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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I have been a speech pathologist for a very long time and continue to find it an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. I love working with children, their families and teachers and feel so appreciative of being able to share the journey with them.  I love sorting out the puzzle that many children present with and celebrating the success of achieving independent communication, in whatever form best suits that child. 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, playing golf, travelling, fishing and generally spending time outdoors.

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 is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist who is passionate about working with both adults and children of all ages. Jordana has experience working with paediatric speech and language delays, fluency, social communication difficulties as well as adult communication and swallowing. Jordana brings enthusiasm to her work and is dedicated to providing a client centered approach, working closely with families and caregivers to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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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Since graduating from the Australian Catholic University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Speech Pathology, I have been busy supporting people across the lifespan achieve their communication goals. I currently work two days a week in the clinic, predominately supporting people experiencing a range of communication or swallowing issues. I became a speech pathologist as I wanted a career where I could help others achieve their basic human right to communicate so they can be full participants in their community. I have a wide range of interests and provide evidence-based treatments for people experiencing speech sound errors, childhood apraxia of speech, stuttering, adult dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive communication disorders, socio-emotional regulation, and complex-communication needs requiring Assistive Technology. When I am not in clinic, I am based in schools supporting children with disabilities in mainstream schools and on the No Limits literacy-based program.  I am also undergoing further training to provide treatments for sensory feeding issues and complete videofluoroscopic swallow studies. When I am not in the clinic, I am spending time with my three fur babies, who occasionally stop by the office to say hello!

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 is a warm, compassionate clinician who enjoys working with clients of all ages and walks of life. She understands that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and commits to providing quality services tailored to each client and their family’s needs, celebrating every success along the way. She has experience working in early intervention settings, schools, hospital and rehabilitation facilities and aged care. Outside of work, Cecile loves traveling, cooking and spending time in nature.

Kerry Holland

Speech Pathologist

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With over 20 years of Speech Pathology practice, I have worked with children in the preschool years to well within adolescence.  Starting my career with the education department, I then moved to work with children and teens within the child and adolescent mental health sector.  I am currently working in preschool and school settings focusing on language and literacy.  There is nothing more satisfying than working with children and their families to achieve their communication goals.  

Lillian Colley

Speech Pathologist

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Lillian is passionate about working with people with complex communication needs, particularly developing their skills using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Lillian is a certified PODD presenter and is a PROMPT trained therapist. Lillian lives locally in the Mornington Peninsula and always enjoys exploring new areas.

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Krista Lenders

Occupational Therapist

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Krista graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (with honours)  from Monash University. Since graduating she has worked with children across acute and private practice settings.

Krista is a fun, warm, and nurturing therapist who loves to work with families as part of their ‘team’. She loves nothing more than seeing the world through each child’s inquisitive eyes.

Krista is passionate about working with children and their families to develop strong working relationships, and loves being there to celebrate the small milestones that they experience along the way.

Krista enjoys incorporating her love of being creative in her therapy sessions, and getting to know her client’s interests and passions and intergrating these into their sessions.

Krista is currently on maternity leave with her two young children, and will be returning to individual client therapy at the start of 2020.

Eliza Bowen

Occupational Therapist

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Malancha Mukherjee

Occupational Therapist

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Since graduating from Monash University with a Bachelors of Occupational Therapy (Honours) I have been involved in supporting people across the lifespan achieve their functional goals. I currently work in the clinic three days a week supporting children and their families experiencing difficulties with fine and gross motor activities, social – emotional and sensory needs. I really enjoy being able to work in a collaborative environment with Speech Pathologists and Allied Health Assistants and have the pleasure to run social and SPOT on groups during school term and holidays. I believe that the environment we work and grow in plays such an important role in a child’s development and so during my clinic days I also have the pleasure of doing school, home and kinder visits where possible.

When I am not at clinic I support adults at the State-wide Autistic Services (SASI) with their activities of daily living, social – emotional regulation, sensory processing difficulties and mental health issues that may hinder their performance on a daily basis. At SASI, I have been involved in creating their sensory room and other sensory spaces and programs.  I have a passion for mental health and am dedicated to continuing my professional development for both adults and children and hope to be able to grow my knowledge through my experiences.

Allied Health Assistants

Bianca Tidey

Allied Health Assistant

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I am an Allied Health Assistant for the Friday social groups at PSP. With a background in primary school education and disability support services, I am currently studying to become a speech pathologist by 2021. I love finding fun and engaging ways to assist children and their family in reaching their communication goals. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy exploring the outdoors or relaxing with a good book.

 

Leisa Martin

Allied Health Assistant

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I am studying Speech Pathology, having previously completed a Bachelor of Arts (Human Bioscience) and a Graduate Diploma of Speech and Language.

I want to work in Speech Pathology because I love seeing children, teenagers and adults feel good about themselves when they have the skills to enjoy interacting with others and participating in the activities of their daily lives. I also love seeing how proud a client’s parents or family are when they see their loved one practising skills and making progress. 

I enjoy getting to know my client, and tailoring my therapy support sessions to their interests. It is a pleasure to work as a Therapy Assistant, and to learn so much while being an additional support person in the client’s team. 

I live in Mount Martha with my husband, two young children and dog. I have a Dachshund X Border Collie, who attracts lots of smiles! 

Ebony Corless

Allied Health Assistant

Olivia Templar

Allied Health Assistant

Kate Driver

Allied Health Assistant

Amanda

Allied Health Assistant

Bec Long

Allied Health Assistant

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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