Jibber Jabber Allied Health has a some incredible career opportunities for speech pathologists and occupational therapists at any stage of their career. Graduates in particular benefit from our graduate program which enables the graduate clinician the space and support needed to make the best start in their career possible.
Jibber Jabber Allied Health’s graduate program is designed for maximum support, allowing the graduate to balance their responsibilities and their development concurrently.
All staff will begin their careers with Jibber Jabber Allied Health with a two-week induction period where they will be shadowing clinicians in their field (the ‘shadowing period’). May include sessions with other discipline for exposure as well as ‘meet and greet’ clients known to be commencing with the starting clinician.
Over the course of 12 months, graduates are provided with in house and on demand webinars covering the areas of:
|Telepractice (including assessments and pediatric)
|· Self-care tasks (such as toileting)
|Apraxia of Speech
|An introduction and exposure to a variety of assessments
|Deriving Goals from Common Assessments
|Goal setting & intervention planning
|Introduction to AAC
|Collaborating with educators
|Basics of Teaching Reading and Writing
|· Fine motor & gross motor development
All new graduate employees are provided with weekly 1 hour 1:1 mentorship with a senior in their field over the course of 12 months. New graduates have access to their senior mentor outside of this regularly booked session and beyond the 12 months, have ongoing access to mentoring.
New graduates will begin supporting their clients on week three of their commencement at JJAH. The first two weeks consists of full-time shadowing and learning the ropes. From week three, new graduates are expected to see 12 clients a week with one day a week being a full admin day.
From this point, the goal is an increase of 1 client per week every 4 weeks until the new graduate is seeing 16 clients per week. From there, the increase of 1 client per week occur every 6 weeks until 20 clients are being seen, which is the maximum for any staff member.
At the rate specified above, graduates will achieve the full capacity over the course of 43 weeks, approximately 9.5 months. These targets are designed to allow the new graduate the time and space to understand their clients needs, find and fill any gaps of knowledge while also providing high quality service to the client.
Prior to the target time approaching, the new graduate and their mentor will work with the new graduate to ensure they are ready prior to the increase. This ensures any extra support that is needed is provided. Any part time graduates will have the total number of clients scaled proportionally to their part time hours.
We accept applications from graduates and final year students all year around. To apply, please head to our Graduate Program job posting Google Form and complete the application process.
Intake to the graduate program is limited to availability.
What are staff saying about working for Jibber Jabber Allied Health?
“Jibber Jabber Allied Health is a wonderful company to work for. The atmosphere and all of the staff are friendly and welcoming. The management team genuinely cares about staff and clients. They listen and are happy to make adjustments and changes when required. Working with our clients is extremely rewarding. There is a vast range of resources available which is continually expanding. We are also provided with an administration day each week for completing reports, resources, PDs, etc. I consider myself very fortunate to work at such a supportive company.”
“I’ve been so grateful to have started my career here at Jibber Jabber. The supervisors and staff are all so friendly and have a genuine interest in seeing you succeed. The graduate program is set up in a way that allows your caseload to grow as you become more confident as a clinician. The most valuable aspect of the program for me has been weekly mentoring sessions where I can ask questions about my caseload, as well as discuss career progression and professional development. The work we do here is so rewarding and I’m excited to continue learning and growing as a clinician.”