Speech Pathologist – SDN Beranga

Speech Pathologist


SDN in Beranga


Location: Rooty Hill


Closes: 22 November 2013


Status: Recruiting Now


Position Description: Download


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Speech Pathologist within SDN Beranga in Rooty Hill. This role has flexibility and we can accept applications for either 3 days per week, or full time hours.


The role


In this role you will bring your passion for working with children to our multi-disciplinary team to provide quality learning and development outcomes for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Your role will be focussed on coaching educators in satellite centres to actively engage and support children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. With a team of dedicated professionals you will work to deliver play-based, family-centred Early Childhood services to support children, in partnership with their families, to enhance their language learning and development outcomes.


The program


SDN Beranga is a project developed by SDN Child & Family Services and funded by NSW Government.  Based in Rooty Hill, SDN Beranga is a demonstration centre for the most effective and exemplary practice in the field of early childhood education for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The service integrates both early childhood intervention and mainstream early childhood education.


About you


You will have:


  • Recognised university qualifications in Speech Pathology and eligibility for full or associate membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Significant experience working with young children with delays or disabilities, specifically children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in mainstream and inclusive settings.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the delivery of strengths-based, family centred approaches to early intervention, family services and mainstream settings.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or understanding of coaching, facilitating and bridging approaches to build the capacity of adults working in satellite centres with young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and skills related to the field of Speech Therapy when using play-based early childhood intervention strategies and assessment for children with Autism in the context of a mainstream long day care setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to use strategies that help strengthen educators’ capacity to meet the learning needs of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder as a satellite centre in their mainstream setting.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a trans-disciplinary and multi-agency environment, with the ability to form effective and positive working relationships.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working within an early childhood education and care setting, within an innovative multi-faceted service model.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and understanding of relevant legislation and guidelines


Our culture


SDN’s values and philosophy are at the heart of everything we do. If you share our values and believe that through working together we can make the world a better and more equitable place then we want to hear from you! 


Next steps


For further information, please contact Amy Fossett; Recruitment Advisor on (02) 9213 2414.  Applications must address the selection criteria which can be found in the Position Description and should be received by close of business Friday 22nd November 2013.


Apply: http://www.sdn.org.au/?site=auscareers/job-vacancies/apply/23844/?site=aus









Closing Date: 22nd November 2013


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