At Peninsula Speech Pathology Services we are committed to the ongoing development of our staff. We invest in training and career development for the whole team.

This enables us to improve our techniques all the time based on research outcomes. Applying an evidence-based practice ensures that our patients receive the most effective and relevant treatments.

our team

Megan Ingram

Speech Pathologist / Director

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The best part of my day is being able to see the huge leaps forward our children with speech difficulties regularly make.  Often starting out shy and reserved, it’s personally uplifting to watch them grow in confidence as they put into practice the strategies they have learned.  It’s especially rewarding to see the looks on their parents’ faces as it slowly dawns upon them that their child can achieve a happier outcome.

Everyone has the right to communication.  It enables the expression of needs and wants, interaction with others and connection to community.  It’s very satisfying to know our work can help achieve this for people who thought it may never happen.

If an adult or child in your life is experiencing communication or feeding difficulties that are causing you concern, please make contact.  We would love to help.

Margo O’Callaghan

Speech Pathologist / Director

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I came from a background in Customer Service and began my career as a Speech Pathologist over 20 years ago working with adults and the aged community. After a sea change to the Peninsula in 2001 to raise my family, I started work with PSPS in 2003, becoming a partner and Director in 2007.  I like to challenge myself, know how things ‘work’ and learn new things. The last 14 years have been spent developing expertise in Paediatric practice whilst continuing to work with adult clients.  I think I’ve learnt as much from my clients as might have from me. Seeing people strive so hard to be their best is humbling, and being able to contribute to their growth, a privilege. I love problem solving and coming up with novel ideas to help each individual. My family and I are proud, active members of the Disabled Surfers Association – Peninsula Branch. Secretly….I’m an old fashioned gal who can cook, sew, knit and ballroom dance!!

Tracey Ayton

Speech Pathologist

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Tracey is an experienced clinician who has worked at Biala before joining the Pen Speech team

Jacinta Filliponi

Speech Pathologist

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Jacinta is a practising member of Speech Pathology Australia.  Since graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology, she has focussed on assessment and treatment of paediatric speech and language disorders. Jacinta has worked with a variety of clients including children with: Autism, Down Syndrome, Cleft Palate, Selective Mutism, and other disorders. Jacinta has worked in a wide variety of settings including private practice, the Department of Education and private schools. Jacinta is experienced in running group sessions as well as individual therapy. Jacinta also graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with majors in Anatomy, Human Biology and Physiology and has many years experience working closely with children as a Nanny.

Jess Carpenter

Speech Pathologist

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“Jess specialises in working with older children and young adults who have ASD, language difficulties/disorders and social, emotional and mental health difficulties. She currently runs clinical sessions and social groups across both Frankston and Mornington clinics, as well as working in schools across the peninsula. Jess loves seeing the difference therapy has on a client’s life and tries to make sessions as fun as possible. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time at the beach with a good book.”

Julianne Trebilcock

Speech Pathologist

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Without giving anything away …. I have more than 20 years experience working in Early Intervention, having worked with various organisations including Yooralla, Illoura and Biala. My strength is disguising therapy through play and planning sessions “through the eyes of the child”.  I love engaging children this way. Fun is always a priority as is giving parents practical, functional and ‘doable’ strategies to use in everyday routines. I’m creative at heart, passionate about handmade craft –and proud to say I crochet a mean granny square!!

Jordana Korbl

Speech Pathologist

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Jordana joined the Pen Speech Plus team this year.  She comes to us from another Private Practice in the city

Tiahn Holloway

Speech Pathologist

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My experience as a Paediatric Speech Pathologist has been based across Early Intervention as well as Private Practice caseloads. I get a lot of satisfaction advocating for my clients to help them progress across all day to day settings. Seeing children develop new skills and watching parents feel supported and become less stressed is what I enjoy most about my job. When I’m not at work my three children (particularly my energetic two year old)  keep my active and busy.

Melanie Knight

Speech Pathologist

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Melanie is a qualified Speech Pathologist who has primarily worked with paediatrics since graduating 20 years ago. Her experience includes working within schools, community health, early intervention & hospital settings, as well as private practice. Melanie has a particular interest in working with children with literacy difficulties. She is currently working 1 day/week, running an early literacy program with the prep students at a local school.

Roshen Thomasz

Speech Pathologist

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Roshen sees both adults and children

Mark Le

Speech Pathologist

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Mark comes to us from the Department of Education and Noahs Ark.  He works with a diverse caseload which includes early intervention through to adult disability

Brooke Perrin

Speech Pathologist

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Brooke has been a Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Speech Pathology Services since July 2017. She understands that sometimes learning speech and language concepts can be difficult for some of our clients, which is why she is passionate about making her sessions as engaging possible. Whether that be by using arts and crafts, playing a sporting game or acting a bit silly, no session is ever the same. Brooke believes that having fun is the best way to learn, so all of her sessions are tailored to her clients interests and passions.  She works closely with her clients and their families to ensure practice is as functional as possible and enjoyable for all involved. When she’s not working, Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and friends, in particular her energetic puppy dog.

Tanya Van Prooyen

Speech Pathologist

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Tanya is passionate and committed to working with people with communication and swallowing difficulties across the lifespan. She strives to help clients achieve their goals and takes pride in her ability to deliver functional, motivating, and engaging sessions. Outside of work, Tanya enjoys learning Spanish, trying new restaurants, seeing live music and going on outdoor adventures.

