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Woodbury is seeking a suitably qualified, enthusiastic Speech Pathologist

Woodbury Autism Education and Research is seeking a suitably qualified, enthusiastic, Speech Pathologist to join our clinical team.

Position Type:

  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • 2 days per week 8:15am-4:21pm
  • Maternity Position with potential for permanent contract

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Speech Pathology Degree
  • Be eligible for Speech Pathology Australia Membership
  • Have an interest in working with individuals with Autism in a school-based setting
  • Demonstrate a happy, caring and positive personality
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Be committed to personal and professional quality improvement through mentorship and collaboration with an experienced speech pathologist and clinical team.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to work collaboratively in an integrated setting consisting of special educators, behaviour analysts, therapists, and parents.
  • Demonstrate good time management and organization skills
  • Keep up to date with current research and identify area’s for further professional development.
  • Have good interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in a small team
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a team and promote co-operation across multiple roles within the school environment
  • Have interest in working with/learning to work with children with Autism
  • Have interest in working/learning to work with Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Have interest in learning about NDIS and person-centred planning

About Woodbury:

Woodbury School for Autism offers outstanding educational and related services for students with autism spectrum disorder, for children aged 3-12 years of age. Our early intervention centre and primary school offer a high degree of structure, excellent staff to student ratio and the systematic use of behavioural teaching techniques. A large focus is placed on the area of group instruction and the ability to independently and successfully participate in a wider community of social and academic settings. Students are assigned to classrooms based on the level of support they need to be successful within their daily teaching activities. Goals related to education, behaviour support, communication, language and functional life skills are customised to meet each child’s needs. A collaborative approach between teaching staff, ABA/ behaviour specialists and speech and language pathology is utilised to maximise student’s progress.

 As part of the Woodbury team you can look forward to a caring, supportive inclusive work environment. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide an effective and meaningful education for our students and continually strive to ensure we are providing to the best of our ability. The right applicant will be willing to learn and will seamlessly fit into an already established collaborative environment. The successful applicant will work closely our current speech pathologist and will have the unique opportunity to be involved in the continued development of Woodbury. This position would be a good fit for new graduates or return to work parents, due to the support and flexibility the position provides. 

Benefits include salary packaging, continued professional development opportunities, flexibility in work days, a varied caseload, opportunity to provide training to staff and parents, support and mentorship as needed, superannuation, paid annual leave and other work place entitlements.

 Contact Info:

Please send your resume and cover letter to lauren@woodbury.org.au.

If you have any questions, please call 0405 961 528

*** VACANCY*** Rubens Place School Readiness Group

  • Do you have a child with autism who will be starting school in the next 12-18 months?
  • Do you want your child to attend a specialised service that will help to provide them with the necessary skills to successfully transition to a new school placement?
  • A service that will address the specific needs of a child with autism?
  • A service that will nurture your child and work on developing their level of independence?
  • A service that will provide the additional support your child needs to shine?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you should consider Rubens Room.

Ruben’s place is part of Woodbury; the only school in New South Wales to provide education for children with autism using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as its teaching methodology.

Contact us for more information, and to organise a tour.

 

Visit our school readiness page or contact the office for more details

 

Woodbury Open Day Wednesday June19th

Parents and Professionals;

Do you have/know a child with austim and are looking for a school placement in 2020?

Do you want your child to attend a school that will provide them with an appropriate education?

A school that will address the specific needs of your child with autism?

A school that will provide the additional support your child needs to shine?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you should consider attending woodburys’ information day for 2020 student enrolment for Woodbury and Rubens Place – our specialised Early Childhood Centre.

Woodbury is the only school in New South Wales that provides education for children with autism based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as its teaching methodology.

In addition to academics, our individualised programs focus on all areas of a child’s development; we address such areas as language, communication, behaviour, self help and play skills. We teach children with autism to learn to learn in a group.

Our information session will provide you with invaluable information about our school and the specialised education we provide. The information session also includes a tour of the school and the classrooms.

We do hope you can join us for the day. Please RSVP to the below contacts.

