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The Social Work team at Pearson Allied Health Services is seeking an experienced clinical leader to lead their small, close-knit team.

We are seeking a versatile social worker with extensive clinical experience. We are looking for someone who has experience in the disability sector. Leading a small team requires a hands-on manager who has broad clinical experience. Not only will you be providing high level clinical supervision, you will have your own case load to ensure you maintain your highly developed skills in this area.

About Us:

Pearson Allied Health Services specialise in providing allied health services to children, young people, and adults with disabilities. Offering a flexible service, sessions can take place in our office, our therapy house, our farm or within the community. Our goal is to provide a truly person-centered service while working within a trans-disciplinary team.

The Position:

We are seeking a speech pathologist who is passionate about working with people with disabilities to join our team. The role is available as either part time or full time and the responsibilities include:

  • Providing client driven, evidence-based therapy services to clients in their home, clinic and/or community environments, focusing on meeting the NDIS and client goals
  • Provision of therapy services to children and/or adults with disabilities, including developmental delays, autism and intellectual disabilities.
  • Conducting assessments and reporting in a timely and accurate manner as required for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and generating recommendations.

As a manager you will have experience in scheduling, performance management and professional development, you will also be a part of the senior management team. You will be tasked with ensuring the team is run effectively and efficiently and provides exceptional client care. We are seeking a confident manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a strong, decisive nature. The role involves fast, critical thinking and being able to prioritise on the go is key.

Work life at Pearson Allied Health Services is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of being a leading advocate for people with disabilities, to focus on ‘ability, not disability’, and to work together with our local community in whatever way is required. 

At Pearson Allied Health Services we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), where we don’t just accept differences, but we honour and support it. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQA+, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity group

In addition:

  • Relocation costs negotiable 
  • Flexible family friendly hours- part-time or full-time hours
  • Excellent clinical support with an experienced clinical manager and leadership team.  
  • A rewarding role offering not only the diversity to work with children and/or adults but the ability to explore areas you are passionate in.
  • Located down South, in Morphett Vale, Clarendon and Hackham
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave.
  • Employee Assistive program
  • Excellent culture with regular team events
  • Professional Development allowance each year, plus additional in-house PD.
  • Provision of Laptop and iPad
  • Travel paid per kilometre, and/or company vehicles can be used.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance provided 
  • Uniform provided
  • A negotiable remuneration package based on experience and additional qualifications and skills.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible

Selection Criteria:

  • A Social Work degree which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Demonstrated advanced Social Work experience across a range of clinical areas within a disability setting.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising staff and team performance
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in service management functions
  • Demonstrated high level problem solving and clinical prioritisation skills
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills (oral and written) including advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing Evidence Based Practice (EBP) into service planning and evaluation

Key Criteria:

  • Member of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Working with Children Screener
  • Disability Employment Screener Check or NDIS Worker Screener
  • Responding to Risk of Harm, Abuse and Neglect (RRHAN-EC) certification
    • or be willing to obtain prior to commencing employment
  • Child Safe Environments ‘Through Their Eyes’ Training
    • or be willing to obtain prior to commencing employment
  • South Australia Driver’s Licence


  • Understanding and knowledge of the Privacy Act and relevant confidentiality requirements.
  • Understanding of the NDIS Code of Conduct and act in compliance at all times and willing to act in accordance with the PAHS Mission Statement.
  • Understanding of Disability Service Standards and relevant legislation.
  • Understanding of United Nations Convention on Human Rights for People with a Disability.
  • Understanding of National Principles for Child Safe Organisation 

In your application, please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria which demonstrates your skills and experience and send through to

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Job Type: Permanent