committed to finding better ways of doing things, through evidence-based practice. And finally, we support our people to be Courageous and harness their Creativity to unlock potential, enable progress and create new opportunities.
At The Shepherd Centre, we are passionate about improving outcomes for the children accessing our programs and we support our people to have a great work-life balance. We offer competitive benefits including:
- Competitive salary with not-for-profit salary packaging – claim up to $15,900 of your salary tax free per year + meal entertainment expenses up to $2,650 per year
- 6 weeks annual leave (pro-rated for part-time)
- Flexible work hours, including options to work some days from home/remotely
- A full Christmas and New Year shutdown period to recharge
- Work alongside world-leading Clinicians in your field
- Excellent internal professional and career development opportunities
- A supportive and collaborative work environment
- A family friendly and professional company culture
- We are open to new graduates or someone more experienced.
- A relevant tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology or Education of the Deaf.
- Eligibility for registration with Speech Pathology Australia.
- Highly developed verbal communication and writing skills.
- Desire to work in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment.
- Passion for working with children and supporting their families.
- Ability to work flexibly and resourcefully in a busy environment.
- Driver’s license and access to a car.
- Current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain one.
- NDIS Worker Check (where required).
- Full working rights to work in Australia.
- Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Desirable Criteria (but not essential):
- Experience working in the area of hearing loss.
- Experience working in family centred practice.
- Experience working with children in an early Intervention setting.
- Experience working with families under the NDIS.
How to apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter, addressing how you meet the key requirements of the role. Closing date is Friday 1st December 2023.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as we will be actively shortlisting applications as they are received. As such, this position may be filled prior to the closing date. We thank you for your application, but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note: Under the The Shepherd Centre COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees and workers performing in-person work must be fully vaccinated with an Approved COVID-19 Vaccine (3 doses) and evidence is to be provided in the form of a current COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
The Shepherd Centre is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing a work environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Please let us know if you have any support or access requirements at the time of your application.