First listed on: 17 May 2024

 Teacher's Aide


Company Description

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is one of Australia’s largest autism-specific service providers, with one of the biggest autism-specific school programs in the world. A not-for-profit organisation, we work in partnership with people of all ages on the autism spectrum, and their families to deliver evidence-informed solutions that are person-centred, family-focused and customer driven.

At Aspect we recognise a different brilliant®, where we seek to understand, engage and celebrate the strengths, interests and aspiration of people on the autism spectrum.

Job Description

  • Are you looking for a rewarding change, an opportunity to focus and support students in small class sizes with 6 children per class?
  • Are you a confident, dynamic and passionate educator looking to specialise in autism?
  • Are you dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of students and their families?
  • Do you want to help students achieve their education and well-being goals with your expertise and passion?
  • At Aspect, work with students and families to identify student learning goals, building their capacity to succeed and excel.

You will help create a learning environment that tailors to the individual needs of students through evidence informed best practice in autism. 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 autism and specialist education approaches.  You will learn about the ACA which is Aspect's Comprehensive Approach to the way we support autistic people.  You will work closely in a team with other professionals such as our school psychologist, speech therapists and occupational therapists to develop and deliver quality learning programs.

What you bring:

  • Experience working with students on the autism spectrum or other intellectual disability (desirable)
  • Experience implementing Individual Plans
  • Knowledge of transitioning students into mainstream settings
  • Certificate III in Education Support or other relevant tertiary qualification desirable
  • Effective communication skills
  • First Aid Certificate (desirable)
  • Depending on the school's location/requirements it may be essential to have a current driver's licence (per relevant state legislation)
  • A Light Rigid (LR) driver's licence (desirable)
  • Capacity to travel across all sites in the area
  • NSW Working with Children Check required
  • You may be required to provide an international police check

What we offer:

  • $49.13 per hour + superannuation ( $ casual rate + superannuation - includes causal loading)   
  • Salary packaging options to increase your take home pay
  • Employee referral incentive
  • Access to a wide range of discounts through Perkbox on everyday purchases
  • Discounted membership to fitness facilities through Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program

To apply

Please attach your resume (not compulsory) and complete the candidate questionnaire; cover letter is optional.  

Aspect reserve the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the 
search process.

Enquiries should be directed to: Emily Hinshelwood, School Coordinator, 02 4922 5900 .

Aspect is committed to increasing the number of Autistic staff and providing an inclusive workplace where everyone can feel that they belong. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, neurodivergent people, people with a disability, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to apply. We have a range of universal strategies to meet the needs of different people in our hiring processes, and are happy to individualise these.

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