Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre
Speech and Language Officer
Pool Ref IPS/SS728013
Level 1 (Specified Calling), $70,165 - $94,345 (PSCA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS728013

Appointment Pool

Suitable applicants from pool process IPS/SS707296 need not apply

The North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre (NEMLDC) is seeking to establish a pool of Speech and Language Officers - Specified Calling for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise in either mainstream schools or the NEMLDC during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year. Initially we are seeking several applicants for commencement in January/February 2022.  We encourage experienced speech pathologists as well as students who completed their qualification in 2021 to apply.

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. Further to this, we support mainstream schools through our Outreach support program and our Speech Pathologists in Schools Pilot program.

We are seeking to create a pool of Speech and Language Officers – Specified Calling (with a Speech Pathologist qualification). Suitable applicants will be selected from the pool to fill positions across the North East Metropolitan suburbs in our Speech Pathologists in Schools Pilot program.

Suitable applicants will be provided training and a network of collegiate support from other Speech Pathologists working in the same capacity. A negotiated service agreement will inform their direction, and the suitable applicants will work autonomously for and within the mainstream school.

The Speech and Language Officer may also be appointed to the North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre, which is across 3 sites; West Morley, North Balga and Beechboro Primary Schools.

The Speech and Language Officer will provide specialised speech and language services within a Response to Intervention model. They will provide support to students with speech, language and literacy impairments while assessing, monitoring and reviewing students’ speech and language/literacy development. Suitable applicants will prepare and maintain student speech and language/literacy records and reports while communicating student progress to teachers, family and other stakeholders. They will work collaboratively in inter-disciplinary teams to plan and implement educational programs for language/literacy impaired students whilst providing specialist information and advice to teachers, education assistants, parents, and other professionals in the area of speech, language and literacy impairments.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements through your comprehensive CV.

  • 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 North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre and the Speech Pathologists in School Pilot can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Lisa Gannon, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9218 1600 or emailing including during the school holidays.

During the school holiday period, please contact Lisa Gannon on 0413 088 484.

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 CV of up to six (6) 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 this document 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; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • 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 Monday, 24 January 2022



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Dianella
CLOSING DATE: 2022-01-24 4:30 PM