Join our Speech Pathology Team

Are you a speech pathologist looking for a role that can be tailored to suit your skills and experience?

We are always interested to grow our speech pathologist workforce, please contact us to discuss what work is available.

It's a really inspiring career being a speech pathologist, because when you get a child communicating in whatever form they need to communicate, you know you've made a difference to their lives.

What is it like working at HealthWISE?

At HealthWISE you’ll work within a team of speech pathologists located across the New England North West; who work together to support development of the service as a whole.
The speech pathology team have d
edicated administration support in Tamworth for waitlist management, bookings, and general administration to support you in the role.

Other benefits include:

  • We value and support positive workplace relationships 
  • Support from an experienced speech pathology clinical lead.
  • Internal and external supervision with experienced speech pathologists – as negotiated. 
  • Maximum of 6 clients per day – either in clinic or at local schools ( you will have your own office space and won’t spend your days driving between clients).
  • Protected day per week to complete reports, CPD and other administration.
  • Generous professional development budget for use on courses and professional development suited to you (including travel costs).
  • Option of 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading or additional leave at usual rate.
  • Salary packaging with charitable gift recipient status.
  • Excellent resources and resource budget.
  • Access to a vehicle for service provision.
  • Support to attend meetings and CPD with other local speech pathologists.
  • A focus on innovation.
  • Family friendly, flexible and professional company culture.

Would you like to work with autonomy and also have a supportive clinical and administration team?

I'm a new grad. So this is my first job out of uni. I was a little bit nervous coming out of uni and the expectations upon speech pathologists is fairly high. And I think coming into HealthWISE was such a warm and welcoming environment. It's definitely tailored to the clinician individually and how to create a workload and interests in the area that you want to work in.

What would my caseload look like?

At HealthWISE you’ll experience a wise range of cases, including paediatric, individual and group therapy. You can work with mix of funded sessions through the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, as well as established school and preschool contracts, NDIS participants and fee paying referrals

There is also opportunity to work with a diverse cultural caseload including people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Would you like to experience working in the country for a short or long term?

At the moment I'm working three days a week in schools, working on school contracts. I love that school age population. It's a really interesting age, I think, and it's an area of interest with me, and HealthWISE has really supported me in marketing that area. I also love that it's very diverse. So what I do in Narrabri is very different to what I do in Wee Waa. I also do some isolated towns as well, which is fun.

Apply for this job!
To submit your application for this position, the essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. 

Please contact Alicia Pratt on 0428 163 420 or alicia.pratt@healthwise.org.au, to discuss. 
We are also happy to organise a meeting with you and our speech pathology team so you know who you could be working with.

What is it like working regionally?

Are you looking to end the daily grind of big city living? Trying to find a better balance between family life and your work in primary health care? Eager for a relaxed and diverse lifestyle with a lower cost and a higher standard of living?

Watch this video from Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, showcasing the benefits of living regionally!

Relocation Assistance
To assist healthcare professionals in relocating to rural communities, applicants may be eligible for a site visit and/or relocation grant via the NSW Rural Doctors Network. NSW RDN also administers the Health Workforce Scholarship Program within NSW, offering financial support of up to $10,000 per annum to primary health professionals in allied health fields located in rural and regional areas for further study, training and short courses. For more information, please visit www.nswrdn.com.au 

If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Alicia Pratt on 02 6792 5514 or email alicia.pratt@healthwise.org.au

Our Speech Pathologists

Linda Foskey - Inverell and Moree
HealthWISE speech pathologist Anna Haire
Anna Haire - Wee Waa and Narrabri
Elizabeth Elmes HealthWISE Speech Pathologist
Elizabeth Elmes - Moree
Megan Legg - Tamworth