Teacher - Work Experience and Education

Aspect Western Sydney School

Wetherill Park, NSW 


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Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 30 January 2023


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<div class="container"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Maximum-term position (12 months) possibility of extension based on ongoing grant funding</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Opportunity to shape and transform employment pathways for students</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>Full or part time&nbsp;role - min four days per week </strong><strong>days to be negotiated with preferred applicant </strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Base salary $78-114k + special education allowance $3,392 p.a. (pro rata for part time employment)&nbsp;</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Increase your take home pay with PBI salary packaging</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>NESA teacher registration and special education qualifications and experience highly regarded</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&nbsp;</strong></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/751978247?h=af2eb84130&amp;color=003260&amp;title=0&amp;byline=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Start and end every day doing </strong></span><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>something</strong></span><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&nbsp;amazing!</strong></span></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>The Role</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The position of <strong>Teacher – Redan Work Experience and Enterprise Program (RWEEP)</strong> will work at the Aspect Western Sydney school to actively support students in making decisions about their future based on their strengths, interests and employment aspirations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The role will involve developing and supporting students in Years 10, 11 &amp; 12 (currently 20 students) in realising their potential and building their confidence, enterprise skills and readiness to transition to employment pathways and securing employment post-school.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">This role will involve working with external stakeholders to provide experiences and opportunities for participating students. This role is currently being significantly expanded and is reliant on grant funding supported by the Redan Foundation.</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span><a style="font-size: 10pt;" href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT1593/assets/18414308">Click here to view the Position Profile.</a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Who we are:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">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, so there are plenty of opportunities to choose from. At Aspect we foster a culture of belonging and investment in both staff and students. We would help you to build your career with us and see you reach your potential.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/how-can-we-help/going-to-school" target="_blank">Click here to find out more about our schools.</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em>We're passionate about people, about being positive and about what’s possible!</em></strong>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About the School:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aspect Western Sydney School provides placement for approximately&nbsp;160 students on the autism spectrum&nbsp;from Kindergarten to year 12. Our main site is located at Wetherill Park with 14 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;"><a href="https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/how-can-we-help/going-to-school/aspect-schools/western-sydney-school">To find out more about our school, click here.</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What we are looking for:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The core functions of the role will be to;</span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">secure employment pathways aligned to students’ strengths interests and readiness to participate in work experience program.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">support students in preparing student portfolio and curriculum vitae to support employment applications.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">plan and organise the Aspect Western Sydney work experience timetable and opportunities in conjunction with each student’s learning program.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">liaise and collaborate with parents/carers, students and teachers to plan, implement and monitor employment milestones prior to a transition post-school</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">supervise and direct Teachers’ Aides who support the RWEEP</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">prepare, document and approve RWEEP applications to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students as they participate in all facets of the RWEEP in accordance with Aspect procedures and policies (Risk Assessments, Insurance and Working with Children Checks and verifications of employees)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">organise whole day training days for students to include job search strategies, resume writing, interview techniques and personal presentations.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">research, promote and procure employment and transition courses, both online and tailored programs to engage students</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">complete termly RWEEP Reports to outline achievements and milestones along with financial acquittals to the Redan Foundation and Aspect Philanthropy Team.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">report to the Principal through the nominated Coordinator to regularly seek support and approvals for internal resourcing and planning requirements in support of the operational needs of the school.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">ensure that programs and resources are maintained within the final budget framework</span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Essential </strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Previous experience in delivering a Work Education and/or work experience program in a high school context highly desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Highly developed skills in planning, networking and evaluating the impact of a work education and work experience pathways program</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">NESA Teacher accreditation approval to teach in NSW</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Evidence of strong networked connections and reach in sourcing and expanding employment relationships with businesses/employers to support our work experience program.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Demonstrated understanding of supporting autistic students and contributing to each students Individual Planning and collaboration meetings with parents/carers and students.</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;">You may be required to provide an international police clearance</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What we offer:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Ongoing learning opportunities for advancement</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Full time base salary of $78k - $114k (depending on qualifications, accreditation and relevant teaching experience) + <strong>special education allowance $3,392 p.a.</strong> (pro rata for part time employment) + superannuation, pro rata or casual loading as applicable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Salary packaging to increase your take home pay</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Employee referral incentives</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">EAP services</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Discounted Fitness Passport membership options</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT2/assets/17625720">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; a cover letter is optional. If possible, please provide your relevant statement of services that align with your employment history which may be used in determining your commencement remuneration. 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 peoples are encouraged to apply.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">COVID-19 Vaccination is a condition of employment for all staff in Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and staff are required to have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.&nbsp; As part of the recruitment/interview process Aspect will collect information related to your vaccination status to ensure you meet this condition of employment.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Enquiries should be directed to</strong>: Shane Morris, Principal on&nbsp;smorris@autismspectrum.org.au or&nbsp;0490 245 607.</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;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><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></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div id="apply-now-button">Apply Now</div> </div>
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