Senior Allied Health Officer

The roles will be responsible for providing advice, based on their allied health backgrounds, to improve practice and build capabilities in the education workforce to meet the educational needs and aspirations of students with learning difficulties with a focus on neurodevelopmental differences such as dyslexia, autism, dyscalculia, and ADHD (diverse learners). There are 5 positions available, including: 1 psychologist with autism specialisation, 1 psychologist with learning difficulties (LD) specialisation, 1 speech pathologist with autism specialisation, 1 speech pathologist with LD specialisation, 1 occupational therapist with autism specialisation.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/SEPSG/48-51/63A
Closing Date: 28-Jun-2021
Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348
Job Duration: 36 months
Attachments: Snr-Allied-Health-Officer 11_06_2021.doc (Word, 238KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Andrew Taylor
03 7022 0577

Position Details

Senior Allied Health Officer - Fixed term/Full time

An exciting opportunity exists to work as part of a team to design and establish the new Diverse Learners Hub (Hub). The Hub will equip the education workforce to meet the educational needs of students with learning difficulties, with a focus on neurodevelopmental differences such as dyslexia, autism, dyscalculia, and ADHD (diverse learners). It will be a game changer for diverse learners, their families and school staff.

The Senior Allied Health Officers will draw on their allied health backgrounds to build workforce capability and practice improvement to meet the educational needs of diverse learners. This will include:

  • Providing multidisciplinary advice to support regional Hub outreach to school leaders and Regional/Area staff
  • Ensuring new Hub supports, such as guidance and resources, are based on the best available evidence
  • Supporting central Hub Senior Policy and Project Officers to provide evidence-based advice to ensure relevant Department initiatives consider and meet the educational needs of diverse learners
  • Supporting practice improvement and capability building among identified priority Area/Regional staff.

The successful candidates will have expertise in autism or learning difficulties and will have a tertiary qualification in (speech pathology, psychology or occupational therapy). They will have strong capability building, stakeholder management and collaboration skills. The role may require travel within Victoria.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. People with disability, people with neurodevelopmental differences and Koorie people are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

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. 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 June 2021

 

 


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