Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS661933
We are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year.
Peel Language Development School (PLDS) is an Independent Public School which opened in February 2002, and provides a specialist service for students with a diagnosed language impairment, from Kindergarten to Year 3. PLDS accepts students from the Peel region, and is located across four sites where we share facilities with local primary schools enabling PLDS students to integrate with the host schools. The suitable applicant/s from this pool may be required to work at any one of our campuses located at Mandurah Primary School, Bungaree Primary School, Pinjarra Primary School, and Rockingham Lakes Primary School.
In 2012, PLDS further enhanced its scope with the incorporation of the Statewide Speech and Language Service which provides support to mainstream schools within the South Metropolitan, South West and East Kimberly regions of our state.
The Speech and Language Officer is part of a team of Speech Pathologists that develop and support the implementation of specialised language programs for students with identified speech and language difficulties/impairments as well as ensuring that PLDS staff remain abreast of current research and program development. The suitable applicant/s will have extensive knowledge in planning for the speech and language needs of individual students, as well as supporting class and whole of school language initiatives. They will demonstrate strong organisational skills and work collaboratively with the Statewide Speech and Language Service. The business requirements of the Statewide Speech and Language Service may also be considered within this application.
PLDS employs highly motivated and dedicated professionals who are committed to working in a team environment where Teachers and Speech Pathologists work within a highly collaborative model. A genuine commitment to the school community and our Business Plan is needed.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):
- Ability to provide specialised speech and language services and support to students with speech and language impairments and knowledge of the latest trends and research in speech and language development.
- Ability to monitor and evaluate language impaired students’ progress both individually and in the context of language/literacy programs.
- Ability to plan, implement, monitor and review speech and language programs.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills which demonstrate an ability to function in a self-directed way, and as a member of an inter-disciplinary team in an educational and/or community setting.
- Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports.
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) 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 Peel Language Development School can be found by visiting https://www.plds.wa.edu.au/ or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Tanya Rose, Senior Speech Pathologist, by emailing Tanya.Rose@education.wa.edu.au or on 0402 040 675
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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to two (2) 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:
- hold a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) qualification and eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
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 Thursday, 4 February 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.