Speech Pathologist

Job posted: 15/11/2022
Applications close: 28/11/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1313566

Reference: 1313566

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1   Ability to deliver a comprehensive speech pathology service to students in an educational environment, including speech and language assessments, reports that support the Program for Students with Disabilities and individual and group therapy (including social skills), to support the achievements of students individual learning goals.

SC2   Ability to maintain comprehensive records/data on students and manage and monitor targeted group programs.

SC3   Demonstrated ability to design and deliver professional learning for teachers and Education Support Staff in the area of language and communication.

SC4   Knowledge and experience in identifying and using appropriate assessment tools, interpreting assessment results and prioritising therapy.

SC5   Demonstrate knowledge of best practice intervention and strategies for children with literacy learning difficulties, such as dyslexia as well as speech and oral language difficulties, e.g. Speech receptive and expressive language difficulties. 


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.


  • Manage the delivery of support services to students, teachers, parents and other school clients.
  • Ensure all external providers deliver the required service.

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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

This role is a full-time position across two schools, Mount Eliza North Primary School and Benton Junior College, both located on the Mornington Peninsula.

Mount Eliza North Primary, an accredited International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Program (IB PYP), is situated on a large tract of hilly land bordered by an extensive nature reserve, 5 kilometres from Frankston and 45 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. The school is currently capped at 650 students with most families residing within the neighbourhood boundary.

The IB PYP develops active global citizens.  Our school community values knowledge that is relevant and significant. We develop skills which enable students to become lifelong learners with positive attitudes towards learning. The IB program provides a concept driven, inquiry-based framework for teaching and learning which allows for every child to maximize their learning potential.

Benton Junior College is a Victorian Government primary school located east of the Mornington township. Our school has an enrolment of 823 students. The school is authorised with the International Baccalaureate Organisation - Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Opportunities for children to achieve their academic and social potential are developed through a meaningful curriculum that connects with local and global communities. This is encapsulated in our mission statement: 'to motivate to learn; to teach to think; to encourage to imagine; and to show the compassion to care globally'. The PYP requires students to develop the skills and attributes to become active inquirers, drawing on their own experience to assist them to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the world in which they live.

Our school has a clear focus to improve student outcomes through a culture of collaboration and collective endeavour by all staff. Teachers work in Professional Learning Teams to ensure a strong focus on students learning essential skills. Teachers plan collaboratively and use Common Formative Assessments to identify students’ learning needs and personalise learning.


Speech Pathologist

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided


Julie O'Brien | 03 9787 6611

Speech Pathologist