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Speech Pathologist, Mental Health - Grade 1

Date: 23-May-2023

Location: Other, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.

Speech Pathologist, Mental Health – Grade 1


RCH Mental Health Service – Travancore site

RCH Mental Health Service – Mid West site


  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Friendly and dynamic team


About the role

There are two ongoing full-time positions available in the RCH Mental Health Service for a Speech Pathologist, Mental Health – Grade 1.  One is located at the Travancore site and the other at the Mid West site (Sunshine).


Graduates (Grade 1s) will be employed in speciality Speech Pathology roles and will provide speech pathology assessment and brief intervention to consumers aged 0-15 year old who are receiving care coordination, planning and therapy in one of the service’s three tertiary level teams for a mental health challenge/challenges.  Speech Pathologists within the service work very closely with case managers to provide assessments that aim to contribute to an understanding of the consumer's mental health presentation and inform interventions that are coordinated around the consumer’s goals.  Excellent training and development opportunities are included in the role.


Classification for this position will range from YB40 - YB47.


Your skills and experience:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Speech Pathology, meets the requirements of Professional Self-Regulation program and upholds the SPA Code of Ethics 
  • Eligibility for membership with Speech Pathology Australia


You will also have:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check, or willing to obtain
  • Mandatory immunisations history including Covid-19 & Influenza Vaccinations, as subject to the Department of Health directive


If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program


About RCH Mental Health Service

The RCH Mental Health Service is undergoing an exciting transformation and expansion as we implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The transformation will allow the RCH Mental Health Service to help more infants and children and their families and implement contemporary models of care that best meet the needs of the families we serve and support them to use their collective strengths for recovery and hope.  


Watch our Mental Health careers video here


For more information about our Mental Health career pathway click here


Application process

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!


For more information about this position please contact:


For the Travancore site: Sean Ironside, Site and Team Coordinator- Travancore (03) 9345 6011


For the Mid West site:  Hui Yi Wong (Hui), Acting Site and Team Coordinator – Mid West (03) 9345 4877


Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 7 June 2023