Tayla Evans

Speech Pathologist

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Tayla is currently on Maternity Leave

Cecile Knights

Speech Pathologist

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Cecile works with School aged children.  Cecile will be working in the clinic in Term 3.  

Kerry Holland

Speech Pathologist

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Kerry works with School aged children.  She is involved in the No Limits project.  Her speciality is working with Literacy.

Lillian Colley

Speech Pathologist

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Lillian is the resident AAC and Alternative communication guru.  She works at Pen Speech two days a week.

occupational therapy

Malancha Mukherjee

Occupational Therapist

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Eliza Bowen

Occupational Therapist

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Allied Health Assistants

Bianca Tidey

Allied Health Assistant

Tessa Hull

Allied Health Assistant

Ebony Corless

Allied Health Assistant

Olivia Templar

Allied Health Assistant

Kate Driver

Allied Health Assistant

Amanda

Allied Health Assistant

Leisa Martin

Allied Health Assistant

Bec Long

Allied Health Assistant

client services

Kerrie-Ann Johnston

Client Services

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Kerrie works in Frankston Wednesday to Friday.

Dawn Knox

Practice Manager

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Dawn works in Frankston Monday and Tuesday and Mornington on Wednesday

Gabrielle Parker

Administration

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Gabrielle works in Mornington Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Gemma Smith

Administration

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Gemma works in Mornington on Monday and Thursday

Jack Knox

Administration

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Jack works in Mornington on Monday and Wednesday

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Want to work with us?  We are hiring?

Speech Pathologists

An opportunity exists to join Peninsula Speech Plus, a private clinic based on the Mornington Peninsula, in three locations: Mornington, Frankston and Rosebud.  Our practice provides services to children and adults in the clinic, school/kinder, nursing home and home settings.  We provide both individual and group based interventions.

We are looking for an experienced clinician who is self-motivated, shows initiative and is capable of working independently within a team based approach.

The successful applicant will provide speech pathology assessment and intervention to the range of paediatric and adult speech, language and communication issues. Experience working with Alternative and Augmentative Communication systems is advantageous.   A minimum of two years experience is desired, however other applications will be considered based on the clinicians past work experience.

This role is attractive as it allows work in a private practice team, with both clinical and administrative support.

Supervision and clinical support will be provided by senior Speech Pathologists who work in the team on a regular basis. Our competent administration team and streamlined processes ensure that clinicians are supported in order to provide clients with the best level of service and care, whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Come and join our team and share our commitment to the provision of high quality care to our clients!

We welcome any queries, so please do not hesitate to contact Megan Ingram or Margo O’Callaghan on 03 59751500.

To submit an application, please forward your resume and one page cover letter via email to: admin@peninsulaspeech.com.au

See our Website for more information www.peninsulaspeechplus.com.au

 

 

 

Occupational Therapists

Are you creative, innovative, and ready to embark on an exciting career opportunity? Have you ever had a great idea for service provision, but not had the right platform to launch it from?

Join Peninsula Speech Plus, a private clinic based on the Mornington Peninsula.

Peninsula Speech has previously been a speech therapy only practice, however over the past 12 months we have been slowly integrating occupational therapy services also. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and experienced occupational therapists to join our occupational therapy stream to help us build an innovative, professional and sought-after service to our local community. 

We would love you to come armed with your creative and innovative ideas to help develop a unique service in our local community.

We work out of two locations, Mornington and Frankston, providing services to children and adults in the rooms, school/kinder, nursing home and home settings. We provide both individual and group-based interventions.

Our Team is made up of 16 speech pathologists, 3 occupational therapists, allied health assistants and administrative staff. We have close working relationships with other private practices in our area. This cooperative and multidisciplinary environment provides varied professional experiences. You will be working in a highly supportive environment with a fabulous team of professionals.

We are looking for an experienced clinician who is self-motivated, shows initiative and is capable of working independently within a team-based approach.

You will provide occupational therapy assessment and intervention services to a paediatric caseload within a private practice setting. Your work will be a mixture of visit based and in clinic services. Opportunities to work with adult clients are also available if desired.

Ideally, you will have a minimum of two years’ experience. Experience with disability is advantageous however applications will be considered based on your past work experience.

Mentoring and clinical support will be provided by both occupational therapists and speech pathologists both individually and in a group setting. Our competent administration team and streamlined processes ensure that clinicians are supported in order to provide clients with the best level of service and care.

Come and join our team and share our commitment to the provision of high-quality person-centred intervention to our clients.

The position is full time.

If you have any queries, contact Megan Ingram on 03 59751500.

www.peninsulaspeechplus.com.au

Start date – immediate

Job Type: Part-time / Full time (full time preferable)

 

 

Allied Health Assistants

Therapy assistants support a person with their daily care and/or activity programs. They work under the direction of a qualified and registered therapist, following the agreed goals and implementation plan.
At Pen Speech Plus our Therapy Assistants are either Students training to be Speech Pathologists or Occupational Therapists or have completed a Certificate IV Allied Therapy Assistant.  We have decided to employ Therapy Assistants within the Peninsula Speech team.  A team approach facilitates communication and ensures that our intervention is focused on your goals.

We welcome any queries, so please do not hesitate to contact Megan Ingram or Margo O’Callaghan on 03 59751500.

Or email your interest to megan@peninsulaspeech.com.au