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June

Allied Health Clinician- School Readiness

Merri Health - Coburg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Come and join a strong and supportive Paediatric Allied Health team (Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Speech Pathology) and provide allied health programs in kindergartens in our local community.

  • Amazing flexible working from home arrangements available, with travel across the beautiful North East Victorian region (negotiable), and access to office facilities in Wangaratta.
  • Opportunities for engagement in telehealth and virtual service delivery
  • Multiple full-time and part-time positions available (fixed term until December 2022)

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

The Paediatric Allied health Clinician position sits within the Ovens Murray & Goulburn School Readiness Allied Health Program providing paediatric allied health capacity building programs to early childhood education and care services across North East Victoria.

The School Readiness Allied Health Program is a new program being funded by Department of Education, supporting kindergarten educators and the families in their centres to build their capacity to support young children’s learning in the areas of well-being and communication.

The role will be supported through collaboration with a broader paediatric allied health team, including Speech Pathologists, Psychologist and Occupational Therapists.

As an Allied Health Clinician of the Goulburn and Ovens Murray School Readiness Allied Health team you will be responsible for:

  • Work collaboratively with kindergartens and DET area staff across the region to plan for how they will utilize their allied health entitlement
  • Provide allied health support to kindergartens and to families in order to Build the capability of kindergarten educators and families to support children through coaching, modelling, group training, case consultation support and other discipline specific services

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • A graduate or post-graduate degree in Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology, or Social Work
  • Experience working in paediatric allied health, with experience working in a kindergarten setting an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement evidence-based programs that meet the goals and desired outcomes for children, families and educators
  • Experience working in a capability building and coaching role with educators and families to promote skills and knowledge in child development

What we offer

You will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with educators and families to build their capability to create an environment for kindergarten aged children that promotes improved speech, language, social interaction and early literacy outcomes.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

Please feel free to give us a call to find out more about this position. You can contact Emma (Program Team Leader) on 0436 379 008 or Tanya (Manager) on 0417 160 104, and log onto our website to learn more about Merri Health.

If you would like to review the position description or have any questions about the role please refer to our Career Portal for further information.

Merri Health will only accept applications that are submitted via our Career Portal.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.

Coburg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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