Coastal Kids is a bespoke Speech Pathology practice that is committed to both its team and its clients.
We have an amazing little team at Coastal Kids and are regularly looking for Speech Pathologists to join us so we can help even more kids, their families and further strengthen our local community’s ability to communicate.
Read on to discover why Coastal Kids is such a terrific place to work and how we will support you progress your career, in the sunshine!
Please email us at email@example.com or call 0427 922 378 if your interested in applying for work at Coastal Kids!
Coastal Kids is based in beautiful North Queensland. No more freezing winter mornings! Townsville is warm and sunny year round, swap your jumpers for your sunnies and take in the stunning surrounds on your daily (very short) commute.
Coastal Kids supports children and their families to meet their communication goals and participate in life to the fullest. We deliver high-quality, family centered therapy across a range of settings including clinic based, home visits, and visits to school/childcare. We love that we are such an actively part of the community and creating impactful partnerships and teams around our young clients.
We support children with a range of disabilities and disorders, including strong focus on literacy and written language difficulties. Together with their families, educators and associated team members we help our clients not only achieve their communication goals, but live their best interactive lives.
You will never be short of support when you join Coastal Kids. Internally, we provide weekly supervision/mentoring meetings, fortnightly whole staff meetings, and regular team training days. There is also a generous budget for external PD as well as paid PD days. We do this because we want to be an important part in the development of your career, so that you stay up to date on the latest therapy developments.
Each team member participates in appraisals and is helped to create there own Individual Learning Plan to help identify their needs and focus their learning in a way that fits their personal career goals.
At Coastal Kids, we value collaboration and team work – supporting each other to do the best we can for our clients. Honesty and integrity are at the centre of all that we do, as we work together to provide efficient, evidence-based services to our community. We organise team training and well being days, as well as social events so we can get to know team members on a personal level.
We value work-life balance and will work with you to create a work schedule that fits your lifestyle.
Coastal Kids also employs student speech pathologists to provide alternative service delivery models for families. Under this model, clients are assessed by a qualified SLP and a support plan is created. The AHA (with support from the SLP and wider team) will provide direct intervention to the clients and their families. Families participating in this program are carefully selected to ensure that quality services can be provided.
Our model helps students to develop their clinical skills in key areas:
Our model also helps our community and families by making speech pathology services more accessible, both in terms of service availability and financial costs. With long waitlists and costs of services rising, an Allied Health Assistant model enables more children to get the early intervention that they need to be able to participate in their community.
Coastal Kids provides ongoing training and support, and access to paid professional development that will assist with your role (for example Sounds-Write training). We will work with you to develop a schedule that fits in with your studies and allow time for clinical placements.
If interested, please send through a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
“When I first started at Coastal Kids, it was just Mel and I in the office and now we have grown to include an amazing team of speech pathologists and administration staff. I love the ‘family’ feel we have in our office and how we support each other on both a professional and personal level. Our team offers support, guidance and we are always keen for a laugh.” ~ Kayla
“I love Coastal kids because I work with a great bunch of people who are supportive & hard working, but also like to have a little fun when we have some downtime at work.” ~ Sarah
“I love that our team is focused on providing the best possible services to our clients whilst also enjoying a down-to-earth and flexible work culture that supports our professional and personal well-being and mental health.” ~ Charlotte