Paediatric Speech Pathologist (Grade 1)

Monash Health

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 9/17/2020

  • Grade 1 Paediatric Speech Pathologist, Monash Health

  • Full time, fixed Term (until January 2023)

  • Unique opportunity to join a training program with rotations across the continuum (Acute, rehabilitation and community)

  • Working within highly experienced supportive teams

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

About Paediatric Speech Pathology

Paediatric Services are provided across various sites, including Monash Community and Monash Children’s Hospital.

This two year rotational Grade 1 position consists of 2 rotations, each of 12 months duration. It will commence in the Acute/Rehabilitation service and rotate to Monash Health Community. There may be opportunity to experience other rotations.

Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service: In VPRS at Monash Children’s Hospital speech pathologists see a combination of inpatient and ambulatory clients who require time limited goal focused interdisciplinary rehabilitation. As a state-wide service there may also be travel to other VPRS sites.

Acute Paediatrics: At the Monash Children’s Hospital you will work across inpatients and outpatients, in the areas of communication and of infant feeding.

Monash Health Community: In the School Readiness Program you will work with kindergartens in the region to prepare children for school. You will collaborate with teachers and parents to enhance speech and language skills in preparation for transition to school.

In the Child and Family Team you will provide a Speech Pathology service to children aged 0- 18 years and their families residing in the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Shire of Cardinia. This position works in an outreach model of care as well as at the community health centre and will see children and infants with mild to moderate developmental delay, speech and language needs and provide services to the infant feeding clinic.

A Bit About this Role

As a Grade 1 Speech Pathologist at Monash Health you will collaborate with colleagues across the service to foster clinical excellence and consistency of practice. You will provide assessment and management of infants and children within community and centre based settings in the areas of communication and swallowing/feeding.

What we’re looking for in you:

  • A relevant speech pathology qualification

  • Minimum 12 months experience in clinical speech pathology (this is not a new graduate position)

  • Demonstrated commitment to furthering paediatric skills and knowledge

Benefits, Rewards and Remuneration

We are a diverse team working in a supportive and flexible department with close links to our acute, community and adult colleagues. We support career progression and professional development, with opportunities to grow your career in many different directions.

This role is classified as a Grade 1 Speech Pathologist and is paid according to award rates with post graduate qualification allowance as applicable. It is a temporary role

Salary packaging and staff parking are available.


This position will be required to travel as it will be located at Monash Children’s Hospital for the acute and rehabilitation rotation and in the South Eastern suburbs including Cranbourne, Pakenham and Springvale for the Community Health rotation

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.

Current Monash Health employees should apply through Mercury using their Monash Health employee account. Our Recruitment Services team can answer any queries on this matter and can be reached on 9265 2776 or via email to

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