Speech Pathologist

THE POSITION: We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic Speech Pathologist to join our friendly, supportive multidisciplinary therapy team. The successful therapist will be based at our modern Greenfield Park early intervention centre. This position requires applicants to deliver individual and group sessions to preschool and primary school aged children with mild, moderate and severe developmental delay and/or disabilities. Regular clinical supervision, peer support and professional development opportunities are provided, as is access to the extensive clinical resource collection. Initial salary for this 35 hour per week position starts from $77,631 to $85,689 pa (plus super), with possible progression to $90,936 pa based on experience and performance. A generous car allowance may also be payable in addition to salary.

Role Expectations

  • Current membership with Speech Pathology Australia as Certified Practicing Member. Medicare provider number desired.
  • Experience in administering formal and standardised assessments and implementing sound evidence-based therapy techniques across a diverse range of disorders.
  • Current working with children check, police check and driver’s licence, NDIS worker check / prepared to undertake
  • Experience working with interpreters and clients of CALD background
  • Experience in implementing and monitoring individual plans developed through a collaborative family centred approach with families, services and staff.
  • Experience managing client caseload and completing all required documentation and administration tasks efficiently and within expected timeframes

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Experience using AAC communication systems
  2. Experience training and coaching adults (parents, carers, teachers) to build their capacity to support children’s development
  3. Experience applying for assistive technology through the NDIS
  4. Experience providing intervention through a variety of models including Telehealth
  5. Relevant community language


Applications close on Sunday 23 November 2022, 11.59pm

Fairfield City Council is a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and manages a variety of children and family support services.

For further information, please contact Children and Family Services on 9725 0393. 

Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical examination at Council's expense. Fairfield City Council is a smoke-free workplace and is an EEO employer.

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria as outlined above. Your resume should also be able to reflect the skills required. A position description is available from the contact person listed above, or from Council’s website.

Applicants must provide two current work references (referree name, title and business phone number is required. Mobile numbers are not recommended). If you are successful to the final interview, proof of qualifications and memberships must be supplied by providing certified copies, and will be confirmed by Council. The successful applicant may be required to undertake a National Police Clearance prior to commencement

We kindly ask for no recruiters at this stage.

To apply please visit Council’s website www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or mail your application addressed to The City Manager, PO Box 21, Fairfield NSW 1860.

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Stephanie Seidler is a New York based early educator and published author who is passionate about promoting meaningful and inclusive educational experiences for children. She has just published a book called Celebration Babies, aimed at giving early educators a simple way to talk about and share diverse holidays with young children.  

In this Amplify! article, Stephanie tells us about the inspiration behind her book and how we can embrace all celebrations in an enthusiastic way.  

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Regulator spotlight: Important changes for services to be aware of

Education and care services should be aware of two important changes recently made to NSW and Commonwealth Government policies:

  1. The NSW Minister for Education and Early Learning has released a Minister’s Statement of Expectations. It means all education and care services can expect a visit from the regulator at least once each year. 

  1. The Commonwealth Government has changed the rules about inducements—it means iPads and other financial incentives to encourage families to enrol at a service are not permitted from January 2023. 

Read on to find out the detail about these new changes and how they could impact your service.  

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