- : MacKillop Education
- : 13-Sep-2020
- : Caulfield VIC 3162
Due to further expansion of our education services, MacKillop Education are seeking a passionate and highly skilled Speech Pathologist who is committed to addressing any speech therapy needs for children and young people engaged in our education programs.
About MacKillop Education
The central goal of MacKillop Family Services is to support, to foster hope and to promote justice for children, young people and their families, particularly those who experience distress, disadvantage and abuse. Education is central to that goal.
Children in Out-of-Home Care are a high priority client group of MacKillop Education, as are adolescents at risk of leaving school without vocational skills. MacKillop Education currently provides education support to these young people, through outreach programs from three sites: Geelong, Maidstone, and Warrnambool. We offer education support through our Children in Residential Care Programs (CIRC) and the Western Education Support Team Program (WEST).
Our schools in Geelong (Foundation – VCAL), Maidstone (Years 3-6), and Caulfield (currently focussed on the primary years), cater for students who are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging, from education. The education programs provide flexible learning pathways and they equip participants with the skills to either remain at MacKillop School, re-enter mainstream school or, for senior students, to take up employment or further education options, including traineeships and apprenticeships.
About the role
The primary objectives of this position are to improve education outcomes for children and young people who have complex and diverse needs, by providing exceptional speech therapy services.
This is a part-time time, permanent position, based in Caulfield VIC. Some travel may be required.
We are seeking a highly skilled and passionate Speech Pathologist who is committed to working with children. Our successful applicant will have a strong desire to work collaboratively to support students with diverse and complex needs.
Key selection criteria
• Appropriate qualifications as a Speech Pathologist and experience working with children with disabilities.
• Experience working with children and young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from education.
• A sound understanding of how trauma impacts on learning.
• Excellent communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with others and exercise influence in a diversity of contexts.
• Ability to work independently, to take initiative and a capacity for effective decision-making.
• A demonstrated ability to manage and prioritise a range of tasks, plan workloads and work to deadlines.
• An understanding and commitment to the objectives and values of the organisation and a capacity to represent MacKillop views as required by the role.
• A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families.
MacKillop is committed to being a child safe organisation. Applicants will be required to undergo a criminal records checks and hold a valid employment working with children check to be successful.
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