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Closing date for applications is COB Mon 13th May 2024


  •       Part-time or full-time position (3-5 days/week) in our Heidelberg West clinic
  •       Well-above award rates + leave loading + super + generous PD provision + Babble & Munch training programs
  •       Paediatric feeding caseload with maximum 5 clients per day

Are you looking for a small, supportive team where you can thrive and be a central part of practice growth and development?
Are you a warm, engaged individual that loves working with and supporting children and their families in the area of paediatric feeding?
Are you seeking a long term, secure position working alongside like-minded individuals who share your joy and passion for paediatric feeding?

If that’s you, read on!

We have a unique career opportunity for an experienced paediatric speech pathologist to become an integral member of the Babble & Munch Feeding Therapy team.

About You

You are an experienced and dedicated speech pathologist who is passionate about paediatric feeding, evidence-based care, and early intervention.

You have experience working with young children, more specifically in paediatric feeding, and you are wanting to further hone your skills in this area as an ongoing, specific career focus. 

You can see the value in an individually tailored approach to feeding therapy. You are able to provide interventions primarily using a naturalistic, responsive feeding therapy approach centred in the parent-child relationship.

You are looking for a position that will provide job satisfaction, deliver clinical outcomes in regular feeding therapy, along with the freedom to develop ongoing working relationships with families. 

You are keen to learn more about our team’s evidence-based approach to implementing tongue tie assessments, oral sensory motor feeding therapy techniques and responsive feeding therapy. You value ongoing learning and new challenges and feel comfortable with complexity.

About Babble & Munch Feeding Therapy

Babble & Munch Feeding Therapy is a niche private service with a strong reputation in the field of infant and paediatric feeding disorders and provision of quality feeding therapy. Paediatric feeding therapy is not just a job for us, it’s our calling!

We have expertise in the assessment and treatment of feeding difficulties in infants and children 0-12 years of age, with a special focus on the infant-toddler population. We work with children with a range of medical and developmental conditions and differences, including those with gastrointestinal and allergic conditions, prematurity, tube feeding, tongue tie, oral motor feeding difficulties, developmental disabilities and neurodiversity. We use responsive feeding therapies, developmental and oral sensory motor therapies, and infant mental health and family-centred approaches to support our children and families.

Babble & Munch Feeding Therapy works in a way that converges the fields of private practice, early intervention, and complex/acute medical caseloads.

We aim to be leaders in the field of feeding therapy. We have an international following, run feeding therapy training in person and online, as well as providing clinical mentoring programs. We are constantly developing our own clinical skills, attending multiple workshops and trainings each year, and share and build this expertise within our team.

About the Role

This is a permanent part-time or full-time role, working in our Heidelberg West clinic. You would be providing private feeding assessment and therapy services to 0-12 year olds, both face-to-face in the clinic and via Telehealth.

You will need to have a minimum 1 year paediatric feeding experience (regular experience with feeding clients in private practice, early intervention/disability or hospital settings), and a minimum 2 years experience working as a speech pathologist with children 0-6 years of age. Further years of experience are preferred. We are not able to take on new graduates at this time. 

Infant feeding and/or paediatric acute experience is highly regarded (but not necessary), as is any further experience with medically complex children, gastrointestinal conditions, tube feeding, tongue tie and responsive feeding therapy. Experience in private practice and/or early intervention is also of benefit.

Previous attendance at one of Babble & Munch Feeding Therapy’s feeding courses or participation in our Feeding Therapy Lab program is highly regarded, as is evidence of commitment to your own ongoing professional development in feeding.

The successful applicant will need to have a close attention to detail with high efficiency and excellent time management, well developed written skills for report writing based on observational assessment, ability to work flexibly, independently, and as part of a team. An affinity for problem solving is important as detailed assessment and reporting is a significant part of the workload, as is regular, individualised feeding therapy.

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist status with Speech Pathology Australia, Working with Children Check, current Police Check, professional indemnity insurance, full COVID vaccination status, and eligibility for Medicare Provider registration is essential. Applicants must have the right to work permanently in Australia – we are not able to take international applicants at this time who do not have permanent work rights and Certified Practising Speech Pathologist status with Speech Pathology Australia.

Further training, ongoing supervision, peer mentoring and professional development will be provided as part of a supportive team who are all passionate about infant and paediatric feeding. This includes access to our Babble & Munch training programs (worth over $4000). There may also be potential opportunities to be involved in providing training and education as part of the Babble & Munch Learning arm of our business.

Pay is well above the Health Professionals Support Services private award rates (pay similar to public hospital rates) with excellent additional and unique professional development opportunities and very generous professional development allowance and leave. You will also be provided with full admin support and only see a maximum of 5 clients per day.

This position is for you if…

  •       You are highly motivated to be a feeding therapist and regularly and independently seek out professional development and learning opportunities to constantly improve your practice and meet knowledge gaps, including in your own time.
  •       You value teamwork, collaborating with your colleagues, and contributing to the future of Babble & Munch Feeding Therapy.
  •       You are looking for your ‘feeding therapy’ home – somewhere where you’re valued and an important part of the team. You want to be part of our growth.
  •       You are very clear that you want paediatric feeding to become your career focus, as your practice would become 100% feeding-related. You would be building this expertise, but not other areas of speech pathology scope of practice in this role.

However, this position is not for you if…

  •       You are not looking for a longer-term position (i.e. 2 years+) but are instead looking for a ‘stepping stone’ to a hospital job, a move elsewhere, or your own private practice, or you are just looking to be ‘trained-up’ in feeding therapy.
  •       You prefer the consultative medical model to feeding difficulties, rather than providing regular and frequent active feeding therapy in an ongoing relationship.
  •       You want to specifically do SOS or behavioural modification feeding therapies with your feeding clients – these are not feeding therapy models that we use. Our approach is based on Responsive Feeding Therapy.
  •       You are not able to complete report writing and other administrative tasks quickly and on time within the demands of a private practice, and/or you feel uncomfortable with a private model of billing.

To apply:

Please lodge your application by visiting –

On the application page you will need to:

  1. Answer all the selection questions.
  2. Upload your cover letter and CV.
  3. Find out your personality type by taking the quiz and upload your answer with your application. We don’t use this to rule anyone out, as we believe all personality types have strengths and weaknesses. We use this information to get to know you better, beyond a CV. You can click here to access and take the quiz:

Please address any initial queries to our Principal Speech Pathologist, Carly, or Clinical Team Lead, Christine, to, and address your final application to Carly Veness, Principal Speech Pathologist.

Applications close: Monday 13th May 2024. Please note, applications that do not address the above criteria will not be considered. Interviews will only be offered to suitable, short-listed candidates. We reserve the right to interview, fill or close the position at any point, including before the application deadline. 


At Babble & Munch Feeding Therapy we are committed to excellence in service provision and to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children. We are a Child Safe and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Part of the application process will involve reference checks for successful candidate(s).