Practice Educator (Speech Pathologist) Paediatric Speech and Language

La Trobe University
June 16, 2024
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Practice Educator (Speech Pathologist) Paediatric Speech and Language

Job No.: 567406

Work type: Casual

La Trobe Communication Clinic is a teaching, learning and research clinic that provides speech pathology services to the community on the University campus at Bundoora. The clinic is student-led providing progressive scaffolding of student skills in speech pathology from novice to entry level students, interlinking with academic subjects, and enabling students to confidently attend external placements.

Clinicians will work with groups of 6 students and 3 clients in a placement block. Clinicians will work in a highly supportive and structured program that will provide high quality speech pathology services to preschool children presenting with speech and language delay/disorder within a community health setting. The clinic provides high quality clinical education for undergraduate and/or postgraduate speech pathology students. Orientation to the LCC and the student program will be provided prior to the commencement of placement.

These positions are casual with generous hours allocated. See below for the different placement dates. Clinicians will be required to attend the LCC (Bundoora) weekly on the specified clinic day and support students' preparation for clinic remotely between sessions.

Duties :

  • Providing quality clinical services to preschool children with speech and language delay/disorders in accordance with ‘best practice' guidelines as outlined by Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Providing clinical teaching and supervision to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) and Master of Speech Pathology courses.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on students' development of clinical skills and knowledge.
  • Identifying students who would benefit from additional assistance during clinical sessions, acting as a mentor to maximise student progression in skills and knowledge.
  • Developing an understanding of the policies and procedures of the University related to the La Trobe Communication Clinic. This includes working within relevant policy, procedural and planning frameworks including:
  • Following the guidelines for supervision as outlined in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) Practice Education Handbook and Master of Speech Pathology Practice Education Handbook
  • Participating in relevant Discipline of Speech Pathology and LCC planning and review processes
  • Participating in continuous quality improvement processes
  • Adhering to relevant funding agencies' implementation and reporting requirements
  • Performing allocated administrative functions effectively and efficiently.
  • Facilitating research opportunities for students and staff where appropriate.
  • Undertaking other duties commensurate with the classification and scope of the position as required.
  • Skills/Experience:

  • A recognised qualification in speech pathology, ideally with additional relevant post graduate qualifications (in order to meet TEQSA Higher Education Framework Standards) or extensive relevant experience, or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.
  • Eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Clinical experience working with children presenting with speech and language delay/disorder
  • Experience in, and demonstrated commitment to, quality student education.
  • High level organisational skills with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, initiate and follow-up actions, all with minimal or no supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the capacity to work collaboratively and cooperatively in small teams.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development in the area of child speech and language disorders and practice education.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Hours :

    Master of Speech Pathology

  • Novice level placement
  • Student expectations and responsibilities increase in line with attaining competency.
  • Required availability: 1 day/week (7 hours) on-site + remote work (approx. 3.5 hours/week)
  • Duration – 9 weeks
  • Must be available: Tuesday or Thursday July to September (Block 1) or September to November (Block 2)
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology

  • Intermediate level placement
  • Student expectations and responsibilities increase in line with attaining competency.
  • Required availability: 1 day/week (7 hours) on-site + remote work (approx. 3.5 hours/week)
  • Duration – 11 weeks
  • Must be available: Wednesday or Friday August to October (Semester 2)
  • Rate of Pay: $80.40 per hour

    How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm, Sunday 16th June 2024

    Position Enquiries: Malisa Urbano, Acting LCC Coordinator,

    Via Email [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Lisa White, Talent Acquisition Consultant,

    Via email [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD - LCC Paed Casual .pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter and
  • An up-to-date resume
  • Please scroll down to apply.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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