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Join the team at Melbourne Child Development who have been respected for over 20 years for exceptional service to children and their families. Melbourne Child Development has been dedicated to building positive pathways for exciting futures for children and their families for over 20 years.

As of November 2021, we one opening available. Click the arrow under the job title to view the position description and application instructions:

Level 2 & Senior Speech Pathologists. Full time or part-time.

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$80,000 – $100,000 plus Super plus PD allowance

Are you looking for an exciting change? Choose a job at Melbourne Child Development to compliment your lifestyle choices. Finish each workday with your emotional cup filled to overflowing. You will support clients who value your relationship with them, have flexible work from practice rooms or home, be provided with extensive resources, be surrounded by experienced clinicians, and take a leadership role in a team that embraces you.

Melbourne Child Development is an established multi-discipline practice of 25 years where your job will make your life better.

About the position

As a Level 2 or as a Senior Speech Pathologist at Melbourne Child Development you will be supported to develop expertise in your areas of passion.

The Clinical Team led by Practice Principal Robyn Stephen have a depth of experience to call on to provide the best evidence-based therapy for children and their families.

Experienced Speech Pathologists will provide you with weekly supervision and regular internal PD sharing their many years of experience across a broad range of paediatric speech pathology including autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, feeding and literacy. You will be supported to share your knowledge with the team. You will also have a generous annual allowance for external PD.

As one of the founding members of the Alliance of Speech Pathology Practices Victoria, staff at Melbourne Child Development have exclusive access to the Alliance’s Professional Development Program.

In the team you will be a leader in your areas of expertise and areas of passion.  There is opportunity to be trained as a clinical supervisor and to supervise early career Speech Pathologists.

We are seeking passionate Speech Pathologists with 2 years plus experience in paediatrics, to join our multi-discipline team of 9 Speech Pathologists, 2 Occupational Therapists and Psychologist to create truly holistic intervention for each child and their family.

Our client base presents with a diverse presentation of neurodevelopmental conditions and are aged from birth to their early 20s. Client needs are associated with difficulties with speech and language, social communication, stuttering, feeding and literacy disorders. 

Clinicians work with our dynamic client services team and Allied Health assistant at our bright and freshly renovated rooms in Box Hill South to provide in-person sessions and groups and also see children on Telehealth which can be provided from your home. It is possible to provide our 19 hours of clinical contact over 4 days and have a day for admin and professional reading and development working from home or at the practice. 

We provide a psychologically safe place for you to voice your opinions and ideas and we are innovative in response to those ideas. You can build your professional reputation with our loyal network of referring paediatricians, teachers, and other health professionals. 

There is an extensive range of psychometric assessments at Melbourne Child Development for high quality assessments and diagnosis. Resources are a high priority and there are many toys, games, on-line resource subscriptions and Pearson Global Q- interactive available.

Shape the role to suit your passion and work style

Melbourne Child Development can help you to develop expertise in your area of passion and flourish.

  • opportunity to lead your own career pathway by choosing your caseload
  • choose the MCD client programs you want to lead and/or participate in
  • develop your own programs
  • enjoy a generous external professional development allowance to increase your knowledge and confidence in your areas of passion
  • flexible work locations including at our airy, well ventilated. bright practice rooms and work from home.
  • choose an early start at 7.30 am and finish at 3.36 pm or choose a late start at 10.30 am and finish at 6.36 pm
  • enjoy an outdoor deck, garden and sensory gym for flexible therapy spaces

Work Life balance 

Your well-being is important to us and this is what we offer to keep you feeling energized, motivated and valued:

  • scheduled weekly supervision sessions
  • qualitative client feedback is sought to celebrate your valuable work
  • extensive range of qualitative assessments
  • extensive range of equipment, resource subscriptions and Pearson Global Q- Interactive
  • generous resource sharing within the team to reduce your preparation time
  • on call support from the Practice Principal, Practice Manager and Clinical Managers who are all Speech Pathologists
  • less than half of your time is client contact to leave plenty of time to support your clients with admin tasks outside of sessions
  • develop your self-care strategies through whole practice professional development training
  • participate in social activities within work time
  • take the financial worry out of parental leave with the MCD parental leave payments in addition to your government payment. Eligible after 2 years with MCD.

Join Melbourne Child Development 

If you are an experienced Speech Pathologist who has good self-awareness and self-management skills, is in-tune with your work colleagues so you can benefit from a team, has a positive perspective and is open to learning, we would love to meet you. 

Membership of Speech Pathology Australia is required.

Please submit application and resume to Robyn Stephen Practice Principal careers@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au