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Speech Therapist - Flexible Work Options (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 10/06/2024 - 19/12/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1415516

Reference: 1415516

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality speech therapy and communication programs for students who require additional speech therapy support, including the capacity to apply highly developed assessment, conceptual and analytical skills.

SC2  High level organisational, communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult with and work with other professionals in providing services to students with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

SC3  Demonstrated ability to design and deliver a comprehensive speech therapy support and intervention programs in a school with implementation supported by teachers, Education Support staff, parents and relevant professionals, including providing specialist advice on appropriate intervention strategies to meet student needs.

SC4  Demonstrated ability to participate in and contribute to a collaborative team environment, developing supportive professional working relationships with staff, students parents and carers and providing advice and guidance to all involved.

SC5  Capacity to reflect upon personal practice, evaluate and participate in ongoing professional development to continually improve their professional competence.

Role

The Speech Therapist role in the school is primarily to assess and treat students who have been identified as having speech and/or communication difficulties.  The speech therapist role is to liaise with parents, teachers and staff about the student and provide information, as well as strategies to assist the student`s recovery and learning.

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.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate evidence appropriate speech therapist qualifications.

1.     Provide assessment and prepare applications for individual funding for students.
2.    Screen and/or assess students with language, literacy, pragmatic, fluency and other communication difficulties.
3.    Complete diagnostic and assessment result reports as per school requirements.
4.    Liasing with other allied health and medical professionals as required.
5.    Provide verbal or written assessment feedback to school staff and parents as appropriate.
6.    Design and deliver inclusive speech therapy support and intervention in a school environment with implementation supported by teachers, ES staff and 
      relevant professional.           
7.    Provide intervention/therapy to both individual students and groups as required.
8.    Complete written progress notes in accordance with school requirements.
9.    Provide frequent consultation with DI leaders, teachers, other professionals, staff, parents etc about possible management strategies.
10.  Provide informational guidelines and sessions exercises to school staff and parents as appropriate.
11.  Liaise with teachers and provide advice on modifying learning tasks in order to best meet student needs.
12.  Participate and attend SSG (Student Support Groups) meetings as required.
13.  Update and extend knowledge and skills repertoire regularly.
14.  Other duties required by the principal.
15.  Provide professional learning to staff, parents and carers.

Who May Apply

Qualified Speech Therapist 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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

Other Information

Starting date and time fraction are negotiable

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

Bellbridge Primary School opened in 1987 and is situated in the rapidly growing City of Wyndham. It has an enrolment of approximately 615 students organised into single grades with approximately 65 staff. Bellbridge Primary School is proud of its commitment to provide flexible, enriching, personalised education for all students which maximises outcomes, promotes personal growth and inspires lifelong learning. Our specialist subjects include Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, AUSLAN and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

The work we do is guided by our School Strategic Plan which can be located on our school website. We maintain an equal focus on learning and wellbeing to achieve the best outcomes for our students. The key directions for current school improvement are focused on optimising learning growth for all students, empowering students to be active agents in their learning and improving the wellbeing of all students.

A guaranteed and viable curriculum is implemented in all key learning areas, which ensures a balanced and consistent approach to teaching and learning. Our staff work within a Professional Learning Community, ensuring that regular data analysis is used to drive teaching and meet individual student needs. We are an eSmart school and maintain a strong use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in all classrooms. Our school based 1:1 netbook program is in place for all students in Grades 4 to 6.

The school vision of 'Individual Paths, United Journey' provides the guiding principles which inform all policies, practices and values within the school. This vision is supported by the implementation of our School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) program, which actively promotes positive behaviours in all classroom and non-classroom settings within our school. Staff and student wellbeing continues to be a key focus, supported by our involvement in The Resilience Project¿s education program. We foster inclusive practices as guided by the Disability Inclusion framework and work with external agencies to support the learning and wellbeing of our students. 

We aim to maintain strong relationships amongst students, staff, parents and the wider community. We have a strong network of student leaders, including School Captains, House Captains, Peer Mediators and our Student Representative Council. Our strong Active Travel program supports partnership with a number of community organisations, including Wyndham City Council, Bicycle Network and The Salvation Army. We foster a sense of teamwork and community engagement through a range of extra-curricular activities.

Speech Therapist - Flexible Work Options (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job type:

Part time / From 10/06/2024 - 19/12/2025

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4

Contact:

Samantha Simpson | 9749 6161

Speech Therapist - Flexible Work Options (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)