30 June, 2023

Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Full time until June 2025, and then subject to ongoing funding

About Maari Ma Health

Maari Ma Health is an Aboriginal community-controlled health service that has been providing a quality service to the Aboriginal people of far western New South Wales for more than 20 years and employs over 120 people within the region.

About the role

Maari Ma Health provides mobile and clinic-based services to children aged 18 months to 18 years in the areas of speech, language, literacy, and fluency. We work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Assessing and treating children 0-18 years who have speech, language, fluency, and literacy difficulties working with the framework of a family and client centred practice, in our clinic, at family homes or in the community while independently managing your caseload, including documentation and file management. Supporting and inspiring your clients and colleagues.

Travel within the region is a requirement of the position.

Attractive salary package

Salary range $67,842 – $98,286 gross per annum plus super (Depending on qualifications and experience)

Incentives for this position

  • Retention bonus of $5,000 paid following 1 and 2 years of full time service

  • Temporary accommodation for 8 weeks

  • Relocation assistance to help you get to Broken Hill

  • Compassionate travel allowance to keep in touch with your family – $600 allowance on completion of each 6 months of service for 2 years.

Maari Ma offers a great range of benefits including:

  • Working Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm

  • 5 weeks paid annual leave per year

  • Christmas Closure including additional paid leave to cover the period (4 days)

  • Public holidays off

  • Accrued day off (up to 12 per year) 

  • Flexible leave accrual

  • Remote allowance

  • Special rates at local gym and aquatic centre

  • Generous Salary Packaging, standard up to $15,900 per year – more take home pay for you. Plus access to Meal Entertainment and Accommodation card and Remote Area Benefits to increase the standard amount you can salary package – full benefits go to the employee.

  • Salary packaging Novated Leasing 

  • Supported advanced education and training and excellent personal development opportunities

  • Access to use our accredited health care service for you and your family (conditions apply).

  • Visa sponsorship available 

  • Access to free and confidential Employment Assistance Program.

  • CPI increases annually.

APPLY ONLINE – please go to the “Working with us” page of our website. www.maarima.com.au/employment

Please view our website and see the Strategic Plan, Chronic Disease Strategy and Annual Report at www.maarima.com.au

The Location:

We are proud to work on Paakintji country. The Oasis of the Outback, Broken Hill is a living, breathing time capsule where the great mining prosperity of yesteryear blends seamlessly with a rising modern art scene, all set amid a sprawling desert landscape. It is a place of huge skies, rocky red earth, and a fascinating and internationally significant history. This historic town is great for all ages and has several day-cares, primary schools, high schools, and TAFE. Beyond Broken Hill and on your doorstep, you can discover spectacular and culturally significant national parks, lush rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife, and other classic towns of outback New South Wales and beyond. Broken Hill has an airport servicing both Qantas and Rex with two-three flights a day from Sydney and Adelaide and is only a 5-hour drive from Adelaide. 

All Maari Ma Aboriginal Health employees are required to have three doses of a COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are encouraged to apply for this position.

Maari Ma acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we live, and we pay our respect to their Elders both past and present and emerging.

So, if you are looking for an immersion into Aboriginal health and are wanting to join an award-winning practice, please contact Claire Allan on 0447 807 183 or email: claire.allan@maarima.com.au