Engaging external therapist support at Dungog High School.
Some students may benefit from allied health and specialist therapists. Examples include physiotherapy, speech pathology and occupational therapy. In most cases, these therapies can be delivered at home or in a therapist’s office. Some therapies may be best delivered at school during school time.
Parents: please read the Information for parents and carers seeking to have NDIS-funded services delivered at school, you will need to complete a parent/carer request form and return it to the school's administrative manager.
Therapists: must complete and return:
1. Declaration for child related work – unless they have a current DoE number
2. An external provider agreement
3. Annually, the department’s online (via MyPL) Mandatory Child Protection Training
Therapists must have read:
· Code of Conduct Policy and Procedures
· Working with Children Check Policy
· Child Protection Policy: Responding to and reporting students at risk of harm
· Child Protection: Allegations against Employees
· Responding to Allegations against Employees in the Area of Child Protection
· Complaints Handling Guidelines
· Controversial Issues in Schools Policy and Procedures
· Externally funded service providers delivering health, disability and wellbeing services to students: Information for providers and provider checklist
Therapists may also need to provide evidence of:
1. Public liability
2. Personal indemnity
3. Workers compensation or personal injury of a sole trader insurance
4. Completed child protection training for current year
5. Proof of identity
Please refer to the Information sheet and checklist for providers that details the mandatory requirements external providers need to meet, and the documentation they will need to provide to the school, before they can start delivering services at the school.