Speech Pathologist

The purpose of the SSS team is to assist children and young people facing a range of barriers to learning, and achieve their educational and developmental potential. We do this through the provision of a range of strategies and specialised support at the individual, group, school and team level within a Department Area. SSS staff work collaboratively with schools, students and parents to facilitate improved emotional health and wellbeing for students. Speech Pathologists provide comprehensive services to schools and school aged students, to enhance developmental and learning outcomes and support student health and well-being. As a Speech Pathologist, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary Area-based team to build the capabilities of schools to support children and young people to engage in their education.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH3
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/SWVR27612
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: 7 months
Attachments: AH3 Speech Pathologist PD.docx (Word, 325KB)


Contact: Devyani Rangnekar
0437 055 038

Position Details

The purpose of the SSS team is to assist children and young people facing a range of barriers to learning, and achieve their educational and developmental potential. We do this through the provision of a range of strategies and specialised support at the individual, group, school and team level within a Department Area.  SSS staff work collaboratively with schools, students and parents to facilitate improved emotional health and wellbeing for students.

As a Speech Pathologist, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary Area-based team to build the capabilities of schools to support children and young people to engage in their education. The multidisciplinary Area-based teams consist of a broad range of Allied Health professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers.  

Speech Pathologists provide comprehensive services to schools and school aged students, to enhance developmental and learning outcomes and support student health and wellbeing. This can encompass a broad range of areas including: learning issues, cognitive issues, behavioural issues, disabilities, mental health, school and work transitions, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, conflict, sexuality and drug/alcohol involvement.

What key qualities are we looking for?

Expert advice: You will be required to provide advice that will influence the development of teaching and learning strategies and student wellbeing programs for school leadership teams to embed in their practices.

Communication: We are looking for someone with highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills as liaison with a range of people in the education community and beyond is a regular activity.

Flexibility: The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and the capability to work autonomously when required are key qualities we are looking for.

Expert interventions and collaboration: You will have the ability to undertake advanced interventions that support students and schools, work collaboratively with other professionals on complex cases, including supporting teachers in the development of educational programs to improve student learning, particularly for students with additional needs

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

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. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or. adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or. contact the People Division via email: vps.hr.services@edumail.vic.gov.au

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 28 July 2019


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