We are seeking Experienced and Early Career Speech Pathologists to join our fast-growing paediatric practice in Kelmscott WA.
- We are a small (and growing) supportive team of speech pathologists who focus on client and staff strengths. We are expanding our service delivery to other disciplines, starting with Art Therapy.
- We pride ourselves in being problem solvers, deep thinkers and being innovative whilst maintaining ethics and evidence-based practice. We are a neurodiverse affirming practice.
- We are a dedicated, hard-working team who enjoy continuous learning whilst preparing for client sessions.
Why join Perth Hills Allied Health
- You will enjoy working autonomously and as part of a team.
- You will be able to choose the days (minimum 2 days/week) and hours that suit you and your family.
- You will enjoy a fully equipped practice, with standardised formal assessment tools, therapy resources and a vast selection of toys and games for all areas of speech, language, and literacy with more being added all the time.
- You will receive direct clinical supervision, year-round guidance and mentoring at all stages of employment. Working at Perth Hills Allied Health allows the unique opportunity to develop extended clinical knowledge in assessments and therapy, in a wide range of clinical areas and for differing client caseloads. This highly valuable support is integral to the Perth Hills Allied Health working environment and extends to all areas of service delivery.
- You will develop your skills in parent coaching, providing workshops and online training.
- You will be allocated ‘admin’ time to prepare, follow up and write reports.
- You will be allocated a laptop and iPad
- You will deliver services both in our brand new clinic and also in client’s homes, school or the community.
- There will be a slower pace during school holidays, where we take the time to reflect and rejuvenate whilst offering different services, such as groups, or taking annual leave.
- You will enjoy monthly clinical forums as a member of the Private Speech Pathologists’ Association of WA (PSPAWA)
- You will receive support to attend Professional Development and Special Interest Groups.
- There is parking nearby.
- Applicants must be registered with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) and committed to continued professional development and ongoing participation in SPA’s professional self-regulation programme.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology is required. Speech Pathology postgraduates are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants will be required to use their own vehicle to attend client sessions. This will be financially remunerated.
- Training in Hanen, It Takes Two to Talk and Sounds-Write is preferred. We will consider applicants who are willing to undergo training in these programmes as soon as possible.
- Applicants need to be highly motivated and organised, able to work both independently and as part of a team, to a high standard. Working with Perth Hills Allied Health requires self-management skills and the ability to organise your own timetable within the framework of consistent support and mentoring we provide.
- Perth Hills Allied Health is an enjoyable and supportive working environment. Having a good sense of humour is a plus!
- Most importantly, we value a strong work ethic, high ethical standards, and a commitment to providing the best evidence-based practice to Perth Hills Allied Health clients.
General conditions of employment
- Should you be a successful applicant, you will need to apply for a Medicare Provider Number for Perth Hills Allied Health. You will also need a Valid police clearance, WA-valid Driver’s Licence and Working with Children Check.
- Referee checks on at least two independent referees will be conducted prior to an offer of employment being made.
Please call Di (Owner and Principal Speech Pathologist) on 0418 884 765 with any queries. To make an application, please send your Cover Letter and CV to email@example.com.
Di Van der Walt
Managing Director and Principal Speech Pathologist
Di has a passion for helping all children to be able to communicate and to reach their full potential in reading and spelling.
She believes that communication and literacy are basic human rights and every person has the right to a robust means of communication and good literacy instruction in order to achieve this.
In the words of David Yoder (ISAAC, 2000),
“No person is too anything to be able to read or write.”
Di started Perth Hills Speech Pathology five years ago and recently rebranded to Perth Hills Allied Health.
Di has extensive experience in most areas of speech pathology for children with and without a disability. She has also gained an ability to continue to work on goals in usual situations – bubbles and bikes in the garden or jumping on the trampoline to sitting at a table or on the floor in a child’s safe zone.
Di is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and a Hanen certified Speech Pathologist in the “ABC and Beyond™” program for educators of 3-5-year-old’s, the “It Takes Two to Talk®” and “More than Words®” parent programs. She is also a trained instructor in “Sounds-Write” – a Systematic Sequential Phonics program and Talk for Writing.
Di and her hubby, Andre, have 2 children, Joshua and Caleb. She also has 2 dogs and a cat. They live in Roleystone. Outside of work, Di loves being outdoors and has recently taken up trail running.
Jackie has a passion for working with children who ‘fall through the cracks’. She is dedicated in finding out where the difficulties lie and then supporting the child and the family by offering practical strategies for incorporating language into daily tasks, book sharing and play. .
Jackie joined the Perth Hills Allied Health team in July, 2021. She has many years of experience working with children, both as a Primary and Early Childhood Teacher and now as a Speech Pathologist.
Jackie is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist. She is trained in Talk for Writing and is currently completing training to be a and a trained instructor in “Sounds-Write” – a Systematic Sequential Phonics program. Jackie will be completing her training in Hanen, It Takes Two to Talk® in September, 2021.
Jackie and her husband, Jon have three adult children and are also foster parents. They enjoy spending time exploring new places and being creative.
Deb is a passionate Art Therapist experienced in working with children with Autism and ADHD using a holistic, child-centred approach.
Deb has a background in Graphic Design, a Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy (BAP) and is currently studying a Master of Child Play Therapy.
As a devoted mum of 3 creative, sensory seeking children, Deb understands that using fun, creative play can assist children in reaching their goals.
Deb believes in a fun, play-based approach. Her research explores the use of clay in therapy for children with proprioception dysfunction. She is conscious about how using various art materials in therapy, with a focus on the process rather than the final product, can create neural pathways and increase cognition while providing a creative way of learning and reaching goals.
Karen Van Der Walt
Karen is passionate about helping children achieve the most out of life.
She joins Perth Hills Allied Health with extensive experience in administration and receptionist roles. Karen is well organised and ensures that everyone is greeted with a friendly smile when they come into our clinic.