LOCATION:

Woodbury Autism Education and Research,
Bld 11, Balcombe Heights Estate
92 Seven Hills Road,
Baulkham Hills

WHEN:

Wednesday 19th June,2019
9.45am for a 10:00am start. Will conclude at 12:00pm

RSVP:

office@woodbury.org.au
02 9639 6152

 

We need a BCBA-Woodbury is Hiring

  • Are you looking for a job which is fun and fulfilling?
  • A job which includes you as part of a caring and supportive team?
  • A job with an employer who values it’s employees and strives for continued development and growth?

Then look no further,

Woodbury is seeking a suitably qualified BCBA to join our teaching and learning team, check out of vacancies section for more information.

Exciting Training Opportunities

Woodbury is pleased to announce the official launch online training centre.

We have six new webinars available for purchase.
The webinars cover a variety of topics aimed at teachers and behaviour analysts.

All trainings are NESA and ACE approved meaning you can get your professional education credits for participating in them

Professional Development

  • Do you work with children as a teacher, special educator, early intervention provider, therapist or learning support assistance?
  • Do you wish you knew more about how to support the children you work with to navigate challenging situations and deal with stress?
  • Do you find as an educator you spend more time managing behaviours than actually teaching?

If the answer to any of these is yes then our professional development could provide some support and solutions.

At Woodbury we are approved by NESA and the BCBA to provide accredited training to teachers and behaviour analysts.

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing behaviour challenges with the classroom, supporting individuals with special learning needs and promoting and improving student success.

Check out our Facebook page for upcoming training’s or contact our office for more details.

                                                                          

 

 

NESA approved training coming soon….

“Classroom success through behaviour management; positive strategies to prevent challenging behaviours”

As educators we all have days where the behaviour of one, or more, student/s challenging behaviour not only disrupts and minimises their learning but limits learning opportunities for those around them. Days where we struggle to maintain control and battle to “stay afloat”. While these problems may seem insurmountable in the moment there are, research based, simple interventions that can be put in place to minimise the behaviour occurrence and set the classroom up for smooth, effective learning.

This course is aimed at educators, support staff, special educators and early educators.
Completing “Classroom success; positive strategies to prevent challenging behaviours” will contribute to 3 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standards 4.1.2 (supporting student participation), 5.1.2 (assessing student learning) and 6.2.2 (engaging in professional learning and improving practice) from the Australian Professional Standards for teachers maintaining proficient teacher accreditation in NSW.

Dealing with challenging behaviours after they happen can be costly in both time and resources further removing teaching opportunities from the class as a whole. In addition to the logistical issues surrounding this type of behaviour management, reactive responses to challenging behaviour are only short term solutions; they do not focus on why the behaviour is happening, how to prevent it or how to teach an appropriate alternative.  Instead the implementation of a few, carefully selected, positive behaviour supports can prevent the behaviour from even occurring in the first place.

ACE Behaviour Analyst training coming soon

“Consistency is the key”

 

One of the biggest barriers to intervention success is the ability of all those involved to accurately and consistently follow the plan as written.

We all know that to learn a new behaviour it needs to be consistently reinforced, to change an old behaviour it needs to be consistently consequated and to successfully have a positive impact on client outcomes we need everyone involved “on the same page”.

As a program supervisor you frequently field questions and queries from junior therapists around intervention procedures that “aren’t working”. When working in a large team, with minimal chance for collaboration across multiple clients and settings, it’s hard to ensure everyone is doing the same thing; people misinterpret the written instruction and procedures shift as the intervention goes on. With multiple professionals, care-givers and family members involved in each child’s life and intervention, it can become very difficult to manage the consistency and accuracy of procedures.

Woodbury Autism Education and Research has just completed a two year research grant on the implementation of ABA within a classroom setting, focusing on the effective implementation of procedures by a general educator under the supervision of a certified behaviour analyst.

With a limited number of certified behaviour analysts here in Australia there is a necessity for dissemination of knowledge and hands on training for the application of basic behaviour analytic tools.

This 3 hour course will provide attendees with an overview of our research project and findings. Attendees will leave the training with a staff performance management checklist which can be individualised/ adapted to assess the treatment integrity and procedural fidelity for behaviour analytic strategies implemented by general educators.