Careers - Telethon Speech & Hearing

Careers

Enjoy a career with purpose helping families across WA

At Telethon Speech & Hearing, you will find an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, supportive and fun, where our employees take pride in the work they undertake, the relationships that they build and the difference they make in the lives of the children and families we support.

We strive to be experts in our field and want the very best people to join us to ensure we deliver the highest level of service to the children and families who access our services.

We employ a range of different positions in our School Based Programs, Hearing Services Department, Private Therapy Clinics and back of house support services.

Our Programs and Positions

Our programs at Telethon Speech & Hearing include:

  • Chatterbox: an early intervention program for children with a hearing loss
  • Talkabout: an early intervention program for children with speech and language delays or disorders
  • Language Support Groups: an extension to our Talkabout program, providing a literacy focus for primary school-aged children in Years 1-3
  • Outpost School Support: a school support program located in mainstream settings at various Catholic and Independent schools in the Perth metropolitan area.
  • Hearing Services: TSH’s audiological services for children and adults through our audiological clinics and internal TSH support
  • Ear Health: Operating in the Pilbara, Wheatbelt and Cockburn our ear health programs is an integrated approach from screening to audiology to primary health and surgical supports for children suffering from otitis media
  • Therapy Clinics: Providing one-on-one support in the areas of speech therapy and occupational therapy for children

Our employees often work across our programs, giving opportunity for additional skill and career development, role variety as well as knowledge transfer.

Our positions within our programs include:

  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Auditory Verbal Therapists
  • Audiologists
  • Psychologists
  • Librarian
  • Family Liaison Officer
  • Teachers including Teachers of the Deaf
  • Education Assistants and Notetakers
  • Ear Health Program roles
  • Support roles in areas such as finance, facilities, IT, HR, marketing and external relations, NDIS support, research, venue hire and administration

Our programs and position are primarily based in our Wembley Centre.  We also have employment opportunities within our Cockburn Clinic, Pilbara Office and Outpost Schools.

Working With Us

We are looking for passionate and nurturing people who will be committed to our purpose and share our values, as well as support our child safety practices.

Being a Child Safe Organisation, we are committed to providing a child safe environment and promoting practices which provide for the safety, wellbeing and welfare of our children, clients and families. Prospective employees are assessed against their ability to support and maintain a child safe environment.  In addition, all Telethon Speech & Hearing employees and volunteers are required to have a current Working with Children Check and Police Clearance.   

We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

As well as having a career with a purpose, employees at Telethon Speech & Hearing have access to a great range of employee benefits including:

  • A competitive remuneration package including access to salary packaging
  • Generous Annual Leave and Long Service Leave benefits 
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Free onsite parking at our Wembley Centre
  • Paid parental leave
  • An employee assistance program
  • An ongoing commitment to employee professional development
  • A nurturing and inclusive workplace environment
  • The opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team of passionate professionals
  • An active employee social club

 If you have the passion and commitment to make a difference in the lives of children and their families, please take the opportunity to review our current vacancies.

For information on volunteering with Telethon Speech & Hearing, please review our volunteering page.

Employee Profiles

As a Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist and Teacher of the Deaf, I am fortunate to work across the Early Intervention Program and School Support Outpost Program.

I have been working across both programs for many years and love the benefit and opportunity of working with families and children across a range of ages and stages.

As brain development (neuroplasticity) is greatest in the early years especially, 0–3 years of age, the Early Intervention phase is critical for learning and development. Working with parents and in a multidisciplinary team is a dynamic learning experience.

The School Support Outpost Program provides follow on support in a school setting for students with hearing loss. My role as Teacher of the Deaf is to work with families and the school to support the child’s whole learning experience at school and maximise their academic potential and educational outcomes.

Zita Ferreira
Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist / Teacher of the Deaf

We get to work with these great children and their families, in a range of programs across the state. As an audiologist my role is to assess their hearing, program their cochlear processors and equipment, and provide support and education.

The highlight for me is getting to know them, watching them grow, and seeing them reach their full potential. They amaze and inspire me with what they achieve. As a professional, to see them get the supports they need,and to be able to walk part of that journey with them and their families is really something special.

