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Are you a passionate speech pathologist?
Are you looking for a team that values you and your skills?

Are you tired of money-focused practice? Inflexible work hours that don't suit your schedule or always working overtime without compensation? Management who don't hear you when you speak? You've found your solution.


🌱Foundation First is open to interested clinicians who want to join our brilliant, close-knit team. We are based in Newcastle but service areas close to therapists home in Medowie and Raymond Terrace, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, and the Maitland area. We believe in sustainable caseloads, ethical practice, and making sure that our clinicians are supported to be the best professionals that they can be.


😊We are focussed on developing clinicians to pursue their career goals. Do you want to be a feeding therapist? An AAC legend? Or a speech sound extraordinaire? We encourage you to shape your caseload to reflect your passions and strengths, meaning that our clients are supported by clinicians who really know their work.


Reach out to have a chat today about how we can help you achieve your goals.

What do we believe in?

Foundation First Speech Pathology is dedicated providing ethical, evidence-based practice to NDIS and private paying participants. We are committed to a positive workflow from healthy, engaged clinicians to successful therapies and outcomes for clients and families. We offer services specifically for children, honing skills in this practice area and ensuring that clients are offered the best available care through reducing clinical demands on clinicians and promoting ethical utilisation rates.
Foundation First is committed to supporting and employing people with lived experience either through caring, supporting, or having a disability.

Do you have what it takes?

The formal stuff:

In this role, you are required to provide high quality, evidence-based services to paediatric clients both in clinic and outreach appointments (home, school, preschool) as required. We are looking for someone passionate about their own learning and development and committed to supporting families.


All applicants must have:

  • A relevant accredited degree in Speech Pathology

  • Eligibility and membership with Speech Pathology Australia

  • A Current NSW Driver's License and access to a vehicle

  • A Current NDIS Worker's Check

  • Fully vaccinated (3 doses) against COVID-19 or relevant Medical Exemption


Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a billable model and be accountable for daily activities.

  • Knowledge of, and experience in holistic approaches to early intervention.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop functional goals with a family and build capacity in the child’s networks to achieve the goals in the child’s natural environments (e.g., home, school and in the community)

  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to support children and their families

  • Demonstrated skills in working in partnership with local child and family services

  • Experience working with children and families from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disability

  • Effective oral and written communication and organisational skills

  • Knowledge, and experience of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)


Foundation First is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing a work environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Please let us know if you have any support or access requirements at the time of your application.

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