Close date: 14 August 2018
The successful applicant will identify and diagnose students with communication disabilities and plan and implement appropriate treatment to minimise adverse impact on student success.
- Assess students’ communication skills (articulation, fluency, voice, feeding/swallowing, expressive and receptive language, and hearing screenings) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining programme eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.
- Collaborate with a variety of groups and/or individuals (parents, teachers, administrators, team members and other professionals) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
- Coordinate meetings for eligible students (testing/screening, IEPs, parent conferences) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans and/or providing training to parents/students.
- Develop treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for clients for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Interpret medical reports within the scope of Speech/Language Pathologist’s discipline for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.
- Maintain files and/or records (progress reports, activity logs, treatment plans, required documentation, screening results, and diagnostic reports) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.
- Participate in meetings, workshops, and seminars (training, IEPs, team meetings) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.
- Perform site visits to pre-schools, primary and secondary schools for the purpose of providing screenings, diagnostics, therapy and assistance as required.
- Prepare a variety of written materials (activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, reports and required documentation) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written references, and/or conveying information.
- Provide speech and language therapy to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success.
- Research resources and methods (intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students’ needs.
- Respond to inquiries (parents, teachers, staff, students) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.
- Perform any other duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officers in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit.
- Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders-Speech and Language Pathology, Audiology and Speech Language and Hearing Science with teaching skills
- Certification in speech and language pathology
- Three (3) to five (5) years related experience
- Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
- Excellent knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
- Excellent knowledge of strategies for articulation and language development
- Excellent knowledge of statistics and mathematics
- Excellent knowledge of diagnostic tests and batteries
- Excellent knowledge of speech/language disorders and treatments and cognitive development
- Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications