Hess - Speech Therapist - Kirwan, QLD, Australia

Kayla Hess

Kirwan, QLD, Australia

Services

Speech Therapist

Work History

STUDENT PLACMENT, SEMESTER ONE

BILOELA COMMUNITY HEALTH

February 2013 - April 2013

Responsibilities/Outcomes
• Comprehensive assessment and evidence based intervention for paediatric speech, language and fluency
• Development and implementation of parent education session on childhood speech and language development
• Prioritisation of clients and appointment scheduling
• Evaluation of assessment results and report writing
• Development of paediatric resources - Stopping pack; articulation therapy resource; PECS photo boards
• Regular clinical supervision including reflective practice and performance review
• Demonstration of a high level of professionalism and communication skills through detailed progress notes, reports and liaising with staff, family, clients and health professionals
• Work within a case management model and participation in multidisciplinary team and case management meetings

STUDENT PLACEMENT, SEMESTER TWO

ROCKHAMPTON HOSPITAL

July 2013 - September 2013

Responsibilities/Outcomes
• Comprehensive assessment and evidence based intervention for adult speech, language, voice and dysphagia
• Prioritisation of clients and appointment scheduling
• Evaluation of assessment results and report writing
• Staff education sessions and head and neck cancer support group
• Development of adult resources - Swallow assessment screener; oromotor home programs; dysarthria therapy word lists
• Regular clinical supervision including reflective practice and performance review
• Effectively working within a multi-discipline team and providing multi-discipline intervention
• Demonstration of high level of professionalism and communication skills through detailed progress notes, reports and liaising with medical staff, family, clients and health professionals
• Work within a case management model and participation in multidisciplinary team and case management meetings

CHILDCARE WORKER (ASSISTANT, GROUP LEADER AND INCLUSION SUPPORT)

VICKERS ROAD COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CENTRE

From September 2007

Responsibilities/Outcomes
• Work collaboratively with team members to provide high quality care and facilitate early learning following the early years learning framework in children aged 6 weeks-5 years
• Review the progress of each child's development through weekly observations, evaluation, programming and development of child profiles
• Follow, review and up-date service provider policies and quality improvement plans
• Attend professional development with regular reflection on work practice.
• Support the development of children with disabilities (experience with autism, Cerebral Palsy, cleft palate, hearing impairment and learning difficulties)
• Supervision of staff with maintenance of professional relationships
• High level of communication skills (verbal and written) via interactions with parents regarding child's development and daily routines

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND FOOD PREPERATION

SUB-BOYS

March 2004 - September 2007

Responsibilities
• Opening and closing procedures
• Exceptional phone and customer service skills
• Money handling and banking
• Supervision of staff and rostering responsibilities
• General cleaning and food preparation following food regulations and hygiene procedures

Qualifications & Certifications

James Cook University

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Barrier Reef Institute of Tafe

St Margaret Mary's College

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