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Communication Access Consultant - Speech Pathologist

  • 499643
  • Hawthorn, Vic
  • CIRC National Services
  • Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre (CIRC)
  • Part Time Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Oct 19 2022

About Scope

Scope’s mission is to enable each person to live as an empowered and equal citizen. We support people with physical, intellectual and multiple disabilities and developmental delays to achieve their goals. Across Victoria, Scope provides services to thousands of people with a disability in more than 100 service locations.

Scope is a registered provider under the NDIS and delivers a range of services including supported independent living, short term accommodation (respite), lifestyle options and therapy.

Scope was recently named on the Australian Financial Review's Top 100 Most Innovative Companies' in Australia and New Zealand.

What is Communication Access?

"Communication access occurs when people are respectful and responsive to individuals with communication difficulties, and when strategies and resources are used to support successful communication.” (Johnson, West, Solarsh, Wyllie & Morey, 2013, p.7).

Our purpose is to create more inclusive and accessible communities for people who experience a range of communication difficulties. We work with businesses to award Scope’s Communication Access Symbol ensuring the business provides goods and services to meet Communication Access Standards.

About The Role

Your role would be to work alongside our skilled team of Speech Pathologists and Communication Access Assessors who have a lived experience of communication disability, to manage and direct a range of individual organisations and business on their communication access journey. The role includes:

  • Overseeing and delivering multiple concurrent contracts and specific projects within agreed time lines, according to set deliverables and budget
  • Effectively engaging with internal and external stakeholders
  • Fulfilling all administrative requirements such as data collection, record keeping and reporting on time
  • Representing Scope at forums, seminars and conferences
  • Develop and test a range of communication tools (AAC)
  • Conducting assessments in the community and delivery training to a range of businesses and orgnaisations
  • Developing and/or contributing to quotes/invoices as appropriate
  • Effectively and independently manage all components of project management of concurrently running projects
  • Contribute to quality improvements within service delivery including development of business rules and processes

About You

  • You truly believe in our mission to enable each person we support to live as an equal and empowered citizen
  • You have excellent written and verbal/interpersonal communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • You have advanced computer literacy and information technology skills
  • You have formal training and/or experience in coordinating small and large projects within budget and according to project timelines

Requirements

To be considered for this role, you must provide the following:

  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Satisfactory Working With Children's Check (Employee)
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance
  • Registered with AHPRA or for Speech Pathologists, you are a practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • COVID-19 digital certificate

Scope as an Employer

Successful candidates will enjoy a range of staff benefits including flexibility to suit your work-life balance, continuous development and training, competitive remuneration and salary packaging, purchased annual leave scheme and a locally based, friendly team environment.  You will also get the unique chance to work for a highly respected organisation that is seeing the biggest change to the disability sector with the roll out of the NDIS.

Please direct enquiries to Sarita Slater on 0437 081 482 or sslater@scopeaust.org.au

If at any time you require us to adjust our recruitment process to meet your individual needs please email careers@scopeaust.org.au, this includes support completing your application online.

Please note, if you have lived or worked for a continuous period of 12 months or more in another country within the last 10 years, a certified International Police Check from that country or countries will also be required.

Scope Australia is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse needs of the people we support.
Scope Australia is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with a disability, and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and the LGBTIQA+ community.

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