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Senior Speech Pathologist

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A rewarding career, where humanity meets healthcare

Rockingham Peel Group, part of the South Metropolitan Health Service, is recruiting for speech pathologists to join multidisciplinary teams in FTE roles. Applications close August 12.

This is where jobs become careers, passion finds its purpose, and your voice finds its place. Are you ready to dive head first into the community, taking excellent health care where it’s needed? South Metropolitan Health Service is the perfect place to start!

This is a recruitment pool for permanent full time, permanent part time, fixed term full time, fixed term part time and casual appointments. We currently have 0.6FTE permanent and 0.45FTE fixed term positions available.

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until 31/01/2025.

About the role

As part of a multidisciplinary team the Senior Speech Pathologist provides advanced level speech pathology clinical practice to patients requiring assessment, diagnosis and management of communication and swallowing disorders within an inpatient and outpatient setting for adults within the Rockingham Peel Group catchment.

This role provides advice and education to patients and staff, develops, implements and reviews service delivery for the relevant population to ensure evidence-based patient centred care that meets organisational and professional safety and quality standards. This position supervises Speech Pathology junior staff, and students in the unit/clinical area, coordinating duties and managing performance as delegated by Speech Pathology Coordinator/HOD.

Successful candidates will practice as a Senior Speech Pathologist and ensure practice is in accordance to the Speech Pathology Australia Code of Ethics, the Speech Pathology Australia Scope of Practice and South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) policies and guidelines.

About the employer

Rockingham Peel Group is part of the South Metropolitan Health Service, one of the fastest growing health services in Western Australia and comprises two hospital campuses, Rockingham General Hospital and Murray District Hospital, in addition to community and mental health services across Peel, Rockingham and Kwinana.

As the flagship hospital, Rockingham General is focused on providing high quality general medical, surgical and mental health services as well as outpatient care. Murray District Hospital offers inpatient medical services, palliative care and allied health services.

SMHS delivers quality, safe and effective hospital and health services within a catchment area stretching more than 3300 square kilometres across the southern half of Perth.

Our vision is Excellent health care, every time. Our values guide our work in every action, and that includes recruitment and employment!

SMHS encourages First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or LGBTQIA+ communities, and people with disability to work with us. Whatever your age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and family/carer responsibilities are, we ask that you consider bringing your expertise to our workforce.

Benefits of working for Rockingham Peel Group

  • Flexible and family friendly working hours
  • On site free parking
  • Access to funded professional development opportunities and scholarships
  • Opportunity for supported research opportunities
  • RkPG Fitness Passport program
  • Employee recognition program


To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector is essential that you are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.

WA Health embraces diversity and is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We are committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy and as a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

How to apply

If you are ready to partner with us, please click the Apply button below

Your application should include:

  • A copy of your current CV
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria in no more than 2-3 pages
  • The names and contact details of two (2) current referees who can attest to your suitability for this role.
  • These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online.

Please ensure you allow enough time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.


Want to know more? Tap on the Apply button, or contact Kelly Ross on 08 9599 4823.

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