Melbourne VIC Job posted: 29/06/2019 Applications close: 11/07/2019 (Midnight)
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Nepean School, located in Seaford, is an innovative educational choice offering individualised learning for students with physical disabilities and complex health impairments.
Our transdisciplinary teams work collaboratively with families to identify learning priorities, set goals and develop individualised learning plans for every student.
The transdisciplinary teams at Nepean consist of teachers with special education qualifications, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, registered nurses (RN1), music therapists and social workers who work together to design and implement engaging learning programs for all students.
These active partnerships ensure every child has the very best opportunity to reach his or her potential. Our transdisciplinary teams walk beside the student and their family on their learning journey, celebrating each achievement and success.
We provide comprehensive Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for students at all stages of learning, from level A through to VCAL and VET programs. Nepean School uses the Victorian Curriculum to develop learning experiences at each student’s stage of learning. The Nepean School Goal Bank is also used to break down learning goals and identify supports the student may need to reach their goal. Our students have the opportunity to engage in learning across all curriculum areas including English, Mathematics, Information & Communication Technology, History, Geography, Personal & Social Learning, Health & PE, Visual Arts, Music, Dance & Drama, Life Skills, Community Skills, Civics & Citizenship, Design Creativity and our newly introduced STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths).
Our school has developed a set of values that guide our practice and affirm our purpose-
place the student at the centre of all decision making
enable students to be active learners and have fun
provide opportunities for all students to be the best they can be
share knowledge and skills
build positive relationships and celebrate achievements
engage in professional learning that reflects current educational and therapeutic best practise
We are connected by a strong belief that our purpose is to make a significant difference within and beyond our community.
Our school has three simple rules, in line with our commitment to the Random Acts of Kindness program. Our rules are-
kindness to self
kindness to others
kindness to the environment
In this way we are focusing on, teaching and celebrating positive behaviour traits, promoting responsibility and awareness of our environment.
Our school motto is –
‘Together we Achieve the Extraordinary’
Our school has evolved into a dynamic learning environment, where every member of our school community is supported to achieve their goals and empowered to embrace life-long learning.
KSC 1: Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a range of professionals to improve outcomes for children and young people with physical disabilities.
KSC 2: The ability to apply clinical reasoning and design therapeutic interventions to be delivered in group based sessions.
KSC 3: Demonstrated exemplary communication and interpersonal skills when working with students, families, colleagues and other professionals.
KSC 4: Willingness to engage in ongoing professional learning to improve skills and knowledge.
KSC 5: Demonstrated capacity and willingness to work in an educational framework as part of a transdisciplinary team.
Occupational therapists at Nepean School work within a transdisciplinary teaming model, supporting the education of students with physical disabilities and complex health needs. The Occupational Therapist will be directly responsible to the Assistant Principal for the provision of occupational therapy services within the transdisciplinary model, will comply with the professional standards developed by Nepean School and the purpose and values articulated in the school’s Strategic Plan.
to work with the Assistant Principal to maintain the high standard of therapy services
to work cooperatively within transdisciplinary teams developing Individual Learning Plans and reports for students
to work with transdisciplinary team to develop, implement and evaluate class based programs that incorporate therapeutic interventions and support student learning
to attend and contribute to Student Support Group meetings
to contribute to the development and implementation of the school’s Strategic Plan
to prioritise and cater for students splinting needs, including assessment, manufacturing and monitoring of splints
to participate in the mealtime assistance program, including provision of assessment, Mealtime Assistance Profiles and equipment
to provide comprehensive occupational therapy assessments as identified by transdisciplinary team, e.g. upper limb function, visual perception, ADL, sensory etc
to act as a resource for Nepean students integrated into mainstream schools
to attend relevant clinics and appointments with students and their families
to liaise with and provide support to community based OT's in relation to student’s equipment needs
to maintain personal professional development and provide professional development for school staff
to participate in annual Performance & Development program
to attend a variety of meetings e.g. staff, departmental, team
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
EEO AND OHS Commitment
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.
Child Safe Standards
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available athttp://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx
The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available athttp://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx
Conditions of Employment
All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website athttp://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx