Speech Pathologist

Website KU Children's Services

KU Children’s Services (KU) is one of the most respected early education providers in Australia and has an enviable reputation for the quality of our services. 100% of KU centres meet or exceed the National Quality Standards.

KU employs more than 2,500 highly qualified, experienced and dedicated specialist staff, who work in approximately 140 early education services throughout Australia. Our unmatched experience in providing preschool and childcare services extends more than 120 years, since establishing the nation’s first kindergarten in 1895.

The Centre

KU operates brokered programs on behalf of the Commonwealth Government and provides professional services to the early childhood sector and the wider community, one of which is the Family Programs.

KU Starting Points Macarthur, an approved NDIS service provider located in Airds and Cobbitty, provides early intervention and support to families who have young children (0–8 years) with disabilities or developmental delays in the Macarthur area.

We help children communicate, learn, move and play, support meaningful participation in children’s school, early childhood centre and community settings, and assist during transition times in children’s and their family’s life, such as into educational and community settings.

For more information, please visit the centre: https://www.ku.com.au/childcare/centres/kustartingpointsmacarthurl1

The Role

As a member of the Allied Health Team you will be working with a dedicated and skilled team of educators and allied health professionals providing support to children and families. As a Paediatric Speech Pathologist you will have experience in the inclusion of children with additional needs in mainstream services.
The ideal applicant also has a demonstrated ability to implement appropriate tools to assess children’s communication skills and measure subsequent development over time.

On offer is a full-time parental leave contract working Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day and accruing one monthly Rostered Day Off (RDO) until March 2022.

Furthermore, the scope of your responsibilities will include:

liaising with other professionals involved with children receiving speech pathology services.
referring children receiving speech pathology services to other professionals and/or agencies when necessary, in consultation with families and centre staff.
working collaboratively with all members of the Program team.
developing and maintaining relationships with external services such as Early Intervention Providers, other Allied Health professionals and mainstream educational and community services.
administrating initial and review assessments with children and providing written strategies for communication support for the children in the home and centre environments.
To be considered for this role, it is essential you have:

Tertiary Degree in Speech Pathology or equivalent
Registration with Speech Pathology Australia
NSW Working with Children Check
A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check
Driver licence and your own reliable vehicle as this position would require some travel between services
Experience providing speech pathology services to children and families
Knowledge of NDIS
Experience working in a transdisciplinary team
Demonstrated computer literacy
Why join us?

KU has been recognised as a Winner of The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice in 2016 – 2020. At KU we want to make your work with us as interesting and rewarding as we possibly can.

KU is a culturally sensitive employer, committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and employees.

The KU Difference:

·         We Reward – We offer sector leading pay and benefits including salary packaging and discounted private health insurance.

·         We Build Careers – We enable and encourage our people to grow and evolve with us

·         We Grow Our People – We provide opportunities to learn, grow and enhance your professional practice through KU’s high quality professional learning program

·         We Offer an Inclusive Culture – We’ve created a diverse and inclusive working culture with a shared vision and common values.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your cover letter and CV to careers@ku.com.au

For inquiries and/or a copy of the position description, please contact Katie Histon, HR Generalist on 9268 3919 or careers@ku.com.au

To view other vacant positions, please visit our website www.ku.com.au/careers

To apply for this job email your details to careers@ku.com.au.