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Speech Therapist - Level 1 - Range 4 - 1.0 ONGOING (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 28/05/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1415730

Reference: 1415730

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Selection Criteria

SC 1: Experience and sound knowledge of speech pathology techniques and the ability to develop, provide and evaluate speech pathology services and provide specialist advise on appropriate intervention strategies.

SC 2: Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary professional team and contribute significantly to the achievements of the team.

SC 3: Ability to design and deliver professional learning, preferably for teachers and other relevant professionals, in the area of language and communication.

SC 4: Demonstrated ability to deliver a comprehensive speech pathology service to students and families including speech and language assessment and reporting the provision of advice on program delivery.

SC 5: Commitment of ongoing professional development.

Role

To provide speech pathology services to students with mild, moderate or severe intellectual disabilities within an educational setting.

 Demonstrate and model excellent teaching and learning strategies which will assist teachers to facilitate a high level of success with students with additional needs.

To assist with the supervision of students in the playground, on excursions and during therapy sessions.

 A comprehensive knowledge of speech pathology and provide quality support to the school.

Develop, implement and evaluate individual learning programs for students with additional needs.

To be an active member of the allied health team.

Oversee the speech resources.

Support the literacy program within the school.

Be flexible and willing to implement areas in the Annual Implementation Plan and Strategic Plan.

Have a knowledge of whole school literacy programs and assist in overseeing there implementation across the school.

Responsibilities

Assessments of student 5 years to 18 years with communication difficulties

Planning and implementing appropriate programs to meet the needs of students with communication difficulties including whole class group and 1:1work.

Liaising with and counselling parents regarding their children's communication difficulties and remedial program options.

Consulting with teachers and assistants to assist with the integration of communication programs within the classroom

Working with other therapists to plan and implement communication, eating and drinking programs.

In-service staff and parents on speech language programs and initiatives

Assessment and reporting writing for individual students for funding under the PSD program

Working with students using communication devices including applications and classroom programs

Attending appropriate meetings - Section, staff, network.

Attend professional development

Preparation and monitoring of an annual budget

Carry out responsibilities as directed by Leadership.

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:

 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

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

Belvoir Special School is a multi-mode specialist school in Wodonga which provides a high quality educational program for students with mild, moderate and profound intellectual disabilities. Around 45% of our students have a co-morbid diagnosis of Autism as well as an intellectual disability.  Many students also have a level of Physical disability.  Students range in age from five to eighteen years of age.

 In 2014 the school moved to a brand new purpose built facility which has been constructed for a peak enrolment of around 220 students.  Current student population is 200. 

To attend the school students must meet the state-wide eligibility criteria and are enrolled at Belvoir Special School after consultation with parents, previous schools or kindergartens and appropriate paramedic personnel if needed, in accordance with the school¿s documented enrolment policy.

 Our school¿s philosophy is reflected in its programs and based on the belief that children learn best in a co-operative environment that is happy, challenging, supportive and non-threatening. Belvoir is a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support School and has developed a school culture that is reflected by the ideals of SW-PBS.

 As a school we encourage active involvement and participation of students, staff, parents, caregivers, volunteers and the wider community.

 Belvoir is committed to develop lifelong learners who are encouraged to pursue their individual strengths and talents.  Our aim is to enable all students who graduate from Belvoir to live an `enviable life¿ which allows then to achieve all their dreams.  To do this we require committed teachers who see the special characteristics of all of our students and will strive to ensure each individual feels safe, is confident and valued as a person.

Speech Therapist - Level 1 - Range 4  - 1.0 ONGOING (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4

Contact:

Pennie Moffat | 02 6059 8987

Speech Therapist - Level 1 - Range 4  - 1.0 ONGOING (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)