Occupational Therapist - Time Fraction Negotiable

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 04/04/2025

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336518

Reference: 1336518

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

Occupational Therapist

SC 1     The capacity as an Occupational Therapist to deliver a comprehensive evidence based Occupational Therapy service to children in a special school environment.

SC 2    Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to act as a resource person in the area of Occupational Therapy.

SC 3    Demonstrated capacity to reflect critically upon personal professional practice, evaluate and instigate further ways to improve their professional competence.

SC 4    Ability to work alongside teachers in a classroom setting as well as facilitate Occupational Therapy groups and individual therapy sessions.

SC 5   Excellent time management skills including prioritisation of responsibilities to ensure that the role is most effective.



Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions.  Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations. 

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal.  Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school.  Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


Responsbile to the principal for the administation and impletation of the Occupational Therapy.

  • Liaise with Team Leaders, teachers, parent/carers, regarding concerns or issues with respect to the program.
  • Provide the school leadership team with high level of advice and support in the re-appraisal of student PSD through assesments.
  • Provide services to the school and other agencies as required utilising specific knowledge of occupational therapy.
  • Participate in the development of policies, staregies, processes ans procedures for the effective delivery of occupational therapy.
  • Maintain appropriate records and provide written and oral reports as required.
  • Liaise with other professionals as require within the school network.
  • Develop and maitain links with community resources and fellow health professionals.
  • Promote awareness of issues in relation to occupational therapy across the school.
  • Work with classroom and specialist staff in developing and implementing sensory, self care and finemotor programs.
  • Demonstrate strong ongoing professional growth.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Hume Valley School is a special school with a current enrolment of 372 students from 5 to 18 years of age. The school population represents a broad range of socio-economic and multicultural backgrounds.

The main school campus in Koroit Avenue accommodates students from Prep to Year 2 and Year 7 to Year 10.  Our newly established Narrun Campus, co-located with Dallas Brooks Community Primary School, accommodate our students from Year 3 to Year 6, inclusive and our Tanderrum Way campus, co-located within Hume Central Senior Secondary College, caters for our Years 11 and 12 students.

School facilities include:

* a large gymnasium, stage and performing arts centre

* fully productive school and  kitchen gardens in which students work and learn horticultural and environmental sustainability skills

* a well-equipped food technology centre

* a school cafe

      * a visual arts room and project room

      * traffic safety education course and teaching facilities

      * eLearning Centre

      * First Aid and change room facilities

      * Fully accessible and inclusive learning spaces

Our Vision is to create an inclusive, safe, respectful and engaged learning community where all students are motivated and enabled to maximise their social, personal, educational and post school potential. 


The school values, Respect, Responsibility and Resilience are embedded in all school policies and practices. At the centre of the school’s values are the expectations that all students be ready for learning, respect themselves and others, act safely and care for their school.

Teaching and Learning

The school community is committed to creating a vibrant educational environment where students and their learning are highly valued.   

The Prep to Year 9 curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum, Year 10 students participate in a PreCAL pre-vocational course, while Year 11 and 12 students undertake Foundation Level VCAL, a range of VET in Schools subjects and School Based Apprenticeships.

The school offers individual educational planning for each student.  The comprehensive curriculum is designed to enable inclusive and flexible approaches to learning to accommodate the various learning styles and special needs of all students.

Personal Learning Support Plan Goals are set at the Student Support Group meetings held at the beginning of the year and reviewed throughout the yearThe individually planned programs are based on the student’s abilities, strengths and interests with particular emphasis on English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Personal and Social Capabilities.

Specialist programs are provided in the areas of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Instrumental Music, Physical Education and Inter School Sport, Traffic Safety Education, Outdoor Education, Food Technology, Gardening and environmental sustainability (Prep to Year 9) and Horticulture (Years 10 to 12), Media & Design, Independent Living Skills, Health & Safety, Careers Education and Vocational Training. 

All programs focus on the development of literacy and numeracy skills, behaviour and social skills, creative and recreation skills and for older students, independence and work/industry skills.  Enrichment programs include travel training, a community access (excursion) program and the highly engaging community connections and mentoring programs.

School Community

The Hume Valley School Community, parents, staff and students, work cooperatively to ensure a safe, professional approach to providing a quality education.

Parent and community group programs and activities are facilitated within the school to provide support for families in coping with the challenges of nurturing children with disabilities.  These programs include regular parent group meeting, events and information sessions.

A well-resourced therapy team and a student wellbeing team provide support to students and their families across the school and coordinate the consistent application of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support and Trauma Informed policies and practices.

The school has an excellent history of achievement in meeting the needs of the students.  It provides a supportive learning environment in which the students feel secure, and develop self-esteem by experiencing success.

The school has nominated to appoint a Numeracy Leader. This Learning Specialist Numeracy Leader position has proven difficult to staff due to the level of knowledge and expertise required to address the complexity of the learning needs of our students.

Who May Apply

AHPRA Accredited Occupational therapist. Preference for occupational therapist with paediatric work experience.

Occupational Therapist - Time Fraction Negotiable

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 04/04/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


Emma Lawless | 9309 3477

Occupational Therapist - Time Fraction Negotiable