About the role
Who we are
At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.
Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we’re one of the nation’s leading health and community service providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians and Family Services.
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for a qualified Speech Pathologist eager to make a positive, long-lasting changes with children, their families, as well as kindergarten staff in the Outer East Melbourne region. Our ideal candidate will preferably have an awareness of/experience with leading child communication development initiatives in early years settings, such as Every Toddler Talking and Hanen programs, including It Takes Two to Talk. A relevant tertiary qualification is required, and registration with SPA Australia as a Speech Pathologist is desirable.
This position is 0.8 EFT and is funded by the Department of Education under their SRF Allied Health supports initiative. The SRF Allied Health Team will include an Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist and Psychologist which will be part of the broader Child and Family Services program at EACH. This position will provide Capacity Building for Kindergartens in Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges for a 3 Year Fixed Term contract, with a possibility of extension.
Speech pathologists will preferably have an awareness of/experience with leading child communication development initiatives in early years settings, such as Every Toddler Talking and Hanen programs including It Takes Two to Talk. The ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement evidence-based programs that meet the goals and desired outcomes for children, families and educators would be useful, as would an understanding of and able to work in alignment with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) for early childhood education and care. Skill and experience in Group training, coaching and case consultation experience, specifically experience providing professional learning activities for a range of audiences is essential.
What you’ll be doing
You will have excellent access to kindergarten educators and families in kindergarten communities to build their capacity to support young children’s learning in the key areas of communication (language development) wellbeing (social and emotional) and access and inclusion. Using evidence-based practices, what you do will benefit all children and families you work with.
You will work in collaboration with educators and families to build their capability to create an environment for kindergarten aged children that promotes:
- improved speech, language, social interaction and early literacy outcomes
- self-regulation and positive and pro-social behaviours, and
- social and emotional wellbeing.
A typical day will involve providing 2- 3 direct outreach services to Kindergartens that builds the capability of educators and families. Sessions will include coaching, modelling, mentoring, group training, and consultation to deliver a comprehensive capacity building service to Kindergartens to improve School Readiness outcomes for children.
More information about School Readiness Funding is available here: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/Schoolreadiness.aspx.
Who you’ll be working with
You will liaise directly with Kindergartens, PSFO Officers, the EACH SRF Allied Health Team, the Child Development, Team Leader and other staff.
Supported by National Clinical Leads, as well as a host of other Allied Health Professionals in the region, all working towards common goals.
What we offer
EACH offers all staff benefits by offering Not for Profit Salary Packaging, a flexible workplace strategy and support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.
We would also love to know more about you, how you could join us at EACH and what capacity building skills and experience you can bring to this role. Please attach a cover letter with your resume.
If you’d like more information about the position, please contact Kate Sieh, Outer East Primary Health Manager on 9837 3900
EACH may interview candidates during the application period, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. Applications close Sunday 28 February 2021.
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How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Speech Pathologist Grade 2 via Pro Bono Australia.