Support Officer - Speech and Language
Government of Western Australia
Port Kennedy, Australia
2d ago

Department of Education Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region Peel Language Development School Support Officer - Speech and Language Pool Ref IPS / SS649313 Level 5, $89,047 - $97,994 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS / SS649313

Appointment Pool

Peel Language Development School (PLDS) is seeking to establish a pool of experienced and motivated Support Officers, Speech and Language (SOSL) for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 4, 2021.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within these two school years.

PLDS is an Independent Public School which opened in February 2002, and provides a specialist service for students with a diagnosed language impairment, from Kindergarten to Year 3.

In 2012, PLDS further enhanced its scope with the incorporation of the Statewide Speech and Language Service (SWSLS).

The SOSL works as part of a collaborative team of Teachers and Speech Pathologists in the SWSLS. The Service provides support to mainstream schools with in the South Metropolitan, South West and East Kimberley regions of our state.

The role will involve travel to schools within our extensive service area therefore; a flexible approach to working hours is required as travel will at times involve extended overnight stays.

A current Driver’s Licence and registered vehicle are essential.

The suitable applicant / s will be responsible for providing consultancy and professional learning in the areas of speech, language and literacy development, and supporting policy and procedure for the identification, referral and educational planning for students with speech and language needs.

Suitable applicants will possess strong organisational skills and work collaboratively with the Speech and Language Team.

Strong IT skills are preferred, especially Windows Office knowledge. The business requirements of the school Speech and Language Team may also be considered within this application.

PLDS employs highly motivated and dedicated professionals who are committed to working in a team environment where Teachers and Speech Pathologists work within a highly collaborative model.

A genuine commitment to the school community and our Business Plan is needed.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements :

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to speech and / or language and learning outcomes
  • Ability to develop, implement, monitor and review the delivery of professional support in language and literacy development.
  • Negotiation, consultation and interpersonal skills with proven ability in working collaboratively and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of people across settings.
  • Highly developed written and communication skills, including effective facilitation skills and the ability to prepare professional tools.
  • Well-developed research, conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to identify issues, devise plans and apply strategies to address them.
  • Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered.

    It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

    The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Further information about Peel Language Development School can be found by visiting or by downloading the relevant attachment below.

    Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

    Please contact Shelley Collins, Principal by telephoning (08) 9523 7830 or emailing

    Application Instructions

    All applications are submitted online. Select Apply for Job , at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

    You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position.

    It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting Apply for Job .

    You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

    After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

    If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


    Employees will be required to :

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy; and
  • hold a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) qualification and eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.

    Employees will be required to :

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
  • The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

    Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 29 October 2020




    You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading .

    WORK TYPE : Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time FTE : 0.1-1.0 LOCATION : Port Kennedy CLOSING DATE : 2020-10-29 4 : 30 PM


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