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Expressions of Interest: JCPSLP Editor

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 Speech Pathology Australia’s broad membership base. The term of appointment is two years (2021/2022) following a proposed handover period to commence in December 2020 with the existing editor. 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. Please email National Office via execassist@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au to obtain further details about the position.

Expressions of Interest, including a brief CV, should be emailed to Gail Mulcair, Chief Executive Officer by Friday 30 October, 2020.

Email the Association's Publications Manager  should you require any additional clarification regarding the role.

 

Expression of Interest: JCPSLP Editorial Committee Members

The Association is seeking expressions of interest for two members to join the Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology editorial committee. The editorial committee works with the Editor to deliver high quality material that has broad appeal to the Association’s membership. The appointment is for two years.

Editorial committee members must be a current member of Speech Pathology Australia, have good organisational skills and experience in meeting deadlines, and have broad professional experience.

While not essential, experience in editing, writing and/or publishing of manuscripts, experience in reviewing manuscripts for publication and a post graduate degree are highly desirable.

Email the Association’s National Office to obtain further details about the position.

Expressions of Interest, including a brief CV, should be emailed to the Association's Chief Executive Officer

Email the Association’s Publications Manager for any additional clarification regarding the role.

 

Early Career Reference Group seeking members

Speech Pathology Australia is seeking applications from early career members who are interested in participating on the Association’s Early Career Reference Group (ECRG). This group assists the Association to identify the needs and concerns of early career speech pathologists and to develop resources to supports these members. ECRG has helped produce resources like the Ready for Work series and Speak Up podcast.

Members with 0 – 3 years of experience, including students in the final year of their speech pathology university program, are eligible to apply. The term of service is from January 2021 to December 2022. Detailed information can be found in the Position Description and Expression of Interest.

To apply, members should submit a CV and cover letter outlining the following:

  • length of Association membership (including time spent as a student member)
  • any involvement in Association activities
  • interest in the Early Career Reference Group
  • how they feel they might best represent issues faced by early career speech pathologists in the sector and location of your workplace
  • any relevant skills and experience.

Application materials should be emailed to Speech Pathology Australia no later than 15 October, 2020.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members are encouraged to apply.

 

EOI: Working Party – Working in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society: Position Statement and Clinical Guideline

The Association’s Position Statement and Clinical Guideline for Working in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society, last reviewed in 2015, will be updated in 2020. The Association is calling for Expressions of Interest to join a Working Party to develop a Position Statement and Clinical Guideline about Working in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society.

The Working in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society Position Statement and Clinical Guideline are intended to provide information about the speech pathology management of the people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, many of which have been overlooked or marginalised in research and practice approaches to date.

The aim of this working party is to privilege the voices of the diverse Australians we serve and to support equitable engagement in high quality speech pathology services that adequately meet their needs. Position Statement and Clinical Guideline Stakeholders including speech pathologist, researchers, clients and family members of people with communication and swallowing needs, with experience and expertise in the following areas, are encouraged to apply to be a member of the Working Party to develop this Position Statement and Clinical Guideline:

  • Culturally safe and responsive assessment and intervention for diverse populations
  • The LGBTIQA+ community
  • Multilingualism
  • Dialectal diversity in Australia
  • Working with interpreters
  • People from refugee/asylum seeker backgrounds
  • Global development of speech-language pathology in majority world countries
  • SLP education for working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Interested stakeholders should email their CV along with a brief, no greater than 500-word, statement outlining their experience with one or more of the key areas outlined above to Speech Pathology Australia by Monday 21 September 2020.

 

EOI: Working Party – Working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Speech Pathology Australia is developing a new Guideline on working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Guideline will support members to engage with and provide culturally safe services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Expressions of Interest are sought from interested individuals to participate as a volunteer in a Working Group to support the development of the Guideline.

The role of the working party may include providing guidance on issues and barriers that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples accessing speech pathologists, identify solutions to overcome any barriers or issues and support the development of the Guideline. The working party will develop a Terms a Reference and outline all tasks and roles of the membership.

The Association is seeking up to ten Aboriginal and/or non-Aboriginal representatives, offering a mix of skills, knowledge, and experience, across all states and territories.

Working Party members will meet via zoom conference. The tenure of the working party members will end at the completion of the project. It is expected that the project will be completed by 12 months.

Members who would like to be considered for the working party should email their CV along with a brief, no greater than 500-word, statement outlining their experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and what they can bring to meet the scope of the document. Members should your completed application to Speech Pathology Australia by COB Friday 23 October, 2020.