Western NSW Local Health District

Strengthen the care in your community as a Speech Pathologist.  New and recent graduates are encouraged to apply!

To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.

Employment TypeTemporary Full Time (up to 30 Jun 2023 – job share may be considered)
Position Classification: Speech Pathologist Level 1/2
Remuneration: $65,778.00 – $95,298.00 pa (plus super)
Hours per week: 38
Dubbo, NSW

Speech Pathologist

Dubbo Primary & Community Health

About the role:
This job is ideal for qualified clinicians who are passionate about paediatric speech pathology and wish to work with children 0 – 12 years.  It is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with a multidisciplinary team that includes Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Dietitians.

New and recent graduates are encouraged to apply as you would be joining a highly experienced team who are committed to supporting and mentoring the next generation of Speech Pathologists.  The Speech Pathology Team offer assessment and intervention in a multidisciplinary setting to paediatric clients with speech, language, fluency and literacy needs as well as babies and children with feeding difficulties.  Supervision and support to help you meet your full potential is guaranteed.

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered.

Where you’ll be working:  
Dubbo is located on the Macquarie River (Wambool) and is part of Wiradjuri country.  It is a thriving regional city and offers a variety of cultural and sporting activities.  Dubbo has a blossoming multicultural population and a terrific café scene.  As part of supporting new residents we offer a variety of inclusive social events so that you can get to know new people and places.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.

We are committed to building a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and belonging, by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to our organisation. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Watch our video to find out what it is like to work with the Western NSW Local Health District:-

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career. 
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.

How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.
Applications will close 30 Jun 2022 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Sally Thornton on (02) 5853 2500 or sally.thornton@health.nsw.gov.au

COVID-19 Response:
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.