Teacher's Aide - casual roles - Aspect Hunter School, Port Macquarie NSW

Aspect Hunter School

Thornton, NSW

Learning Support / Teacher's Aide

Contract Type: Casual/Relief Position

Applications Close: 23 July 2021

Australia's largest national provider of autism-specific educational servicesMultiple casual employment opportunities available$44.70 per hour (incl. of casual loading) + superannuationExcellent tax effective salary PBI packaging benefitsLocated at Port Macquarie, NSW

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Location: Port Macquarie, New South Wales</span></p> &nbsp; <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>Multiple casual employment opportunities available</strong></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong style="font-size: 10pt;">$44.70 per hour (incl. of casual loading) + 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;Port Macquarie, NSW&nbsp;</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 67 locations in&nbsp;NSW and South Australia catering to approximately 1,200 students.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About the School:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aspect Hunter&nbsp;School provides placement for&nbsp;approximately 200 students on the autism spectrum&nbsp;from Kindergarten to year 12 at its main school at Thornton, and across its satellite classes within the Catholic and Department of Education schools in Newcastle, Hunter and Port Macquarie regions. Aspect Hunter School also offers a Distance Education program for students on the autism spectrum in years 3 to 8 from across NSW.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</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;">&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;Aspect Hunter School,&nbsp;Administration Team on 02 4922 5900.</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><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.</span></em><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></p><div id="apply-now-button">Apply Now</div></div>
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