Royal Rehab LifeWorks
January 13, 2024
Sunshine, Melbourne, Australia
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Royal Rehab is a leading provider of rehabilitation services including neurological and general rehabilitation, supported independent living and specialist disability services. Our vision is a world without limits for people with disability, illness and injury.

Royal Rehab is renowned for our focus on research and innovation and sits uniquely as a provider of advanced rehabilitation and disability services including supported accommodation, private rehabilitation hospitals, a purpose-built resort for people with spinal cord injury and community services and support..

We know diversity makes Royal Rehab a great place to work and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the people we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQA+, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

About the role

As our Senior Speech Therapist, you will be a key member of our multi-disciplinary Community services team known as Royal Rehab LifeWorks.

This newly created position offers a unique opportunity for a passionate individual to lead growth, deliver high-quality services, and provide supervision and peer support as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work with a diverse caseload of clients aged 16 years and over, delivering tailored Speech Therapy services with a focus on individualized, person-centered, and strength-based approaches.
  • Lead, collaborate and build relationships with a range of stakeholders that support people to achieve their goals and improve their community participation and enhance LifeWorks and the Speech Therapy service.
  • Implement and review therapy needs, develop intervention plans and strategies with clients, family, carers, and their service providers.
  • Manage sensitive enquiries, specialist services, and complex customers within the speech therapy service.
  • Provide peer support and development opportunities including clinical supervision and learning and development needs.
  • Proactively work with the Allied Health Manager and other senior clinicians to support the Royal Rehab LifeWorks strategy.
  • Actively promote Royal Rehab LifeWorks service offerings, particularly the Speech Therapy service, by establishing and maintaining networks with community services and specialized agencies.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development, staying up-to-date with the latest research and treatment techniques.

About you

We are seeking an individual whose passion for delivering high-quality supports, and finding the right team fit, aligns with ours! We welcome applications from people who:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in continuous learning and development, drawing inspiration from both internal and external sources.
  • Embrace openness to novel ideas and alternative work methods, while actively contributing their own innovative thoughts and suggestions.
  • Exhibit a creative, curious, and thoughtful approach to their work, fostering an environment of ingenuity and consideration.

Essential Criteria: 

  • Registration with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Speech Therapy
  • Experience working with people with a disability who may have a range of complex and challenging support needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of occupational therapy assessment and intervention strategies in a disability context.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience to provide support and supervision to other staff.


Your Exclusive Royal Benefits 

We are proud of our diverse and skilled team of passionate healthcare and support professionals committed to delivering the very best for the people we serve. A career at Royal Rehab is the opportunity to make a difference with a progressive and innovative organisation, built on a rich history of community care since 1899.  In support of our wonderful team members, we offer a variety of benefits including:

  • Up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits per FBT year – this boosts your take home pay!
  • HCF Private Health Insurance discounts
  • An additional 5 days leave every year!
  • Free Employee Assistance Counselling Program
  • Comprehensive induction program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Career pathways planning with access to genuine opportunities across the entire Royal Rehab Group
  • Professional internal & external supervision with Individualised Clinical Supervision


What's next...

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, please send a copy of your resume to Talent Acquisition Specialist, Corita Meredith at

Applicants that progress, will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including but not limited to a current criminal record check working with children check, employment history and referee checks.

A career with Royal Rehab is an opportunity to collaborate, grow and make a difference with an iconic organisation recognised as a leader in rehabilitation and disability support.

*All final applicants for this position will be requested to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination immunisation record or medical exemption certificate as part of the recruitment process*

Please note that we do not provide sponsorship and no agencies please.

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