Job posted: 17/11/2022
Applications close: 30/11/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1316156

Reference: 1316156

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

  1. Experience and sound knowledge of physiotherapy techniques and the ability to develop, provide and evaluate speech physiotherapy services and provide specialist advice on appropriate intervention strategies.
  2. Demonstrated ability to deliver a comprehensive speech physiotherapy service to students and families within an educational environment including physiotherapy assessment and reporting and the provision of advice on program delivery.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary professional team and contribute significantly to the achievements of the team.
  4. Strong capacity to apply highly developed assessment, conceptual and analytical skills in the provision of student support services and work with children, young people and their families.
  5. Demonstrated ability to design, deliver or broker professional learning, preferably for teachers and other relevant professionals, in the area of physiotherapy.
  6. Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people within the education community and beyond.


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.


To provide physiotherapy services to special students who have physical disabilities so they can have an optimal developmental chance and to prevent other secondary disabilities from happening.

To work as a member of the school professional team  for the best outcome of the students

Assessing students who need physiotherapy services at the school.

Accepting referrals from transition reports and new cases from teaching staff as required.

Prioritising students for therapy requirements.

Practising therapeutic exercises and other treatments for needing students. I aim to help the students to be able to develop optimally with their individual conditions and at the same time, to prevent secondary damages from happening.

Training physiotherapy assistants.

Working with other therapists at the school (OTs and speech therapists) as a team for the best benefits of students.

Workings with teachers and teacher’s assistants for support and implementation of   physiotherapy programs.

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

Other Information

Maintaining documentations regarding therapy, parents meetings and progresses of the students receiving treatment.

Writing report on students’ progress twice yearly to the principal, teachers and students’ parents.

To liaise with Royal Children Hospital’s GPs, surgeons and other specialists for assessment and further medical intervention if needed.

Attending appointments at the Royal Children Hospital with students, parents and specialist surgeons and doctors when needed.

Providing therapy and training for parents and carers at a student’s home if he/she cannot attend school for medical reasons for a long time.

To write transition reports and recommendations for other physiotherapists and therapists when a student changes school

To assist in safe working practice training for staff members.

To stay up-to-date with current developments in paediatrics and rehabilitation (professional association membership, medical literatures, conferences)

Location Profile

Warringa Park School is a specialist school located in Hoppers Crossing. The school population is drawn from the City of Wyndham and caters for students aged 5 to18 years who have a diagnosed intellectual disability ranging from mild to profound. Warringa Park is a P-12 school organised around the three stages of learning - the early, middle and later years. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is offered in the later years. An alternative year 11 and 12 vocational training program is offered at a rural campus in Cayleys Rd Werribee South. A year 7 to 12 campus is situated on the grounds of The Grange P-12 College in Bethany Rd. The school currently has an enrolment of 625. Warringa Park School promotes and values excellence in education for students with additional learning needs. There is collective efficacy amongst teaching staff that all students in our school can learn and want to learn and by working together we can make a difference to their learning achievements. The school provides a balanced and personalised curriculum where improved learning outcomes in English, Mathematics and Science are seen as integral to the achievement of successful post school options. The learning growth of students is charted using ABLES and The Victorian Curriculum.  A high level of student engagement and improved student learning is being achieved by integrating eLearning into teaching and learning practice. The school is a science and technology specialism. Warringa Park School is a 1:1 iPad school and is one of 24 schools selected nationwide as an Apple Distinguished School. Our purpose is to provide a stimulating, safe, challenging, and flexible learning environment where student achievement is acknowledged and celebrated. The school provides facilities and centres of learning which are spacious, bright, and well-resourced to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. There is a strong focus on student well- being and building effective home school partnerships. 

Other Information

This position is advertised for 3 days per week, and is negotiable for 2 days per week


Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Ashwini Sharma | 97495774