Special Education Teacher - Aspect Macarthur School, Cobbitty, NSW

Aspect Macarthur School

Cobbity , NSW

Special Needs

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 14 August 2020

Are you passionate about people?

<div class="container"> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em>Passionate about people, about being positive and about what’s possible!</em></strong>&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Help our students be the best they can be</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Australia's largest national&nbsp;provider of autism-specific educational services</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Permanent, full time position</span></strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Approx. $75-$106k p.a. FTE&nbsp;(depending on&nbsp;qualifications and experience) +&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small;">applicable&nbsp;allowances and superannuation</span>&nbsp;</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Excellent tax effective PBI salary packaging benefits</span></strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Recognised teaching qualifications are essential</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Located at&nbsp;Aspect Macarthur School at Cobbitty, NSW or at one of the&nbsp;satellite classes&nbsp;in the region&nbsp;</strong></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Aspect is committed to providing an autism friendly workplace and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. It </span><span style="font-size: small;">is through this commitment that we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.</span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Aspect's School Network:</strong>&nbsp;Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) has grown to become Australia's&nbsp;largest national educational program for children on the autism spectrum, with 9 independent schools operating from 50 locations in&nbsp;NSW and South Australia catering to over&nbsp;1,200 students,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>with more than 100 classes hosted on the grounds of a less specialised school.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aspect&nbsp;is looking for passionate, enthusiastic and flexible teachers to work as members of person-centered multi-disciplinary teams.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What you will do: </strong>Implement our evidence-informed autism-specific approach - the Aspect Comprehensive Approach [ACA]. Teach your students the skills to be the very best they can be. Allow them to positively engage with their communities.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Recognize that to help a student progress requires a team approach to develop and implement Individual Plans.&nbsp; You will be part of a special team of student, family, teacher’s aide and other professionals such as School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Small class sizes with a Teacher’s Aide for each class. Tailor the learning environments to the special needs of students on the autism spectrum. <a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT2/assets/12921306">Click here to view the Position Profile.</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About the School:&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aspect Macarthur School provides placement for close to 110 children&nbsp;on the Autism spectrum from Kindergarten to Year 10. Our main site is located at Cobbitty with 4 satellite classes&nbsp;within the Catholic and Department of Education schools&nbsp;in the Macarthur area and an additional 2 satellite classes in the Northern Rivers (Alstonville) and a main site school in Coffs Harbour NSW.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What we are looking for:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Recognised University or Tertiary teaching&nbsp;qualifications (as determined by <span style="font-size: small;">NSW </span><span style="font-size: small;">Education Standards Authority</span>)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Registration with <span style="font-size: small;">NSW </span><span style="font-size: small;">Education Standards Authority</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Special Education qualification/s are preferred</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Experience working with students on the autism spectrum or other intellectual disability</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">NSW Working With Children Check clearance for paid employment</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Depending on the school's location/requirements it may be essential to have a current driver's licence </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">A Light Rigid (LR) driver's licence is desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">You may be required to provide an International Police Check clearance</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What we offer:&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: small;">As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free. This means you can increase the value of your take-home pay. <a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT2/assets/12020229">Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>To apply: </strong>Please include your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. Cover letter is optional.&nbsp;There is no closing date for this role, all applications will be reviewed as they are received, and successful applicants will be contacted.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Enquiries should be directed to:&nbsp;</strong>Karen Taylor, Principal on 02&nbsp;4651 3901 or&nbsp;0418 289 593.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>More information about Aspect: </strong><a href="http://www.autismspectrum.org.au/">www.autismspectrum.org.au</a><strong>.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><em>Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.</em></strong></span></p> </div>