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Speech Therapist

Selection Criteria

An approved qualification in speech pathology, eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Appropriate experience as a speech pathologist delivering a comprehensive speech pathology service tchildren within an educational environment, and the ability tprovide specialist advice on complex speech pathology issues and program delivery.

Ability twork independently and participate effectively in a team environment and tdevelop collaborative working relationships.

Experience and sound knowledge of speech pathology techniques and the ability tdevelop, provide and evaluate a speech pathology service through individual and group programs.

Well developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability tconsult and advise other professionals providing service tstudents.

Demonstrated ability trespond tthe individual needs of children with intellectual disabilities.

Demonstrated sensitivity tfamily issues in special education.

A sound knowledge of current educational issues and the priorities of the Department of Education and Training.


Tprovide functional and relevant Speech Pathology services tindividual children with disabilities within the environment of MSDS, and tsupport the staff and familiies in providing the best possible educational outcomes for each child.

Tconduct assessment and management of students' swallowing/oral motor skills and communication skills including receptive language, expressive language and pragmatic skills.

Twork co-operatively with other Speech Pathology staff in sharing case load and departmental responsibilities as required.
Tprovide written and verbal feedback/reports on assessments of students including those required as supporting documentation for applications for the Program for Students with Disabilities.

Twork collaboratively with teaching and parents tdevelop and work towards achieving students' appropriate swallowing/oral motor and communication goals.

Tassist in the ongoing management and integration of appropriate augmentative communication systems for students, and liaise with external service providers tachieve this.

Tprovide feedback as required tparents regarding their child's communication and swallowing/oral motor skills.
Tprovide individual, group and consultative speech therapy programs within the school environment as part of the multidisciplinary team.

Tconduct in-service programs tstaff and parent groups on communication and swallowing/oral motor issues as required.

Tmeet regularly with members of the therapy team for discussion of therapy service delivery and case presentation and other school items as required by the .

Tattend fortnightly staff and section meetings, and participate in committees of discussion and planning as required.
Tliaise with professionals for associated agencies as required for ongoing management or student referral.

WhMay Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications tfulfill the specific requirements of the position.
EEAND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed tthe principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion . We value diversity and inclusion in all forms gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged tapply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential thigh performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Confidential schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed tprotecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Departments exemplar available at

DET Values
The Departments employees commit tupholding DETs Values:
Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DETs Values complement each schools own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those whwork in Confidential Schools. Information on the DET values is available at

Conditions of Employment

All staff employed by the Department and schools have access ta broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.

Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject ta satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's at

Vaccination Requirement

A is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that meets the on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Monash Special Developmental School is a government school located in the North Eastern Victorian Region in the City of Monash. Monash SDS provides an educational program for children with a moderate tprofound intellectual disability and multiple disabilities including autism disorder from the age of 2.8 t18 years old. Our 77 staff support approximately 155 students tachieve their potential. The school has been on the current site for 11 years in a well-resourced purpose built facility. In addition tthe general classrooms the school alsfeatures specialist areas, outdoor learning environments, a multi-purpose gym, a hydrotherapy complex, a bike path and specialised indoor and outdoor sensory areas.

Monash SDS is silver accredited in School Wide Positive Behaviour Support SWPBS, AMAZE accredited and e-Smart accredited.

Monash SDS provides a first-rate education tall students. Students are taught using the Victorian Curriculum. Curriculum based individual learning plans are developed for each student and are taught using a variety of high impact teaching strategies and specialised curriculum supports including the STAR Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research and Links Program. The STAR and Links Program is research and evidence based and uses the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. It provides a framework and the necessary tools tteach the Victorian Curriculum through the implementation of Discrete Trial Training DT, Pivotal Response Training PRT and Functional Routines instruction. A school wide Structured Teaching Framework provides every student with a highly visually based structured environment that promotes an understanding of schedules, activities and expectations.
victoria, VIC, AU