The Psychologist’s role in Catholic Education Melbourne is to provide a service to schools from a Regional Office base. The main focus of service is assessment, consultancy and program direction assistance within the school community for students with additional learning needs and/or social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Direct services may be provided where appropriate.
Other services include the following:
School Advisers (ESL/New Arrivals)
The role of the School Adviser (English as a Second Language (ESL)/New Arrivals) is to provide consultancy services to schools to meet the settlement and educational needs of students newly arrived in Australia.
This role includes:
School Advisers (Student Services)
The School Adviser (Student Services) role is to support principals, teachers, parents and students through the facilitation of processes that assist students with additional learning needs, within their whole school community.
This may involve one or more of the following:
The Speech Pathologist role in Catholic Education Melbourne is to provide support to schools to enhance learning outcomes for students with communication impairments. There is a particular emphasis on the early years and on the impact language impairments have on the student’s learning within the classroom environment. Speech pathologists support schools to be flexible in planning and implementing appropriate programs for students who require teaching and learning adjustments to support oral language development.
While seeking to provide equitable access to services, it is also acknowledged that there may be a requirement for service prioritisation. Speech pathologists provide professional support at whole school, classroom, small group and individual student levels. In addition to intervention services, the speech pathology stream conduct a broad range of professional learning activities for teachers.
The Visiting Teacher service has been established by Catholic Education Melbourne to provide support to students with disabilities and impairments in Catholic schools.
Service may take the form of assistance with curriculum differentiation, Individual Learning Plan (ILP) development and implementation, consultancy to Program Support Groups (PSG) and/or professional learning for staff.
Ms Judy Connell
Manager, Learning Diversity
Administrative Assistant Mishele Allen
Administrative OfficerSarai David
Team Leader, Learning DiversityCatherine HenbestHanya Senjov
Education OfficersSusan NikakisDelsie LillystFrieda Lai
Learning ConsultantsNew Arrivals (Refugees)Jane BanksRebecca PaicAutismKevin HanasykSusan OngaratoMonica MortonGabriella VascottoPatrice WisemanAdditional Learning SupportEnza BunettaFiona HannaganMarina JukaAndrea McKayMary-Anne RuggAnne Thomas
SORMS Project OfficerDavid Whimpey
Psychologist, Functional Behaviour SupportVacancy (TBA)
Note: School Advisers, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists and Visiting Teachers are based in the Regional Offices.
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