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Calling all Speech Therapists!

Speech therapist at MCM 19 April 2021

MCM is currently recruiting a number of Speech Therapist roles. With more than 1.2 million Australians living with a communication disability, Speech Pathologists/Therapists play an important role in supporting people who have a communication disability.

Here at MCM, we’re changing lives every day – it’s our bread and butter. In short, a career with us means that you’re part of an organisation making a real difference.

If you want to be part of an innovative, progressive and equal opportunity team in a highly supportive working environment, then look no further!

 

What do speech pathologists do?

Many people have a very narrow idea of what a speech pathologist does. At MCM’s Early Childhood Intervention Services, we have a wonderful team of speech pathologists. Our Speech Pathologists work with families to help children confidently say what they want to say, when they want to say it and how they want to say it. Here are some of the things our Early Childhood Intervention Speech Pathologists do:

  • Support families to understand how children learn communication skills through their social relationships and their everyday routines.
  • Support children to use and understand a greater variety of words, concepts, longer sentences and important grammatical features.
  • Work with babies and children who have difficulty eating or swallowing and find safe ways for them to experience mealtimes.
  • Some children find it hard to use verbal speech, so we work with families to help children communicate in different ways, like using high-tech devices.
  • We emphasize the importance of play in children’s lives, and support children to participate inclusively in play.
  • Work with families and children to set them up for a lifetime love of reading, by focusing on important early reading skills.
  • Support children to develop healthy secure relationships with parents, caregivers, family and friends.
  • Work with families and children to develop their understanding and use of the language needed to support co-regulation and emotional regulation in the context of secure relationships.
  • We work with families to help them understand their child’s behaviour and how to respond safely. Every behaviour is communicative and has a purpose, we see the person - not the behaviour.

What Speech Therapists at MCM say about their role

I love that I get to work with children and families, to support them to develop the confidence to go out into the world and make their voice heard. The world needs to listen to their voices.

​Every day is very different, as every client and interaction is unique. A normal day might involve a variety of sessions with clients and families, this could be therapy sessions at their home, kinder/school, at a local park, or as COVID-19 has shown us, via telehealth!

We support families to be self-advocates, so they can get the necessary support their child needs to participate inclusively at kinder, school and in the wider community.

Communicating with confidence - that gets to the heart of the work we do. It’s how we connect with each other, develop relationships and engage with the world. Every child has the right to say what they want to say, when they want to say it, and how they want to say it.

Find out more about our Early Childhood Intervention Services and what we offer.

 

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