Therapists are so important to thousands of students and the educators who work with them. The impact you have on the lives of students is incredible!
This year we are working towards positive change and a better appreciation of your roles within the Department.
The Department in recent history has not taken the opportunity to look at the essential role of therapists or to address issues surrounding your workloads and classification levels. The time has come, it needs to happen now. 2017 is going to be the year for therapists.
In October last year we wrote to the Director-General regarding the important issues of pay parity for therapists. This follows our submission regarding your resourcing and pay in 2015. And also our submissions into the Disability Review being conducted by Deloitte for DET. Here is the Together submission to that review.
Unfortunately we received a response from the DG that did not address our concerns. You can see it HERE.
Get involved in our campaign today for recognition for therapists. Here is an initial form to help you contact your local MP to set up a meeting about these important issues. Contact your MP today. You can see the form and our political lobbying guide here.
Remember that as part of your Together membership you have your professional indemnity insurance included. Here is a flyer about the inclusions in your policy.