Are you on the lookout for exciting, fulfilling Speech Pathologist jobs? There are a whole lot of places hiring speechies now (we’re a pretty awesome bunch!) but that doesn’t mean every job opportunity is created equal.
There are a few important things we recommend looking out for in Speech Pathologist jobs as you dig through job listings and freshen up your resume. Take a look at our Speech Pathologist jobs guide below and learn more about what it’s like to work as a Speech Pathologist at SpeechEase Speech Therapy.
What to Look for in Speech Pathologist Jobs
Opportunities for Growth
When looking for Speech Pathologist jobs it’s worth digging into the role description and organisation’s website to discover what opportunities for growth are available to you.
As a Speech Pathologist in Australia, you’ll need to pursue continued Professional Development in order to maintain your registration with Speech Pathology Australia. An ideal Speech Pathology job should include mention of growth opportunities such as specific CPD courses and trainings, team learning days, and both individual and group supervision.
As a Speech Pathologist, particularly in the Private Practice world, building rapport and long-term relationships with your clients is important. Not to mention how fulfilling it is to watch your clients progress over the months and years!
When you’re looking for Speech Pathologist jobs make sure to look out for a role with an organisation that offers career progression. For you that may mean a pathway to becoming a clinical lead, or even a management position within the business. That way, you’re not just looking for a job that will suit you right now – but instead, a role with an organisation that you can grow with and truly reach your full potential.
A Positive Team Culture
This one may be a little harder to tell from a job ad on Seek, but we promise you there are ways you can find out more about the team culture at an organisation before you join the team!
If you can, watch videos featuring the Speech Pathology team you’ll be working with. Check out the clinic social media profiles and if there is a listing, see what is being said on Glassdoor.
Working with a team that are friendly, supportive, and empathetic can make a world of difference when you’re working as a Speech Pathologist. In fact, it makes any role that bit sweeter!
Your Career as a SpeechEase Speech Pathologist
As you contemplate the future of your Speech Pathologist career, we’d love to share with you what it could look like if you were to join the SpeechEase Speech Therapy team.
Your New SpeechEase Speech Pathologist Job
When you start your new job at SpeechEase Speech Therapy, you’ll instantly become a part of our close-knit, supportive team. You’ll enjoy an above award wage with bonuses and receive regular supervision.
Throughout your time with us you’ll have the opportunity to take part in professional development trainings (completely paid for by us!) including:
- Sounds Write
- Hanen More Than Words
- Introduction to PROMPT
- Introduction to PODD & Alternate Access
- SOS Approach to Feeding
- Introduction to AUSLAN
Your First Year
In your first year with us you’ll learn our systems, get to know the team and engage with our network of partners and referrers. You’ll embrace our core values and live them out day-in and day-out.
During your first year with us you’ll get into a comfortable rhythm of seeing clients, booking in your indirect Client Cantered Care tasks, managing your caseload, and completing professional development.
Your Second Year
In your second year with us, you’ll focus on your clients and nailing your service provision and time management skills. Here you’ll also start thinking about your ideal week and ideal caseload.
You might choose to transition to a 4-day work week or a 9-day fortnight. We’ll work with you to find the routine that makes your heart sing!
Your Third Year
In your third year with us, you’ll embrace your ideal roster – including your ideal caseload and preferred work week structure. Here you’ll also line up your roster with your desired income bracket to achieve the lifestyle of your dreams!
It’s at this stage that you may decide to take ownership of a key function of SpeechEase such as Clinical Education, Referrer Collaboration, our Teachers Pay Teachers store or even Group Therapy. It’s up to you!
This is also the time where we’ll encourage you to review the Career Progression Pathways on offer and decide where you want to take your Speech Pathology Career.
Your Dream Career Pathway
At SpeechEase Speech Therapy we offer a variety of Career Progression options to our team. They include:
- High Performer & Income Earner
- Clinical Mentor
- Clinical Lead
- Operations Lead
- Lifestyle Balance
- Side Hustle
For more information on SpeechEase Career Pathways, download our free e-book here.
Your Next Speech Pathologist Job
We hope you’ve found our insights into Speech Pathologist jobs useful! Now it’s time to get on out there and find your next opportunity for growth and success in Speech Pathology.
If you just so happen to be interested in the Speech Pathology jobs currently available at SpeechEase Speech Therapy, head on over to our Careers page for more information and to submit your application!