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Amelia Kennedy - Speech-language pathologist

"I enjoy raising awareness of how important communication skills are for learning and for life. I also enjoy the opportunities to interact with so many different people - teachers, students, parents, other school staff, other speech-language pathologists, other therapists."

Find out more about the role of departmental speech-language pathologists.

Amanda Li - Speech-language pathologist

"I initially was interested in joining the department because I enjoy working with children. Having worked in the Department of Education and Training for a couple of years, I have come to enjoy the challenges that I get from working with a diverse paediatric caseload. It means that I am always learning and improving my practice; and it keeps me on my toes."

Find out more about the role of departmental speech-language pathologists.

Kathryn O'Heir - Speech-language pathologist

"Being a speech-language pathologist in the Department of Education and Training gives you a lot of diverse paediatric experience. You also have access to great collegial support and lots of professional development opportunities. It is also great for people who like having a flexible workplace."

Find out more about the role of departmental speech-language pathologists.

Dominic Hanson - Physiotherapist

"School based positions provide an excellent work life balance, plenty of opportunities for professional development, and great diversity in caseload and work duties."

Find out more about the role of departmental physiotherapists.

Kristina Wilhelmsen - Physiotherapist

"The support that I have received as a new graduate has been great and has really encouraged me as I start my career. It is a fantastic opportunity to expand your professional experience, especially for people interested in working in paediatrics."

Find out more about the role of departmental physiotherapists.

Melissa Draper - Occupational therapist

"There is the opportunity to develop a broad range of clinical skills and to work with children with a variety of disabilities. For young graduates and new employees, the Department of Education and Training offers substantial support and induction programs to assist you in your early career."

Find out more about the role of departmental occupational therapists.

Jessica Fawdon - Occupational therapist

"I enjoy the variety I encounter each day. I am always working with different children who have different and new challenges. I also get to work with lots of different teaching staff on a daily basis as well as allied health professionals. It is rewarding to work with a wide range of people to help achieve outcomes for the students."

Find out more about the role of departmental occupational therapists.

Rebecca Lee - Occupational therapist

"If you are after a dynamic, relevant and diverse work place, which requires you to adapt your professional skills to support young people with the most significant needs in our community, then this is the job for you."

Find out more about the role of departmental occupational therapists.

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This page was last reviewed on 15 Aug 2016

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