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Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Kira

Kira is a new graduate Grade 1 Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Health.

Q: What was your first job in speech pathology?

A: A 3 month fixed term contract as a Grade 1 Speech Pathologist in the Children’s Team, Community Health.

Q: What job do you have now?

A: A full time 1 year contract as a Grade 1 Speech Pathologist in the Children’s Team, Community Health. 

Q: What do you like the most about the team?

A: How willing everyone in the team is to chat about challenging clients and share strategies/give advice.   

Q: What is the best benefit of working here?

A: Being so involved in a multidisciplinary team, where I am constantly learning about other areas of practice and how interconnected they are to mine. 

Q: What is the best compliment you have received?

A: I currently work two days of outreach based in a kindergarten. The head of the kindergarten commented that I am always willing to support the staff and answer any questions they have about children in their classroom.

Q: What is your favourite part of the job?

A: Working together with the families to help them link in with services and feel empowered to support their own children. 

Q: Any recommendation you would make to Speech Pathologists with an interest in children’s work?

A: Parents spend the most time with their children, so helping parents develop skills to support a child at home is the key to a child’s success.