Teacher's Aide - Aspect Western Sydney School

Aspect Western Sydney School

Wetherill Park, NSW

Learning Support / Teacher's Aide

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time

Applications Close: 9 November 2020

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<div class="container"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Australia's&nbsp;largest national provider of autism-specific educational services</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Part time (up to </strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">27.5 hours per week/5.5 hours per day Monday to Friday - depending on School)</span></strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Maximum term contracts, commencing Term 1 through to the end of Term 4, 2021 - work school term weeks only&nbsp;</span></span></strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>$31.73 per hour&nbsp;+ superannuation</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Excellent tax effective salary PBI packaging benefits</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Located at&nbsp;Aspect Western Sydney School at Wetherill Park, NSW or at one of the&nbsp;satellite classes&nbsp;in the region</strong></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Aspect is committed to providing an autism friendly workplace and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. It is through this commitment that we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.</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></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">with more than 100 classes hosted on the grounds of a less specialised school.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About the School:</strong>&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aspect Western Sydney School provides placement for close to 160 children on the Autism spectrum&nbsp;from Kindergarten to year 12. Our main site is located at Wetherill Park with 13 satellite classes&nbsp;within the Catholic and Department of Education schools across&nbsp;the Western and South Western regions of Sydney.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About the role: </strong>A challenging, rewarding and varied role making a difference in the lives of children on the autism spectrum and their families. Develop your knowledge of&nbsp;autism and specialist education approaches.&nbsp;<a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT1/assets/12921258">Click here to view the Position Profile.</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Key Responsibilities: </strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Be familiar with students’ Individual Plan (IP) outcomes/priorities</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Assist with classroom programs, positive behaviour support and community access programs</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Assist with the integration of students into less restrictive settings</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Be responsible for the welfare and safety of pupils in the classroom, playground, school activities or excursions and elsewhere in the course of professional duties and have ongoing 'duty of care' at all times</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Skills, experience and qualifications:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Experience working with children on the autism spectrum (desirable)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Experience implementing IP’s</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Knowledge of transitioning students into mainstream settings</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Certificate III in Education Support or other relevant tertiary qualification desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Experience&nbsp;with people on the&nbsp;autism spectrum desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Effective communication skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">First Aid Certificate desirable</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 (per relevant state legislation)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">A Light Rigid (LR) driver's licence (desirable)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Capacity to travel across all sites in the area</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">NSW Working with Children Check required</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:</strong> 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. <span style="font-size: small;">The hourly rate of&nbsp;$31.73 per hour is an adjusted rate, to cover school term and non-term time. </span><a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT1/assets/11903676"><span style="font-size: small;">Click here for a </span><span style="font-size: small;">summary</span><span style="font-size: small;"> of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.</span></a></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. <span style="font-size: small;">Cover letter is optional.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: small;">There is no closing date for this role, all applications will be reviewed as they are received, and successful applicants will be contacted.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: small;">Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Enquiries should be directed to:&nbsp;</strong>Shane Morris, Principal on 02 8786 3000.&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <div id="apply-now-button">Apply Now</div> </div>
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