Location:
Hybrid – Within schools and CBD
Commencement Date: Immediate start or by negotiation
Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 2024
Capacity: Full-time, temporary (9-month contract)

About the Role

Reporting to the Supervisor: Diverse Learning, the position of Speech Pathologist – Diverse Learning provides a range of high-level professional advice, assistance, operational support and professional learning to schools. This role is focused on developing the capacity of teachers and school leaders to better understand and actively respond to the learning needs of students with disability within mainstream classrooms.

This is a unique opportunity to work within the education sector amongst a team of dedicated professionals supporting K-12 students with diverse learning needs across our network of 147 schools.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for:

  • providing active leadership to the implementation of Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for school students with disability (NCCD) processes at school and system levels
  • demonstrating a strategic outlook, understanding educational trends and remaining abreast of emerging research in the area of disability 
  • utilising evidence-based practice within the role, delivering remote and in situ tailored professional learning to school and system personnel
  • reviewing and advising on appropriate adjustments related to curriculum, sensory, mobility, safety and personal care for students with disability.
  • strengthening teachers’ and diverse learning team members’ capacity to effectively integrate the use of assistive technologies, including AAC
  • using high-level interpersonal, communication and influencing skills to effectively and collaboratively develop learning adjustments and interventions
  • building and maintaining teacher knowledge around the ongoing use of assessments and sustainable adjustments and/or interventions that support student learning needs
  • using appropriate strategies such as coaching, mentoring and facilitating to build teacher capacity
  • engaging staff and team members in data analysis to monitor and inform student learning
  • thinking and planning strategically with the ability to initiate, implement and evaluate change
  • building professional partnership networks with industry and academics to enhance learning opportunities for students.

Why work for Sydney Catholic Schools

In joining SCS, you will be part of the largest Catholic education community in NSW, with a unified vision and shared resources, encompassing over 145 schools and over 74,000 students. We enable job mobility across the system, diverse career opportunities and an extensive suite of professional development programs.

SCS is recognised for outstanding student achievement, with 9 schools in the top 100 of the HSC rankings and 17 schools placing in the top 150. We focus on enabling a quality preschool to post-school learning journey for every child, supported by a team of dedicated educators and caregivers.

In addition, we offer:

  • a competitive annual salary of $158,811 plus superannuation
  • salary packaging of up to $15,900 annually
  • up to 25% discount on school fees for parents of SCS students
  • ongoing training and development opportunities
  • discounts on gym classes and memberships, activewear, healthy meals, and wellbeing products
  • ex-gratia leave between Christmas and New Year
  • generous Employee Referral Program.

About You

We are seeking a caring, professional candidate with the following experience, skills and knowledge:

  • graduate qualifications in either Speech Pathology, Inclusive Education or like discipline
  • membership of relevant professional association eg Speech Pathology Australia or NSW Education Standards Authority validating practice at a proficiency standards level
  • five years or more Speech Pathology or teaching experience with students who have a range of disability (including sensory impairment) and learning difficulties
  • evidence of successfully achieving innovative and sustainable changes in work practices within an organisation
  • ability to identify and interpret appropriate data
  • ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
  • capacity to select and support appropriate school improvement interventions based on data analysis
  • strong time management skills demonstrated through self-direction and oversight of a range of work tasks such as multiple quality improvement projects, periods of increased workload, consultation surrounding individual students and delivery of professional development sessions
  • capacity to receive and integrate developmental feedback from line Supervisor/Manager
  • a current driver’s licence.

Desirable:

  • post-graduate qualifications in Speech Pathology, Education/Inclusive Education or Allied Health 
  • experience within a school-based environment is an advantage. 

Application process

To apply for this position please click the APPLY button and follow the prompts.

To support your application, you will be required to provide the following:

  • current CV
  • cover letter.

If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (8am-5pm, Mon-Fri).

Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
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Working With Children Check (WWCC)
This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

SCS welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and candidates with diverse backgrounds.