Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre
Support Officer Speech and Language
Pool Ref IPS/SS693232
Level 5, $90,047 - $98,994 per annum (PSCA 2021)

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Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS693232

Appointment Pool

Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?

North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre (NEMLDC) is seeking to establish a pool of Support Officers - Speech and Language for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2023. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2023.

The Support Officer - Speech and Language will work as a part of a collaborative team in the Outreach Service. As a Speech and Language Support Officer you will be responsible for providing consultancy and professional learning to regional and school communities in the area of oral language foundations and literacy development, and supporting policy and procedures for the identification, referral, and educational planning for students with speech and language needs.

The Speech and Language Support Officer should work well in a team environment and be able to collaborate well with schools and internal and external service providers regarding language/literacy programs and service provision. In this role you will ideally participate in professional learning activities, liaise with organisations, and research institutions to maintain and develop professional, up to date skills.

NEMLDC provides a state-wide service for students with speech and language difficulties. It includes a direct service for students (K – 2) enrolled in the Language Development Centre and an Outreach Service. The Outreach Service provides support to mainstream schools in the North Metropolitan Region and the Wheatbelt. Travel will be required by the suitable applicants to fulfil this component of the role.

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.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to speech and/or language and learning outcomes.
  • Ability to develop, implement, monitor and review the delivery of professional support in language and literacy development.
  • Negotiation, consultation and interpersonal skills with proven ability in working collaboratively and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of people across settings.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including effective facilitation skills and the ability to prepare professional tools.
  • Well-developed research, conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to identify issues, devise plans and apply strategies to address them.

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 North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre can be found by visiting or Schools Online

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For further job related information:

Please contact Lisa Gannon, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9218 1600 or emailing  

Application Instructions

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 (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 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:

  • 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
  • Undertake travel to regional areas including overnight stays.
  • 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 Monday, 15 November, 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Dianella
CLOSING DATE: 2021-11-15 4:30 PM