Teacher - Special Education

Teacher - Special Education


Autism Spectrum Australia in Northern Rivers


Reference          Teacher - Special Education - MACSET0813 (08.08.13)


Location            Northern Rivers


Duration            Full Time


Teacher - Special Education


Aspect Macarthur School – Northern Rivers Campus


  • Full time, permanent position
  • Commence Term 4, 2013
  • Excellent PBI salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Northern Rivers of NSW


About Aspect: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) has grown to become amongst the largest educational services provider in the world for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with 8 independent schools operating from over 50 locations across NSW and catering to nearly 1,000 students.


About the School: Placement for over 100 children with an ASD from 3-17 years of age across the Macarthur area and programs on the Northern Rivers area of NSW.  Operating from Cobbitty, plus 7 satellite classes in both DET and Catholic Schools through the Macarthur area and 5 satellite classes on the Northern Rivers area of NSW.


Classroom staff are supported by a Learning Support Team consisting of the Principal, School Counsellor (Psychologist), Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and executive staff.  Each class teacher is also supported by a Teacher’s Aide.


About the role: A challenging, rewarding & varied role making a difference in the lives of children with an ASD and their families.  Develop your knowledge of ASD’s & specialist education approaches.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)
  • Focus on communication, social skills, sensory integration & positive behaviour support
  • Lead, supervise & train Teacher’s Aides
  • Supervise volunteers & students
  • Prepare students for transition to mainstream class setting & participation in local community


Skills, experience & qualifications:


  • Special Education qualifications that satisfy Board of Studies 
  • Registration with NSW Institute of Teachers
  • Extensive experience working with students with an ASD or intellectual disability
  • Ability to develop & implement educational programs
  • Experience working collaboratively with families & in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience working with technology across curriculum areas
  • Excellent communication & collaboration skills


To be considered for this role you will need to have current work rights in Australia.


This position requires a NSW Working with Children Check. Please refer to the following website for further information: http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/New-Working-with-Children-Check?site=aus


Salary and benefits: A competitive remuneration package will be based on relevant qualifications and experience.  Tax-effective PBI salary packaging opportunities are available to employees as Aspect is eligible for FBT Exemption as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).


For more information: www.autismspectrum.org.au.


To Apply: When applying, please address the key responsibilities and qualities noted above and at Parts A and B of the Position Profile.


For a confidential discussion contact Pam Lea, Principal Aspect Macarthur School on (02) 4651 3901 or 0425 291 736.


Please quote reference number MACSET0813 on all correspondence.


Aspect is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply


Position Profile


How to Apply


Please mention “TES AUSTRALIA” when applying for this role.


Autism Spectrum Australia

Forest Ridge Business Park

Building 1, Level 2, 14 Aquatic Drive

Frenchs Forest NSW 2086


P 02 8977 8300

F 02 8977 8399


Closing Date: 16th November 2013


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