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2024 New Graduate
Speech Pathologist Program 

At Zanda, our mission is to help children socialise and learn.
We are a multidisciplinary and outcome focused team. 
We love being creative (think art, dance, music, acting, & everything play based!) to make therapy engaging!
We celebrate amazing moments as a team and have a supportive, friendly, and social culture.

About the role

As a new graduate you will be well supported, working through Zanda’s own Leap’in Start program, as well as participating in structured weekly supervision from our team leader and directors/senior speech pathologists. The position is based across our beautiful Ivanhoe and Macleod hubs which both have a warm and homely feel. You will be learning alongside an energetic and inspiring group of new graduate speech pathologists and occupational therapists. Your caseload will build gradually whilst we support you to find your feet and build your skills. 

What you’ll be doing…
 

  • Supporting children aged between 2-12 years old including their families

  • Managing a clinical caseload with primary focus on:

o Late talkers/facilitation of pre-linguistic skills

o Expressive and receptive language skills

o Social skills using neurodiversity affirming programs/strategies​

o Articulation, phonology, and motor speech disorders

o Parent coaching and education

o Early intervention for ASD and developmental delay

o Literacy

o School readiness

o Speech and language assessments/therapy for school aged children

  • Opportunity to run small group programs with senior staff (e.g. school readiness, social skills, early play/language, dance/music groups)

  • Work closely with our OT team for shared clients, joint sessions, & transdisciplinary learning 

 

Support as a New Graduate @ Zanda...

A big focus on support to set you up for success as a new graduate including: 

  • Weekly Monday morning new grad group supervision - sets you up for a successful week

  • Weekly structured 1:1 supervision with our senior speech pathologists 

  • Weekly Friday 1pm finish with clients - then 2 hours of structured team training/supervision

  • Fortnightly peer supervision program 

  • 4 days at hub,1 day mobile - allows you to access support on site as much as you need 

  • Monthly group supervision/PD with our international, world class clinical advisors 

  • Structured scheduling with built in client blocks and admin blocks for plenty of planning time

  • First week shadowing/training only, then a gradually building caseload as you find your feet

  • Transparent client/billable hours with a clear timeline for how your caseload will build

Other role perks and benefits...​​

  • Work from our two beautiful hubs that have a warm and homely feel - a lovely environment to work in! 

  • Access to extensive resources, catalogue of toys, your own work iPad, phone…

  • Admin support

  • Friday whole team lunch to connect as a team and celebrate great moments from the week​​

  • Fun & social work environment, regular social events, yoga, free snacks & coffee!

About you....
 

  • Passionate about working with children

  • Ability to engage children through play 

  • Can do attitude and willing to go above and beyond to achieve amazing outcomes for families ​​

  • A great team player!

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Speech Pathology

  • Ability to commence in Jan or Feb of 2024

     

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Ready to apply?

Please email your resume and coverletter to zara@zandaspeech.com.au.

Or, we'd also love it if you included a video coverletter, instead of a written one. In your video coverletter, we’d love to hear about:

1. Why you'd like to work at Zanda?

2. A brief story about a great client outcome

3. What you think makes a great therapist?

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