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Speech Pathologist / Occupational Therapist (learning difficulties)

Position filled
This position has now been filled.

We’re looking for a positive, organised and self-motivated Allied Health Professional to join our team.

About this position

  • 40 hours per fortnight (4 days per week, 1 – 6 pm WST) with opportunity to increase
  • Work from home providing remote support to families
  • Full in-house training provided
  • Great team and supportive environment
  • An engaging position that you can sink your teeth into and develop as your own

Why you’ll love this job

We have a pretty special small team of speech pathologists, occupational therapists and educators – we all get along really well, show appreciation for everyone’s contribution and are passionate about what we do.

Sometimes we work autonomously, other times we work collaboratively, bouncing ideas off our highly approachable colleagues. We pride ourselves on being super organised and have developed great systems and procedures to ensure that we provide our clients with the best service possible.

We offer and support three leading neuroscience-based programs – Fast ForWord, Cogmed and Reading Assistant as well as a social development program. These innovative programs enable our clients to make fast and lasting improvements in auditory processing, memory, attention, language, reading and social skills. It’s a real pleasure to have the opportunity to work with programs that genuinely change lives.

Our clients train online at home with remote supervision from our team via Zoom. We have the opportunity to get to know our families intimately, often for quite some time, making this a highly fulfilling role.

The role

Here’s what the role involves:

  • Conducting needs analyses and intake meetings for people new to our service
  • Managing a caseload of kids, teenagers and adults who have enrolled in our programs, supporting them via Zoom, email and telephone. You’ll analyse the work they have completed over the week/fortnight and provide feedback, motivation, instruction and advice
  • Providing general information and recommendations as the need arises including helping NDIS participants understand how their funding works and providing referral recommendations
  • Communicating with and developing relationships with other professionals who work with individuals on your caseload
  • Developing written and video informational resources
  • Contributing to our social media campaigns and website

As you will be working remotely from home, you will need to provide your own quiet, private workspace and a strong, reliable internet connection.

Essential selection criteria

This role requires someone with the following skills and attributes:

  • Qualifications: in speech pathology, occupational therapy or physiotherapy. New graduates are welcome to apply.
  • Very strong computer skills: We are looking for someone who is technically intuitive and confident in learning a range of new computer programs.
  • A keen interest to learn: We’re self-confessed nerds when it comes to learning about how the brain learns, understanding research and basically learning everything there is to know about the development of language, literacy and cognitive skills. It’s important that you’re interested in learning about these topics.
  • A desire to implement neuroscience based computer programs: With growing evidence of their efficacy, it is becoming more widely accepted that evidence-based computer interventions have an important part to play in the learning intervention process. While they are not a replacement for traditional therapies and classroom interventions, they are able to train important language, literacy and cognitive skills in ways that are not humanly possible. As such, we are seeking a forward thinking candidate for this position.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills:
    • Strong verbal skills are required for consultations with parents, educators and other professionals.
    • Excellent written skills are required for written communication with clients and referrers, developing informational and support resources, and writing content for our website and social media channels. Please provide samples of written communication skills.
  • A real team player: We’re looking for someone who is friendly, reliable, flexible and who takes the initiative to assist others in the team.
  • A strategic and lateral thinker: It’s important that you’re a strong problem solver who thinks both strategically and laterally, always with the end goal in mind.
  • A self-starter: We don’t like micromanaging and always have a lot of exciting things on the go so you’ll need to be the sort of person who takes the initiative to make it happen.
  • Excellent time management skills: It’s important that you are very good at prioritising and managing your time as sometimes you’ll need to juggle a number of projects simultaneously.

If you’re a self-motivated “people person” with an inquisitive mind and a can-do attitude, we would like to hear from you. Submit your resume and application addressing the selection criteria before 31 May 2020 to info(at)soniclearning(dot)com(dot)au. Please email claire(at)soniclearning(dot)com(dot)au with any questions.