AHP1/2 Speech Pathologist - Temporary Pool

$64,519 - $96,329 yearly
  • Government of South Australia - Department for Education
  • South Australia, Australia
  • 08 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Department for Education
Job reference: 428575
Location: - VARIOUS -
Job-status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Student Support Services works with schools and preschools to provide support to assist them in meeting the needs of all children. The role requires the incumbent to participate in the implementation of a service model that supports the provision of integrated and targeted services to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs.

The trend of increasing learner complexity is well documented in the literature. Increasing numbers of children and young people are being identified with complex learning difficulties and disabilities often with co­ existing conditions such as autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Increasing numbers of children are in schools who have difficulties arising from premature birth, have survived infancy due to advances in medical interventions, have rare neurological disorders and foetal alcohol syndrome. Behavioural issues are becoming increasingly more challenging and complex with a range of co-morbidity factors (including mental health) that require skills and expertise to identify underlying causes to better address the needs of the children and young people.

The speech pathologist is a member of a multi-disciplinary team and works with children and young people with speech, language and/or communication issues and their families. The speech pathologist works closely with the Senior Speech Pathologists, speech pathologists, preschool and school staff, and parents to develop evidence based speech, language and communication interventions that include proactive, targeted and intensive strategies that can be adapted for learning and home contexts. The speech pathologists works under the direct professional support and direction of the Senior Speech Pathologists.

AHP1 and AHP2
Essential: An appropriate degree or equivalent which gives eligibility for full membership to Speech Pathology Australia.
Desirable: Current practising membership with Speech Pathology Australia with Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP) status.

Special Conditions:
The successful applicant is required to gain a Department of Human Services (DHS) working with children check (WWCC) prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry. A current DHS child-related employment screening will be recognised as a WWCC until it expires. The incumbent will be required to undertake Responding to Abuse & Neglect (RAN) full day/online training course every three years. For all other Special Conditions please refer to the Role Description.

Applicants are required to sumit a CV, Application Cover Sheet, Employment declaration, Locum Register written application form addressing the identified key capabilities (no more than 500 words in total) and location preference.


  • AHP 1 - $64,519 - $78,761 per annum (adjusted to actual hours worked)
  • AHP 2 - $83,152 - $96,329 per annum (adjusted to actual hours worked)

Barbara Lyndon
Principal Speech Pathologist
Telephone: 8416 7333
Email: education.education.speechpathologystudentsupportservices@sa.gov.au

Speech Pathology Locum Register
The Temporary Pool can be used to fill positions of up to 6 months. Registration will be valid from time of advertisement until the 5 March 22. The Speech Pathologist locum register will be advertised on a rolling basis with AHP1/2 applicants eligible to apply. Interview panels will be convened termly or more frequently, as required. This role may be filled at either classification level (to be determined by the, skills, knowledge and experience of individual applicants and the level of responsibility relevant to the position.

Application Instructions:
Applications must be submitted online

Applications close: 05/03/2022 5:00 PM