Speech Therapist - Ashwood School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Ashwood VIC 3147, Australia
  • 08 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1223088
Location: Ashwood School [Multiple Location Campus]
Department: Ashwood School
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 4
Apply By: 04/19/2021
Contact Name: Helen Hatherly
Phone: 03 98087444
School Website: ashwoodsch.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

SCHOOL PROFILE
Ashwood School is a coeducational school for primary and secondary aged students and aspires to be a centre of excellence and a school of first choice in the field of special education. The school provides a progressive, dynamic and supportive yet challenging environment that equips students with mild intellectual disabilities with the skills and knowledge to become valued members of the community. Individual education programs engage students to achieve their personal best concentrating on building social, communication, independence and vocational skills to ensure a successful post school life.

Selection Criteria
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Evidence of considerable skills and knowledge as a practitioner and experience in working with students with intellectual disabilities.
  2. Proven capacity to work as a member of a team, establishing positive relationships with colleagues, students and their families
  3. Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive reports and submissions to a high standard of competence.
  4. Highly developed organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to utilize effective time management strategies, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  5. Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to ongoing personal professional development

Role
The Speech Pathologist will be directly responsible to the Principal Class for the day-to-day provision of speech pathology services that accord with the highest quality standards.

Responsibilities

  • to work with the Principal Class to maintain a high standard of therapy services
  • to work cooperatively within transdisciplinary teams developing Individual Educational Plans and reports for students.
  • to work within transdisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate class based programs that incorporate therapeutic interventions and support student learning
  • to attend and contribute to Student Support Group meetings
  • to prioritise and cater for communication needs of individual students including assessment, design, production and programming of AAC devices/systems
  • to provide comprehensive speech therapy assessments.
  • to liaise with and provide support to community agencies and other professionals in relation to the communication needs of individual students
  • to maintain personal professional development and provide professional development for school staff
  • to attend a range of meetings e.g. staff, departmental, team

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