28692 - 01V2N

Health Professional Level 2 - Speech Pathology
Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 12 March 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $67,892 - $93,203 plus superannuation
Position No: 28692 - 01V2N
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 April 2021
Contact Officer: Timothy Tooke on Timothy.Tooke@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2230

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Acute Allied Health Services Speech Pathology provides expert speech pathology services to a range of eligible inpatient and outpatients at Canberra Hospital and Health Services. Eligible patients include any patient admitted to an acute ward with acute communication and/or swallowing disorders. Specialist outpatient services are provided to adults with voice disorders, adults and paediatrics with swallowing disorders due to an underlying medical condition, children born with cleft lip and/or palate, adults with head and neck cancer/trauma.

This position will be responsible for delivery of clinical speech pathology services to an assigned adult and/or paediatric caseload and contribution to an active teaching and quality improvement program with strong professional support.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary and speech pathology teams,
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate, change and be responsive to clinical needs,
  • Organisational skills and motivation.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


  • A degree in Speech Pathology from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Eligibility for practicing membership of Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.


  • Hold a current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • If practising clinically (providing direct clinical care to patients or supervising staff providing direct clinical care to patients) as an allied health professional in any capacity at any time in CHS facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Note: This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Part-time or job share will be considered if requested by the successful applicant(s). Appointment may be made by written application only. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact us to discuss the position before applying.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here


This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services