Aged Care Working Party – Call for Expressions of Interest!
The Association’s Aged Care Working Party brings together a core group of experienced speech pathologists with clinical and research expertise in ageing and aged care to inform the profession’s strategic response to aged care reforms. With the appointment of the National Aged Care Advisor, a vacancy has arisen for a new member to join the working party. Members interested in joining the Aged Care Working Party should send their CV along with a brief 500-word statement outlining their experience to the Association’s National Aged Care Advisor by COB by COB Monday 15 July 2018.
New editor: Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
The Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology is Speech Pathology Australia’s major clinical publication and provides a professional forum for members of the Association. It is published three times each year.
The Editor, with support from an Editorial Committee, is responsible for ensuring each issue of JCPSLP contains a range of material that appeals to the Association’s membership base. The term of appointment is for two years (2019/2020) following a hand-over period with the existing editor (proposed handover to commence in August 2018).
An honorarium is paid to the incumbent.
All applicants must hold current membership of the Association. The Editor must have strong organisational skills and experience meeting deadlines and budgets, as well as broad professional experience and professional networks. While not essential, experience in editing, writing and publishing is highly desirable, as is a higher degree qualification.
Applications may be from individuals or a joint Co-Editor application. Email the Association’s Board and Executive Assistant to obtain further details about the position.
Expressions of interest, including a brief CV, should be emailed to the Association's Chief Executive Officer, Gail Mulcair.
Email the current editor, Leigha Dark for any additional clarification regarding the role.
Applications close on Friday 29 June 2018.
Majority World Countries/Developing Communities Grants
Speech Pathology Australia supports speech pathology services and training in Majority World countries and developing communities through a number of funding streams.
Grant applications are open to individuals and not-for-profit organisations, engaged in the advancement or provision of speech pathology services or training programs in Majority World countries or developing communities.
Applications will be considered by the Grant Review Panel on their merit and in consideration of the criteria within the guidelines. The decision is at the discretion of the Board.
For further information refer to the Majority World Countries and Developing Communities Grants Application Form .
Applications close on Monday 30 July 2018.
Call for Nominations: Community Representative Ethics Board
The Board of Directors of Speech Pathology Australia is now seeking nominations from members of the public to apply for this position. View more information about this position .
Nominations will close Monday 25th June 2018.
Interested persons will be asked to submit a brief CV and a short statement about their interest/reasons/ capabilities for serving on the Ethics Board.
Capacity to attend at least three teleconferences per year for Ethics Board meetings and participation on Investigation Panels, plus annual face-to-face meeting and training at the Speech Pathology Australia national office in Melbourne. (Friday afternoon – Sunday midday).
This position attracts sitting fees.
For further information and a copy of the position description either email the Association’s Senior Advisor Ethics and Professional Issues at Speech Pathology Australia or telephone her on 1300 368 835.
EOI for Early Career Reference Group
The Early Career Reference Group (ECRG) was established in September 2016. The Group meets once a month to discuss issues concerning new graduates and early career speech pathologists. The primary role of this group is to identify the unique needs and concerns that early career speech pathologists may face while seeking to establish and build a professional identity and career and then support the Association to develop resources and supports for members. The Group is made up of a number of speech pathologists who have recently graduated and two Association staff.
As the two-year term of the original membership draws to a close, the Association is seeking early career speech pathologists interested in supporting their colleagues, strengthening the profession and promoting membership of the Association. It would be ideal if members of the Group represent different workplaces (e.g. education, private, aged care disability, etc.) and work in different locations across Australia.
As part of the role, a member would be expected to attend monthly meetings that are held by teleconference; and actively contribute to ideas and discussions around issues faced by early career speech pathologists.
For more information view the Early Career Reference Group Member Position Description.
To be considered for the role, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining the following:
- Speech Pathology Australia membership and involvement in Association activities
- How you might best represent issues faced by early career speech pathologists (i.e. which sector, geographical area or life experience do you reflect)
- Your interest and dedication to supporting the ECRG
- Relevant skills and experience.
Please submit a CV and cover letter to the Association's Senior Advisor, Professional Practice.
NB. Applicants must be current members of Speech Pathology Australia and be willing to commence their role in August 2018. Applications close 18 June 2018.
Thirty (30%) per cent discount on books
There is a 30 per cent discount on books for members of associations and societies partnering with Taylor & Francis – viz. Speech Pathology Australia. The offer ends on 31 December 2018. Visit either the CRC Press or Routledge websites, select the titles to be purchased, and enter the discount code into the promotional code box provided during checkout. Discount applies to purchase of Routledge, CRC Press and Taylor & Francis books. Secure the necessary 30% discount code .
Communications from Speech Pathology Australia
Speech Pathology Australia communicates regularly with members through a variety of means. The Association will, however, never contact a member through submission of a website contact form.
The Association has become aware that there may have been incidences of this happening. Where a member receives contact of this nature, stating it is from Speech Pathology Australia, they should immediately contact the Association as we are endeavouring to take steps to prevent this from occurring. Contact Speech Pathology Australia.