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Thirty (30%) per cent discount on books

There is a 30 per cent discount on books for members of associations and societies partnering with Taylor & Francis – viz. Speech Pathology Australia. The offer ends on 31 December 2018. Visit either the CRC Press or Routledge websites, select the titles to be purchased, and enter the discount code into the promotional code box provided during checkout. Discount applies to purchase of Routledge, CRC Press and Taylor & Francis books. Secure the necessary 30% discount code This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..

 

Guest IJSLP Editor

Expressions of interest are invited for the position of International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (IJSLP) Guest Editor for the 2018 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference proceedings. The Guest Editor will coordinate the review process and selection of high quality papers to be included in the (IJSLP) to be published in June 2019.

Each paper will be between 6,000 - 7,000 words in length and reflect the conference theme, INSPIRE, INSpiring Practice Innovation, Research and Engagement.

Previous editorial experience is highly recommended. Enquiries should be directed to either Kirrie Ballard or Anne Whitworth (Editors, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology).

Forward your expression of interest, curriculum vitae and two referees to Gail Mulcair, Chief Executive Officer, Speech Pathology Australia by close of business, Friday 30 March 2018.

 

WA CPD Coordinator vacancy

Speech Pathology Australia is seeking to fill a one year vacancy in the position of WA CPD Coordinator. Are you interested in applying for this exciting paid opportunity to be involved in CPD?

This part-time position with the Association is for a period of one year, commencing in March 2018. This position supports the WA CPD committee in the delivery of regular, high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events. On average, the position requires up to 10 hours per week or as negotiated (and can be home-based and worked flexibly). Duties include:

  • Planning and coordinating the administrative aspects of individual WA CPD events in consultation with the WA Branch CPD Leader and committee;
  • Liaising with the Association’s National Office in regard to the organisation, running and budgets/finances of WA CPD events, and also national CPD matters.
  • Participating in national CPD teleconferences and an annual meeting at National Office; and
  • Attending the Western Australian Branch’s CPD meetings.

Applicants must be a current financial member of Speech Pathology Australia. Experience organising professional development or other events is highly desirable. National Office will provide ongoing support to the successful applicant.

For further information and the position description, contact Sharon Crane, Senior Advisor Professional Education & Certification, at National Office, on 1300 368 835 or by email.

Applications, a brief cover letter, and CV addressing the position description criteria, should be submitted by email to Sharon Crane, Senior Advisor Professional Education & Certification

Applications close, 5 pm on Tuesday 6 March 2018.

 

Professional Standards Advisor

Speech Pathology Australia is seeking to expand its team of professional advisors to facilitate implementation of the Association’s agenda and to support the growth in its membership.

The Association is seeking an individual with a commitment to and experience with quality service provision, evidence based practice, and competency based assessment. The successful incumbent will work as part of a team to deliver professional standards in the following these areas: accreditation of university programs, assessment of overseas trained speech pathologists, the Re-entry program and the development and review of practice documents.

The successful person will need to be solution focused, have a passion for maintaining excellence in the profession, and demonstrate the values of Speech Pathology Australia. The position will suite an individual with experience in one or more of the following: higher education, competency assessment, quality management, research, management, and client service provision.

The position is full time, though the Association will consider part-time applications. The position is located in Melbourne and interstate travel will be required.

For a copy of the position description either telephone National Office on 03 9642 4899 or send an email.

For enquiries regarding the role either telephone Stacey Baldac, Senior Advisor Professional Standards on 03 9642 4899 or email her direct.

To apply for the position, email a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, CV, and the contact details of two referees to Stacey Baldac, Senior Advisor Professional Standards by Friday 6 March 2018.

 

Call for Tenders – A review of the Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists – Entry-Level

Speech Pathology Australia is seeking tender submissions from interested individuals/organisations to undertake a review of the Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists –Entry Level. The tender closes on Friday 2 March 2018.

CBOS details the minimum knowledge, skills and attributes required for graduate entry into the profession of speech pathology and is a core fundamental document that underpins professional standards functions and is pivotal to Speech Pathology Australia operations.

The review of CBOS represents a significant body of work and therefore it is imperative that the review is undertaken utilising a robust design to ensure outcomes are met and the future speech pathology occupational standards are embraced and accepted by the profession and stakeholders.

For a copy of the Project Brief either contact the Association’s National Office or download a copy This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..

For enquiries regarding the tender submission email the Association’s Senior Advisor Professional Standards or telephone (03) 9642 4899.

Tender submissions should be emailed to the Association’s Chief Executive Officer at no later than the close of business on Friday 2 March 2018.

 

Call for Nominations – Elected Members, Speech Pathology Australia Ethics Board

Speech Pathology Australia is seeking nominations from current members, who are not members of the Board of Directors, for elected member positions on the Ethics Board.

In 2000 the Association established the Ethics Board to manage and, when necessary, to enforce the Code of Ethics. The board currently has ten members: the chair, three senior members, three elected members and three community representatives. The three elected member positions will become vacant in May 2018.

The Ethics Board is an integral part of the Association’s internal self-regulation processes to ensure that speech pathologists maintain the highest standards of professional practice and conduct. The Ethics Board is responsible for receiving and investigating complaints regarding members of the Association and acts an advisory committee to the Board of Directors in relation to matters of ethical practice.

The board has three teleconferences per year, plus an annual face-to-face meeting and training weekend at the National Office, Melbourne.

The elected Member positions are open to any interested member of the Association (other than current members of the Board of Directors). Current members of the Ethics Board may be considered for re-election providing that they have not exceeded the maximum allowable term. Please consider your own interest in sitting on the Association’s Ethics Board and/or if you are aware of colleagues who would be suitable.

Complete the nomination form This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in Microsoft Word Format. and return it to the Senior Advisor Ethics and Professional Issues at National Office by 28 February 2018.

Association members will vote for each elected member position by confidential electronic ballot prior to the Annual General Meeting at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference in May 2018. To assist members in making an informed appointment to the Ethics Board, members will be provided with a statement written by the nominee. The successful nominees will be announced during the Annual General Meeting.

For further information either email Trish Johnson, Senior Advisor Ethics and Professional Issues at Speech Pathology Australia or telephone her on 1300 368 835