Speech Therapist

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 14/07/2022 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 08/08/2022 - 07/08/2029

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1285003

Reference: 1285003

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1 Development and delivery of a comprehensive speech pathology service and a capacity to work across all areas of the school with students who have moderate to severe language delays and concerns.

SC2 A sound knowledge of speech pathology techniques and the abilty to develop, provide and evaluate speech pathology services and provide speech advice on appropriate intervention strategies.

SC3 Demonstrated ability to administer appropriate language assessment and provide advice to staff and families on program delivery and follow up.

SC4 Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a rane of professionals, teachers and parents on service delivery and student based issues.

SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth, including the delivery of professional development to others.


A speech Therapist provides high level support, addressing the therapy needs of individuals and groups of students. The Speech Therapist works closely with PSD Coordinator and the student wellbeing team, led by the Assistant Principal (student Inclusion and wellbeing). The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate evidence of an appropriate speech pathologist qualification.

The Speech Therapist is required to:

  • Provide friendly and helpful assistance to students, their famillies and staff
  • Prioritise and manage work demands
  • Communicate effectively with a range of people
  • Report to, and provide advice and recommendations to senior management on relevant matters
  • Resolve complex enquires relating to the work area

An Educational support position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include dutiells of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the education nd training reform act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Suppervision of students individually or in a small group, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with the teacher.


  • Assesing students' language proficiency and ppreparing professional reports to support funding submissions and referals to external agencies.
  • Coordinating language testing for students enrolling at the school who have an identfied need in speech.
  • Leading the language support program (smallgroup with withdrawnal program for students with diagnosed speech issues. this includes: 

                  - Preparation of curriculum materials

                  - Prepeeration of formal reports foor pparent/teacher interviews

                  - Training and mentoring language support program assistants in the delivery of the program

  • Contributing to the evaluation of the current language support program using evidence based measures.
  • Providing therapy to indivdual students or small groups of students as required.
  • Contributing to the collaboration work functioning of the school wellbeing team; attending meeting as 

           required, and providing leadership in in intiating service improvement.

  • Preforming other duties appropriate to the classifications requested to assist in the effctive delivery of services.
  • Maintaining detailed notes and records relevant to the program.
  • Being an active member of the staff team

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

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

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

Wyndham Vale Primary School

Established in 2015, Wyndham Vale Primary School (WVPS) is located in the Bluestone Estate in the City of Wyndham, west of Melbourne, and behind the Werribee Racecourse. Our community is diverse in its socio-economic and cultural backgrounds with approximately 60 different languages spoken by the families of students who attend here. The school has experienced rapid growth in these initial years of operation and current enrolment sits at 1,311

Our school has a number of best practice agreements that we expect all staff to embrace. These school wide approaches ensure consistency across classrooms and assist us in the achievement of our vision statement of ‘High Levels of Achievement for All Students’. All teaching staff are active participants in high functioning Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and student voice has a strong focus in our next strategic plan.

 Students learn within their own classroom, with their own homeroom teacher for most lessons, although staff are expected to have a collective responsibility for all students across the cohort through the work done in their PLC. Differentiation is a key feature of the work we do, and all programs are framed around a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy.

Our school prides itself on the excellent facilities, both indoor and outdoor to support high expectations and student learning. Curriculum Support programs operate in Physical Education, The Arts and LOTE, with Auslan as the language that is taught in our school. ICT is embedded across all learning areas. Learning spaces include a full-sized oval, large gym and outdoor hard courts and sandpits, extensive play equipment, native gardens, areas turfed with both real and synthetic grass, classrooms within the main and several relocatable buildings, along with a library, performing and visual arts spaces. Before and After School Care runs every day the school is in operation.

WVPS has a strong presence and positive reputation within the local community, and welcome applicants who would continue to enhance our work towards achieving the best outcomes for students.

The successful candidate will be working alongside our current speech therapist as a part of a two person team to improve speech outcomes for the children of our school. 

Speech Therapist

Job type:

Full time / From 08/08/2022 - 07/08/2029

Job classification:

Not provided


Tom Hortop | 87540888

Speech Therapist