Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
- Fixed term until end Jan 2020
- Part-time role (3 days per week) based in Moorabbin
- Speech Pathologist Grade 2
- Great Staff Benefits
- Make a difference and help create new types of services with young people and their families
Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) is one component of the Department of Psychiatry at Alfred Health. We are a community-based service providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and case management to infants, children, adolescents and young people up to the age of 25 years of age presenting with behavioural, emotional, psychiatric or developmental difficulties.
The MHIDI-Y initiative addresses a critical service gap by providing a specialist, community-based mental health assessment and treatment service for clients aged 12 to 25 years with an intellectual disability and significant mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and psychosis. These concerns may occur on a background of complex family and system issues, in some cases physical health problems, and in many cases, Autism Spectrum Disorder. MHIDI-Y provides case management and discipline-specific assessment and intervention from a multidisciplinary team including a psychiatrist, psychiatry registrar, neuro-psychologist, occupational therapists, clinical psychologist, specialist teacher, a social worker, family support worker, a research assistant and access to a Paediatric Registrar.
MHIDI-Y clients may be sentence level verbal communicators, have minimal verbal skills, be early intentional or unintentional communicators. Some young people may have aided and unaided Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems but may not use these effectively across settings.
Alfred CYMHS have an exciting position for a SP2 Speech Pathologist, in a part-time contract to backfill a maternity leave position, until Jan 2020. The successful candidate will be based in the Mental Health Intellectual Disability Initiative – Youth (MHIDI-Y) team.
The Speech Pathologist will support the multidisciplinary team, family and significant others understand how a client’s unique communication needs impact their relationships, behaviours, mental health, and participation in education and other settings. The Speech Pathologist will support the young person’s communication access to mental health assessment and treatment, drawing on a positive behaviour support framework.
The Speech Pathologist also has a role in further assessment to clarify additional diagnosis, such as ASD.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology and eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia
- Sound knowledge of current Speech Pathology practice in Complex Communication Needs, Alternative and Augmentative Communication and Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Significant clinical paediatric experience with parents and children and young people presenting with social, emotional, learning and behavioural problems
- Appropriate work visa
- Current Victorian Driver's License
- Current Working with Children Check or willing to obtain one
- Be willing to undergo a Background Check
- Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
- Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance
- Great work/life balance
- Close to Public Transport and cafes/shops
If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, including your resume and cover letter.
For more information regarding the position please contact Eloise Hughes or Dana Goldsmith on ph: 8552 0555
Applications close Sunday 24th February 2019 at 11pm AEST
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.