Speech Pathologist - Darwin


  • Part-time (0.6fte) position
  • Initial 12 month fixed-term contract
  • Excellent salary/benefits package including salary packaging
  • 6 weeks annual leave, pool vehicle provided + more

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for the delivery of therapeutic services, professional training and secondary consultation programs built upon up-to-date evidence and theoretical frameworks, including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment, and child development. ACF also has a strong commitment to ensuring all services are culturally safe and strong.

About the role:

Australian Childhood Foundation provides assessment, case management and counselling services through the Back on Track Program in Greater Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy for at risk children and young people aged 8 – 17 years. Back on Track is a program offering an alternative to detention and other pathways to divert young people away from the youth justice system.

The Speech Pathologist will engage in a variety of clinical assessment and therapeutic work with children, young people and their families who are involved in the range of programs and therapeutic services delivered by ACF in the NT.

About You – Key Selection Criteria:

  • Qualified Speech Pathologist
  • Eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a culturally safe manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, carers, and communities.
  • Significant experience in administering pediatric speech pathology assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children, including delivering a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions to the client group.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues in providing services to statutory clients.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, Territory Families, Housing and Communities, other agencies and the community.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • A current driver’s licence
  • A current Working with Children Check (Ochre Card) or equivalent.

Remuneration & Benefits:

The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications.

In joining a strong, values-based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • A competitive base salary plus superannuation, plus salary package, plus pool car provided
  • Equipment provided, including a work mobile phone and tablet
  • A generous professional development allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program

To Apply:

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

To apply for this exciting opportunity please click here, where you will be redirected to our candidate portal.

For more information about the role or a copy of the position description please contact Bree Roberts – HR Officer at recruitment@childhood.org.au

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

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