Meet The Team: Speech Pathology Clinical Lead
Introducing Emma, our amazing Speech Pathology Clinical Lead! Emma is a dual qualified Speech Pathologist and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. After working in public health for 17 years, Emma took the plunge into full time community/private practise. Her career focus has been on infants and children with complex eating and drinking needs in paediatric hospitals, special schools and now in the community. Emma has also enjoyed opportunities to develop and run courses in her areas of focus, which led her to her current PHD study on infants with tongue tie.
To learn more about our Speech Pathology Clinical Lead, Emma, we asked her some questions to find out why she wanted to join the National 360 team, what she is passionate about as a Speech Pathologist, a highlight of her time working at National 360 + more!
Read our full interview with Emma below.
When did you start at National 360, and why did you want to join the team?
I started working at National 360 in August 2021, I was excited to join as a Speech Pathology Clinical Lead for a growing stream in such an established company. I love clinical education and service development and was really impressed by National 360’s vision and how they wanted to develop MDT working, and the support they offered their clinicians at all stages of their careers.
What do you love most about your role as the Speech Pathology Clinical Lead?
I love the variety of my day-to-day work and the engagement I have with clients, clinicians, Team Leads, Senior Executive and Customer Service. No two days are the same, and I love the growth of the Speech Pathology stream and the culture of support here at National 360.
What are you most passionate about as a Speech Pathologist?
Early intervention and supporting families and children to support their goals so they can develop and enjoy life.
What has been a highlight of time working at National 360?
Watching the progression of our clinicians from new graduates transitioning from our 360 Graduate Program into excellent generalist clinicians, to our developing supervisors being promoted to senior clinicians, and how they all support each other to provide high quality services for our clients.
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to work in the NDIS community health space?
Go for it! It’s a great sector which will give you a wide variety of clients and the opportunity to support your clients to achieve functional and meaningful goals which will make a real difference to their lives as you will be working with them in their environment.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I used to be a stilt walker/circus performer and used this to support myself as student Speech Pathologist.
Learn more about Speech Pathology at National 360
Our Speech Pathology stream is growing across the country! If you’re looking to commence your career as a Speech Pathologist, or are wanting to make the change to working in a flexible community focused role, National 360 is the perfect place for you to grow in your career.
Speech Pathology Week 2023
20-26 August 2023 is Speech Pathology Week! Learn more about Speech Pathology Week and the 2023 theme, Communicating for Life, by visiting the Speech Pathology Australia website.
You can also come along to our free information webinar, Communicating for Life: Speech Pathology Across the Lifespan on August 24th at 4pm AEST. You can register to attend here.