Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS633730
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2020
Do you want to make a positive difference?
North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre is seeking to appoint a dedicated and hardworking Speech and Language Specialist to join our friendly team.
The Speech and Language Specialist develops and supports the implementation of specialised language programs for students with identified speech and language difficulties/impairments. A key aspect of the role is building the capacity of teachers and Level 1 Speech and Language Officers (Speech Pathologists) to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to maximise language learning outcomes for students with language impairments. The successful applicant will be required to work across all sites.
The North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre (NEMLDC) is a specialist school for children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). We provide specialist speech, language and academic intervention for children from Kindergarten to Year 2. Staff members work in a collaborative team that includes teachers, speech pathologists, school psychologists, education assistants and the administration staff.
Our school is a safe and welcoming environment where students, their families and staff feel valued and respected. Our vision is to be an informed, dynamic and influential school that builds the foundations of language and communication for lifetime success. Our school motto is 'Developing language. Building futures' which underpins our commitment to learning, equity, excellence and care in everything we do.
We are a proud Independent Public School co-located on the West Morley and North Balga Primary School sites, with the administration situated at West Morley. We provide specialised language programs to meet the individual learning and social needs of students from Kindergarten to Year 2 who have been identified as having a Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Experience in developing speech and language/literacy policy and programs and knowledge of latest trends and research in speech and language development.
- Ability to develop, implement, and review speech and language/literacy programs.
- Ability to provide specialised speech and language services and support to students with speech and language impairments
- Developed oral and written communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to prepare reports and prepare and deliver professional development programs.
- Ability to monitor and evaluate language impaired students’ progress both individually and in the context of language/literacy programs.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to function in a self-directed way, and as a member of an interdisciplinary team in an educational and/or community setting.
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre can be found by visiting www.northeastldc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Lisa Gannon, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9218 1600 or emailing Lisa.Gannon@education.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- Possess a Tertiary qualification of Bachelor of Speech Pathology or equivalent, and eligibility for membership of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia;
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, July 27 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS
ARE NOT ACCEPTED.