Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Speech Pathologist/Clinical Educator


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Excellent opportunity for a speech pathologist and clinical educator to work in a unique environment that combines a client-focused approach with evidence- based speech pathology services


  • Salary Package: HEW 7, From $104,726 - $113,545 plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro-rata rates apply

  • Appointment Type: Fixed-term April 2024 – May 2025, 2 days per week (Tuesday & Friday)

  • Locations: Macquarie University campus (North Ryde), Public School in Ryde

  • The Role

    The Speech and Hearing Clinic is seeking a Speech Pathologist/ Clinical Educator to provide high-quality, evidence-based speech pathology services to clients. This role covers a paediatric caseload predominantly at the Speech and Hearing Clinic (including NDIS participants) and at a local primary school. The clinical areas of this role include individual and group assessment, therapy, and discharge planning.

    This role also requires provision of clinical education, with the successful applicant supervising up to 3 students at a time, ensuring students are equipped with professional and speech pathology practice competencies for evidence-based speech pathology services.

    Join a dynamic organisation that integrates clinical practice with research and teaching, where you will work with clinicians and managers to put in place business plans for growth and development of our clinical services and clinical education.

    About You

    You will be a passionate and professional individual, with a commitment to providing client-centred clinical care. You will hold a degree in Speech Pathology, have a practicing membership of Speech Pathology Australia and be keen to work in an innovative multidisciplinary environment that balances delivery of high-quality integrated health services and excellence in clinical education. If you are proactive in nature and resilient in your approach, looking for an opportunity to work in a unique environment this is a role you will thrive in. You will have experience working with children for literacy, speech and language, and working in schools.

    About Us

    The MQ Health Speech and Hearing Clinic provides both a quality clinical service to the community and clinical education for students of the Master of Speech and Language Pathology, and Master of Clinical Audiology. The clinic offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and rehabilitative speech pathology and audiology services to people of all ages with speech and hearing difficulties. Our services help Australians to participate in everyday life – at home, at school, at work or socially.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, the applicant will demonstrate the below requirements in their CV and a 1 or 2 page cover letter:

  • Degree in Speech Pathology and Practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia

  • Demonstrated skill and experience delivering evidence-based assessment and intervention for paediatric literacy, speech and language

  • Demonstrated experience delivering clinical education

  • Proven ability to contribute to the improvement and operation of speech pathology services

  • Excellent time management, organisation, and communication skills

  • Demonstrated understanding of professional code of ethics and relevant healthcare legislation

  • Current NSW drivers' licence and access to own transportation

  • Desirable experience working in schools

  • Employment in this position is conditional upon holding a Working with Children Check Clearance, NDIS Worker Check, and you providing evidence to satisfy the University that you meet the University's requirements in relation to immunisation, where required, providing evidence from a registered general practitioner.

    Please note this position is only open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and those currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

    Specific Enquiries: Prudence Gourley, Speech Pathology Manager, [email protected] or 9850 1451

    General Enquiries: Nithya Elango, HR Assistant, [email protected]

    Applications Close : Sunday 25th February 2024 at 11:59 PM AEDT

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    25/02/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

    Job details


    Speech Pathologist/Clinical Educator


    Macquarie University




    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 25, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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