Speech Therapist (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job posted: 28/03/2024
Applications close: 15/04/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 22/04/2024 - 21/04/2031

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1409988

Reference: 1409988

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

KSC1 Demonstrate evidence and an understanding of the implementation of speech pathology programs which actively involve physically disabled and/or health impaired students.

KSC2 Demonstrate the capacity to work in a transdisciplinary team and collaborate with therapy teams and care givers to develop students¿ functional communication and mealtime skills.

KSC3 Demonstrate knowledge of and a commitment to the development of the following  programs:

¿            mealtime

¿            AAC

KSC4 Discuss how you could provide expert Speech Pathology advice to shape school wide practices.

KSC5 Demonstrate an awareness of the role of the Speech Pathologist in the development of literacy within a classroom setting.


This role requires a recognised tertiary qualification, with eligibility for registration with the appropriate body.


This role provides professional support services where duties and responsibilities are clearly defined, but guidelines will be broad and day to day direction minimal.  The duties are carried out with a higher level of autonomy and with minimal reliance on professional supervision. This position provides therapy advice and clinical resources to the Glenallen school community. There is a responsibility for the development and implementation of professional support programs within an educational environment, including guidance to other professional staff.


The responsibilities at this range may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Delivery of a professional support service in a school, including the development of policy and operational practices that will guide the work of others, including teachers
  • Undertakes advanced interventions in dealing with particularly complex cases that may require cross-profession or agency collaboration
  • Provides expert advice in the professional field, which will influence the strategic approach to student support and learning
  • Actively promotes therapy within the educational curriculum. Provides information and facilitates links between the school community and relevant services
  • Implements evidence-based therapy promotion and preventative care within the school community
  • Provide leadership, training and development for others in the adaption and application of professional fields
  • Delivers therapeutic services to students in Glenallen school 
  • Apply sound theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in developing service delivery options

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


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


Hours of duty for this position is 8.30 am to 4.36 pm  Monday to Friday during school terms

References other than those listed in your application may be contacted.

Please contact Gill Greenwood Senior Speech Pathologist on gill.greenwood@education.vic.gov.au or 0413186135 should you wish to discuss this further.

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.

Location Profile

Glenallen School, located at 7 Allen Street, Glen Waverley, provides individual learning programs for students aged between 4.8 and 18 years, who have a physical disability and/or significant health impairment requiring paramedical support. The school caters for students with a wide range of intellectual abilities. Current students have complex needs and often multiple disabilities.


Transdisciplinary teams including teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists work together to plan, implement and evaluate individual student focused learning programs. Other support staff include a music therapist, nurses, community wellbeing officer, program assistants and personal care attendants.


Our aim is to provide for the development of each student intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. Individual educational and therapeutic programs are designed to promote student achievement as well as maximising independence in functional activities of daily living. Each student is encouraged to be an active participant in their individual learning program.


(no attendance requirement during school vacations)

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.

Speech Therapist (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job type:

Full time / From 22/04/2024 - 21/04/2031

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4


Gill Greenwood | 039/561-1966

Speech Therapist (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)