Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers About Monash Health Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit . Job Summary School Readiness Program The School Readiness Program is an exciting new initiative at Monash Health that will provide kindergartens with access to quality programs and supports to help children get the most out of their early learning. Kindergartens within Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia areas receive school readiness funding, with access to allied health being one of a number of supports available to kindergartens. Through the funding, kindergartens with large numbers of educationally disadvantaged children will receive increased allied health support. The Speech Pathologists will work with kindergarten educators and families in their communities to build capacity to support young children's learning in the areas of communication (speech, language and communication development), motor skills (fine and gross motor development) and wellbeing (social and emotional development and regulation). You will enhance the professional and parenting practices of educators and families - using evidence-based practice. The allied health clinicians will work in collaboration with educators and families to build their capability to create an environment for kindergarten aged children that promotes: improved speech, language, social interaction and early literacy outcomes self-regulation and positive and pro-social behaviours Social and emotional wellbeing and mastery of everyday tasks. About You The allied health clinicians will be required to: work collaboratively with kindergartens and DET area staff across Dandenong , Casey and Cardinia area to plan for how they will utilise their allied health entitlement build the capability of educators and families to support children through coaching, modelling, group training, case consultation support and other discipline specific services provide child focused psychology, occupational therapy and speech pathology support to kindergartens and to families and communities. travel to kindergartens within Dandenong , Casey and Cardinia area This is a full-time fixed term role with potential to extend beyond December 2021; as the contract with education gets renewed at end of year. You Are Also: dedicated to safe best practice & quality care committed to delivering patient centred care & a patient advocacy enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively What You Need: Speech Pathology: Appropriate Graduate Qualification and proof of Speech Pathology membership or eligibility for membership. Working With Children's Police Check Driving Licence Australian working rights What We Offer access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills mentorship & career guidance support to attend relevant forums & conferences a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies
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