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Speech Therapist

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 05/07/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 31/12/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1284517

Reference: 1284517

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

 

 

1. Demonstrated high level understanding of and experience in speech pathology theory and practice in the primary school setting

2. Demonstrated high level emotional intelligence and high level ability to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and Education Support staff to bring about improved language and literacy outcomes for students in the primary school setting

3. Demonstrated ability to lead the building of teacher capacity around the use of speech and language development strategies

4. Demonstrated high level organisational skills

5. Demonstrated ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse children, families and staff in the primary school setting

Role

 

Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

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.

Responsibilities

 

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

  • 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

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

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Dandenong South Primary School (DSPS) is located in the South-Eastern Victoria Region, thirty-nine kilometres from Melbourne. The school is bordered by residential, commercial and industrial zones. The school has a kindergarten onsite coordinated in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong and Best Chance Child Family Care. Facilities include a state of the art gymnasium, Music room, a performing arts space, award winning Learning and Discovery Centres, modernised classrooms, enviable school grounds, a double storey building and a Community Hub. 

The school is divided into five sub-schools; Foundation, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grades 3 and 4 and Grades 5 and 6. We pride ourselves on maintaining small class sizes along with a highly experienced teaching staff so that we can provide the best possible teaching and learning environment for our students. Dandenong South Primary School also invests in an array of student support programs in Mathematics, Reading, Writing, oral language and wellbeing. This helps in creating personalised pathways to success for all our students. The programs offer intervention as well as enrichment opportunities to students at each grade level. An Allied Health team consisting of two psychologists and a Speech Pathologist also work with identified students across the school.  Specialist areas include Indonesian as LOTE, visual arts, performing arts and physical education. Intensive swimming programs and visiting sports organisations provide coaching sessions that complement our Physical Education and Health curriculum.

The spacious playgrounds are well established with plenty of shade areas provided by established trees and shade sails over the junior and senior playground equipment as well as three large sandpits. We also have extensive soccer pitches, a footy and cricket oval, netball court, basketball court, several decked outdoor spaces, a school garden, a covered bike shed, a sensory garden and a reclusive courtyard area where students have opportunities to engage in physical exercise and leisurely activities.

We are proud to have a diverse student cohort where majority of our students have a language background other than English. To meet the needs of the students who predominantly speak English as an additional language (EAL), the school offers a range of literacy intervention programs. These include first phase and second phase EAL programs, LEAP (Literacy Enhancement Assessment Program) oral language, Speech Therapy Assistants (STA), phonological awareness, and reading and writing programs. The school has a Play Based Learning approach through its Investigations program in Foundation to Year 2 classrooms. Inquiry Learning consolidates this approach in Years 3-6. We ensure each and every student is learning at a standard and in a manner that will maximise their chances of successful, sustained and enjoyable learning. Our NAPLAN results over the past five years have shown that students at our school usually perform better than their peers in similar schools, acknowledging the effective teaching and learning practices at the school. Through our continued focus on literacy and numeracy, we anticipate that this positive trend will continue.

Dandenong South Primary School offers a well-resourced Breakfast Club program to all students before school to ensure they have a healthy and nutritious start to the day. Additionally, DSPS offers a variety of after school programs including tutoring, Sports programs, Science, Drama and LEGO clubs to students once school finishes at 3:30pm. 

The school continues its relationship with a number of partnering organisations to provide a Community Hub, which offers playgroup and other programs tailored to the needs of the local community. The Hub offers support to families by familiarising them with the school setting and builds relationships with school staff to provide a safe, supportive and accessible venue for a range of community services.

At Dandenong South Primary School, our vision is to provide students with a positive and engaging learning environment which will equip them with the knowledge, skills and social competencies they need for the future. We want our students to become respectful and responsible citizens who positively contribute to society.

 

Speech Therapist

Job type:

Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 31/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Leonie Fitzgerald | 03 9792 3726

Speech Therapist