Occasionally we seek experts in the field of Specific Learning Difficulties, be they experienced educational psychologists; allied health professionals; specialist teachers or researchers, to work with SPELD Victoria.
SPELD Victoria is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants with a disability and can adapt our application process to suit individual access requirements. Please contact us if you require any access support.
We are always keeping an eye out. So, if you have the skills, training, experience and commitment please express your interest today. When we are looking for new team members, we will be in contact.
Any questions: Please call Maureen or Rita on 03 9480 4422.
Reports to: Senior Psychologist
· To provide diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents and adults to understand their learning difficulties and disabilities.
· To support SPELD Victoria’s educational and advisory services.
· The position is offered on a full-time basis working 5 days per week including Saturday.
About the Organisation
SPELD Victoria is a Not for Profit registered charity which commenced in 1969. SPELD Victoria provides information and services to children, young people and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties and those who care for, teach and work with them. We want to see Victorians having the opportunity to achieve their highest learning potential.
We aim to ensure that:
1. Children achieve their highest learning potential supported by empowered and informed parents
2. All Victorian children understand their learning difficulties and relative strengths (learning profile) and their traditional literacy potential
2. Children with SLD’s use effective interventions and strategies to achieve their traditional literacy potential as quickly as possible
3. Children achieve their academic potential; supported effectively by capable schools and informed teachers
Clinical and Literacy Services
· Undertake full and partial diagnostic assessments (cognitive and psycho-educational), of children, adolescents and adults.
· Provide written reports on all individual assessments within standard time frame, including practical strategies and recommendations to support educational progress.
· Provide professional consultation services to parents, adults, adolescents, and children.
· Liaise with and provide quality advice to other professionals (allied health practitioners, school and university psychologists or counsellors.
· Maintain client records in line with SPELD Victoria’s procedures.
Education and Advice
· Provide advice and support to the CEO and Senior Psychologist on psychological matters including changes to educational policy and opportunities for the provision of SPELD Victoria’s psychological services.
· Provide occasional professional learning for teachers, other professionals and parents as appropriate as part of SPELD Victoria’s workshop and outreach program.
· Provide advocacy services and advice through SPELD Victoria’s information services (Chat Facility and Infoline) as required in response to public queries concerning Dyslexia and SLD.
· Participate in SPELD Victoria’s Research Committee activities as appropriate.
· Undertake supervision towards registration of specialist title with Psychologists Board of Australia (as appropriate and prioritised).
General Administration and Other Duties
· Perform all duties in accordance with relevant professional, government and organisational standards, policies and procedures including ethical and legal matters.
· Participate in organisational service review and planning processes.
· Undertake other duties as directed.
· Take responsibility for maintaining and extending own professional knowledge on current research including new tests and personal registration requirements.
· Manage own self and identify when and how you need support to have a balanced and engaged work life.
Key performance indicators
This position supports outcomes against all SPELD’s goals in direct and indirect ways. So success will be measured against your contribution to our goals which are:
Engagement: A collaborative work ethos that produces mutual gains for members, stakeholders and SPELD Victoria.
Enablement: Feeling able to achieve learning potential and navigate whatever life throws at you
Excellence: A gold standard of efficient effectiveness.
· Current full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
· Accredited Postgraduate degree in Psychology (preferably Educational and Developmental or Clinical).
· Demonstrated proficiency in psychological assessment, interview and intervention techniques with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.
· Ability to develop positive rapport with children, adolescents and adults.
· Strong report writings skills.
· Strong interpersonal skills.
· Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team environment, in a clinical role and in the variety of roles undertaken as part of a not-for-profit organisation.
· Commitment to advocate on behalf of clients.
· Commitment to extend own professional development.
· Specialist knowledge in the identification and remediation of specific learning disabilities.
· Knowledge of professional literature (research).
· Experience and knowledge of evidence-based instruction, in particular, for students with learning disabilities.
· Experience in developing and running Professional Learning workshops.
· Experience in an educational environment.
· Knowledge of the Victorian school system.
· This is a full-time position of 38 hours per week worked five days inclusive of Saturday.
· Hours will generally be worked between 9.00 – 5.00 but may be negotiated at times with the CEO due to organisational demands.
· The position may involve some limited after hours and regional travel.
· Appointment Pre-requisites: 1) current Working With Children (WWC) Check; 2) Police Check; 3) current full registration by the Psychology Board of Australia; 4) willingness to sign the Code of Conduct.
· SPELD Victoria is an equal opportunity organisation.
· SPELD Victoria is a non-smoking environment.
Click this link to apply through Seek. https://www.seek.com.au/job/36637054