Speech Therapist - Monash Special Development School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Wheelers Hill VIC 3150, Australia
  • 08 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1222862
Location: Monash Special Development Sch
Department: Monash Special Development Sch
Role Type: Speech Pathologist
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 3
Apply By: 04/16/2021
Contact Name: Joshlyn Tan
Phone: 03 92397400
School Website: www.monashsds.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Monash SDS is a large Special Developmental School with an approximate enrolment of 170 students. Students range in age from 2-18 years and exhibit developmental delays and/or intellectual disabilities. Many students have additional disabilities including autism spectrum disorder and physical disabilities.

The therapy team comprises Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and a Social Worker. They play an important role in supporting teaching staff, students and their families.

Selection Criteria
MANDATORY: An approved qualification in speech pathology, eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

PREFERRED:

  • Appropriate experience as a speech pathologist delivering a comprehensive speech pathology service to children within an educational environment, and the ability to provide specialist advice on complex speech pathology issues and program delivery.
  • Ability to work independently and participate effectively in a team environment and to develop collaborative working relationships.
  • Experience and sound knowledge of speech pathology techniques and the ability to develop, provide and evaluate a speech pathology service through individual and group programs.
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult and advise other professionals providing service to students.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to the individual needs of children with intellectual disabilities.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to family issues in special education.

OTHER RELEVANT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Sound knowledge of current educational issues and the priorities of the Department of Education and Training.

Role
To provide functional and relevant Speech Pathology services to individual children with disabilities within the environment of MSDS, and to support the staff and families in providing the best possible educational outcomes for each child.

Responsibilities

  1. To conduct assessment and management of students' swallowing/oral motor skills and communication skills including receptive language, expressive language and pragmatic skills.
  2. To work co-operatively with other Speech Pathology staff in sharing case load and departmental responsibilities as required.
  3. To provide written and verbal feedback/reports on assessments of students including those required as supporting documentation for applications for the Program for Students with Disabilities.
  4. To work collaboratively with teaching staff and parents to develop and work towards achieving students' appropriate swallowing/oral motor and communication goals.
  5. To assist in the ongoing management and integration of appropriate augmentative communication systems for students, and liaise with external service providers to achieve this.
  6. To provide feedback as required to parents regarding their child's communication and swallowing/oral motor skills.
  7. To provide individual, group and consultative speech therapy programs within the school environment as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
  8. To conduct in-service programs to staff and parent groups on communication and swallowing/oral motor issues as required.
  9. To meet regularly with members of the therapy team for discussion of therapy service delivery and case presentation and other school items as required by the Principal.
  10. To attend fortnightly staff and section meetings, and participate in committees of discussion and planning as required.
  11. To liaise with professionals from associated agencies as required for ongoing management or student referral.

Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.