Speech Pathologist

An exciting opportunity exists to join a team of speech pathologists providing targeted service in the Student Support Services Team in the Central Highlands Area of the Department of Education and Training. Earlier years in schooling dominate the service delivery but requests for support for older students are also handled. The ability to undertake speech pathology assessment and interventions that support students and schools are a key element of the role. The SSS team is co-located in the Area office at Ballarat to create a robust environment of cross professional interaction and targeted work to improve the outcomes in schooling for children.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH2
Work Location: South West - Victoria
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/SWV/1334279
Closing Date: 23-May-2018
Salary Range: $58,207 - $79,790
Job Duration: 01/08/2018 - 31/07/2018
Attachments: Speech Pathologist AH2 PD.docx (Word, 334KB)

Contact: Sarina Mirabelli
(03) 4334 0558

Position Details

Location: Central Highlands (Ballarat), AH2, Fixed-Term, 0.6 FTE

This is a position which would be well suited to either a graduate or a certified practicing Speech Pathologist.

The Central Highlands Area includes schools from Trentham to Ararat and Waubra to Willaura, Linton, Bannockburn and Bacchus Marsh.  Speech pathologists function in a strong collegiate team, having strong connections with the other Student Support Services streams, visiting teachers and primary school nurses.

Flexibility, the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and the capability to work autonomously when required are key requirements for this position.

The purpose of Student Support Services is to assist children and young people facing a range of barriers to learning to achieve their educational and developmental potential through the provision of a range of strategies and specialised support at individual, group, school and network levels.

Student Support Services comprise a broad range of professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers. Student Support Services Officers work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team within networks of schools, focusing on providing group based and individual support, workforce capacity building, and the provision of specialised services.

Student Support Services do vital work in supporting students' health and wellbeing – particularly our most vulnerable students – and are critical to building an excellent education system that reduces the impact of disadvantage.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites:www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 23 May 2018.

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