SA Health

Job no: 862106
Work type: Casual
Location: Yorke and Mid North
Categories: Allied and Scientific Health

  • Yorke and Northern Local Health Network, Yorke and Northern Region, Various Locations
  • Salary  – multi-classed AHP1 / AHP2
    • $34.49 – $42.10 per hour + 25% casual loading – AHP1
    • $44.45 – $51.49 per hour + 25% casual loading – AHP2
  • Casual Contracts available up to 30 April 2025


About the Role

We invite you to join our supportive and dynamic multi-disciplinary team within Yorke and Northern Local Health Network (YNLHN), as a Rehabilitation Speech Pathologist.

Speech pathologists at YNLHN are rural generalists providing clinical services to adults and children with swallowing and communication difficulties. We provide services through a variety of therapy modes including 1:1, groups, telehealth, and consultative services.

As part of the Rehabilitation Speech team, you will work predominantly using a multi-disciplinary model delivering client centred care. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in communication including speech, language, and fluency, as well as supporting clients to access AAC to meet their communication needs. Paediatric feeding is also a key focus area, working as part of a multi-disciplinary feeding team. We service children aged 0 to 4 years, prior to school entry, and address the health and medical needs of children aged 0 to 18 years.

Working with adults, you will have the opportunity to develop your dysphagia management and adult communication (speech, language, and voice) skills. We work with adults in hospitals, nursing homes and in the community, including palliative care support. We also provide education and training for staff within nursing homes and residential facilities around dysphagia management and IDDSI standards.

Incentives and Support

The successful candidate will have the benefit of the following (subject to availability and eligibility):

  • Up to $13,000 reimbursement for relocation costs (e.g. for travel, removalists)
  • 3 months free accommodation and subsidised rental accommodation for short term contracts (up to 1 year)
  • Professional supervision within your discipline to support professional and clinical development
  • Support in developing your career journey – whether you are an early career clinician or experienced leader, we can help
  • Minimum of $2000 per year for professional development and training (can include registrations, travel and accommodation)
  • A Transition to Professional Practice Program to support allied health professionals new to rural and remote practice in their first year of practice in a rural setting
  • A thorough orientation and buddy system to support relocation and transition

In addition to the annual salary and entitlements (superannuation & leave loading), we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, watch a short video about what salary packaging is. For information about Relocation Support working for SA Health can be found here.


Please note that this position is multi-classed as either a AHP1 or AHP2 and appointment classification will be determined by qualifications and experience. Please refer to the job pack below for more information.

Applicants must hold a recognised qualification within the Speech Pathology profession and be eligible for practicing membership of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia.  For self-regulated professions, it is desirable to participate in the professional association accredited CPD program.

About Us

The Yorke and Northern Local Health Network encompasses the Yorke Peninsula, significant areas of the Mid North and Spencer Gulf, Southern Flinders Ranges and the Clare Valley. Its major urban centres are Port Pirie, Clare, Burra, Peterborough, Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo.

The largest health service for this region is based in Wallaroo, with outreach provided to the Copper coast and Southern Yorke Peninsula including Moonta, Kadina, Maitland, Point Pearce, Minlaton and Yorketown (max 1.5hr drive from Wallaroo).

A career in the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network offers many great lifestyle benefits, including diverse job prospects and the opportunity to fast track your skills and career, not to mention your choice of scenery from farm, ocean, vineyards and the Southern Flinders ranges. View the below videos for more information about working for Yorke and Northern Local Health Network

Yorke and Northern LHN – We care for you

Work with us – Yorke and Northern LHN

Important Information

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • DHS National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Check
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 862106.


Viv London
Allied Health Team Leader
Phone: 8638 4494

Application Closing Date

30 April 2025 – 11.55PM


Download File 862106 Speech Pathologist Casual Job Pack.pdf

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Advertised: 15 Apr 2024 Cen. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Apr 2025 Cen. Australia Standard Time

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