Volunteer or Staff:
Anywhere in the world, as long as you hold APHRA registration
Minimum 18 months
Chief Clinical Officer
Other key relationships -
Occupational therapists, other speech pathologists
Families, Schools, Other providers and referral sources
The purpose of this position is to deliver high quality speech and language pathology services to children in rural Australia with communication and/or swallowing difficulties via Umbo’s online platform - all from the comfort of your own home.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Assess, implement, and manage client supports in accordance with best practices.
Develop intervention plans, including short and long term goals, in line with the client’s NDIS goals.
Develop the child’s speech pathology program in consultation with the key worker, family, and support network.
Work cooperatively and effectively within the transdisciplinary team to provide families with a high quality, coordinated service.
Maintain documentation including evaluation/assessment reports, progress notes, communication and swallowing plans or strategies to administrative staff in a timely and professional manner.
Participate in regular clinical supervision
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and leading professional development sessions.
Share knowledge and provide clinical orientation to Umbo staff and volunteers.
Ensure client confidentiality in all situations.
Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with safety procedures, rules and regulations.
Adhere and adapt to client goals, and standards of performance, policies and procedures.
Demonstrate professionalism by being punctual and dependable for assigned/confirmed shifts and presented appropriately
· At least 3 years experience working as a speech pathologist (exceptional recent graduates will be considered)
· A desire to help deliver services to rural Australia
· Current APRHA registration
· A passion for person-centred, evidence-based practice
· Previous experience delivering telepractice
· Experience working with children with complex communication needs (e.g. ASD, CP, Down syndrome, intellectual disability)
· Training and experience in swallowing and feeding
· Experience in early intervention and/or school setting
· Knowledge or experience working in private practice
· Project management experience
· Transdisciplinary team experience
· Leadership skills
Ability to influence the direction of a new initiative with relative autonomy
Avoid having to deal with NDIS – we’ll do it for you!
Quarterly goal setting, including professional development and clinical supervision
Opportunities to participate in and facilitate internal training activities
Part of a small but dedicated team that values learning, collaboration, and people-centred practice
Access to a global network of peers and mentors with expertise in speech pathology, international development, project management, fundraising, communications, working with disability, and more
Financial reward based on fees charged per billable hour