Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS781133
Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?
Please be aware that as of 1.50pm Wednesday, 7 June 2023, there has been an update to the contact information and some content in this advertisment
If you are a graduate speech pathologist, this pool is an opportunity for you to express your interest in Speech Pathology working in the North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre or in the Speech Pathologist in Schools Pilot.
Students graduating in 2023 are encouraged to apply.
We are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which are immediately available or may arise during the 2023 and 2024 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022, 2023 and 2024 school year.
Who can apply?
You can apply to this pool if you:
- are in your final semester of study in a Tertiary qualification of Bachelor of Speech Pathology
- have graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology or equivalent
North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre (NEMLDC) is seeking enthusiastic Speech and Language Officers with a Speech Pathology qualification to work either at the NEMLDC or as part of the Speech Pathologists in Schools Pilot (SPIS)
What do we do?
The 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.
NEMLDC placed Speech and Language Officers will be required to work across all campuses of the NEMLDC (West Morley, North Balga and Beechboro) and will be supported by a team of speech pathologists.
The SPIS provides schools the opportunity to have a Department employed Speech Pathologist on staff. Schools nominate to participate in the program. There are several schools currently awaiting a Speech Pathologist. Speech Pathologists are employed and supported as Speech and Language Officers by the NEMLDC.
SPIS placed Speech and Language Officers are appointed to schools across the North Metropolitan Region. The NEMLDC will work with suitable applicants to determine their suitability to the School, considering experience, interest and location. The SPIS Speech and Language Specialist develops and supports the implementation of specialised language programs for students with speech and language difficulties providing negotiated direct and indirect services within a Tiers of Intervention model. A key aspect of the role is building the capacity of Teachers and Education Assistants to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to maximise language learning outcomes for students. SPIS Speech Pathologists are provided support from a Senior Speech and Language Officer, as well as collegiate support.
Position preference will be discussed with suitable applicants.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):
- 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.
- Highly 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 (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.
Want to know more?
Please contact Shelley Collins, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9218 1600 or emailing Shelley.Collins@education.wa.edu.au
Further information about North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre can be found by visiting northeastldc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
The Application and Selection process:
Recruitment processes for this open pool will be run regularly. You will only need to submit one application.
You will be notified when your application is being assessed and you will be advised of the outcome in due course, where you can reapply should you be unsuccessful.
Ready to Apply?
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 CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
- 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
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course; and
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 29 November 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.