Disability Coordinator

An exciting opportunity to join the Goulburn Health Wellbeing & Specialist Service Branch as the Disability Coordinator. This is an ongoing, fulltime position based in either Seymour or Shepparton Regional Offices.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: North East - Shepparton
Reference: VG/DET/SRSG/20002425C
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 6157 - Disabilities Coordinator - LATEST (2).doc (Word, 243KB)
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Contact: Nicole Reidy
0438 328 643

Position Details

Disability Coordinator - Ongoing/Full Time

The Health Wellbeing and Specialist Services branch supports school-aged children and young people, their families and schools. Key functions of the HWSS Branch include: Health, engagement and wellbeing initiatives and programs; disability coordinator; school nursing; Visiting Teacher; Respectful Relationships and School Wide Positive Behaviour support. The HWSS Branch supports the the Health wellbeing and Inclusion Workforces practice model.

The primary responsibility of this role is to lead the implementation of programs designed to improve the learning outcomes for students with disabilities and additional learning needs, including strategies that ensure inclusive practices and effective educational programs to support students with disabilities are in place in schools from Foundation year until year 12 in a multidisciplinary team.

The role contributes to and supports the Department's Program for Students with Disabilities by performing all roles required of the Disabilities Coordinator. Working within the Health, Wellbeing and Specialist Services branch, the role will work closely with other Area staff, Divisional staff and central staff. The Disabilities Coordinator will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within and across Area.

The role requires an excellent understanding of disability, inclusion and the legislated rights of children and students with disabilities.The position works with schools and families in a way that promotes competency, strengthens families and schools and encourages collaborative planning for student learning needs.The Disabilities Coordinators develop, build and maintain close working relationships with regional staff and schools and develop effective linkages with relevant health and wellbeing service providers in the area. This includes finding innovative solutions to stakeholder issues, overcoming barriers, garnering support and negotiating appropriate outcomes in highly complex individual cases along with preparing  high quality correspondence and briefings, whilst liaising with a range of stakeholders and management as required.

The positions provide training and support for inclusive education and the effective implementation of the Program for Students with Disabilities. The positions also provide opportunities to develop and manage projects to drive change for schools to deliver effective educational outcomes for students with disabilities.

Position is VPS5 Full time, ongoing, based in the Shepparton or Seymour office

Some travel within the Goulburn Area may be required

Please contact Nicole Reidy 0438 328 643 for further information.

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 6 December 2021

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