Trude Hallaraker
Audiologist

I have been with Telethon Speech & Hearing for roughly 3 years and have loved every minute of my time at the organisation.

As the Business Development Manager, I have been fortunate to work across a variety of our existing programs and to expand our services to support at-risk children and families across the state through novel models. During my time at Telethon Speech & Hearing, there have been two distinct highlights; seeing the joy and excitement on our children’s faces running around the playground, knowing they are receiving the very best support for their hearing, speech and language needs and the passionate team that I get to work with who go above and beyond to help our families.

There is not a day that goes by that I do not take for granted the amazing culture and people that we have at Telethon Speech & Hearing.

Dr. Daniel Lombardo
Business Development Manager

My role at Telethon Speech and Hearing is working as a Speech Pathologist in our Talkabout Program (our specialised school for children experiencing language difficulties). Simply coming to work is like attending a Professional Development workshop! Working with an experienced team of Occupational Therapists, Teachers and a Psychologist who generously share their knowledge and time means that I am always expanding my professional understandings and skills.

Telethon Speech and Hearing prides itself on delivering the most current, evidence based practice and supports its staff with a generous Professional Development budget to ensure we can all pursue our professional interests and continually develop as a team.

Natalie Willacy
Speech Pathologist

You know you have picked the right career and the right employer by the number of years you have LOVED coming to work. I first began my career at Telethon Speech & Hearing in 1989, yes that is over 30 years ago! (with a few years off when my children were young). During that long time, I have gained valuable skills and experience in all areas of our organisation.

Telethon Speech & Hearing is quite a diverse Centre. We have programs for Speech and Language delayed children (Talkabout Program) from 2 years old to Pre-Primary, Early Intervention for children with hearing loss from birth to Kindy (Chatterbox), School Support program in which we supply Education Assistants, Notetakers and Teachers of the Deaf for students with hearing loss attending mainstream schools in the Perth Metropolitan area (Outpost) and a Language Support program for students in year 1-4. During my time at Telethon Speech & Hearing I have been very blessed to have worked across all four programs as a Teacher of the Deaf/Classroom Teacher/Playgroup Leader. My current position is Deputy Principal – Talkabout Program.

People always ask me what I love about my job. It is hard to define as there are many things I love about my job. I will just name a few. Of course, the students are at the top of the list. Watching the students progress from the beginning of the year to the end of year is amazing. We have some students that start in our Talkabout program that have less than 5 words and by the end of the year they are speaking in phrases. Second would be working as a multidisciplinary team. I have learnt so much from the Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Audiologists, Education Assistants, Notetakers, and of course the other teachers. Working as a team is one of our many strengthens at Telethon Speech and Hearing and why we have such amazing results.

Karole Marshall
Deputy Principal, Talkabout Program
Zita Ferreira
As a Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist and Teacher of the Deaf, I am fortunate to work across the Early Intervention Program and School Support Outpost Program.

I have been working across both programs for many years and love the benefit and opportunity of working with families and children across a range of ages and stages.

As brain development (neuroplasticity) is greatest in the early years especially, 0–3 years of age, the Early Intervention phase is critical for learning and development. Working with parents and in a multidisciplinary team is a dynamic learning experience.

The School Support Outpost Program provides follow on support in a school setting for students with hearing loss. My role as Teacher of the Deaf is to work with families and the school to support the child’s whole learning experience at school and maximise their academic potential and educational outcomes.
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Dr. Daniel Lombardo
I have been with Telethon Speech & Hearing for roughly 3 years and have loved every minute of my time at the organisation.

As the Business Development Manager, I have been fortunate to work across a variety of our existing programs and to expand our services to support at-risk children and families across the state through novel models. During my time at Telethon Speech & Hearing, there have been two distinct highlights; seeing the joy and excitement on our children’s faces running around the playground, knowing they are receiving the very best support for their hearing, speech and language needs and the passionate team that I get to work with who go above and beyond to help our families.

There is not a day that goes by that I do not take for granted the amazing culture and people that we have at Telethon Speech & Hearing.
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