If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children in a varied, supported and collaborative role in the area of education and/or allied health, then this may be the role for you. PosAbility Australia is seeking an educational consultant, teacher or clinician with a special interest in assessing and supporting children with learning difficulties and special needs. We offer a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team environment, where all staff are encouraged to develop and follow their interests and passions.
PosAbility Australia is a registered charity that operates a unique centre combining the expertise of experienced special educators, teachers, psychologists and other allied health professionals. PosAbility offers a range of quality educational and psychological services to pre-school and school aged children.
Casual, contracting, part-time and full-time roles will be considered for the right applicants.
The role offers;
- Opportunities to work as a team to implement individual and group programs with our multidisciplinary team of therapists and special education consultants
- Training in the implementation of evidence-based methods and programs to support children with learning difficulties, including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
- Ability to use your teaching skills to make a real difference to the lives of children with learning difficulties through individual and small group intervention programs
- The opportunity to develop and run individual and group programs
- The opportunity to follow passions and interests in developing new services
- Working amongst a team of friendly and passionate therapists and teachers that share a common mission to support children in reaching their potential
- Support to attend professional development external to the clinic
- In-house professional development program
- Training and supervision in educational assessment
- Opportunity to participate in our new Outreach Program, providing increased access to high quality services in rural and regional NSW
Primary Objective: To provide high quality educational consultancy and intervention services to clients and families. To work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams to develop resources, services and programs to support children with learning difficulties and other special needs.
- Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree in Education, Speech Pathology, Psychology or related field
- Experience in providing intervention or learning support to children with learning difficulties
- Current Working with Children Check
- Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written language skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Commitment to professional development
- Available to work a minimum of two afternoons
- Maths and/or High School teaching or tutoring experience
- Postgraduate degree in Special or Inclusive Education, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Psychology
- Registration as a teacher with the Institute of Teaching or with AHPRA as a Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist
- Knowledge of assessment and evidence-based treatment of Specific Learning Disorders, including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
- Experience in working with children with a range of special needs, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety
- Experience in using standardised assessments
- Proficient technology skills
- Experience in delivering educational programs through online technology, such as Zoom
- Experience with Direct instruction programs
The Key Responsibilities of this role include:
- Develop and deliver literacy and numeracy intervention programs to children that are behind in their reading, spelling, writing and/or Mathematics skills.
- Use a range of evidence-based programs and methods.
- Apply positive behavioural strategies to motivate, engage and manage students.
- Conduct and score a range of standardised and diagnostic one to one assessments
- Create SMART goals for each student and regularly revise and evaluate these
- Monitor client’s progress through regular review of goals and standardised assessment
- Write placement and review reports
- Liaise with parents to provide feedback regarding the students’ progress
- As required, liaise with other professionals and school staff working with each student to communicate goals and strategies of the program
- Participate in training and ongoing professional development
- Provide administration support in the running of the clinic in relation to the onboarding of new clients and transition of clients to a new consultant or other service
- Ensure that positive and productive relationships exist between clinic, the local community, and families
- Participate in regular professional development opportunities to keep up with current developments in the field of learning difficulties
- When assigned, supervise and train assistants, volunteers and new staff, ensuring the maintenance of professional, clinical, ethical, and safety standards.
- Ensure compliance with our duty of care to clients.
- Ensure services meet quality service standards, and contract agreements.
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