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Speech Therapist

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

Job type: Part time / From 01/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1284739

Reference: 1284739

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Melton

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

Responsibilities

 

- Provide speech pathology services in the primary school setting to individual and small groups of students.
- Work collaboratively with classroom teachers and Education Support staff to bring about improved language and literacy outcomes for students.
- Lead the building of teacher capacity around the use of speech and language development strategies.

 

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

Rockbank Primary School is located in the old township of Rockbank adjacent to the Western Highway.  The school was opened in 1868 and has a current enrolment of 320 in 2022, with this number rising steadily with the growth in this suburb.  The school moved to its current location in 2009.   The Rockbank Primary School motto 'Nurture. Believe. Achieve.' highlights the school's commitment to catering for the diverse needs of our students.  Our school values of respect, learning, togetherness and safety guide our practise and ensure that students have a clear understanding of the expectations and culture of this school. 


The school is developing a diverse cultural population, which has been welcomed by an inclusive community.  In 2022 Rockbank PS has 14  classes with 3 Foundation,  6 x Year 1-2 classrooms, 3 x Year 3-4 classrooms and 2 x 5-6 classrooms.

The school has Specialist subjects in Physical Education, AUSLAN and The Arts and there is a strong wellbeing program to cater for a number of students with Additional Needs.  Rockbank PS is a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support School and is also an early adopter of the Respectful Relationships program.  Our school values are used as common language and underpin every decision; with the values linked to our school wide expected behaviours which are represented on our school matrix. Our school wide house system is used to support a team approach to achieving success with Peacock, Harrison, Missen and Fisher all equally represented. 

There is strong support for children with additional needs with the school employing a full time Education Support person to coordinate supportive structures such as our Social Skills programs.  There is also a dedicated Wellbeing space to assist these students.  Our Assistant Principal, leads the Wellbeing program as well as taking part in the School Improvement Team and driving Curriculum. Our Learning specialist leads staff development using Mentoring/Coaching/Peery observation programs.

Staff at our school are encouraged to grow as adult learners and participate in ongoing Professional Learning communities focussed on student improvement.

Speech Therapist

Job type:

Part time / From 01/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Krista Barnes | 97471210

Speech Therapist