Senior Speech and Language Pathologist - Professional Support (North-West Region) - 952858

Department for Education, Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Professional Support (Northern Region)
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$117,693 to $121,991 per annum

Employment type:

Permanent, full-time


North West

Job description:

Lead a speech and language pathology team to provide professional advice and services which support students and families including building the capacity of school communities to improve students’ access, participation, and achievement.







From 3 October 2022, Department of Education has joined with colleagues in the Department of Communities to form the Department for Education, Children and Young People.

This is a Department built entirely for children and young people and their communities.  Our ultimate goal is to work together to ensure that every child and young person in Tasmania is known, safe, well and learning.

The child is at the centre of everything we do and the way we do it.

In the short term, you may still see references to Department of Communities and Department of Education as we transition.  We are working together to build our strategy and our culture and values.  This work will be continuing into 2023, and we want all staff to be involved in this.

Our department is committed to diversity and inclusion and aims to reflect the broader diversity of the Tasmanian Community.

It's an important time to join a dynamic new department.

Senior Speech and Language Pathologist – Permanent flexible up to Full-time

Department for Education, Children and Young People (DECYP) North West Region

Are you a Speech and Language Pathologist considering the next step in your career?

Would you like to lead a team of SLPs helping children and young people communicate and supporting their teachers and families?

Speech and Language Pathologists working with DECYP play a key role supporting students’ communication and learning in Tasmanian schools.  

About the role

You will lead a team of speech and language pathologists providing professional advice and clinical services to support students and families. You will draw on your expertise and experience to provide clinical supervision, mentoring and support to your team. You will lead change to build the capacity of school communities to improve students’ access, participation, and achievement.

Period of Appointment:  Ongoing - ASAP start date

Hours per fortnight: Up to 76 hours per fortnight

Salary:  $117,693 – 121,991 (per annum), + 10.5% Superannuation

Relocation assistance: Incentives including relocation and accommodation where applicable.

What we offer

DECYP will support your career and professional development, offering you:

  • Opportunities to work with children and young people with a diverse range of communication and swallowing needs and/or to specialise in early intervention or complex communication needs.
  • Opportunities to play a role in shaping the future of speech pathology through collaboration with the University of Tasmania and other tertiary institutions.
  • Autonomy to manage your workload and pursue specific areas of interest and skill development.
  • A central team base to help you stay connected with your team
  • Time for non-clinical duties during work hours
  • Access to a wide range of assessment tools and therapeutic resources.
  • A wide range of professional learning opportunities including regular discipline specific and interprofessional conferences.
  • Paid study leave and a generous professional development allowance.

Additional benefits include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave and the option to purchase additional leave
  • Personal laptop.

To learn more about the role and what we can offer you, including award entitlements and incentives, please contact Danielle Le Rossignol, Manager Professional Support Staff: (Ph 0438 342 514)

Essential Requirements

  • A degree in speech pathology from a university, Institute of Technology or College of Advanced Education or an equivalent award from a recognised overseas institution.
  • The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 requires persons undertaking work in a regulated activity to be registered. A regulated activity is a child related service or activity defined in the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Regulations 2014. This registration must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of this may be checked at any time during employment.
    • Current Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment).

Desirable Requirements

  • A current driver's licence.
  • Eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Download the Statement of Duties and a guide to assist with your application

Statement Of Duties (PDF)
Employment Application Guidelines (PDF)

How to apply 

To apply online please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered.  

Your application should include:

  • a statement addressing the selection criteria detailed in the Statement of Duties;
  • a resume including relevant personal details and work history.

Please Note:

  • Make sure you have the contact details of two referees, as this information is submitted in your online application.  
  • The email address you provide when submitting job applications will be used to communicate with you. It is important to ensure it is up to date.
  • The cost associated with obtaining a Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment) is the responsibility of the individual.

For more information

Name: Danielle Le Rossignol
Title: Manager Professional Support Staff
Phone: 0438 342 514

Should you have any difficulties with your online application, please contact Department for Education, Children and Young People, HR Recruitment and Employment via phone +61 3 6165 6285 or email


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